Patents by Inventor Thomas Lee

Thomas Lee 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: 11029148
    Abstract: Methods and systems for feed-forward of multi-layer and multi-process information using XPS and XRF technologies are disclosed. In an example, a method of thin film characterization includes measuring first XPS and XRF intensity signals for a sample having a first layer above a substrate. The first XPS and XRF intensity signals include information for the first layer and for the substrate. The method also involves determining a thickness of the first layer based on the first XPS and XRF intensity signals. The method also involves combining the information for the first layer and for the substrate to estimate an effective substrate. The method also involves measuring second XPS and XRF intensity signals for a sample having a second layer above the first layer above the substrate. The second XPS and XRF intensity signals include information for the second layer, for the first layer and for the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: NOVA MEASURING INSTRUMENTS, INC.
    Inventors: Heath A. Pois, Wei Ti Lee, Lawrence V. Bot, Michael C. Kwan, Mark Klare, Charles Thomas Larson
  • Patent number: 11032286
    Abstract: Techniques provided herein relate to registering secondary authentication information with a blockchain. A block chain is stored, having primary authentication information, secondary authentication information, or both that is used in authenticating one or more electronic data action requests provided by a client system to a backend system. The client system, a secondary device, or both registers the secondary device with blockchain node, such that secondary device data is stored as the primary authentication information, the secondary authentication information, or both in the blockchain node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Bharat Prasad, Charles Lee Oakes, III, Gunjan C. Vijayvergia, Vijay Jayapalan, Thomas Bret Buckingham
  • Patent number: 11027242
    Abstract: The present invention provides nanofiltration membranes with reduced chemical reactivity that can be utilized in manufacturing processes where reactive feedstocks and/or products are utilized or produced. Methods of making and using the membranes are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Novomer, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert E. Lapointe, Scott D. Allen, Han Lee, Thomas Widzinski, Jay J. Farmer
  • Patent number: 11030014
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for dynamically self-balancing communication and computation. In an embodiment, each partition of application data is stored on a respective computer of a cluster. The application is divided into distributed jobs, each of which corresponds to a partition. Each distributed job is hosted on the computer that hosts the corresponding data partition. Each computer divides its distributed job into computation tasks. Each computer has a pool of threads that execute the computation tasks. During execution, one computer receives a data access request from another computer. The data access request is executed by a thread of the pool. Threads of the pool are bimodal and may be repurposed between communication and computation, depending on workload. Each computer individually detects completion of its computation tasks. Each computer informs a central computer that its distributed job has finished. The central computer detects when all distributed jobs of the application have terminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas Manhardt, Sungpack Hong, Siegfried Depner, Jinsu Lee, Nicholas Roth, Hassan Chafi
  • Patent number: 11026791
    Abstract: A system for treating valvular regurgitation in a heart valve includes a flexible canopy and an elongated tether including an elastic portion and an inelastic portion. When the system is in a deployed configuration, a proximal end of the flexible canopy is coupled to an annulus of the heart valve and a distal end of the elongated tether is coupled to a ventricle. The flexible canopy is configured to overlay a first native leaflet of the heart valve, and tension on the elongated tether is applied and/or adjusted to prevent the first leaflet from prolapsing, to maximize coaptation of the flexible canopy with a second native leaflet of the heart valve, and to minimize regurgitation of the heart valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC.
