Patents by Inventor Thomas Morrison

Thomas Morrison 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: 11013426
    Abstract: Many factors contribute to dogs' superior olfactory capabilities as compared to humans. Studies explored this aspect at the cellular and behavior levels; however, the cognitive-level neural substrates linking them have never been explored. Since sedated dogs cannot sniff, the present application illustrates the cognitive-level linking neural substrate using fMRI of conscious dogs. The head motion of the canine is accounted for by behavioral training and optical motion tracking. The olfactory bulb is commonly activated in both awake and anesthetized dogs, while parietal and frontal structures are activated only in the former and subcortical structures only in the latter. Comparison of low and high odor intensity shows differences in both the strength and spatial extent of activation in higher cognitive structures. Unlike humans, neural structures even at the top of the cognitive hierarchy are modulated by odor concentration in dogs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Auburn University
    Inventors: Gopikrishna Deshpande, Paul Waggoner, Vitaly Vodyanoy, Hao Jia, Oleg Pustovyy, Thomas Denney, Ed Morrison, Ronald Beyers
  • Patent number: 11018884
    Abstract: Described herein is a system that enables a user to filter notable events, representations for which are presented on an interactive timeline associated with a teleconference session or a collaboration environment. The filtering can be implemented based on a type of a notable event and/or based on a specific notable event. The system is also configured to enable a user to search for instances of a type of event and instances of a specific notable event. The system is configured to provide results to the search request that list the teleconference sessions that include the located instances. The user can then select a teleconference session from the results to view an interactive timeline that includes representations of the located instances. Consequently, the system provides a tool that enables a user to efficiently and effectively locate events on an interactive timeline that are desirable (e.g., activity the user wants to view).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Jason Thomas Faulkner, Thomas Bouchard, Casey Baker, Sonu Arora, Kevin D. Morrison
  • Patent number: 10967261
    Abstract: Modern computer based gaming in contrast to traditional gaming does not present the user/player with “responsibility” in that failure has negligible or no consequences and losing an element or part of the game is now essentially limited to failure of the standalone gaming console or failure to maintain an active account with some premium Internet based gaming applications. However, if the player's character within a game was linked to a physical element that stored their data in a secure manner and was required physically to electronically connect to the gaming system for the player to play then loss of the physical element means loss of the avatar. Similarly, if the securely stored data is written down to zero upon the death of the avatar within the game then the system may prevent the user restoring their game to a prior point to replay and avoid their failure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Inventors: Cory William Morrison, Richard Thomas Morrison, Rodrigo Alcides Amador
  • Publication number: 20210077267
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a spinal implant (10, 110, 210, 310, 400) is provided and includes a body portion defining a longitudinal axis. The body portion includes a distal end portion, a proximal end portion, opposed side surfaces that extend between the distal and proximal end portions, and top and bottom surfaces configured and adapted to engage vertebral bodies. The top and bottom surfaces have a surface roughness between 3-4 ?m. A cavity extends through the top and bottom surfaces defining a surface area that is at least 25% of a surface area of the top surface or the bottom surface. First orifices (24, 124, 224, 324, 426a) are defined through the top surface and second orifices (34, 134, 234, 334, 426b) are defined through the bottom surface. The second orifices are connected to the first orifices by a plurality of channels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Applicant: K2M, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas MORRISON, Richard W. WOODS, Richard PELLEGRINO, Michael PROSSER
  • Publication number: 20200250114
    Abstract: Differing widths of retimers are developed using differing numbers of individual retimer elements combined together. To maintain synchronous operation, various signals are provided between the individual retimer elements to allow synchronization of the various operations. A first signal is a wired-OR signal that is used for event and operation synchronization. A second set of signals form a serial bus used to transfer proper state information and operation correction data from a master retimer element to slave timer elements. The combination of the wired-OR signal and the serial bus allow the various state machines and operations inside each retimer element to be synchronized, so that the entire width of the link is properly synchronized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: Pakyiu LEUNG, Casey Thomas MORRISON
  • Publication number: 20200237526
    Abstract: A spinal implant is provided and includes a body portion defining a longitudinal axis. The body portion includes a distal end portion, a proximal end portion, opposed side surfaces that extend between the distal and proximal end portions, and top and bottom surfaces configured and adapted to engage vertebral bodies. The top and bottom surfaces have a surface roughness between 3-4 ?m. A cavity extends through the top and bottom surfaces defining a surface area that is at least 25% of a surface area of the top surface or the bottom surface. First orifices are defined through the top surface and second orifices are defined through the bottom surface. The second orifices are connected to the first orifices by a plurality of channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Lester Wilson, Thomas Morrison, Hilali Noordeen, Jennifer Moore, Clint Boyd
