Patents by Inventor Thomas Kent

Thomas Kent 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: 11324233
    Abstract: The present invention relates in general to the field of pet food. In particular the present invention relates to a meat like chunk that can be incorporated into a complete pet food. One embodiment of the present invention is a method of using multiple scraped surface heat exchangers and a steam tunnel to produce a meat like chunk. Another embodiment is a composition of meat ingredients, dried egg product, egg whites, and pea protein that results in a meat like chunk having an improved appearance that closely resembles that of actual pieces of meat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: USPET Nutrition, LLC
    Inventor: Thomas Kent Ray
  • Patent number: 11315840
    Abstract: An assembly for monitoring a semiconductor device under test comprising a mill configured to mill the device, a sensor configured to measure an electrical characteristic of the device, and a computer configured to determine the amount of strain in the device from the electrical characteristic when the mill is milling the device and detect an endpoint of milling at a circuit within the device. In use the endpoints of the milling process of the semiconductor device are detected measuring an electrical characteristic of the device with a sensor during milling determining the amount of strain in the device from the electrical characteristic and detecting an endpoint of the milling process within the device based on the amount of strain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Battelle Memorial Institute
    Inventors: Jeremiah J. Schley, Thomas Kent, Katie Liszewski, Isaac Goldthwaite
  • Publication number: 20220025894
    Abstract: A motor leakage current detector and/or a heat compensating circuit, devices using same and related methods are disclosed herein. Included are a uniquely wired current transformer to allow for polarity agnostic leakage current detection, a leakage current detector using same and having a notifier to alert a user. In other forms, an accessory power cord and power strip are disclosed capable of detecting early motor failure conditions. In still other forms, other machinery failure early warning systems are disclosed as are numerous motor operated devices using same including without limitation pumps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2021
    Publication date: January 27, 2022
    Inventors: Philip Anthony Mayleben, Thomas Kent Flippin, Cristian Codreanu
  • Publication number: 20220020114
    Abstract: A multimodal inspection system (MIS) is disclosed herein. The MIS may use one or more modalities to inspect a sample. Some of the modalities include, but are not limited to, Raman, visible (VIS), terahertz (THz) spectroscopy, longwave infrared (LWIR), shortwave infrared (SWIR), laser profilometry (LP), electromagnetic interference (EMI) near field probing, and/or, Millimeter Wave (MMW) radar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2021
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Applicant: Battelle Memorial Institute
    Inventors: Anthony George, Thomas Kent, Blaine Miller, Katie Liszewski, Russell Gilabert, Timothy McDonley
  • Publication number: 20210321939
    Abstract: A device is disclosed that can detect and treat disordered breathing in a patient. The device can include at least one contact adapted to make contact with a portion of an oral cavity of a patient, and a control circuit configured to: in a first mode, detect a presence of disordered breathing in the patient based, at least in part, on a first signal received from the at least one contact; and in a second mode, provide electrical stimulation via the at least one contact to a portion of the patient's upper airway based on a detection of the presence of disordered breathing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2021
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Inventors: Steven Thomas Kent, Harold Byron Kent, Christopher Fisher, Ronald W. Young, Karena Yadira Puldon, Robert Douglas Kent, Laurence Wylie Harter
  • Publication number: 20210322767
    Abstract: An oral appliance is disclosed that provides electrical stimulation to a patient's tongue in a manner that prevents collapse of the tongue and/or soft palate during sleep. More specifically, the appliance may induce a reversible current or currents in a lateral direction across the tongue in a manner that shortens the patient's Palatoglossus muscle, which in turn pulls the patient's soft palate downward towards a base of the tongue and/or decreases a volume of the tongue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2021
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Inventors: Steven Thomas Kent, Laurence Wylie Harter, Harold Byron Kent, Karena Yadira Puldon
  • Patent number: 11022575
    Abstract: Systems and methods for measuring unique microelectronic electromagnetic signatures are provided. A method includes injecting a nondestructive signal as input into a port of an object. The method may further include receiving as output from a signal path within the object a unique frequency dependent complex spectrum comprising a reflection spectrum or a transmission spectrum. The method may also include generating a unique object signature based upon the port and the received spectrum. The method may still further include differentiating the object from a different object based upon a comparison of the unique object signature of each.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Applied Research Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Christian Eakins, Thomas Kent
