Patents by Inventor Thomas Hall

Thomas Hall 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: 20180199468
    Abstract: A transceiver assembly includes a cage and a heatsink. The cage includes first and second spaced apart walls and a third wall that spans the first and second walls. The third wall defines an opening, and the third wall includes two spring arms that each extend into the opening. The heatsink includes a heatsink body including a first surface and a protrusion that extends from the first surface of the heatsink body and a pair of spring-arm receivers positioned on the first surface of the heatsink body. Each of the pair of spring-arm engagement portions is configured to engage with a corresponding one of the two spring arms of the cage when the heatsink is attached to the cage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Inventors: Thomas A. HALL, III, Kevin R. MEREDITH
  • Patent number: 9990781
    Abstract: A vehicle information system is described. The vehicle information system may include an OBD interface device configurable for communication with a vehicle computer system. The OBD interface device may include at least a first transmitter and a first receiver. One or more communication protocols may be configured for communication between at least one of the OBD interface device and a client electronic device, the OBD interface device and a server computer, and the OBD interface device and a wireless receiver. An application programming interface may be configured to allow interaction between the OBD interface device and at least one of a server computer and a client electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Vinli
    Inventors: Mahmoud Haidar, Scott Clifton Harper, Powell McVay Kinney, Samer Alkhoury Fallouh, Kyle Justin Turney, Nathanael Lloyd Gingrich, Benjamin David Moore, Daniel Thomas Hall
  • Patent number: 9974903
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed that provide smart alerts to users, e.g., alerts to users about diabetic states that are only provided when it makes sense to do so, e.g., when the system can predict or estimate that the user is not already cognitively aware of their current condition, e.g., particularly where the current condition is a diabetic state warranting attention. In this way, the alert or alarm is personalized and made particularly effective for that user. Such systems and methods still alert the user when action is necessary, e.g., a bolus or temporary basal rate change, or provide a response to a missed bolus or a need for correction, but do not alert when action is unnecessary, e.g., if the user is already estimated or predicted to be cognitively aware of the diabetic state warranting attention, or if corrective action was already taken.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Anna Leigh Davis, Arturo Garcia, Thomas Hall, Hari Hampapuram, Christopher Robert Hannemann, Anna Claire Harley-Trochimczyk, Nathaniel David Heintzman, Andrea J. Jackson, Lauren Hruby Jepson, Apurv Ullas Kamath, Katherine Yerre Koehler, Scott M. Belliveau, Aditya Sagar Mandapaka, Samuel Jere Marsh, Gary A. Morris, Subrai Girish Pai, Andrew Attila Pal, Nicholas Polytaridis, Philip Thomas Pupa, Eli Reihman, Ashley Anne Rindfleisch, Sofie Wells Schunk, Naresh C. Bhavaraju, Peter C. Simpson, Daniel Smith, Stephen J. Vanslyke, Matthew T. Vogel, Tomas C. Walker, Benjamin Elrod West, Atiim Joseph Wiley, Leif N. Bowman, Rita M. Castillo, Alexandra Elena Constantin, Rian Draeger, Laura J. Dunn, Gary Brian Gable
  • Patent number: 9970061
    Abstract: The present invention compositions, methods and systems to identify, detect, and/or quantify bacterial DNA in the presence of contaminating non-bacterial DNA. In particular, the present invention provides oligonucleotides configured to detect a relatively small amount of bacterial DNA in the presence of an overwhelmingly large amount of contaminating human DNA.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: IBIS BIOSCIENCES, INC.
