Patents by Inventor Thomas Joseph

Thomas Joseph 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: 20190177590
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compositions for use in refrigeration, air-conditioning, and heat pump systems wherein the composition comprises a tetrafluoropropene and at least one other component. The compositions of the present invention are useful in processes for producing cooling or heat, as heat transfer fluids, foam blowing agents, aerosol propellants, and fire suppression and fire extinguishing agents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: THE CHEMOURS COMPANY FC, LLC
    Inventors: BARBARA HAVILAND MINOR, THOMAS JOSEPH LECK, DONALD BERNARD BIVENS
  • Publication number: 20190176617
    Abstract: A dual clutch transaxle is provided that includes a dual clutch assembly, an input shaft assembly, a counter shaft assembly, a shift assembly and at least one output assembly. The dual clutch assembly has a dual clutch axis and includes a first clutch shaft and a second clutch shaft. The input shaft assembly includes a nested first inner input shaft and a second outer input shaft that are operationally coupled to the first clutch shaft and a second clutch shaft. An input shaft axis is offset from the dual clutch axis of the dual clutch assembly. A plurality of drive gears of the input shaft assembly are operationally coupled to a plurality of driven gears of the counter shaft assembly. The shift assembly is operationally coupled to select. The at least one output assembly is operationally coupled to the counter shaft assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: TEAM Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce H. Younggren, Brandon P. Lenk, Thomas Richard Rosenbush, Ronald Joseph Wendt, Michael Allen Mueller
  • Publication number: 20190176957
    Abstract: Core structures (120) for composite panels (75) of an aircraft (10), composite panels (75) and aircraft (10) including the core structures (120), and methods (200) of manufacturing the composite panels (75) are disclosed herein. The core structures (120) include a first side (140), a second side (150), and a connecting region (160) that interconnects an upper portion (142) of the first side (140) with an upper portion (152) of the second side (150). The first side (140), the second side (150), and the connecting region (160) at least partially define an antenna housing (62), which defines a housing volume (64) configured to contain an aircraft antenna (60) of the aircraft (10), and an electromagnetic wave transmission region (66) configured to permit electromagnetic waves to pass therethrough.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Daniel Joseph Braley, Brett I. Lyons, Thomas Joseph Gonze, Trevor E. Tucker, Janet Mary Wick, Eric Eldon Deck, Garrett B. Peters, Nicole Renee Williams, Andrew Lawrence Bauer
  • Patent number: 10316822
    Abstract: A method for overspeed monitoring of a wind turbine may generally include monitoring an actual rotor speed of the wind turbine while the wind turbine is operating at a current speed setpoint and referencing a dynamic overspeed setting for the wind turbine. The method may also include determining a final overspeed setting to be applied for the wind turbine based on a comparison between the dynamic overspeed setting and a predetermined overspeed setting for the wind turbine. In addition, the method may include comparing the actual rotor speed of the wind turbine to the final overspeed setting, and when the actual rotor speed is equal to or exceeds the final overspeed setting, initiating a control action to adjust an operation of the wind turbine in a manner that reduces the actual rotor speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Till Hoffmann, Hartmut Scholte-Wassink, Andreas Joergens, Thomas Joseph Fischetti
  • Patent number: 10315713
    Abstract: A front splitter assembly includes a front splitter having a first end and a second end, a first side splitter at the first end and a second side splitter at the second end. Each side splitter includes a contoured body. Each side splitter includes a dive plane feature that increases generation of downforce at negligible drag cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Peter Thai, Michael Stephen Sylvester, Thomas Joseph Ciccone, Andrew Thomas Cunningham, Matthew Arthur Titus
  • Patent number: 10318130
    Abstract: A method includes: receiving, by a computing device, an input generated by a user touching a location on a touch-sensitive edge; determining whether a display contains a window split; when the display contains the window split, determining, in response to the input, whether the location is within a predefined proximity of the window split; when the location is within the predefined proximity of the window split, repositioning the window split on the display based on the input. When the display does not contain the window split, and when the location is not within the predefined proximity of the window split, a new window split can be created on the display, in response to the input, based on the location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: David Joseph Murphy, Nicholas Foster, Thomas Moltoni
  • Publication number: 20190171938
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for applying neural networks in resource-constrained environments. A system may include a sensor located in a resource-constrained environment configured to generate first sensor data and second sensor data of the resource-constrained environment. The system may also include a first computing device not located in the resource-constrained environment configured to produce a neural network structure based on the first sensor data. The system may also include a second computing device configured to determine a state of the resource-constrained environment based on input of the second sensor data to the neural network structure. The system may also include a controller located in the resource-constrained environment configured to control a device in the resource-constrained environment based on the state of the resource-constrained environment determined by the second computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Rocky Chau-Hsiung Lin, Thomas Yamasaki, Koichiro Kanda, Diego Rodriguez Risco, Alexander Joseph Ryan, Samah Najeeb, Samir El Aouar
