Patents by Inventor Thomas Harris

Thomas Harris 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: 20190338988
    Abstract: A universal end clamp and method for clamping a solar module to a rail are configured for applying a torque to a clamp body and generating a compressive clamping force between the body and a lower flange of a solar panel module frame so that the lower flange of the module frame is clamped to the rail. The clamp is disposed underneath the solar module, where it cannot be seen. The components of the assembly that can move include threaded bolts, front and rear T-slides, drive blocks, cams, coil springs, leaf springs, and offset drive brackets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Stacy Harris, David S. Alvarez, Todd Ganshaw, Thomas Young
  • Patent number: 10467815
    Abstract: A processing device generates a visual overlay comprising a virtual model of a dental arch that represents a treatment outcome for the dental arch. The processing device outputs the visual overlay to an augmented reality (AR) display or virtual reality (VR) display. The processing device receives user input based on a user interaction with the virtual model of the dental arch, wherein the user input modifies the virtual model of the dental arch and determines an update to the treatment outcome for the dental arch based on a user input. The processing device generates an updated treatment plan based on the update to the treatment outcome and updates the visual overlay, wherein the updated visual overlay comprises a view of the dental arch after the updated treatment outcome.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Align Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Ozi Marom, Assaf Weiss, Maayan Moshe, Yingjie Li, Phillip Thomas Harris, Maurice K. Carrier
  • Publication number: 20190332520
    Abstract: Described technologies support selectively tracing a process's execution, with some extra tracing done beyond the code the developer wanted traced, but with significantly reduced computational cost, by reducing the number of trace enablement and disablement operations. A trace controller uses a tracing disablement distance variable whose values indicate the computational distance from trace disablement. A distance variable modifier automatically moves the distance variable closer to a stop-tracing value as the process executes. A create task function is modified to include the setting of an indicator that a newly created task is to be traced if a current task or thread is being traced. An execute task function is modified to request the tracing of the newly created task when it is executed based on the indicator, thereby enabling selective tracing that operates across process boundaries and traces asynchronous code execution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: Del MYERS, Thomas LAI, Patrick NELSON, Jordi MOLA, Juan Carlos AREVALO BAEZA, Stephen Harris TOUB
  • Patent number: 10461700
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for generating an oscillating signal for use as a clock in digital logic timing. The oscillating signal is generated via a differential RC relaxation oscillator including an oscillator core and biasing circuitry. The oscillator core may be configured such that the oscillating signal it generates is substantially sinusoidal or pseudo-sinusoidal and contains less harmonic content relative to a square wave signal. The biasing circuitry may be configured to have a reduced dependence on temperature so that the biasing values it provides vary less with temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Inventors: Bang Li Liang, Thomas Obkircher, Adrian John Bergsma, Peter Harris Robert Popplewell
  • Patent number: 10451315
    Abstract: A universal end clamp and method for clamping a solar module to a rail are configured for applying a torque to a clamp body and generating a compressive clamping force between the body and a lower flange of a solar panel module frame so that the lower flange of the module frame is clamped to the rail. The clamp is disposed underneath the solar module, where it cannot be seen. The components of the assembly that can move include threaded bolts, front and rear T-slides, drive blocks, cams, coil springs, leaf springs, and offset drive brackets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Unirac Inc.
    Inventors: Stacy Harris, David S. Alvarez, Thomas Young, Todd Ganshaw
  • Patent number: 10441949
    Abstract: This invention relates to a method and a corresponding apparatus for coating open-pored bodies with at least one coating suspension. In particular, the coating suspension has solids and solutes in a liquid medium in a quantity in wet state which is to correspond to at least a required target quantity. The coating operation has a variation in the applied wet coating quantity from one body to the other. The method according to the invention is characterized by the steps of: coating the body with an actual quantity of the coating suspension, which is always larger than the required target quantity taking the variation of the coating operation into account, determining the difference between the actual quantity and the required target quantity, and reducing the difference between actual quantity and target quantity by removing still wet coating suspension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: UMICORE AG & CO. KG
    Inventors: Michael Harris, Dieter Detterbeck, Egbert Lox, Thomas Kreuzer
  • Patent number: 10439576
    Abstract: Aspects and examples described herein provide a variable gain amplifier circuit and assembly. In one example, a variable gain amplifier circuit includes a signal input, a signal output, and a variable gain amplifier including a plurality of unit cell groups coupled between the signal input and the signal output, the variable gain amplifier configured to provide an adjustable gain to a signal received at the signal input during each of a plurality of amplify modes of the variable gain amplifier, each of the plurality of amplify modes corresponding to at least one unit cell group of the plurality of unit cell groups. A bypass path including a fixed attenuator is coupled in parallel with the variable gain amplifier between the signal input and the signal output to selectively couple the signal input to the signal output through the fixed attenuator during a bypass mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Inventors: Peihua Ye, Patrick Marcus Naraine, Adrian John Bergsma, Peter Harris Robert Popplewell, Thomas Obkircher
