Patents by Inventor Thomas G. Gilbert

Thomas G. Gilbert 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: 20200209442
    Abstract: There is provided a reticulated reflective article, having a longitudinal direction and a width direction, comprising: a plurality of strands of a reflective material attached to one another at bridging regions in the reflective material and separable from one another between the bridging regions to provide openings in the reflective material, wherein the openings are expandable in at least one direction to provide a variably expandable area, and wherein the reflective materials comprises a reflective major surface and a non-reflective major surface, wherein each of the openings has a longitudinal dimension, a width dimension, and each of the plurality of strands has a thickness, and wherein the reticulated reflective article is expandable in at least both of the longitudinal direction and the width direction. There is also provided a reticulated reflective article, wherein the reticulated reflective article is expandable in at least two directions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Anne C. Gold, Silvia G. B. Guttmann, Thomas J. Gilbert, Corey D. Voelker, Bernerd A. Koch
  • Patent number: 10671121
    Abstract: Electronic devices and accessory devices for electronic devices are described. In some instances, an accessory device includes a keyboard and a cover rotatable with respect to the keyboard. In some instances, an accessory device includes a back panel and a foldable cover rotatable with respect to the back panel. These accessory devices may include several magnetic elements designed to magnetically couple with, and retain, an electronic device without any additional mechanical or other interlocking devices. In this regard, the magnetic elements in the accessory devices provide an external magnetic field sufficiently strong enough to retain the electronic device, and can counter gravitational forces and/or the weight of the electronic device. However, some accessory devices include additional magnetic elements that provide an external magnetic field that repels magnetic elements in the electronic device. Also, the magnetic elements may also be used to hold different sections of the accessory device together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Hao Zhu, Yang Zhou, Thomas R. Matzinger, Guangtao Zhang, Ming Yu, Jaime G. Chavez Ruiz Garza, Florence W. Ow, James A. Stryker, Travis C. Pedley, Melody L. Kuna, Taylor Harrison Gilbert
  • Publication number: 20200089276
    Abstract: Electronic devices and accessory devices for electronic devices are described. In some instances, an accessory device includes a keyboard and a cover rotatable with respect to the keyboard. In some instances, an accessory device includes a back panel and a foldable cover rotatable with respect to the back panel. These accessory devices may include several magnetic elements designed to magnetically couple with, and retain, an electronic device without any additional mechanical or other interlocking devices. In this regard, the magnetic elements in the accessory devices provide an external magnetic field sufficiently strong enough to retain the electronic device, and can counter gravitational forces and/or the weight of the electronic device. However, some accessory devices include additional magnetic elements that provide an external magnetic field that repels magnetic elements in the electronic device. Also, the magnetic elements may also be used to hold different sections of the accessory device together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Hao ZHU, Yang ZHOU, Thomas R. MATZINGER, Guangtao ZHANG, Ming YU, Jaime G. CHAVEZ RUIZ GARZA, Florence W. OW, James A. STRYKER, Travis C. PEDLEY, Melody L. KUNA, Taylor Harrison GILBERT
  • Publication number: 20200089285
    Abstract: An accessory device for an electronic device is described. The accessory device may include a cover section and a keyboard section. The cover section may include a receiving surface that engages the electronic device. The cover section may include electrical contacts designed to electrically couple with contacts on the electronic device. The cover section may include several magnets designed to magnetically couple with magnets within the electronic device. The keyboard section may include a keyboard and one or more channels designed to receive and position the electronic device in a usable configuration with the keyboard. Several magnets may surround each channel, and may magnetically couple with magnets within (and along an edge of) the electronic device. The magnetic circuits formed between the channel magnets and the device magnets may counter, or offset, forces that otherwise remove the electronic device from the channel in an undesired manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Taylor Harrison GILBERT, Kristine S. TOM, Elvis M. KIBITI, Jaime G. CHAVEZ RUIZ GARZA, Thomas R. MATZINGER, Zhengyu LI, Charles A. BATES, III, Shih-Hsiang HSIAO, Johan E. LYON
  • Patent number: 10517607
    Abstract: A tissue resection guide for use with a datum includes a base releasably engagable with the datum. The tissue resection guide has a first frame fixed relative to the base and the first frame has at least one integral first guide path that is sized and configured to at least partially capture and guide a first tissue resection tool relative to the first frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Stryker European Holdings I, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Loring, Stephen G. Gilbert, Victor Chan, Chulho Pak, Michael Daniels
  • Publication number: 20190187345