    Inventors: David J. Ecker, Steven A. Hofstadler, Rangarajan Sampath, Lawrence B. Blyn, Thomas A. Hall, Mark W. Eshoo
  • Publication number: 20180126074
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed that provide smart alerts to users, e.g., alerts to users about diabetic states that are only provided when it makes sense to do so, e.g., when the system can predict or estimate that the user is not already cognitively aware of their current condition, e.g., particularly where the current condition is a diabetic state warranting attention. In this way, the alert or alarm is personalized and made particularly effective for that user. Such systems and methods still alert the user when action is necessary, e.g., a bolus or temporary basal rate change, or provide a response to a missed bolus or a need for correction, but do not alert when action is unnecessary, e.g., if the user is already estimated or predicted to be cognitively aware of the diabetic state warranting attention, or if corrective action was already taken.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Inventors: Anna Leigh Davis, Scott M. Belliveau, Naresh C. Bhavaraju, Leif N. Bowman, Rita M. Castillo, Alexandra Elena Constantin, Rian Draeger, Laura J. Dunn, Gary Brian Gable, Arturo Garcia, Thomas Hall, Hari Hampapuram, Christopher Robert Hannemann, Anna Claire Harley-Trochimczyk, Nathaniel David Heintzman, Andrea J. Jackson, Lauren Hruby Jepson, Apurv Ullas Kamath, Katherine Yerre Koehler, Aditya Sagar Mandapaka, Samuel Jere Marsh, Gary A. Morris, Subrai Girish Pai, Andrew Attila Pal, Nicholas Polytaridis, Philip Thomas Pupa, Eli Reihman, Ashley Anne Rindfleisch, Sofie Wells Schunk, Peter C. Simpson, Daniel Smith, Stephen J. Vanslyke, Matthew T. Vogel, Tomas C. Walker, Benjamin Elrod West, Atiim Joseph Wiley
  • Publication number: 20180126072
    Abstract: An infusion and blood collection device allows clean blood collections into a collection tube via a previously installed angiocatheter without interrupting the administration of intravenous therapies after initial installation. The device optionally includes passive control of the blood collection flow rate to prevent contamination of the collected blood draw with the IV therapy fluid being simultaneously infused through the angiocatheter. A blood collection method uses an infusion and blood collection device to draw a clean blood sample from a patient and into a collection tube via a previously installed angiocatheter without interrupting the administration of intravenous therapies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Inventors: Thomas A. Hall, Benjamin W. Close
  • Publication number: 20180123245
    Abstract: A broadband antenna element for wireless communications includes one or more radiator layers to receive an electrical signal and to transmit a polarized electromagnetic (EM) wave. A feed layer including a feeding mechanism feeds the electrical signal generated by a transmitter into the radiator layer. A ground layer is coupled to a ground potential of the transmitter. The one or more radiator layers, the feed layer, and the ground layer are conductor layers of a multilayer substrate that includes metal layers and dielectric layers. The antenna element transmits with a broad bandwidth centered at a frequency of about 60 GHz, and maintains the broad bandwidth and polarization purity for scan angles up to a predefined value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Inventors: Ana PAPIÓ TODA, Seunghwan YOON, Leonard Thomas HALL, Chryssoula KYRIAZIDOU, Alfred GRAU BESOLI
  • Patent number: 9855386
    Abstract: An infusion and blood collection device allows clean blood collections into a collection tube via a previously installed angiocatheter without interrupting the administration of intravenous therapies after initial installation. The device optionally includes passive control of the blood collection flow rate to prevent contamination of the collected blood draw with the IV therapy fluid being simultaneously infused through the angiocatheter. A blood collection method uses an infusion and blood collection device to draw a clean blood sample from a patient and into a collection tube via a previously installed angiocatheter without interrupting the administration of intravenous therapies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: MEDTG, LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin W. Close, Thomas A. Hall
  • Publication number: 20170347971
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed that provide smart alerts to users, e.g., alerts to users about diabetic states that are only provided when it makes sense to do so, e.g., when the system can predict or estimate that the user is not already cognitively aware of their current condition, e.g., particularly where the current condition is a diabetic state warranting attention. In this way, the alert or alarm is personalized and made particularly effective for that user. Such systems and methods still alert the user when action is necessary, e.g., a bolus or temporary basal rate change, or provide a response to a missed bolus or a need for correction, but do not alert when action is unnecessary, e.g., if the user is already estimated or predicted to be cognitively aware of the diabetic state warranting attention, or if corrective action was already taken.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Inventors: Anna Leigh Davis, Scott M. Belliveau, Naresh C. Bhavaraju, Leif N. Bowman, Rita M. Castillo, Alexandra Elena Constantin, Rian Draeger, Laura J. Dunn, Gary Brian Gable, Arturo Garcia, Thomas Hall, Hari Hampapuram, Christopher Robert Hannemann, Anna Claire Harley-Trochimczyk, Nathaniel David Heintzman, Andrea J. Jackson, Lauren Hruby Jepson, Apurv Ullas Kamath, Katherine Yerre Koehler, Aditya Sagar Mandapaka, Samuel Jere Marsh, Gary A. Morris, Subrai Girish Pai, Andrew Attila Pal, Nicholas Polytaridis, Philip Thomas Pupa, Eli Reihman, Ashley Anne Rindfleisch, Sofie Wells Schunk, Peter C. Simpson, Daniel Smith, Stephen J. Vanslyke, Matthew T. Vogel, Tomas C. Walker, Benjamin Elrod West, Atiim Joseph Wiley
  • Patent number: 9836992
    Abstract: A piano training device is described herein. The piano training device comprising a plurality of keys which may be illuminated by a light source associated with each key. The light source associated with each key is oriented such that the light source transmits light toward the front surface of the key. The key is further manufactured so that the light transmitted toward the front surface of the key is redirected to the top surface of the key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: McCarthy Music Corp.