  • Publication number: 20190168787
    Abstract: An inspection management system is provided. The inspection management system includes an inspection data provider that receives inspection data relating to an inspector, one or more devices used to complete an inspection, one or more assets associated with an inspection, an inspection plan, etc. A display of the inspection management system presents one or more graphical user interfaces based upon the inspection data. The graphical user interfaces may facilitate inspection planning, execution, preparation, and/or real-time inspection monitoring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Jason Howard Messinger, Robert Carroll Ward, Michael Christopher Domke, Sekhar Soorianarayanan, Scott Leo Sbihli, Thomas Eldred Lambdin, Steven Clifton, Dattaraj Jagdish Rao, Anju Bind, Glenn Robert Shaffer, Peter Henry Tu, Mark Bradshaw Kraeling, Anwarul Azam, Matthew Lawrence Blair, Shannon Joseph Clouse
  • Publication number: 20190167155
    Abstract: Patient support apparatuses include a frame, support surface, and a controller. The controller provides notification to a user of a service event relating to the patient support apparatus. The controller limits functionality of a component of the patient support apparatus based upon a severity of the service event. The controller may also, or alternatively, detect when a control is activated by a user and, in response to such activation, determine whether the patient support apparatus has been marked for use or marked for servicing. If marked for use, the controller responds in a first manner, and if marked for service, the controller responds in a different manner. In other embodiments, a method is provided for determining an order in which multiple patient support apparatuses should be service. In still other embodiments, the patient support apparatus automatically changes to an unusable configuration when in need of high priority service.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Krishna Sandeep Bhimavarapu, Annie D├ęsaulniers, Kevin Mark Patmore, Thomas Joseph Durlach
  • Publication number: 20190167983
    Abstract: Devices and methods for delivering an electropermeabilizing pulse of electric energy to a tissue surface to enable delivery into cells in the tissue therapeutic substances. The device incorporates a source capable of generating a sufficient voltage potential to deliver a spark across a gap and delivers same to the tissue surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: VGX Pharmaceuticals, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Joseph KARDOS, Stephen Vincent KEMMERRER, Rune KJEKEN, Kate BRODERICK, Jay MCCOY, Michael P. FONS
  • Publication number: 20190168621
    Abstract: A power control system may include at least one of batteries, a motor, and a data logic analyzer that can interpret certain variable conditions of a transport, such as a tractor trailer, moving along a road or highway. The data can be used to determine when to apply supplemental power to the wheels of a trailer to reduce fuel usage. One example device may include at least one of: a power creation module that generates electrical power, a battery which store the electrical power, a motor affixed to a trailer axle of a trailer which provides a turning force to the trailer axle when enabled to operate from the stored electrical power of the battery, and a motor controller configured to initiate the motor to operate according to a predefined sensor condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventor: Thomas Joseph Healy
  • Publication number: 20190171937
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for applying neural networks in resource-constrained environments. A system may include a sensor located in a resource-constrained environment configured to generate sensor data of the resource-constrained environment. The system may also include a first computing device not located in the resource-constrained environment configured to produce a neural network structure based on the sensor data. The system may further include a second computing device located in the resource-constrained environment configured to provide the sensor data as input to the neural network structure. The second computing device may be further configured to determine a state of the resource-constrained environment based on the input of the sensor data to the neural network structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Rocky Chau-Hsiung Lin, Thomas Yamasaki, Koichiro Kanda, Diego Rodriguez Risco, Alexander Joseph Ryan
  • Publication number: 20190168232
    Abstract: Floor-standing equipment and methods that employ them use nylon netting and/or fine mesh to trim off leafy matter, break down leafy matter, and separate various aspects of plants from each other. The netting and/or fine mesh is formed into large cylindrical drum into which plant material is loaded through a door flap in the mesh cylinder. An electric motor or handcrank causes the load to tumble over and over a horizontal axle for 3-5 minutes at about 35 RPM. The plant matter trims, separates, and breaks itself down which then drops through the netting, down through a funnel bag into a basin on the floor. The flowers and/or larger plant material are then dropped out separately through the door flap in the netting and through the funnel bag into a second basin on the floor which replaced the first.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventor: Thomas Joseph Bruggemann
  • Patent number: 10307823
