Patents by Inventor Thomas John

Thomas John 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: 11125037
    Abstract: This disclosure may generally relate to subterranean operations and, more particularly, to systems and methods for setting a packer. Specifically, embodiments of the present disclosure may provide real-time verification of setting a packer in order to form a seal within a wellbore. A system for packer setting may comprise a packer, a telemetry module operable to wirelessly receive one or more control signals from a surface location, and a control module coupled to the telemetry module and the packer, wherein the control module is operable to actuate the packer in response to the one or more control signals from the surface location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Michael Greci, Thomas Jules Frosell, Michael Linley Fripp, Gary John Geoffroy
  • Patent number: 11124991
    Abstract: A tamper-resistant lock assembly comprising a plate having a slot for receiving a key, the slot extending through the plate from an opening in a front face thereof to an exit in an opposing rear face thereof, the opening having a first profile and the exit having a second, different profile, the key comprising a shaft having a bit extending therefrom, the bit being formed of a shape memory material and being pre-configured such that its cross-sectional shape in its temporary form matches the first profile and the bit can be inserted through the slot via the opening and, upon application of a predetermined external stimulus, returns to a permanent form in which its cross-sectional shape matches the second profile and the bit can be retracted from the slot via the exit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: BAE Systems plc
    Inventors: Samuel David Charles Parfitt, Richard John Harper, Thomas Mark Plucinski
  • Publication number: 20210283288
    Abstract: A method of sterilizing a waste container with ultraviolet (UV) light is disclosed which includes, inserting an article of waste into the waste container, sealing the container from an external environment to prevent UV light from shining out, activating a UV sanitizing routine stored in a UV light module having at least one UV light source and irradiating an interior surface of the diaper pail with the UV light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: Steven Bryan DUNN, Thomas Edward BIRKERT, Kevin Douglas JOHNSON, Michael John LAUDI, Nicholas Arthur TRUMBO, Sung Yun CHAN, Ip Hing LAI, Cheung Yik MAN, Ho Wing TAK, Luk Ka LOK, Chan Kim Ho, Mark Gerard TEBBE
  • Publication number: 20210283286
    Abstract: An ultraviolet sterilizing waste container is disclosed which contains a housing, base, lid assembly, support structure for receiving flexible bag assemblies and at least one UV light source for sterilizing the inside of the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: Steven Bryan DUNN, Thomas Edward Birkert, Kevin Douglas Johnson, Michael John Laudi, Nicholas Arthur Trumbo, Sung Yun Chan, Ip Hing Lai, Cheung Yik Man, Ho Wing Tak, Luk Ka Lok, Chan Kim Ho, Mark Gerard Tebbe
  • Patent number: 11116562
    Abstract: A system and method for applying energy, particularly high-frequency (HF) energy, such as radiofrequency (RF) electrical energy, to a living body can include a cannula hub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Cosman Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas John Wegrzyn, III, Eric Cosman, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11117147
    Abstract: A dispenser for dispensing a flowable product from a container has a pump module mounted on the container at an opening thereof. The pump module includes a pump body, which defines a pump chamber and a pump chamber inlet for product to flow from the container interior into the pump chamber. A pump actuator is operable in a pumping stroke relative to the pump body to vary the volume of the pump chamber and dispense the product. The pump includes a movable body portion which is operable in a displacement stroke into the container. The movable portion has a displacement body with a product-engaging face directed onto an interior product space of the container upstream of the pump chamber inlet, to assist priming. Below this a disrupter member, a grid of narrow bars, projects to penetrate the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Inventors: Simon Christopher Knight, David John Pritchett, Thomas P. Kasting, Mark Edward Box, Raymond Yu
  • Patent number: 11118424
    Abstract: Methods and systems for a remote control flow path system in a wellbore. In one embodiment, the system comprises a plurality of transceivers spaced in the wellbore; a telemetry module operable to wirelessly receive control signals from a surface location by way of the plurality of transceivers and to wireless transmit signals to the surface location by way of the plurality of transceivers; a control module comprising a controller, a pump, and a reservoir of hydraulic fluid; a plurality of valves; and a plurality of control lines for the hydraulic fluid, wherein the plurality of control lines are disposed between the pump and the plurality of valves; wherein the control module is operable to hydraulically actuate one or more of the valves to open or closed positions in response to the control signals from the surface location to create one or more flow paths in the wellbore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Michael Greci, Thomas Jules Frosell, Michael Linley Fripp, Gary John Geoffroy
  • Patent number: 11118432
    Abstract: An apparatus for controlling fluid flow into a well includes an outer tubular member and an inner tubular member. The outer tubular member includes a screen configured to enable fluid flow therethrough between an exterior and an interior of the outer tubular member. The inner tubular member is configured to be positionable within the outer tubular member. The inner tubular member is a remotely activated flow control device configured to control fluid flow between an exterior and an interior of the inner tubular member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Jules Frosell, Stephen Michael Greci, Gary John Geoffroy