  • Publication number: 20200373211
    Abstract: An assembly for monitoring a semiconductor device under test comprising a mill configured to mill the device, a sensor configured to measure an electrical characteristic of the device, and a computer configured to determine the amount of strain in the device from the electrical characteristic when the mill is milling the device and detect an endpoint of milling at a circuit within the device. In use the endpoints of the milling process of the semiconductor device are detected measuring an electrical characteristic of the device with a sensor during milling determining the amount of strain in the device from the electrical characteristic and detecting an endpoint of the milling process within the device based on the amount of strain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Jeremiah J. SCHLEY, Thomas KENT, Katie LISZEWSKI, Isaac GOLDTHWAITE
  • Publication number: 20200289313
    Abstract: The present invention provides a safe sexual behavior aid having a main body with a first side and a second side, and the main body is formed with at least one through hole and formed with a finger sleeve portion. Accordingly, when a user uses the safe sexual behavior aid, a finger can be sleeved in the finger sleeve portion, and then the mouth and tongue contact with the first side and make oral sex with a recipient of the second side. Through the finger sleeve portion, the user can clearly distinguish the first side where the mouth and tongue contact with, and the second side where the recipient clings to; thereby achieving the effect of safe oral sex, and convenience of holding and using through effectively sleeving in the finger sleeve portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2019
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventor: Thomas Kent York
  • Publication number: 20200229460
    Abstract: The present invention relates in general to the field of pet food. In particular the present invention relates to a meat like chunk that can be incorporated into a complete pet food. One embodiment of the present invention is a method of using multiple scraped surface heat exchangers and a steam tunnel to produce a meat like chunk. Another embodiment is a composition of meat ingredients, dried egg product, egg whites, and pea protein that results in a meat like chunk having an improved appearance that closely resembles that of actual pieces of meat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventor: Thomas Kent Ray
  • Publication number: 20200001077
    Abstract: An oral appliance is disclosed that provides electrical stimulation to a patient's tongue in a manner that prevents collapse of the tongue and/or soft palate during sleep. More specifically, the appliance may induce a reversible current or currents in a lateral direction across the tongue in a manner that shortens the patient's Palatoglossus muscle, which in turn pulls the patient's soft palate downward towards a base of the tongue and/or decreases a volume of the tongue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Steven Thomas Kent, Laurence Wylie Harter, Harold Byron Kent, Karena Yadira Puldon
  • Publication number: 20190358449
    Abstract: An oral appliance is disclosed that provides electrical stimulation to a patient's tongue in a manner that prevents collapse of the tongue and/or soft palate during sleep. More specifically, the appliance may induce a reversible current or currents in a lateral direction across the tongue in a manner that shortens the patient's Palatoglossus muscle, which in turn pulls the patient's soft palate downward towards a base of the tongue and/or decreases a volume of the tongue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Steven Thomas Kent, Laurence Wylie Harter, Harold Byron Kent, Karena Yadira Puldon
  • Publication number: 20190200747
    Abstract: A hair comb set structure includes a comb body and a comb cover. The comb body has a first side surface, a second side surface and one end formed with a handle. Furthermore, the comb body is formed with multiple guide holes between the first side surface and the second side surface, and the comb cover is assembled with the comb body. At least one baffle and at least one projection are formed on an inner wall of the comb cover. The baffle is joined to the first side surface, and the projection is joined to the second side surface. Thus, the comb body of the hair comb set structure can guide hot air steams through the guide holes, and the comb cover can directly cover the comb body, so that the rapid drying and convenient covering and protecting effects can be achieved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventor: Thomas Kent York
  • Patent number: 10288189
