Patents by Inventor Thomas J. Nelson

Thomas J. Nelson 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: 20230014695
    Abstract: An implantable device for penile construction can comprise an anchor plate and at least one attachment member. The anchor plate can be configured to engage with a first portion of a pelvic bone of a patient. The anchor plate can comprise a prosthesis attachment interface configured to be coupled to a penile prosthesis, and at least one attachment member configured to attach to the anchor plate. The at least one attachment member can be configured to engage with a second portion of the pelvic bone of the patient. The engagement of the anchor plate with the first portion of the pelvic bone and the engagement of the attachment member with the second portion of the pelvic bone can couple the pelvic bone between the anchor plate and the at least one attachment member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2022
    Publication date: January 19, 2023
    Inventors: Jessica Elizabeth Felton, Randall Paul Rowland, Jonathan J. Lund, Thomas Andrew Albrecht, Paul John Gindele, Aaron Roydon Johnson, Matthew Lee Nelson, John Anders Bostrom, Julie Andreen, Bernard Andre Wasscher, Grady Jensen, Michael Wasson
  • Publication number: 20230008040
    Abstract: A repositionable abrasive disc mounting assembly comprises a backup pad and a clamp assembly. The backup pad has a rotational axis of use and a major surface with projections extending outwardly therefrom. The backup pad further comprises an inwardly facing centrally disposed first fastening member, and also an outwardly facing centrally disposed second fastening member. The clamp assembly comprises inner and outer clamp members for securing an abrasive disc. The inner clamp member comprises an inwardly facing centrally disposed third fastening member adapted to repositionably engage the second fastening member in a discrete number of rotational orientations. The inner clamp member further comprises an outwardly facing centrally disposed fourth fastening member. The outer clamp member comprises an inwardly facing centrally disposed fifth fastening member adapted to securely engage the fourth fastening member. A method of abrading a workpiece using the repositionable abrasive disc is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2020
    Publication date: January 12, 2023
    Inventors: Joseph B. Eckel, Thomas J. Nelson, Fay T. Salmon, David T. Buckley, Cory M. Arthur, Alireza Ghaderi, Dominic J. Triana
  • Publication number: 20220401805
    Abstract: A golf swing analyzer system for analyzing a golfer's golf swing. An inertial measurement unit (IMU) may be used to capture data regarding the swing. The IMU may be oriented along a hosel-axis and a face-axis to reduce the complexity of calculations to determine the path of the swing. Two IMUs may be used to permit correction of captured data, different orientations of the IMUs to increase accuracy of captured data, and a doubling of the captured data. The IMU may include a magnetometer that cooperates with a magnet that is adapted to indicate the time at or near impact of the head of the golf club with the golf ball. An LED system provides visual information to a user regarding the swing while the swing is being made.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2021
    Publication date: December 22, 2022
    Inventors: Jeff A. Wandler, Joel A. Jorgenson, Thomas W. Nelson, Landon E. Lee, Adam C. Jorgenson, Travis J. DeJong, Thomas S. Wohl
  • Publication number: 20220396722
    Abstract: A shaped abrasive particle is presented. The shaped abrasive particle has a first and second surface. The first and second surfaces are substantially parallel to each other and separated by a thickness. Each of the first and second surfaces have a surface profile, which includes a plurality of corners and a plurality of edges connecting the plurality of corners. The shaped abrasive particle also includes a recess included wholly within one of the plurality of edges, wherein the recess is a concave void extending into the surface profile. The shaped abrasive particle also includes a magnetically responsive coating. The magnetically responsive coating causes the shaped abrasive particle to be responsive to a magnetic field. The shaped abrasive particle, when exposed to the magnetic field, experiences a net torque that causes the shaped abrasive particle to orient with respect to the magnetic field such that each of the first and second surfaces are substantially perpendicular to a backing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2020
    Publication date: December 15, 2022
    Inventors: Joseph B. Eckel, Fay T. Salmon, Aaron K. Nienaber, Thomas J. Nelson, Cory M. Arthur, Alireza Ghaderi, Ronald D. Jesme, David T. Buckley
  • Publication number: 20220356161