  • Patent number: 11119310
    Abstract: A laser apparatus comprising an aperture module array including two or more aperture modules, each aperture module of the array being optically couple-able to a source of coherent electromagnetic radiation and configured to emit a beam of radiation received from the source. The apparatus emits a composite beam comprising beams emitted by the respective aperture modules and modulates at least one of the beams in power and phase relative to at least one other of the beams such that a desired non-uniform composite beam profile is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Dennis John Adams, Thomas Gustav Alley, Emanuel Solomon Stockman
  • Publication number: 20210277450
    Abstract: Methods and devices are provided for simultaneously amplifying a plurality of sample wells for a predetermined amount of amplification, detecting whether amplification has occurred in a first set of the wells, amplifying for an additional amount of amplification and detecting whether amplification has occurred in a second set of the wells. Methods are also provided for analyzing a target nucleic acid sequence using melt curves that were generated in a plurality of amplification cycles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2021
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Inventors: Randy P. Rasmussen, Robert John Crisp, Andrew Clinton Hemmert, Elizabeth Barker Campbell, Thomas Charles Robbins, David J. Eyre
  • Publication number: 20210281553
    Abstract: An enclave manager of a network enclave obtains a request to retrieve configuration information and state information corresponding to compute devices and network devices comprising a network enclave. The request specifies a set of parameters of the configuration information and the state information usable to generate a response to the request. The enclave manager evaluates the compute devices, the network devices, and network connections among these devices within the network enclave to obtain the configuration information and the state information. Based on the configuration information and the state information, the enclave manager determines whether the network enclave is trustworthy. Based on the parameters of the request, the enclave manager generates a response indicating a summary that is used to identify the trustworthiness of the network enclave.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2020
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Inventors: David Delano Ward, Robert Stephen Rodgers, Andrew Phillips Thurber, Eric Voit, Thomas John Giuli
  • Patent number: 11109710
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a cooking system for cooking food, the system including a housing defining a hollow chamber configured to receive a food container. The housing has an upper portion defining an opening to the hollow chamber. A food container having a hollow container interior is positionable within the hollow chamber. An end of the food container extends above the upper portion of the housing when the container is installed within the hollow chamber. A lid is moveably attached to the housing and is moveable between a first position that covers the upper portion of the housing and the opening to the hollow chamber when the food container is installed within the hollow chamber and a second position where the lid does not cover the opening to the hollow chamber. At least one heating element is associated with at least one of said lid and said housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: SharkNinja Operating LLC
    Inventors: Aaron Michael Gill, Ross Richardson, Naomi Kalia Williams Zabel, Da Deng, Mete Gursel, Andrew John Roy Tattersfield, Niall Christopher Denham, Roger Neil Jackson, Ronan Patrick Leahy, Evan James White, Thomas Guerin, Chris Martin, Nathaniel R. Lavins, Mackenzie Lee Swanhart, Samuel Andrew Ferguson, Scott James Stewart
  • Patent number: 11114952
    Abstract: A device, such as an electroactive device, may include primary electrode and a secondary electrode overlapping at least a portion of the primary electrode. An electroactive polymer element may include a composite polymer material and is disposed between and abuts each of the primary electrode and the secondary electrode. A phase change or other deformable medium such as a liquid, a gas, or a liquid-gas mixture may be disposed as inclusions within the polymer material. The device can be actuated by the application of a voltage between the electrodes and the attendant formation of a Maxwell stress, exposing the deformable medium to a source of radiation, changing a pressure of the deformable medium, or changing a temperature of the deformable medium, e.g., about a phase transformation temperature of the phase change medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Wallin, Austin Lane, Christopher Yuan Ting Liao, Jack Lindsay, Tanya Malhotra, Andrew John Ouderkirk, Katherine Marie Smyth, Yigit Mengue
  • Publication number: 20210270326
    Abstract: A universal joint for vehicle drivetrains and the like that eliminates the spinning of bearing caps relative to yoke years and trunnions and inhibits inadvertent spreading of opposing ears of a yoke away from each other under increasing torsional loads to reduce wear and failure of the joint. Broadly, the disclosed universal joint includes a central body having a plurality of pairs of opposite apertures, first and second yokes that are disposed about the central body over respective ones of the pairs of apertures, and a plurality of trunnions inserted through the yoke ears and into the apertures of the body to pivotally secure the yokes to the body. Each trunnion is non-rotatable relative to its respective yoke and a locking assembly inhibits movement of each opposite pair of trunnions away from each other thereby inhibiting movement of the opposite ears of each respective yoke away from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Inventor: Thomas John Kingston