  • Patent number: 10420507
    Abstract: A personal impact monitoring system is described herein comprising a monitoring station that receives impact events sent from personal impact monitors, using a monitoring station receiver. The impact events, which specify impact parameters associated with the impact events, are stored in a data storage location associated with the monitoring station. Software operating on the operating station is configured to retrieve the impact events from the data storage location and to perform calculations based on the impact events to identify notable impact events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: il Sensortech, Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence V. Calcano, David Thomas Brown, Christopher C. Genau, David Ernest Snyder, James M. Stearns, Brian Michael Ronald, Jesse David Harper, John F. Harris
  • Patent number: 10389368
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure include a dual path phase locked loop (PLL) circuit with a switched capacitor filter topology along with systems, method, devices, and other circuits related thereto. The dual path PLL circuit includes an integral path and a proportional path. Both the integral path and proportional path include a charge pump and a loop filter. The outputs of a phase frequency detector (PFD) are sent to both charge pumps. The output of the integral path charge pump is connected to a capacitor, and the voltage on capacitor is used as the integral path control voltage for a voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO). A switched capacitor network is connected to the output of the proportional path charge pump and used to generate the proportional path control voltage for the VCO. Together, the two control voltages dictate the VCO's output frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Cadence Design Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Fuyue Wang, Ling Chen, Thomas Evan Wilson, Jianyun Zhang, Eric Harris Naviasky
  • Patent number: 10386161
    Abstract: A target system has a splatter pack attached to a target panel. The splatter pack acts as a receptacle for a fluid that provides visual confirmation that the target has been hit as the pack bursts upon impact by a projectile. The splatter pack is formed by an array of chambers that are arranged in a staggered pattern. As the pack bursts, the fluid explodes out and leaves a splatter pattern on or about the target panel. The burst and residual splatter allow the marksman to see whether or not an accurate shot was delivered without having to closely examine the target. The splatter pack is removably secured to the target panel by one or more fasteners. Each one of the chambers in the interior portion of the splatter pack are intersected by at least one of the channels that are formed between adjacent chambers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Stiumph Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Justin Taylor Snell, Kenneth William Harris, Aaron Paul Brookhart, Eric Maniquis Sia, Jared Wallace Ogden, II, Brandon Thomas Hefer
  • Publication number: 20190244192
    Abstract: The UNIVERSAL ELECTRONIC PAYMENT APPARATUSES, METHODS AND SYSTEMS (“UEP”) transform touchscreen inputs into a virtual wallet mobile application interface via UEP components into purchase transaction triggers and receipt notices. In one implementation the UEP provides, via a user device, a product information search request; and obtains, in response to the product information search request, information on a first product for sale by a first merchant and a second product for sale by a second merchant. The UEP generates a single purchase transaction request, using the information on the first product for sale by the first merchant and the second product for sale by the second merchant. The UEP provides, via the user device, the single purchase transaction request for payment processing. Also, the UEP obtains an electronic purchase receipt for the first product for sale by the first merchant and the second product for sale by the second merchant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Edward Katzin, Julian Hua, Gregory Kenneth Storey, Michael Mori, Abhinav Shrivastava, Amit Bhargava, Andrew Beck, Ayman Hammad, Ben Pfisterer, Diane Salmon, Igor Karpenko, Jennifer Schulz, Miroslav Gavrilov, Peter Ciurea, Patrick Faith, Phillip Kumnick, Saurav Chatterjee, Sebastian Badea, Shaw Li, Shipra Jha, Stacy Pourfallah, Susan French, Tenni Theurer, Theodore Harris, Thomas Purves, Vanita Pandey, Victoria Graham, Prakash Hariramani
  • Patent number: 10373864
    Abstract: Methods of wetting a semiconductor substrate may include forming a controlled atmosphere in a processing chamber housing the semiconductor substrate. The semiconductor substrate may define a plurality of features, which may include vias. The methods may include flowing a wetting agent into the processing chamber. A chamber pressure may be maintained below about 100 kPa. The methods may also include wetting the plurality of features defined in the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul McHugh, Bridger Hoerner, Marvin Bernt, Thomas H. Oberlitner, Brian Aegerter, Richard W. Plavidal, Andrew Anten, Adam McClure, Randy Harris
  • Publication number: 20190231883
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to drug delivery compositions that include recombinant spider silk and a medicinal agent and methods for preparing such materials and delivery medicinal agents. The disclosure also relates to compositions and methods of treating periodontal disease. A drug delivery composition can include a spider silk protein and a medicinal agent. The drug delivery composition can be in the form of a fiber, a solution, a gel, a hydrogel, a solid chip, a film, an adhesive, or a coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Randolph V. Lewis, Justin A. Jones, Thomas Harris, Deven Smuin
  • Publication number: 20190230000
