Patents by Inventor Thomas Morris

Thomas Morris 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: 20190167342
    Abstract: An electrosurgical forceps instrument in which an energy conveying structure for efficiently transferring electromagnetic energy (e.g. microwave energy and/or radiofrequency energy) from a coaxial cable to electrodes on the forceps jaws is incorporated into a compact jaw opening structure. The jaw opening structure may be dimensioned to be suitable for insertion down the instrument channel of a endoscope or other scoping device. Alternatively, the device may be configured as a laparoscopic device or be used in open procedures. The instrument may be used as a tool to perform new minimally invasive surgical techniques such as Natural Orifice Transluminal Endosurgery (NOTES) or the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Christopher HANCOCK, George ULLRICH, David WEBB, Stephen MORRIS, Patrick BURN, Malcolm WHITE, Thomas CRAVEN
  • Patent number: 10307963
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including medium-encoded computer program products, facilitate creation and use of multi-material three dimensional models. In one aspect, a system includes one or more computer storage media having instructions stored thereon; and one or more data processing apparatus configured to execute the instructions to perform operations including (i) receiving input specifying different material properties of an object to be manufactured, (ii) generating from the input a three dimensional (3D) model of the object using overlapping volume representations of the different material properties of the object, wherein the overlapping volume representations employ different data formats and different resolutions, and (iii) storing the 3D model of the object for use in manufacturing the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Autodesk, Inc.
    Inventors: Francesco Iorio, Nigel Jed Wesley Morris, Adrian Adam Thomas Butscher, Massimiliano Moruzzi
  • Patent number: 10298893
    Abstract: A system and method for digital black level blending is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: CHRISTIE DIGITAL SYSTEMS USA, INC.
    Inventors: Kevin Moule, Nick Wasilka, Peter Anthony Van Eerd, Andrew Douglas Dennison, Ryan Thomas Morris, Daniel Thomson Urquhart
  • Publication number: 20190144590
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method of making polymerizable bio-based monomers containing one phenolic hydroxyl group which has been derivatized to provide at least one polymerizable functional group which is an ethylenically unsaturated functional group (such as a [meth]acrylate group), where the precursors of the polymerizable bio-based monomers are derived from raw lignin-containing biomass. Also disclosed herein are bio-based copolymers prepared from such bio-based monomers and a co-monomer, and methods of making and using such bio-based copolymers. In particular, the bio-based copolymers can be used as pressure sensitive adhesives, binders, and polymer electrolytes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: University of Delaware
    Inventors: Thomas H. Epps, III, Angela L. Holmberg, Kaleigh H. Nicastro, Shu Wang, Basudeb Saha, Li Shuai, Dionisios G. VLACHOS, Melody A. Morris
  • Patent number: 10271028
    Abstract: A device, system and method for subliminally projecting structured light patterns is provided. A computing device alters at least a portion of a plurality of content bitplanes to subtract a structured light bitplane therefrom, such that pixels of the structured light bitplane and the plurality of content bitplanes, when altered, sum to a same respective brightness as corresponding pixels of the plurality of content bitplanes before alteration. A a projector projects the structured light bitplane and the plurality of content bitplanes having the structured light bitplane subtracted therefrom. A camera captures images of the structured light bitplane as projected by the projector, for example to calibrate the projector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: CHRISTIE DIGITAL SYSTEMS USA, INC.
