Patents by Inventor Thomas McGee

Thomas McGee 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: 20200349075
    Abstract: In exemplary aspects of enforcing cache coherency, a request is received from a node controller, to process a cache coherent operation on a memory block in a shared memory. Based on the information included in the request, a determination is made as to whether the request was transmitted from a processor that is remote relative to the memory that includes the memory block referenced in the request. If the request is from a remote processor, the hardware-based cache coherency of the system is disabled. Instead, the request is processed according to software-based cache coherency mechanisms. A response to the request is transmitted to the requestor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas McGee, Michael S. Woodacre, Michael Malewicki
  • Publication number: 20200349076
    Abstract: In exemplary aspects of cache coherency management, a first request is received and includes an address of a first memory block in a shared memory. The shared memory includes memory blocks of memory devices associated with respective processors. Each of the memory blocks are associated with one of a plurality of memory categories indicating a protocol for managing cache coherency for the respective memory block. A memory category associated with the first memory block is determined and a response to the first request is based on the memory category of the first memory block. The first memory block and a second memory block are included in one of the same memory devices, and the memory category of the first memory block is different than the memory category of the second memory block.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventors: Frank R. Dropps, Michael S. Woodacre, Thomas McGee, Michael Malewicki
  • Publication number: 20200319220
    Abstract: A flow cell and cartridge assembly may be loaded into a processing system, such as for genetic sequencing. The system locates the assembly and is then actuated to move the assembly to a desired reference position in both X- and Y-directions. Further actuation causes clamps to contact the flow cell, the cartridge, or both to exert a hold-down force during processing. Further hold-down forces may be provided by a vacuum chuck. Fluid connections are also made by manifolds that contact the flow cell. The hold-down forces counteract the forces needed for sealing the manifolds to the flow cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Anthony John de Ruyter, Patrick Kehl, Thomas McGee
  • Patent number: 10718786
    Abstract: A flow cell and cartridge assembly may be loaded into a processing system, such as for genetic sequencing. The system locates the assembly and is then actuated to move the assembly to a desired reference position in both X- and Y-directions. Further actuation causes clamps to contact the flow cell, the cartridge, or both to exert a hold-down force during processing. Further hold-down forces may be provided by a vacuum chuck. Fluid connections are also made by manifolds that contact the flow cell. The hold-down forces counteract the forces needed for sealing the manifolds to the flow cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Illumina, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony John de Ruyter, Patrick Kehl, Thomas McGee
  • Patent number: 10426131
    Abstract: A solid, free-flowing composition adapted to deliver fragrance or malodor counteractant in a consumer product that is subjected to actual or potential malodorous influences. The composition comprises a delivery system consisting of a core material surrounded by a fragranced material comprising microdroplets of a dispersed fragrance in a fragrance-encapsulating material, optionally surrounded by a protective coating, and, an external absorbent material in which the fragrance delivery vehicle is dispersed. The composition is effective with respect to animal litters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: GIVAUDAN S.A.
    Inventors: Christian Quellet, Johnny Bouwmeesters, Sibilla Delorenzi, Thomas McGee
  • Patent number: 10004205
    Abstract: A solid, free-flowing composition adapted to deliver fragrance or malodor counteractant in a consumer product that is subjected to actual or potential malodorous influences, comprising: a delivery system consisting of a core material surrounded by a fragranced material comprising microdroplets of a dispersed fragrance in a fragrance-encapsulating material, optionally surrounded by a protective coating, and, an external absorbent material in which the fragrance delivery vehicle is dispersed. The invention is especially effective with respect to animal litters, especially those for cats.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: GIVAUDAN SA
    Inventors: Christian Quellet, Johnny Bouwmeesters, Sibilla DeLorenzi, Thomas McGee
  • Publication number: 20180143216
    Abstract: A flow cell and cartridge assembly may be loaded into a processing system, such as for genetic sequencing. The system locates the assembly and is then actuated to move the assembly to a desired reference position in both X- and Y-directions. Further actuation causes clamps to contact the flow cell, the cartridge, or both to exert a hold-down force during processing. Further hold-down forces may be provided by a vacuum chuck. Fluid connections are also made by manifolds that contact the flow cell. The hold-down forces counteract the forces needed for sealing the manifolds to the flow cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Inventors: Anthony John de Ruyter, Patrick Kehl, Thomas McGee
  • Publication number: 20180070555
    Abstract: A solid, free-flowing composition adapted to deliver fragrance or malodor counteractant in a consumer product that is subjected to actual or potential malodorous influences. The composition comprises a delivery system consisting of a core material surrounded by a fragranced material comprising microdroplets of a dispersed fragrance in a fragrance-encapsulating material, optionally surrounded by a protective coating, and, an external absorbent material in which the fragrance delivery vehicle is dispersed. The composition is effective with respect to animal litters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Inventors: Christian QUELLET, Johnny BOUWMEESTERS, Sibilla DELORENZI, Thomas MCGEE
  • Patent number: 8528019
    Abstract: A method of selecting, storing and delivering desired audio/data/visual information includes the steps of determining viewing preferences of a viewer and receiving a first group of audio/data/visual signals, for example, broadcast and cable television signals or internet-based signals. Based on the first group of audio/data/visual signals, a second group of audio/data/visual signals, which is a subset of the first group of audio/data/visual signals, is identified. The second group of audio/data/visual signals is selected based on the association of EPG data for each signal with the viewing preferences of the viewer. Content data is then extracted from the second group of audio/data/visual signals and compared with the viewing preferences. The content data may include, for example, closed-captioned text, EPG data, audio information, visual information and transcript information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Nevenka Dimitrova, Thomas McGee, Jan Hermanus Elenbaas, Lalitha Agnihotri, Radu Jasinschi, Serhan Dagtas, Aaron S Mendelsohn