    Abstract: A services platform acts as an intermediary between an existing enterprise analytic environment, and one or more underlying cloud service providers. The platform provides enterprise “big data-as-a-service,” by which an enterprise can seamlessly and easily provision new capacity for processing its analytic workload, and migrate data sources (e.g., data warehouse marts, enterprise data warehouses, analytic sandboxes, and the like) to the cloud for processing. The platform provides end-to-end enterprise class manageability of enterprise data assets, from data collection, aggregation, movement, staging and processing, all while providing service levels, security, access and governance. The platform integrates directly but seamlessly into the enterprise analytic stack, and existing analytics applications work as normal. The platform provides a way for the enterprise to translate its workloads into clusters of compute resources that meet its service level requirements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Pratyush Moghe, Peter Thomas Smith, Craig Steven Harris, Mineharu Takahara, Lovantheran Chetty, Daniel Dietterich
  • Publication number: 20190225538
    Abstract: Strengthened glass-based substrates having a first outer region compressive stress and a first side having first coating thereon are disclosed. The first coating comprising a material selected to have a first coating Young's modulus value, a first coating thickness, and a first coating stress that is either neutral or compressive, such that the absolute value of first outer region compressive stress is greater than the absolute value of the first coating stress. Methods of making glass-based articles are provided, and glass-based articles having coatings that provide different strength values and/or reliability on different sides of the glass-based articles are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Jason Thomas Harris, Vijay Subramanian, Wei Xu
  • Patent number: 10345845
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure include systems, methods, devices, and circuits for fast settling of a bias node. Consistent with some embodiments, a bias circuit may include a successive-approximation-register-analog-to-digital converter (SAR-ADC) based settling loop configured to perform a fast settling process for a heavily loaded bias node. The SAR-ADC based loop performs a SAR-ADC process that includes measuring a reference signal to determine a number of cells in a capacitor array that are involved in a charge sharing process while simultaneously completing the settling process for the bias node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Cadence Design Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Ling Chen, Fuyue Wang, Thomas Evan Wilson, Jianyun Zhang, Eric Harris Naviasky
  • Publication number: 20190190623
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for reducing the effects of an impedance mismatch between a communications system and a shared communications medium. A communication system, such as a transceiver within a cable modem, switches between various operating modes including a transmit mode, a receive mode, and a standby mode. The standby mode may be used while the transceiver is in an idle state between modes, such as while changing an amplifier gain states in between transmissions. While transitioning between modes, the impedance presented by the communications system can temporarily fluctuate causing unwanted signal reflections to propagate out of the communications system and on to the shared medium. Circuitry within the communications system, such as transmission circuitry including an adjustable attenuator, may be placed into a hybrid attenuation-isolation mode during the transition causing the magnitude of any unwanted signal reflections to be attenuated and reducing the impact on the shared medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Adrian John Bergsma, Peihua Ye, Thomas Obkircher, Peter Harris Robert Popplewell, Gregory Edward Babcock, William J. Domino
  • Patent number: 10324156
    Abstract: Some implementations provide a MRI system configured to: access data encoding an input gradient waveform that would otherwise be used on a gradient sub-system of the MRI system to generate a gradient that corresponds to perturbations to the substantially uniform magnetic field; access data encoding a forward impulse response function and an inverse impulse response function, both characterizing a gradient generated from a target impulse input; pre-emphasizing the input gradient waveform by using both the forward impulse response function and the reverse impulse response function; and drive the gradient sub-system using the pre-emphasized gradient waveform such that distortions to the gradient caused by eddy currents within the gradient sub-system are substantially removed while radio-frequency (RF) samples for reconstructing an MRI image are being acquired from a grid that is substantially identical to when gradient sub-system is driven using the input gradient waveform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Synaptive Medical (Barbados) Inc.
    Inventors: Chad Tyler Harris, Andrew Thomas Curtis, Jeff Alan Stainsby, Geron André Bindseil
  • Patent number: 10315176
    Abstract: A reactor comprises an outer sidewall and a bottom wall enclosing a hollow chamber comprising a lower fluidized bed zone and an upper freeboard zone. A plurality of inlets is provided for injecting at least one fluidizing medium into the fluidized bed zone and creating a swirling flow. At least one feed inlet communicates with the fluidized bed zone; and at least one product outlet is provided for removing a product from the chamber, the outlet(s) communicating with either the fluidized bed zone or the freeboard zone. The reactor has at least one internal barrier located inside the hollow chamber, and at least partly located in the fluidized bed zone. The internal barrier(s) have at least one opening within the fluidized bed zone, such as an underflow opening, to permit internal recirculation of material from the product zone to the feed zone, thereby simplifying reactor structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: HATCH LTD.
    Inventors: Kamal Adham, Christopher Thomas Harris, Alexandre Kokourine
  • Patent number: 10307974
    Abstract: Ply wrinkling during hot drape forming of a composite laminate is reduced at corner radii. A tensioning material placed over an uncured composite laminate charge maintains a compressive force on the laminate charge as the charge is formed over a tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: William Thomas Kline, Christopher Gary Harris