  • Publication number: 20210271291
    Abstract: An electronic docking system includes a dock comprising a recess having at least one vertically oriented side wall and a recess bottom face, wherein the dock comprises a pogo pin connector extending from the recess bottom face; a first protrusion extending in a substantially perpendicular direction from the recess bottom face and a second protrusion extending in a substantially perpendicular direction from the recess bottom face; and an electronic device includes an electrical contact configured to contact the pogo pin connector; a first alignment slot configured to accept the first protrusion and a second alignment slot configured to accept the second protrusion, wherein at least a portion of the exterior perimeter of the recess comprises a rounded or beveled edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Inventors: David KEENE, Brian John KANG, Richard Arthur SPINDEL, Benjamin DOLGIN-GARDNER, Thomas WALKER, Rebecca Emily SENGER, Yevgeniy KOSTIKOV, Edward Michael COX
  • Publication number: 20210269633
    Abstract: A resin including up to 99.99 weight percent (wt. %) of a first polyolefin grafted with a functional group selected from an ethylenically unsaturated carboxylic acid, a carboxylic acid anhydride, an ester functional group or a combination thereof; and 0.01 to 3.0 wt. % of a tin oxide-based catalyst, where the resin includes 0.2 wt. % to 1.5 wt. % of the functional group from the first polyolefin, the wt. % based on a total weight of the resin. The first polyolefin can be selected from a polyethylene, a polypropylene, an ethylene/alpha-olefin copolymer, a propylene/alpha-olefin copolymer and combinations thereof. The tin oxide-based catalyst can be selected from dibutyltin oxide, dioctyltin oxide and combinations thereof. The resin can be used in a multilayer structure, where a Layer A comprises the resin and a Layer B comprises a polyester, where a first major surface of Layer A is in adhering contact with the second major surface of Layer B.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Applicants: Dow Global Technologies LLC, Regents of the University of Minnesota
    Inventors: Kunwei Liu, Alex Michael Jordan, Christopher John Ellison, Christopher Ward Macosko, Christopher M. Thurber, Wenyi Huang, Thomas H. Peterson
  • Publication number: 20210272320
    Abstract: A hyperspectral imaging spectrophotometer and system, with calibration, data collection, and image processing methods designed to match human visual perception and color matching of complex colored objects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Inventors: Christian BOES, Thomas RICHARDSON, Richard John Van ANDEL, David BOSSCHER, David SALYER
  • Patent number: 11107948
    Abstract: A method and system for assembling a device by picking up semiconductor devices from a carrier substrate and placing the semiconductor devices onto a target substrate. The transfer of the semiconductor devices uses fluid as a transfer medium. The fluid enters a fluid channel of a pickup head, causing the pickup head to expand, make contact with, and attach to an aligned semiconductor device. After the semiconductor device is aligned with and placed onto the target substrate, at least a portion of the fluid is removed from the pickup head to release the semiconductor device onto the target substrate. The semiconductor device bonds to the target substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Yigit Menguc, Pooya Saketi, Thomas John Farrell Wallin, Nicholas Roy Corson, Ali Seng├╝l, Katherine Healy, Oscar Torrents Abad, Daniel Brodoceanu, Robert Manson, Leif-Erik Sharif Simonsen, Remi Alain Delille
  • Patent number: 11108809
    Abstract: A system for detecting whether a file including content s associated with a cyber-attack is described. The content may include an executable file for example. The system includes an intelligence-driven analysis subsystem and a computation analysis subsystem. The intelligence-driven analysis subsystem is configured to (i) receive the file, (ii) inspect and compute features of the file for indicators associated with a cyber-attack, and (iii) produce a first output representing the detected indicators. The computational analysis subsystem includes an artificial neural network to (i) receive a network input being a first representation of at least one section of binary code from the file as input, and (ii) process the first representation of the section to produce a second output. The first output and the second output are used in determination a classification assigned to the file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: FireEye, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Thomas Johns, Brian Sanford Jones, Scott Eric Coull
  • Patent number: 11107265
    Abstract: A head-mounted display comprises a display device and an outward-facing depth camera. A storage machine comprises instructions executable by a logic machine to present one or more virtual objects on the display device, to receive information from the depth camera about an environment, and to determine a position of the head-mounted display within the environment. Based on the position of the head-mounted display, a position of a joint of a user's arm is inferred. Based on the information received from the depth camera, a position of a user's hand is determined. A ray is cast from a portion of the user's hand based on the position of the joint of the user's arm and the position of the user's hand. Responsive to the ray intersecting with one or more control points of a virtual object, the user is provided with an indication that the virtual object is being targeted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Sheng Kai Tang, Julia Schwarz, Jason Michael Ray, Sophie Stellmach, Thomas Matthew Gable, Casey Leon Meekhof, Nahil Tawfik Sharkasi, Nicholas Ferianc Kamuda, Ramiro S. Torres, Kevin John Appel, Jamie Bryant Kirschenbaum