    Abstract: A pneumatic controller for connecting to a vacuum source and providing a vacuum output signal. The pneumatic controller includes a valve body defining a number of different chambers. At least two of the chambers that are separated by diaphragm and one of these chambers is maintained at vacuum pressure. In response to a pressure differential between the two chambers, the diaphragm deforms causing a valve to move from a first position, where an output port is coupled to atmospheric pressure, to a second position, where the output port is coupled to vacuum pressure. The valve is inhibited for moving between the first and second positions unless a sufficient vacuum pressure is present. Movement of the valve from the second position to the first position is also delayed until the two chambers are substantially equalized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Acorn Engineering Company
    Inventors: Carlos J. Galeazzi, Thomas Kent Zinn, Ronald T. Hahn
  • Publication number: 20190114576
    Abstract: Described are platforms, systems, media, and methods for maintaining a database of items associated with one or more skill requirements and a visit duration; maintaining a database of experts associated with one or more skill proficiencies, a location, and a schedule; receiving a request from a consumer for delivery by an expert of one or more items in the database to a consumer address; identifying experts in the database having skill proficiencies matching the skill requirements of the one or more items and available in a timeslot for the visit duration of the one or more items; presenting timeslots for which one or more experts are identified to the consumer and allowing the consumer to select a timeslot; and selecting an expert from among the identified experts in the selected timeslot based on shortest travel time; provided that utilization of the selected expert exceeds a predetermined utilization threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Inventors: Ronald B. Johnson, Omar Al-Jadda, Tara Loy Bass, Ryan Mackenzie Glassett, Evan Travis Anderson, Philippe Miguel Huibonhoa, Ana Cheng Z Liu, Lucas Emmanuel Ramadan, Judith Diana Pachciarz Wacker, Nam Quoc Tran, Thomas Kent Suiter, Sean Patrick Foy, Yang-Sup Chung, Sandhya Jagannath, Anil Gandham, Michael Gregory Pearce, Laila Atassi, Michael Shane Rogers, Nina Revko
  • Publication number: 20190072204
    Abstract: A pneumatic controller for connecting to a vacuum source and providing a vacuum output signal. The pneumatic controller includes a valve body defining a number of different chambers. At least two of the chambers that are separated by diaphragm and one of these chambers is maintained at vacuum pressure. In response to a pressure differential between the two chambers, the diaphragm deforms causing a valve to move from a first position, where an output port is coupled to atmospheric pressure, to a second position, where the output port is coupled to vacuum pressure. The valve is inhibited for moving between the first and second positions unless a sufficient vacuum pressure is present. Movement of the valve from the second position to the first position is also delayed until the two chambers are substantially equalized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Inventors: Carlos J. Galeazzi, Thomas Kent Zinn, Ronald T. Hahn
  • Publication number: 20190057700
    Abstract: A communication device that can fit within an oral cavity of a person includes a number of contacts and a control circuit adapted to be positioned within the oral cavity. The number of contacts are configured to obtain one or more signals indicative of activity in at least an upper airway of the person. The control circuit is configured to interpret a communication provided by the person based at least in part on the one or more obtained signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Inventors: Harold Byron Kent, Robert Douglas Kent, Karena Yadira Puldon, Steven Thomas Kent
  • Patent number: 10195426
    Abstract: An oral appliance provides electrical stimulation to a patient's tongue in a manner that prevents collapse of the tongue and/or soft palate during sleep. More specifically, the appliance may induce a reversible current or currents in a lateral direction across the tongue in a manner that shortens the patient's Palatoglossus muscle, which in turn pulls the patient's soft palate downward towards a base of the tongue, and/or decreases a volume of the tongue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: INVICTA MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Steven Thomas Kent, Laurence Wylie Harter, Harold Byron Kent, Karena Yadira Puldon
  • Patent number: 10195427
    Abstract: An oral appliance is disclosed that provides electrical stimulation to a patient's tongue in a manner that prevents collapse of the tongue and/or soft palate during sleep. More specifically, the appliance may induce a reversible current or currents in a lateral direction across the tongue in a manner that shortens the patient's Palatoglossus muscle, which in turn pulls the patient's soft palate downward towards a base of the tongue and/or decreases a volume of the tongue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: INVICTA MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Steven Thomas Kent, Laurence Wylie Harter, Harold Byron Kent, Karena Yadira Puldon
  • Patent number: D874833
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: ASCEND ACCESSORY LTD.
    Inventor: Thomas Kent York