    Inventors: Kevin Michael McCarthy, Jason Michael McVey, Jason Mark Ericson, Zachary Edwin Eveland, Mark Taylor, Thomas Hall Ruscher, David Czarnecki
  • Patent number: 9833199
    Abstract: This disclosure provides systems, methods and apparatus for processing, transmitting and displaying data received from an analyte sensor, such as a glucose sensor. The system may include a display device with at least one input device. In response to movement of or along the input device, the display device may change a glucose data output parameter and update an output of the display device using the changed output parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Johnson, Michael Robert Mensinger, Peter C. Simpson, Thomas Hall, Hari Hampapuram, Kostyantyn Snisarenko, Eli Reihman, Holly Chico, Kassandra Constantine
  • Publication number: 20170341838
    Abstract: A beverage can holding container (20) is removably positionable within an interior area (12) of a refrigerator (10). The container has an interior area (36) that holds a plurality of beverage cans (22). A plurality of handles (46, 58, 60) are provided to facilitate removing the container from the refrigerator and transporting the container with the beverage cans therein to a location away from the refrigerator where the beverages will be consumed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Inventors: Shauna Gamble, Gregory Allan Thomas Hall, Michael Joseph DeFazio, Steven Henry Fyke, Brent Wayne Thomas
  • Publication number: 20170319253
    Abstract: An expandable implant for treating bone preferably in a minimally invasive manner includes a preferably cylindrical core element extending along a longitudinal axis and preferably a plurality of nestable, expandable sleeves extending along a longitudinal axis for placement radially about the core element. The plurality of nestable sleeves are sequentially insertable over the core element in such a manner that a first nestable sleeve is inserted over the core element and each subsequently inserted nestable sleeve is received between the core element and the previously inserted nestable sleeve such that the insertion of each additional sleeve causes each previously inserted sleeve to outwardly expand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Inventor: Harry Thomas Hall
  • Publication number: 20170311904
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed that provide smart alerts to users, e.g., alerts to users about diabetic states that are only provided when it makes sense to do so, e.g., when the system can predict or estimate that the user is not already cognitively aware of their current condition, e.g., particularly where the current condition is a diabetic state warranting attention. In this way, the alert or alarm is personalized and made particularly effective for that user. Such systems and methods still alert the user when action is necessary, e.g., a bolus or temporary basal rate change, or provide a response to a missed bolus or a need for correction, but do not alert when action is unnecessary, e.g., if the user is already estimated or predicted to be cognitively aware of the diabetic state warranting attention, or if corrective action was already taken.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Inventors: Anna Leigh Davis, Scott M. Belliveau, Naresh C. Bhavaraju, Leif N. Bowman, Rita M. Castillo, Alexandra Elena Constantin, Rian Draeger, Laura J. Dunn, Gary Brian Gable, Arturo Garcia, Thomas Hall, Hari Hampapuram, Christopher Robert Hannemann, Anna Claire Harley-Trochimczyk, Nathaniel David Heintzman, Andrea J. Jackson, Lauren Hruby Jepson, Apurv Ullas Kamath, Katherine Yerre Koehler, Aditya Sagar Mandapaka, Samuel Jere Marsh, Gary A. Morris, Subrai Girish Pai, Andrew Attila Pal, Nicholas Polytaridis, Philip Thomas Pupa, Eli Reihman, Ashley Anne Rindfleisch, Sofie Wells Schunk, Peter C. Simpson, Daniel Smith, Stephen J. Vanslyke, Matthew T. Vogel, Tomas C. Walker, Benjamin Elrod West, Atiim Joseph Wiley
  • Publication number: 20170311903
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed that provide smart alerts to users, e.g., alerts to users about diabetic states that are only provided when it makes sense to do so, e.g., when the system can predict or estimate that the user is not already cognitively aware of their current condition, e.g., particularly where the current condition is a diabetic state warranting attention. In this way, the alert or alarm is personalized and made particularly effective for that user. Such systems and methods still alert the user when action is necessary, e.g., a bolus or temporary basal rate change, or provide a response to a missed bolus or a need for correction, but do not alert when action is unnecessary, e.g., if the user is already estimated or predicted to be cognitively aware of the diabetic state warranting attention, or if corrective action was already taken.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Inventors: Anna Leigh Davis, Scott M. Belliveau, Naresh C. Bhavaraju, Leif N. Bowman, Rita M. Castillo, Alexandra Elena Constantin, Rian Draeger, Laura J. Dunn, Gary Brian Gable, Arturo Garcia, Thomas Hall, Hari Hampapuram, Christopher Robert Hannemann, Anna Claire Harley-Trochimczyk, Nathaniel David Heintzman, Andrea J. Jackson, Lauren Hruby Jepson, Apurv Ullas Kamath, Katherine Yerre Koehler, Aditya Sagar Mandapaka, Samuel Jere Marsh, Gary A. Morris, Subrai Girish Pai, Andrew Attila Pal, Nicholas Polytaridis, Philip Thomas Pupa, Eli Reihman, Ashley Anne Rindfleisch, Sofie Wells Schunk, Peter C. Simpson, Daniel Smith, Stephen J. Vanslyke, Matthew T. Vogel, Tomas C. Walker, Benjamin Elrod West, Atiim Joseph Wiley