    Abstract: A method for repairing a structure in an additive manufacturing system is provided. The method includes detecting a defect in a structure formed using an additive manufacturing process, the structure including a first surface that faces a powder containing region and a second surface that faces a substantially powder free region, generating a supplemental scan path that covers at least a portion of the structure based on a location of the detected defect, and controlling a consolidation device, based on the supplemental scan path, to remedy the defect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: John Broddus Deaton, Jr., Thomas Charles Adcock, William Monaghan, John Joseph Madelone, Jr., Michael Evans Graham
  • Patent number: 10310849
    Abstract: Systems and methods for visual presentation of metrics reflecting lifecycle events of software artifacts. An example method may comprise: receiving one or more data processing rules, each data processing rule specifying one or more operations to be performed on one or more raw data items reflecting lifecycle events associated with a software artifact; receiving, from one or more data collection agents, a plurality of raw data items; producing, by applying the data processing rules to the plurality of raw data items, a plurality of values of a metric reflecting lifecycle events associated with a plurality of software artifacts; and causing the values to be graphically represented using a graphical user interface (GUI) communicatively coupled to the processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America
    Inventors: Stanislav Antons, Thomas Steven Joyce, William V. Arneth, III, LeeAnn Marie Flanagan, Weston John Gaddis, Thomas Fredrick Krall, Jennifer D'awn Jeffress, Christopher Joseph Heidenfelder, Elizabeth Anne MacDonald, Nathaniel Bates, Gary R. Couture, Scott M. Blandford, Thomas J. Goodnough, Byron Leslie Griffin, Andrea J. Vient
  • Patent number: 10299872
    Abstract: A robotic surgical method comprises providing an instrument chassis having a proximal mounting section and a distal mounting section rigidly coupled to the proximal mounting section, an instrument guide assembly movably coupled to the distal mounting section, a pair of proximal actuators coupled to the proximal mounting section, and a linkage system operably interconnecting the proximal actuators and the instrument guide assembly. The method further comprises providing first control signals to one of the proximal actuators to cause the linkage system to move the instrument guide assembly in a first rotational degree of freedom, providing second control signals to the other proximal actuator to cause the linkage system to move the instrument guide assembly in a second rotational degree of freedom, and providing third control signals to the proximal actuators to cause the linkage system to move the instrument guide assembly in a third rotational degree of freedom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas Grosvenor Cooper, David Quentin Larkin, David Joseph Rosa
  • Patent number: 10304258
    Abstract: A ground truth engine is described which has a memory holding a plurality of captured images depicting an articulated item. A processor of the engine is configured to access a parameterized, three dimensional (3D) model of the item. An optimizer of the ground truth engine is configured to compute ground truth values of the parameters of the 3D model for individual ones of the captured images, such that the articulated item depicted in the captured image fits the 3D model, the optimizer configured to take into account feedback data from one or more humans, about accuracy of a plurality of the computed values of the parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Lucas Bordeaux, Thomas Joseph Cashman, Federica Bogo, Jamie Daniel Joseph Shotton, Andrew William Fitzgibbon
  • Publication number: 20190153875
    Abstract: An airfoil assembly for a turbine engine can include an airfoil having an outer wall bounding an interior, and an insert located within the interior with a space between the insert and airfoil outer wall. A cooling hole can pass through the insert with an outlet fluidly coupled to the space between the insert and outer wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Paul Joseph Kreitzer, Bradford Alan Tracey, Michael Everitt Isenberg, Thomas Joseph Lipinski, Scott Alan Schimmels, Kenneth Jay Moore
  • Publication number: 20190153016
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a modular composition comprising 1) an oligonucleotide; 2) one or more tetraGalNAc ligands of Formula (I), which may be the same or different; optionally, 3) one or more linkers, which may be the same or different; 4) one or more peptides independently selected from Table 3, which may be the same or different; and optionally, 5) one or more targeting ligands, solubilizing agents, pharmacokinetics enhancing agents, lipids, and/or masking agents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: David TELLERS, Steven L. COLLETTI, Vadim DUDKIN, Jeffrey AARONSON, Aaron MOMOSE, Thomas Joseph TUCKER, Yu YUAN, Kathleen B. CALATI, Lu TIAN, Rubina G. PARMAR, Anthony W. SHAW, Weimin WANG, Rachel Anne STORR, Marina BUSUEK, Robert A. KOWTONIUK
  • Patent number: 10293527
    Abstract: A method for the continuous production of pre-insulated piping having an inner metal carrier pipe having an interior surface and an exterior surface and an envelope of foamed insulation surrounding the inner metal carrier pipe exterior surface. A molding apparatus is provided for forming an annulus about a pipe to be insulated into which foam can be injected. The pipe is continuously moved through the apparatus with foaming material being injected into the annulus where it is molded and cured to form a foam insulated pipe. The molding apparatus is a roller-drum having a cylindrical length and a plurality of individual rollers arranged in a series of linearly staggered, circular arrays which define the annulus where the foaming material is cured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Thermacor Process, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas Joseph Keyes