Patents by Inventor Thomas M. Gordon

Thomas M. Gordon 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: 20150306486
    Abstract: Methods to prevent harm to athletes from overexertion, including inserting a dental appliance into a mouth of each monitored athlete, the dental appliance having sensors for monitoring parameters such as body temperature and hydration level of the athlete. Obtaining at a monitoring station wireless transmissions of current measurements from each of the dental appliances. Storing measurements along with a source of the measurements and a time associated with the measurements. Providing a notification when a monitored athlete is in danger from overexertion as indicated by a trend in the stored measurements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2015
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Inventors: Robert J. Logan, Dana C. Dorroh, Thomas M. Gordon, Barry H. Beith
  • Publication number: 20140131297
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a display structure that supports products in a display area within reach of a customer location. The apparatus further includes a panel structure supported for movement along upper and lower tracks. The panel structure has a transparent viewing section and indicia relating to the products, but is not configured to support any products itself. The panel structure also has horizontally opposite side edges spaced apart at a width that is less than the width of the display area. A frame structure supports the upper and lower tracks at locations that provide the panel structure with a path of movement interposed between the customer location and the display area. The path of movement includes positions in which the display area can be reached from the customer location past either of the opposite side edges of the panel structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Inventors: Michael A. Bass, Jamie B. Peltz, Kevin M. Shepard, Thomas M. Gordon, Raymond A. Phelps, Richard B. Young
  • Patent number: 8646627
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a display structure that supports products in a display area within reach of a customer location. The apparatus further includes a panel structure supported for movement along upper and lower tracks. The panel structure has a transparent viewing section and indicia relating to the products, but is not configured to support any products itself. The panel structure also has horizontally opposite side edges spaced apart at a width that is less than the width of the display area. A frame structure supports the upper and lower tracks at locations that provide the panel structure with a path of movement interposed between the customer location and the display area. The path of movement includes positions in which the display area can be reached from the customer location past either of the opposite side edges of the panel structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Jandorf Specialty Hardware
    Inventors: Michael A. Bass, Jamie B. Peltz, Kevin M. Shepard, Thomas M. Gordon, Raymond A. Phelps, Richard B. Young
  • Publication number: 20120172678
    Abstract: Methods and systems for monitoring biometric and/or environmental data of a user are provided. The user monitoring system includes a dental appliance configured to fit substantially inside a mouth of a user, a temperature sensor for measuring user temperature, a force sensor for measuring force experienced by the user and a processor for acquiring and processing temperature and force data of the user. The user monitoring system may communicate with an observer monitoring system. In some embodiments, the user monitoring system also measures one or more of blood oxygen saturation level, proper placement of the dental appliance, ambient air temperature, light levels and respiration rate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Inventors: Robert J. Logan, Dana C. Dorroh, Thomas M. Gordon, III, Barry H. Beith
  • Publication number: 20120172679
    Abstract: Methods and systems for monitoring biometric and/or environmental data of a user are provided. The user monitoring system includes a dental appliance configured to fit substantially inside a mouth of a user, a pulse oximeter for measuring user oxygen saturation level, a pressure sensor for measuring pressure exerted by the user and a processor for acquiring and processing oxygen saturation and pressure data of the user. The user monitoring system may communicate with an observer monitoring system. In some embodiments, the user monitoring system also measures one or more of ambient air temperature, light levels, respiration rate and environmental hazards.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Inventors: Robert J. Logan, Dana C. Dorroh, Thomas M. Gordon, III, Barry H. Beith
  • Publication number: 20120172677
    Abstract: Methods and systems for monitoring biometric and/or environmental data of a user are provided. The user monitoring system includes a dental appliance configured to fit substantially inside a mouth of a user, a temperature sensor for measuring user temperature, a pressure sensor for measuring pressure exerted by the user, and a processor for acquiring and processing temperature and pressure data of the user. The user monitoring system may communicate with an observer monitoring system. In some embodiments, the user monitoring system also measures one or more of blood oxygen saturation level, proper placement of the dental appliance, ambient air temperature, light levels and respiration rate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Inventors: Robert J. Logan, Dana C. Dorroh, Thomas M. Gordon, III, Barry H. Beith