    Inventors: Mark Lamm, Randy Spruyt, Ryan Thomas Morris, Colin Yardley, John Vieth
  • Publication number: 20190003925
    Abstract: A scanner for inspecting a component is disclosed. The scanner may include a main body having a clamp attachable to the component, a first arm moveably attached to the main body, a first probe attached to the first arm, a first axial actuator in mechanical communication with the first arm, a second arm moveably attached to the main body, a second probe attached to the second arm, a second axial actuator in mechanical communication with the second arm, and a radial actuator in mechanical communication with the first arm and the second arm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Elena Otero, Thomas Morris, Christoph Hurzeler
  • Publication number: 20180345178
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a filter (31 38, 42) are disclosed. According to some embodiments, filter (31, 38, 42) may have a frame (34) and washing means operatively coupled to the frame (34) which is configured to wash one or more filter cloths simultaneously, the filter cloths being attached to a respective number of filter plate assemblies (13) which are supported by the frame (34). The washing means may comprise a laterally traversing washer mechanism, the laterally traversing washer mechanism being configured to move (8) along a lateral axis (35) of the filter (31, 38, 42) from a first side of the one or more filter cloths to a second side of the one or more filter cloths. In some embodiments, the washing means may be operatively coupled to the frame (34) via a track (3) and a washer carriage (1) on the track (3). In some embodiments, the washer carriage may be further provided with means, for example, to simultaneously shake one or more filter plate assemblies (13), without limitation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2016
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Thomas Morris, Jeffrey Sharp
  • Publication number: 20180139423
    Abstract: A system and method for digital black level blending is provided. The system comprises: projectors located to project respective images, onto a screen, that overlap in one or more overlap regions; at least one camera; and a computing device configured to, for each given projector: determine, using the at least one camera, respective correspondences between projected points of a given image, projected onto the screen by the given projector, and respective points of respective image modulators of other projectors of the projectors, the respective correspondences representing the respective points of the respective image modulators of the other projectors that correspond to overlap regions; determine respective brightness of the overlap regions; and, control pixels of an image modulator of the projector, and each of the respective image modulators, at least adjacent edge pixels corresponding to edges of overlap regions, to increase brightness in corresponding image regions using the respective brightness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Inventors: Kevin MOULE, Nick WASILKA, Peter Anthony VAN EERD, Andrew Douglas DENNISON, Ryan Thomas MORRIS, Daniel Thomson URQUHART
  • Publication number: 20180139422
    Abstract: A system and method for digital black level blending is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Inventors: Kevin MOULE, Nick WASILKA, Peter Anthony VAN EERD, Andrew Douglas DENNISON, Ryan Thomas MORRIS, Daniel Thomson URQUHART
  • Patent number: 9923437
    Abstract: A tool for shaping generator bars for large power generators. In particular, a tool for shaping a stator bar out of a straight unprocessed bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Technology GmbH
    Inventors: Daniel Fritz Stalder, Reinhard Fischer, Thomas Morris, Simon Christoph Honold, Patrik Kiss
  • Patent number: 9872003
    Abstract: A system and method for aligning stacked projectors is provided. A computing device is in communication with at least two projectors, configured to project images stacked onto each other, and at least one sensor configured to acquire respective images the projector images. Respective initial positions in a common space are determined of each of the projector images, from the sensor images, as well as a virtual projector image located at a common target position. Respective transforms for each of the projector images to one or more of shift and transform the projector images to the common target position of the virtual projector image. The respective transforms are applied to further first projector images to produce respective transformed projector images. The projectors are controlled to project the respective transformed projector images according to the common target position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: CHRISTIE DIGITAL SYSTEMS USA, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel Thomson Urquhart, Nicholas David Jankovic, Eliezer Azi Ben-Lavi, Ryan Thomas Morris
  • Publication number: 20170361470
    Abstract: A robotic system includes a main drive unit, a non-actuated extendable arm unit an axial drive unit, an arm guidance member, and a head articulation unit. The unit includes a mounting structure, and an arm storage unit coupled to the mounting structure. The arm unit is coupled to the arm storage unit to be moved axially in a lateral plane from the arm storage unit. The arm unit is flexible and thin in the lateral plane, and rigid and wide in a vertical plane. The unit may be coupled to the arm storage unit to enable axial extension and retraction of the unit. The head articulation unit is coupled to the arm unit to actuate thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Applicant: ANSALDO ENERGIA IP UK LIMITED
    Inventors: Elena OTERO DEL REAL, Wolfgang FISCHER, Edgar Ernesto CARRASCO, Christoph HUERZELER, Andres PERALTA, Dominil LOOSLI, Thomas SCHNEIDER, Thomas MORRIS
  • Patent number: 9676985
    Abstract: The present invention relates, in part, to heat transfer and refrigerant compositions and methods that include HFC-32; HFO-1234ze and HFC-125.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Samuel F. Yana Motta, Mark W. Spatz, Elizabet Del Carmen Vera Becerra, Ankit Sethi, Thomas Morris
  • Patent number: 9672667
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a system for presenting fleet vehicle operation information in standardized forms includes a telematics module and a data standardizing module. The telematics module receives measurements related to operation of multiple vehicles in a fleet. The data standardizing module, using a first technique, estimates a first value for a parameter for at least one vehicle of the multiple vehicles based at least on the measurements. Further, the data standardizing module, using a second technique, estimates a second value for the parameter for at least one vehicle of the multiple vehicles based at least on the measurements. The second technique including using some measurement to estimate the second value different from the measurements used to estimate the first value according to the first technique. The data standardizing module outputs one or both of the first value and the second value for presentation to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Telogis, Inc.