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods of activate an isoform of protein kinase C (PKC) for the treatment of neurological diseases including Alzheimer's disease and stroke using cyclopropanated or epoxidized derivatives of mono- and polyunsaturated fatty acids. The present invention also relates to methods of reducing neurodegeneration using cyclopropanated or epoxidized derivatives of mono- and polyunsaturated fatty acids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2022
    Publication date: November 10, 2022
    Applicant: Synaptogenix, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas J. NELSON, Daniel L. ALKON
  • Patent number: 11484990
    Abstract: A bonded abrasive wheel comprises magnetizable abrasive particles retained in an organic binder. The bonded abrasive wheel has a central portion adjacent to a central hub, an outer circumference and a rotational axis extending through the central hub. The magnetizable abrasive particles adjacent to the central hub are aligned at an average angle of less than 35 degrees with respect to the rotational axis, and the magnetizable abrasive particles adjacent to the outer circumference of the bonded abrasive wheel are aligned at an average angle that is from 35 and 90 degrees, inclusive, with respect to the rotational axis. Methods of making a bonded abrasive wheel are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Joseph B. Eckel, Aaron K. Nienaber, Negus B. Adefris, Ronald D. Jesme, Thomas J. Nelson, Don V. West
  • Patent number: 11478899
    Abstract: A shaped abrasive agglomerate particle includes a shaped abrasive particle bonded in a vitreous matrix. The shaped abrasive particles have a longest particle lineal dimension on a surface and a shortest particle dimension perpendicular to the longest particle lineal dimension, and the longest particle lineal dimension is at least twice the shortest particle dimension. The shaped abrasive agglomerate particle has a longest agglomerate lineal dimension on a surface and a shortest agglomerate dimension perpendicular to the longest agglomerate lineal dimension, and the longest agglomerate lineal dimension is at least twice the shortest agglomerate dimension. The abrasive agglomerate particles are useful in abrasive articles. Methods of making the shaped abrasive agglomerate particle and abrading a workpiece are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Mark A. Lukowski, Negus B. Adefris, Scott W. Peterson, Brian D. Goers, Rebecca A. Putans, Bridgette R. Shannon, Thomas J. Nelson, Jacob S. Beveridge
  • Patent number: 11479783
    Abstract: This invention provides recombinant DNA constructs, transgenic plant nuclei and cells with such recombinant DNA construct for expression of proteins that are useful for imparting enhanced agronomic trait(s) to transgenic crop plants. This invention also provides transgenic plants and progeny seed comprising the transgenic plant cells where the plants are selected for having an enhanced trait selected from the group of traits consisting of enhanced water use efficiency, enhanced cold tolerance, increased yield, enhanced nitrogen use efficiency, enhanced seed protein and enhanced seed oil. Also disclosed are methods for manufacturing transgenic seed and plants with enhanced traits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Mark Scott Abad, Jeffrey E. Ahrens, Alice Clara Augustine, Erin Bell, Robert J. Bensen, Paolo Castiglioni, Richard Eric Cerny, Shobha Char, Xianfeng Chen, Jaishree M. Chittoor-Vijayanath, Maureen Daley, Jill Deikman, Molian Deng, Todd DeZwaan, Stephen Duff, Michael D. Edgerton, Bradon J. Fabbri, Jason Fenner, Karen Gabbert, Barry S. Goldman, Deborah J. Hawkins, Steve He, Richard Johnson, Balasulojini Karunanandaa, Garrett J. Lee, Paul Loida, Savitha Madappa, Robert J. Meister, Donald E. Nelson, Anand Pandravada, Obed Patty, Ming Peng, Marie Petracek, Rajani Monnanda Somaiah, Dhanalakshmi Ramachandra, Monica P. Ravanello, Thomas G. Ruff, Rick A. Sanders, Beth Savidge, Steven H. Schwartz, Padmini Sudarshana, Jindong Sun, Rebecca L. Thompson-Mize, Virginia Ursin, Dale L. Vai, Srikanth Venkatachalayya, Tymagondlu V. Venkatesh, Kammaradi Vidya, K. Vijayalakshmi, Todd C. Weber, Jingrui Wu, Zhidong Xie, Wei Zheng
  • Publication number: 20220331089
    Abstract: A stent graft including (1) a stent having a wall having at least one opening, an outer surface, and an inner surface and (2) a covering of a composite material having a least one expanded fluoropolymer membrane and an elastomer is provided. The cover can be used to cover the outer and/or the inner surface of the stent. The expanded fluoropolymer membrane contains serpentine fibrils. In exemplary embodiments, the fluoropolymer is polytetrafluoroethylene. The composite material may be axially and/or circumferentially wrapped around the stent. The composite material is fold-free throughout its operating diameter range and exhibits a sharp increase in stiffness at a predetermined diameter. The stent graft can be designed to have a stop point in either a radial or axial direction. The stent graft can advantageously be implanted undersized with respect to a nominal diameter without having material infolding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2022