    Inventors: Matthew Genovese, Jeffrey Sandstrom, Russell Pribanic, Thomas Mcpeak, Vania Lee, Dermot O'Brien, James Calvin Allan
  • Publication number: 20210162102
    Abstract: A method for collecting and filtering biological material from blood and other fluids during a surgical procedure includes: attaching a first cover including a suction port and an intake port to a collection trap; attaching a suction source to the suction port; attaching an instrument to the intake port, through which blood and tissue are suctioned and received into the collection trap; filing the collection trap with blood and tissue; removing the collection trap from the first cover; attaching a second cover to the collection trap in place of the first cover, the second cover including a suction port and a plunger, the plunger including a press head having a screen portion permitting blood and other fluids to pass; attaching a suction source to the suction port of the second cover; separating the blood from the tissue by deploying the plunger; and drawing off the blood through the suction port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2021
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Inventors: Robert Sean HENSLER, Thomas James PHILPOTT, Daniel Lee BIZZELL, Michael STARKEY
  • Publication number: 20210161892
    Abstract: The present invention provides a composition and method for preventing the growth of and/or treating cancerous tumors and/or delaying onset of cancer from tumor-initiating cells. The composition includes an effective amount of a compound of Formula (I) or Formula (II): or any pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof. The composition is administered alone or in combination with one or more chemotherapeutic agents, biological agents and/or anticancer agents. The method may include administering the composition of the present invention with or without the chemotherapeutic, biological, or other cancer treatment agent to a subject in need thereof intravenously, parenterally, nasally, topically or locally, orally, or by liposome, implant or via vessel-targeted nanosuspension delivery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2020
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: Aptorum Therapeutics Limited
    Inventors: Wai Yip Thomas LEE, Chung Sing Daniel POON, Ka Lun LAI, Junzhe HUANG, Ho Yin LI
  • Publication number: 20210162666
    Abstract: Examples of a print a print particle replenishment device are described. In some examples, a print particle replenishment device includes a rotating member to rotate about a central axis of the print particle replenishment device. In some examples, the rotating member includes an opening offset from the central axis. In some examples of a print particle replenishment device, a nozzle is offset from the central axis, where the nozzle is to slide with respect to an interior plane of the rotating member to align with the opening to transfer print particles through the nozzle and opening when in an open position. In some examples, a print particle replenishment device includes an extension that protrudes with respect to the opening to engage a port cover of a host device to move the port cover to open a port for replenishment at rotation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Inventors: Ji-Won MOON, Min-Chul LEE, Woong-Yong CHOI, Matthew James STOREY, Jefferson Blake WEST, Zackary Thomas HICKMAN
  • Patent number: 11022124
    Abstract: A whole home water appliance system includes controller circuitry, a primary sump pump driven by an electric motor, and a secondary sump pump driven with a flow of water. The system also includes a water control actuator operable as a water main control device for a domestic water distribution network and a flow meter to measure the flow of municipal water supplied to the network. The controller circuitry selectively energizes the primary sump pump to extract liquid from a sump pit based on a liquid level in the sump pit. The secondary sump pump independently controlled by a hydraulic level sensor to extract liquid from the sump pit. The water control actuator controlled by the controller circuitry to shut off a municipal water supply to the domestic water distribution network in response to detection of a leak. Communication circuitry included in the whole home water appliance may wirelessly communicate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: LOGICAL CONCEPTS, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas Owen Ward, David Lee Brown, Casey Wayne Hampton, Gage Herbert Wilkinson
  • Patent number: 11025622
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for associating an application that was pre-installed on a computer with a user account on an online store. A system configured to practice the method presents an application available for download, receives a request to download the application to a computing devices, determines that the application is a pre-installed application, presents an authorization prompt configured to request user authorization to link the application with a user account, receives the user authorization, generates a unique hardware identifier associated with the computing devices, determines that the application is linkable based upon the unique hardware identifier, and links the adoptable application with the user account when the adoptable application is linkable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Apple, Inc.
    Inventors: Pedraum R. Pardehpoosh, Craig M. Federighi, Daniel I. Feldman, Gregory T. Quirk, Jack R. Matthew, Jackie Lee-Kang, Jean-Pierre Ciudad, Monika E. Gromek, Thomas K. Burkholder, Daniel Emil Pu, Sam Gharabally, Ellis Marshall Verosub, Yoon Sub Hwang
  • Patent number: 11025997
    Abstract: A method of receiving a broadcast signal including a Non-Real-Time (NRT) service and a broadcast receiver are disclosed herein. A method of receiving a broadcast signal including an NRT service, method comprises receiving a broadcast signal including first signaling information and second signaling information, identifying the NRT service based on the first signaling information, identifying an Internet Protocol (IP) address of an NRT service signaling data based on the first signaling information and the second signaling information, receiving the NRT service signaling data by accessing the IP address, and downloading a desired NRT service based on the NRT service signaling data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jong Yeul Suh, Gomer Thomas, Jae Hyung Song, Jin Pil Kim, Ho Taek Hong, Joon Hui Lee
  • Patent number: 11020604
    Abstract: A method of treating an ischemic event in tissue of a subject in need thereof, includes applying light to a tissue susceptible to ischemic reperfusion injury, the light having a wavelength selected from two wavelength ranges selected from 730-770 nm, 850-890 nm, 880-920 nm, and 930-970 nm, thereby to reduce ischemic reperfusion injury in the tissue of the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Wayne State University