  • Patent number: 9791206
    Abstract: An apparatus includes microwave oven and refrigerator functions. The microwave oven is connected to a source of electrical power and has at least one control circuit for controlling the operation of the microwave oven. A first power supply outlet is provided on the microwave oven. A refrigerator is connected to the source of power by connection to the first power supply outlet. The at least one control circuit is configured to disable the refrigerator compressor, when the microwave oven demands cooking power, and enable the refrigerator compressor when the microwave oven is not drawing cooking power. A safety sensor is provided in the microwave oven and is configured to cause the microwave oven to cease cooking operation upon the safety sensor sensing a dangerous condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: INTIRION CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gregory Allan Thomas Hall, Philip Emma
  • Patent number: 9752184
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods for rapid forensic analysis of mitochondrial DNA and methods for characterizing heteroplasmy of mitochondrial DNA, which can be used to assess the progression of mitochondrial diseases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: IBIS BIOSCIENCES, INC.
    Inventors: David J. Ecker, Richard H. Griffey, Rangarajan Sampath, Steven A. Hofstadler, John McNeil, Stanley T. Crooke, Lawrence B. Blyn, Thomas A. Hall, Yun Jiang, James C. Hannis, Neill K. White, Vivek Samant, Mark W. Eshoo, Jared J. Drader
  • Patent number: 9740599
    Abstract: A verification apparatus and method are disclosed for testing a device or system which is operable in a number of states through which it can transition in a multiplicity of different sequences. The method and apparatus disclosed include a set of functional modules which correspond to the states of the device or system under test and which may be activated in a large number of pseudorandom sequences. Each time a module of the verification apparatus is activated it causes the device or system under test to transition to the corresponding state. Thus, when the functional modules of the verification apparatus are activated in a given sequence, the corresponding states of the device or system under test are called in the same sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: RANDOMIZE LIMITED
    Inventor: Giles Thomas Hall
  • Patent number: 9737352
    Abstract: An expandable implant for treating bone preferably in a minimally invasive manner includes a preferably cylindrical core element extending along a longitudinal axis and preferably a plurality of nestable, expandable sleeves extending along a longitudinal axis for placement radially about the core element. The plurality of nestable sleeves are sequentially insertable over the core element in such a manner that a first nestable sleeve is inserted over the core element and each subsequently inserted nestable sleeve is received between the core element and the previously inserted nestable sleeve such that the insertion of each additional sleeve causes each previously inserted sleeve to outwardly expand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Harry Thomas Hall
  • Publication number: 20170228307
    Abstract: A method for generating an automated test configured to test a system under test. The system under test includes a plurality of operational states and executable actions. The method includes: providing a model of the system under test, the model including a plurality of model states and selectable model actions, wherein one or more of the model states are representative of operational states of the system under test and each model action is associated with one or more executable actions on the system under test; and generating an automated test. The automated test is generated by selecting a sequence of model actions; and defining, based on the selected sequence of model actions, an automated test configured to execute a sequence of executable actions on the system under test. The selection of model actions is dependent upon the previous selection of model actions in the current and/or previous automated tests.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Applicant: TestPlant Europe Ltd.
    Inventors: Antony EDWARDS, Giles Thomas HALL