    Publication date: October 20, 2022
    Inventors: Edward H. Cully, Jeffrey B. Duncan, Ryan D. Kariniemi, Thomas E. Kariniemi, Jeffrey J. Kustusch, Jared S. Nelson
  • Publication number: 20220314576
    Abstract: A composite fabric includes a nonwoven fabric layer having non-bonded areas and a structured film layer discontinuously bonded to the nonwoven fabric layer. The discontinuously bonded nonwoven fabric layer and the structured film layer share an overlapping area with at least one set of coincident bond sites. The discontinuously bonded nonwoven fabric does not have another bonding pattern in the overlapping area distinct from the at least one set of coincident bond sites. A method of forming a composite fabric is also described. The method includes forming a fiber layer including a mat of at least partially unconsolidated fibers, positioning a structured film layer and the fiber layer such that they overlap, and discontinuously bonding the mat into a discontinuously bonded nonwoven fabric while simultaneously bonding the structured film layer to the nonwoven fabric layer. An apparatus for forming a composite fabric is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2022
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Inventors: Thomas J. Gilbert, Shou-Lu G. Wang, Neelakandan Chandrasekaran, Todd L. Nelson, Stanley Rendon, Mark A. Peltier, Michael R. Berrigan, Jerald W. Hall, JR., Stephen M. Sanocki, Daniel E. Johnson, Bernard G. Rolstad, Ibrahim S. Gunes, Jayant Chakravarty
  • Publication number: 20220315820
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a shaped abrasive particle is disclosed. The method includes filling a cavity of a tool with an abrasive particle precursor material. The cavity has at least an interior surface that extends downward from a tool top surface at an angle. The method also includes leveling the abrasive particle precursor material such that a top surface of the abrasive particle precursor materials is flush with the tool surface, such that a sharp portion is formed along the intersection between the sloped wall of the tool cavity and the tool surface and the sharp portion is within the same plane as the tool surface. The method also includes removing a dried abrasive particle precursor from the cavity of the tool. The abrasive particle has a sharp portion formed along the intersection between the interior surface and the tool surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2020
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Inventors: Fay T. Salmon, Cory M. Arthur, David T. Buckley, Thomas J. Nelson, Joseph B. Eckel, Emily L. Bowen, Alireza Ghaderi, Dwight D. Erickson, Wayne W. Maurer
  • Patent number: 11390596
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods of activate an isoform of protein kinase C (PKC) for the treatment of neurological diseases including Alzheimer's disease and stroke using cyclopropanated or epoxidized derivatives of mono- and polyunsaturated fatty acids. The present invention also relates to methods of reducing neurodegeneration using cyclopropanated or epoxidized derivatives of mono- and polyunsaturated fatty acids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Synaptogenix, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas J. Nelson, Daniel L. Alkon
  • Publication number: 20220203501
    Abstract: An abrasive article comprises abrasive particles adhered to a substrate by a binder material. The binder material comprises an at least partially cured resole phenolic resin and an organic polymeric rheology modifier. The amount of the at least partially cured resole phenolic resin comprises from 75 to 99.99 weight percent of the combined weight of the at least partially cured resole phenolic resin and the organic polymeric rheology modifier. Methods of making the abrasive article are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Inventors: Gregory P. Sorenson, Ilya Gorodisher, Ernest L. Thurber, Thomas J. Nelson
  • Patent number: 11351653
    Abstract: Abrasive articles including a nonwoven fibrous substrate having a plurality of fibers, and a multiplicity of shaped abrasive particles, each shaped abrasive particle adhered to a corresponding fiber, each shaped abrasive particle having a length (L) and a width (W) determined in a direction substantially orthogonal to the length, the ratio of the length to the width defining an aspect ratio (L/W) of at least 1.1, each abrasive particle is oriented relative to its corresponding fiber, and more than 50% of the abrasive particles are oriented with respect to their corresponding fiber such that the abrasive particle length extends generally outwardly away from a surface of the corresponding fiber as determined visually using the Orientation Test. The shaped abrasive particles may have the geometric shape of a polygonal prism having two faces and at least three sides thereon. Methods of making the abrasive articles are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Aaron K. Nienaber, Grayce T. Huberty, Thomas J. Nelson, Ronald D. Apple, Louis S. Moren, Robinette S. Alkhas, Nathan E. Schultz, Tien T. Wu, Gerry A. Hoffdahl