  • Publication number: 20110315644
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a display structure that supports products in a display area within reach of a customer location. The apparatus further includes a panel structure supported for movement along upper and lower tracks. The panel structure has a transparent viewing section and indicia relating to the products, but is not configured to support any products itself. The panel structure also has horizontally opposite side edges spaced apart at a width that is less than the width of the display area. A frame structure supports the upper and lower tracks at locations that provide the panel structure with a path of movement interposed between the customer location and the display area. The path of movement includes positions in which the display area can be reached from the customer location past either of the opposite side edges of the panel structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2010
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Inventors: Michael A. Bass, Jamie B. Peltz, Kevin M. Shepard, Thomas M. Gordon, Raymond A. Phelps, Richard B. Young
  • Patent number: 6686851
    Abstract: A device for enhancing altitude awareness in an avionics display is disclosed. The device includes an altitude indicator that displays a current altitude on the avionics display. A scrolling display of altitude levels is displayed with the altitude indicator on the avionics display. The scrolling display includes a plurality of scaled numbers that represent predetermined intervals of altitude levels surrounding the current altitude. The scrolling display also includes a non-numeric graphic construct that is displayed adjacent the plurality of scaled numbers. The graphic construct has first and second substantially mirror-image portions that are positioned on first and second opposing sides of the plurality of scaled numbers. A controller causes the altitude indicator to display the current altitude on the avionics display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2004
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins
    Inventors: Thomas M. Gordon, Timothy J. Etherington
  • Patent number: 6285298
    Abstract: An avionics system with a common sensor detector that includes analog sensors for sensing flight parameters of an aircraft and for providing sensor signals indicative of the flight parameters. Avionics computers compute flight parameter data associated with the sensor signals from the analog sensors. A primary flight display receives, processes, and displays the flight parameter data. The primary flight display includes inside limit data comparators to compare the flight parameter data from at least a same pair of flight computers to indicate a common sensor fault condition when the flight parameter data difference is zero or approximately zero for a predetermined period of time. Other safety critical systems may employ the common sensor detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2001
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins
    Inventor: Thomas M. Gordon
  • Patent number: 6205376
    Abstract: Disclosed are avionics systems and methods of using the same to monitor a pitot-static system for blockages. A first aircraft movement rate is calculated as a function of a pressure sensed using the pitot-static system. A reference movement rate is calculated using an independent navigation system such as an inertial reference system, a global positioning system, or an attitude heading reference system. The calculated first aircraft movement rate is compared to the calculated reference movement rate to determine whether the calculated first aircraft movement rate falls within a predetermined tolerance range about the calculated reference movement rate. If the calculated first aircraft movement rate falls outside of the predetermined tolerance range about the calculated reference aircraft movement rate, it is determined that a blockage exists in at least one of a pitot tube or a static port of the pitot-static system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2001
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas M. Gordon
  • Patent number: 6128553
    Abstract: A remote menuing system uses a control knob to select menu items on a display screen. The menu items may be selected by depressing a switch, the switch being integrated with the control knob. Once the menu item has been selected, an operator may modify the value of the selected item by rotating the control knob. When a desired value is displayed, the item may be set by again depressing the switch integrated with the control knob. The use of an integrated control knob and switch, provides ease of use of a menu system while allowing the integrated knob to be located away from the display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2000
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas M. Gordon, Stephen R. Johnson, C. Scott Cole
  • Patent number: 5232528
    Abstract: Various methods are disclosed for securing a label, such as a bar code label, to a key blank. A first layer, preferably formed from any clear or solid plastic, includes indicia defining the bar code information. The first layer is welded, fused, or rivet connection to a second layer, again preferably formed from plastic, through a key opening. Alternatively, a rivet extends through the key opening and mechanically retains the first layer to the key blank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 1991
    Date of Patent: August 3, 1993
    Assignee: American Consumer Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Yury Reznickenko, George Wasko, Thomas M. Gordon