  • Patent number: 8292560
    Abstract: A modified anchor device for attaching a structure to a thin-walled work piece allows a structure, such as a luggage or utility rack, to be attached to a work piece, such as an automobile roof, without threaded fasteners connecting the structure to the work piece. The anchor device has an double-sectioned head having an upper head member and a lower head member The upper head member extends above the surface of the work piece a sufficient distance such that the upper head member engages the top surface of the structure, thus retaining the bottom side of the structure in face-to-face contact with the top side of the work piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: AVK Industrial Products
    Inventors: Thomas McGee, Frank Neri
  • Patent number: 7883028
    Abstract: A device adapted to provide volatile liquid material to an atmosphere, comprising a reservoir containing volatile liquid material, a rod-like transfer member extending therefrom and adapted to transfer liquid from the reservoir, and at least one diffusion surface adapted to receive the liquid from the transfer member and facilitate its evaporation into the atmosphere, the diffusion surface extending essentially laterally from the transfer member and comprising at least one non-integral, non-porous sheet bearing a surface capillarity, which sheet has an extent and a capillarity sufficient to allow an appropriate evaporation. The device is cheap and easy to construct, versatile and diffuses odor without major changes of the odor over time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignee: Givaudan SA
    Inventors: Thomas McGee, Richard P. Sgaramella, Colin Brown, Guy Edward Naish, Kishen Gohil
  • Patent number: 7846887
    Abstract: Cysteine derivatives of formula (I) wherein R1-R7 are as defined in the description, and their use as malodor counteractant. Furthermore, a process of their production and consumer products comprising them are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: Givaudan SA
    Inventors: Felix Flachsmann, Markus Gautschi, Thomas McGee, Richard P. Sgaramella
  • Publication number: 20100209378
    Abstract: Compound of formula (I) wherein the dotted line is no bond or the dotted line together with the carbon-carbon bond represents a double bond; X and Y represent independently carbonyl, —CH2—, —CHMe-, or —C(Me)2-; and n and m are independently 0 or 1; with the proviso that if X is carbonyl either or both of n or m is 0, and their use as malodor counteractant. Furthermore, a process of their production and consumer products comprising them is described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2008
    Publication date: August 19, 2010
    Applicant: GIVAUDAN SA
    Inventors: Felix Flachsmann, Markus Gautschi, Richard P. Sgaramella, Thomas McGee
  • Publication number: 20100179088
    Abstract: Cysteine derivatives of formula (I) wherein R1-R7 are as defined in the description, and their use as malodor counteractant. Furthermore, a process of their production and consumer products comprising them are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2008
    Publication date: July 15, 2010
    Applicant: Givaudan SA
    Inventors: Felix Flachsmann, Markus Gautschi, Thomas McGee, Richard P. Sgaramella
  • Publication number: 20100120656
    Abstract: A cleaning composition comprising at least one strong acid, the composition additionally comprising an oily material and at least one electrolyte, the oily material having a viscosity of 100 cSt maximum@20° C., preferably less than 20 cSt maximum@20 C. and a specific gravity less than that of water, the oily material optionally comprising fragrance soluble therein. In such a composition, the strong and often potentially hazardous odor generally characteristic of such cleaners is substantially reduced or even completely eliminated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2007
    Publication date: May 13, 2010
    Applicant: Givaudan SA
    Inventors: Thomas McGee, Denis Thomas Smialowicz, Richard P. Sgaramella
  • Publication number: 20100101177
    Abstract: A modified anchor device for attaching a structure to a thin-walled work piece allows a structure, such as a luggage or utility rack, to be attached to a work piece, such as an automobile roof, without threaded fasteners connecting the structure to the work piece. The anchor device has an double-sectioned head having an upper head member and a lower head member The upper head member extends above the surface of the work piece a sufficient distance such that the upper head member engages the top surface of the structure, thus retaining the bottom side of the structure in face-to-face contact with the top side of the work piece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2009
    Publication date: April 29, 2010
    Inventors: Thomas McGee, Frank Neri
  • Publication number: 20100034766
    Abstract: A malodor counteracting composition comprising at least one compound of formula (A) and at least one compound of formula (B) wherein n, X, Y and R1 to R4 are as defined in the description.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2007
    Publication date: February 11, 2010
    Applicant: Givaudan SA
    Inventors: Thomas McGee, Felix Flachsmann, Markus Gautschi, Philip Kraft, Richard P. Sgaramella, Kumar Venkateswara Vedantam
  • Publication number: 20100021413
    Abstract: A malodor counteracting composition comprising at least one compound of formula (A) and at least one compound of formula (B) wherein R1 to R6are as defined in the description.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2007
    Publication date: January 28, 2010
    Applicant: GIVAUDAN SA
    Inventors: Thomas McGee, Felix Flaschsmann, Markus Gautschi, Richard P. Sgaramella, Venkateswara Kumar Vedantam
  • Publication number: 20090200399
    Abstract: A plug-in device adapted to disseminate a plurality of volatile liquids, such as fragrances, individually into an atmosphere, the device comprising a plurality of volatile liquids and a dissemination means, the liquids being accommodated on a rotatable wheel, which wheel is rotated such that the individual liquids come into liquid disseminating proximity to the liquid disseminating means. The device substantially overcomes the problem of “habituation” encountered with a single fragrance air freshener.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2007
    Publication date: August 13, 2009
    Applicant: Givaudan SA
    Inventors: Thomas McGee, Colin Litten-Brown, Kishen Gohil, Guy Edward Naish
  • Patent number: D671713
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Inventor: Thomas McGee