  • Publication number: 20220151973
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes novel PKC-? activators chosen from halogenated esters of unsaturated fatty acids and derivatives thereof, including halogenated esters of both polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fatty acids and derivatives thereof. The disclosure further relates to compositions, kits, and methods for treatment using the halogenated esters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2022
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Applicant: Synaptogenix, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas J. Nelson, Daniel L. Alkon
  • Publication number: 20220080554
    Abstract: An abrasive article comprises abrasive particles secured to a substrate by at least one binder material. The at least one binder material comprises a cured reaction product of components comprising: a) at least one phenolic resin; and b) an aqueous dispersion of at least one polyurethane, wherein, based on the total solids weight of components a) and b), the components comprise 56 to 91 percent by weight of component a) and 44 to 9 percent by weight of component b). Methods of making and using the abrasive articles are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Publication date: March 17, 2022
    Inventors: Raghunatha K. Venkatarayappa, Jaime A. Martinez, Thomas J. Nelson
  • Patent number: 11273139
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes novel PKC-? activators chosen from halogenated esters of unsaturated fatty acids and derivatives thereof, including halogenated esters of both polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fatty acids and derivatives thereof. The disclosure further relates to compositions, kits, and methods for treatment using the halogenated esters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Synaptogenix, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas J. Nelson, Daniel L. Alkon
  • Publication number: 20220063061
    Abstract: Abrasive articles and associated methods are shown that include one or more camouflaging layers that can be applied to a portion of the abrasive article. The one or more camouflaging layers can be applied over the size coat layer as a discontinuous colored layer covering a portion of the size coat layer. In an example, the camouflaging layer can be applied as a repeating pattern of one or more colors on the abrasive article. In an example, the camouflaging layer can be applied randomly to the abrasive article. The discontinuous layer can have a color markedly different than a color of the size coat layer and can be used to mask or minimize an appearance of particle imperfections or voids on the abrasive article. The discontinuous layer can be applicable to coated and non-woven abrasive articles in the form of sheets, discs, belts, pads, or rolls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Publication date: March 3, 2022
    Inventors: Joseph B. Eckel, Aaron K. Nienaber, Thomas J. Nelson, Amelia W. Koenig, Ann M. Hawkins
  • Publication number: 20220064508
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a shaped abrasive particle. The shaped abrasive particle includes a plurality of polygonal faces bound by respective polygonal perimeters and joined by at least one edge or sidewall to form the shaped abrasive particle. The shaped abrasive particle further includes a serration configured to generate a fracture along a fracture plane extending at least through the serration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Publication date: March 3, 2022
    Inventors: Cory M. Arthur, Fay T. Salmon, David T. Buckley, Thomas J. Nelson, Joseph B. Eckel, Emily L. Bowen, Dwight D. Erickson, Wayne W. Maurer
  • Publication number: 20220055182
    Abstract: Various embodiments disclosed relate to a tooling apparatus and method for providing multiple orientation cavities in tooling for abrasive particles in an abrasive article or structure. An example method includes aligning a plurality of shaped abrasive particles into a pattern, including collecting the plurality of shaped abrasive particles at least partially into cavities arranged on a dispensing surface, where at least one of the cavities is configured to allow for multiple orientations of one of the plurality of shaped abrasive particles. The pattern is transferred to a backing substrate containing a layer of adhesive, and the adhesive is cured.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Publication date: February 24, 2022
    Inventors: Joseph B. Eckel, Aaron K. Nienaber, Thomas J. Nelson, Ann M. Hawkins, Amelia W. Koenig