    Abstract: There is provided a reticulated reflective article, having a longitudinal direction and a width direction, comprising: a plurality of strands of a reflective material attached to one another at bridging regions in the reflective material and separable from one another between the bridging regions to provide openings in the reflective material, wherein the openings are expandable in at least one direction to provide a variably expandable area, and wherein the reflective materials comprises a reflective major surface and a non-reflective major surface, wherein each of the openings has a longitudinal dimension, a width dimension, and each of the plurality of strands has a thickness, and wherein the reticulated reflective article is expandable in at least one of the longitudinal direction and the width direction. There is also provided a reticulated reflective article, wherein the reticulated reflective article is expandable in at least two directions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Anne C. Gold, Silvia G.B. Guttmann, Thomas J. Gilbert, Corey D. Voelker, Bernerd A. Koch
  • Publication number: 20190159817
    Abstract: A method of changing a bone angle includes creating an osteotomy between a first portion and a second portion of a tibia of a patient; creating a cavity in the tibia by removing bone material along an axis extending in a substantially longitudinal direction from a first point at the tibial plateau to a second point; placing a non-invasively adjustable implant into the cavity, the non-invasively adjustable implant comprising an adjustable actuator having an outer housing and an inner shaft, telescopically disposed in the outer housing, and a driving element configured to be remotely operable to telescopically displace the inner shaft in relation to the outer housing; coupling one of the outer housing or the inner shaft to the first portion of the tibia; coupling the other of the outer housing or the inner shaft to the second portion of the tibia; and remotely operating the driving element to telescopically displace the inner shaft in relation to the outer housing, thus changing an angle between the first porti
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: David Skinlo, Thomas B. Buford, Ephraim Akyuz, Thomas Weisel, Roger Pisarnwongs, Adam G. Beckett, Jeffrey Lee Gilbert, Frank Yan Liu, Urs Weber, Edmund J. Roschak, Blair Walker, Scott Pool, Mark T. Dahl
  • Patent number: 10299800
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the present invention includes a method of alignment for resection of tissue including obtaining a surgical device comprising an alignment guide, a first guide structure and a second guide structure; securing the alignment guide to a bone, the alignment guide including a positioning block; placing the first guide structure onto the positioning block of the alignment guide; viewing a target location of a first resection plane on the bone using the first guide structure; adjusting the target location of the first resection plane by adjusting a position of the first guide structure; attaching the second guide structure to the first guide structure; viewing a target location of a second resection plane on the bone using the second guide structure; and adjusting the target location of the second resection plane by adjusting a position of the second guide structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Stryker European Holdings I, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Loring, Stephen G. Gilbert, Victor Chan, Chulho Pak, Michael Daniels, Greg Horton, James K. Deorio, Michael Coughlin, Keith Wapner
  • Patent number: 7879283
    Abstract: A sizer assembly for providing a shaped polymeric article in an extrusion process includes a sizer body having a product profile channel corresponding to the shaped polymeric article formed therethrough. The sizer body includes a plurality of cooling liquid inlet slots forming an opening substantially around the product profile channel and a plurality of vacuum slots forming an opening substantially around the product profile channel for removing cooling liquid expelled from said cooling liquid inlet slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Certainteed Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin D. Hartley, Robert C. McEldowney, Thomas G. Gilbert, Thomas A. Gates
  • Publication number: 20090315207
    Abstract: A sizer assembly for providing a shaped polymeric article in an extrusion process includes a sizer body having a product profile channel corresponding to the shaped polymeric article formed therethrough. The sizer body includes a plurality of cooling liquid inlet slots forming an opening substantially around the product profile channel and a plurality of vacuum slots forming an opening substantially around the product profile channel for removing cooling liquid expelled from said cooling liquid inlet slots.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2009
    Publication date: December 24, 2009
    Applicant: CERTAINTEED CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kevin D. Hartley, Robert C. McEldowney, Thomas G. Gilbert, Thomas A. Gates
  • Patent number: 7001165
    Abstract: A sizer assembly for providing a shaped polymeric article in an extrusion process comprises a sizer body having a product profile channel corresponding to the shaped polymeric article formed therethrough. The sizer body comprises a plurality of cooling liquid inlet slots forming an opening substantially around the product profile channel and a plurality of vacuum slots forming an opening substantially around the product profile channel for removing cooling liquid expelled from said cooling liquid inlet slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2006
    Assignee: Certainteed Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin D. Hartley, Robert C. McEldowney, Thomas G. Gilbert, Thomas A. Gates
  • Publication number: 20040217509
    Abstract: A sizer assembly for providing a shaped polymeric article in an extrusion process comprises a sizer body having a product profile channel corresponding to the shaped polymeric article formed therethrough. The sizer body comprises a plurality of cooling liquid inlet slots forming an opening substantially around the product profile channel and a plurality of vacuum slots forming an opening substantially around the product profile channel for removing cooling liquid expelled from said cooling liquid inlet slots.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2003
    Publication date: November 4, 2004
    Inventors: Kevin D. Hartley, Robert C. McEldowney, Thomas G. Gilbert, Thomas A. Gates