    Inventors: Maik Huttemann, Thomas Sanderson, John Kamholz, Kwaku Nantwi, Karin Przyklenk, Icksoo Lee, Lawrence Grossman
  • Patent number: 11023105
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer readable medium are provided for a composable analytics environment. A graphical module repository is provided that consists of a plurality of graphical modules that are configured to perform a data processing function. An input is received from a user indicating a selection of at least one graphical module from the graphical module repository to be part of an application. A data set to be analyzed by the application is received. The application designed by the user is executed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Lars Henry Fiedler, Timothy Dasey, Micah Thomas Lee, Heather Lynn Griffin, Ronald Taylor Locke, Kevin Kyung Nam, Rajendra F. Laad
  • Publication number: 20210158275
    Abstract: The systems and methods described herein relate to managing transportation of loads of items within a retail supply chain. A unified load tracking system aggregates information from multiple supply chain computing systems for presentation on a user interface accessible by multiple users. One user interface provide access to a multitude of information that is interconnected by a common, unique identifier for each movement of a load between an origin and destination. A load board is also provided which automates the spot market auction process and load tender process between carriers and a retail enterprise transportation management system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Inventors: Eric Christopher Helvie, Adam Lee Hollenbeck, Justine Rockers, Thomas Young
  • Publication number: 20210158276
    Abstract: The systems and methods described herein relate to managing transportation of loads of items within a retail supply chain. A unified load tracking system aggregates information from multiple supply chain computing systems for presentation on a user interface accessible by multiple users. One user interface provide access to a multitude of information that is interconnected by a common, unique identifier for each movement of a load between an origin and destination. A load board is also provided which automates the spot market auction process and load tender process between carriers and a retail enterprise transportation management system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Inventors: Eric Christopher Helvie, Adam Lee Hollenbeck, Justine Rockers, Thomas Young
  • Publication number: 20210157820
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and system for join operations of a plurality of relations that are distributed over a plurality of storage locations over a network of computing components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2021
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Inventors: Benoit Dageville, Thierry Cruanes, Marcin Zukowski, Allison Waingold Lee, Philipp Thomas Unterbrunner
  • Patent number: 11016634
    Abstract: A refrigerator storage system is described. The refrigerator storage system comprises a display having a home screen and a processor coupled to the display. The processor is configured to display at least one widget that provides an operation on the display, wherein the at least one widget comprises an interface portion providing direct access to a feature of the widget, wherein the direct access to the feature of the widget is provided from the home screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Adnan Agboatwalla, Garret Miller, James Stanley, Andy Wu, Robert Mori, Kristen Kator, Krisela Rivera, Peter Santos, Yuna S Garten, Wei Si, Scott Ysebert, Patrick Fiori, Han Min Lee, Eun Jae Lee, Youngsun Shin, Misu Jung, Yoolim Baek, So Woon Lee, Haeri Lee, Jiyoung Woo, Sora Kim, Robert Thomas
  • Patent number: 11017348
    Abstract: Methods and systems for delivering a package to a customer employ an on-demand locker assembly having a plurality of lockers. A computer-implemented method of staging delivery of a package to a customer includes displaying a network link that is selectable by the customer on an electronic client device. In response to selection of the network link, the package is transferred to one of the lockers. An access code for the locker is sent to the electronic client device. Upon entry of the access code, the locker is opened to provide the customer with access to the package to retrieve the package from the locker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Lee Brooks, Christa Stephens Glenn, Eric George Wallinger, Jonathan Pennucci Alexander, Thomas Emmanuel Van de Velde, Ripley Graeme MacDonald, Nicholas Groenke, Christopher David Brown, Christopher A. Heilman, Stephen Michael Kidson
  • Patent number: 11014822
    Abstract: A system, process and related sintered article are provided. The process includes supporting a piece of inorganic material with a pressurized gas and sintering the piece of inorganic material while supported by the pressurized gas by heating the piece of inorganic material to a temperature at or above a sintering temperature of the inorganic material such that the inorganic material is at least partially sintered forming the sintered article. The inorganic material is not in contact with a solid support during sintering. The sintered article, such as a ceramic article, is thin, has high surface quality, and/or has large surface areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Michael Edward Badding, William Joseph Bouton, Douglas Edward Brackley, Lanrik Wayne Kester, Thomas Dale Ketcham, Eric Lee Miller, Cameron Wayne Tanner, James William Zimmermann
  • Publication number: 20210152665
    Abstract: A system includes a mobile device having a processor and memory. The mobile device determines that a new vehicle is assigned to an identified owner and responsively initiates a settings configuration process. The configuration process includes presenting existing vehicle system settings from an existing vehicle that can be transferred to the new vehicle, receiving selection of settings to be transferred, receiving editing of settings to be transferred, presenting configurable vehicle system settings for the new vehicle that can be configured, receiving configuration of the settings, and saving selected, edited and newly configured settings to a data set, which is then uploaded to a server for transfer to the new vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Inventors: Kay Hart, David Sanabria, Marc Mills, Patricia Piedrahita, Thomas Lee Miller, Justin Bauer, Anthony Trentacosti, Colin Ho