    Inventors: Ralph James Mason, David John Mitchell, John Thomas Morris
  • Publication number: 20170140652
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for collecting vehicle data from a vehicle engine computer of a vehicle and a plurality of sensors disposed about the vehicle and generating feedbacks for a driver of the vehicle using at least the vehicle data. The systems and methods additionally provide for receiving user inputs from the driver responding to the feedbacks so that the user inputs are associated with corresponding rule violations that triggered the feedbacks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Inventors: Eric Todd HODGES, Alexander C. GEE, Ralph Joseph MAIER, John Thomas Morris
  • Publication number: 20160362591
    Abstract: The present invention relates, in part, to heat transfer and refrigerant compositions and methods that include HFC-32; HFO-1234ze and HFC-125.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Publication date: December 15, 2016
    Inventors: Samuel F. Yana Motta, Mark W. Spatz, Elizabet Del Carmen Vera Becerra, Ankit Sethi, Thomas Morris
  • Patent number: 9475723
    Abstract: A mold for shaping glass can be made by a method that includes providing a mold body having a shaping surface comprising at least about 90% nickel and modifying the composition of the shaping surface of the mold body by exposing the shaping surface to an oxidizing heat treatment. The oxidizing heat treatment may include a ramping heat treatment, a fixed heat treatment, or both the ramping heat treatment and the fixed heat treatment. The ramping heat treatment may include increasing a heating temperature at a rate from about 20° C./hour to about 500° C./hour to a temperature from about 700° C. to about 1000° C. The fixed heat treatment may include holding the heating temperature from about 700° C. to about 1000° C. for a holding time of at least about 5 minutes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Kristen Marie Horn, David Myron Lineman, Kevin Thomas Morris, Wenchao Wang, Kim E. Womer
  • Patent number: 9424751
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for collecting vehicle data from a vehicle engine computer of a vehicle and a plurality of sensors disposed about the vehicle and generating feedbacks for a driver of the vehicle using at least the vehicle data. The systems and methods additionally provide for receiving user inputs from the driver responding to the feedbacks so that the user inputs are associated with corresponding rule violations that triggered the feedbacks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: TELOGIS, INC.
    Inventors: Eric Todd Hodges, Alexander C. Gee, Ralph Joseph Maier, John Thomas Morris
  • Publication number: 20160167894
    Abstract: An apparatus for locating a preform on a mold includes a preform handling tool and a force sensor coupled to the preform handling tool such that the force sensor is capable of sensing forces applied to the preform during handling of the preform by the preform handling tool. The apparatus includes a control device that is arranged and operable to move the preform handling tool relative to the mold. A method of locating the preform on the mold includes picking up the preform using the preform handling tool and placing the preform in a vicinity of the mold. Positions on the mold are mapped with an edge of the preform with the aid of the force sensor. The preform is paced on the mold according to the mapped positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Inventors: Kevin Thomas Morris, Andrew Nathan Nassau, Michael George Shultz, Matthew John Towner, Kevin William Uhlig, Ljerka Ukrainczyk, Thomas Achille Yorio
  • Patent number: 9365759
    Abstract: The present invention relates, in part, to heat transfer and refrigerant compositions and methods that include HFC-32; HFO-1234ze and HFC-125.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Samuel F. Yana Motta, Mark W. Spatz, Elizabet Del Carmen Vera Becerra, Ankit Sethi, Thomas Morris