  • Patent number: 10671553
    Abstract: Differing widths of retimers are developed using differing numbers of individual retimer elements combined together. To maintain synchronous operation, various signals are provided between the individual retimer elements to allow synchronization of the various operations. A first signal is a wired-OR signal that is used for event and operation synchronization. A second set of signals form a serial bus used to transfer proper state information and operation correction data from a master retimer element to slave timer elements. The combination of the wired-OR signal and the serial bus allow the various state machines and operations inside each retimer element to be synchronized, so that the entire width of the link is properly synchronized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Pakyiu Leung, Casey Thomas Morrison
  • Patent number: 10660763
    Abstract: A spinal implant is provided and includes a body portion defining a longitudinal axis. The body portion includes a distal end portion, a proximal end portion, opposed side surfaces that extend between the distal and proximal end portions, and top and bottom surfaces configured and adapted to engage vertebral bodies. The top and bottom surfaces have a surface roughness between 3-4 ?m. A cavity extends through the top and bottom surfaces defining a surface area that is at least 25% of a surface area of the top surface or the bottom surface. First orifices are defined through the top surface and second orifices are defined through the bottom surface. The second orifices are connected to the first orifices by a plurality of channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: K2M, Inc.
    Inventors: Lester Wilson, Thomas Morrison, Hilali Noordeen, Jennifer Moore, Clint Boyd
  • Patent number: 10572274
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-executable instructions for supporting custom functions within an application. An application add-in is received that includes a custom function and a custom function location. The application is available across multiple platforms. The custom function is also available across multiple platforms. The custom function is registered within the application using the custom function location. A request to invoke the custom function is received within the application A custom function implementation is downloaded from the custom function location. The custom function implementation is executed. A return value is received from the custom function implementation. The return value may be displayed within the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Michael J Saunders, Hoe Jin Kim, Zlatko Michailov, Hardik V. Shah, Shaofeng Zhu, John Zhongqi Wang, Chae Seong Lim, Hailei Zhang, Sudheer Maremanda, Abhimanyu Sharma, Jay R. Rathi, Robert Ion Gavrila, Ehab Sobhy, Thomas A. Morrison, Jai Srinivasan, Rolando Jimenez Salgado, Nicholas Weinandt, Alexandru Croicu
  • Publication number: 20190274845
    Abstract: A driving instrument for adjusting a spinal implant includes an outer shaft having a distal end configured to actuate a proximal adjustment assembly of a spinal implant, and an inner shaft having a distal end configured to actuate a distal adjustment assembly of the spinal implant. The inner shaft is disposed within the outer shaft, with a proximal end of the inner shaft extending proximally from the outer shaft. The proximal end is configured to be rotated such that rotation of the inner shaft results in simultaneous rotation of the inner and outer shafts, with rotation of the outer shaft ceasing at a first value of resistance associated with the proximal adjustment assembly and rotation of the inner shaft ceasing at a second value of resistance associated with the distal adjustment assembly such that cessation of rotation of the inner shaft is independent from cessation of rotation of the outer shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Steven Ludwig, Scott Dhupar, Sabatino Bianco, Khalid Abbed, Egon Doppenberg, Jennifer Moore, John Donohoe, Scott A. Jones, Todd Wallenstein, Brad Vinckier, Jordan Floyd, Gregory Lanford, Brian O'Shaughnessy, Thomas Morrison
  • Publication number: 20190205270
    Abstract: Differing widths of retimers are developed using differing numbers of individual retimer elements combined together. To maintain synchronous operation, various signals are provided between the individual retimer elements to allow synchronization of the various operations. A first signal is a wired-OR signal that is used for event and operation synchronization. A second set of signals form a serial bus used to transfer proper state information and operation correction data from a master retimer element to slave timer elements. The combination of the wired-OR signal and the serial bus allow the various state machines and operations inside each retimer element to be synchronized, so that the entire width of the link is properly synchronized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Pakyiu LEUNG, Casey Thomas MORRISON
  • Publication number: 20190115292
    Abstract: Described examples include an apparatus, including: a substrate having a first surface configured to mount at least one integrated circuit and having a second surface opposite the first surface, the second surface having a plurality of terminals arranged in rows and columns, and at least one row of the plurality of terminals disposed adjacent a first side and extending generally along the length of the substrate arranged in a pattern extending along a longitudinal line, the pattern including a first group of consecutive terminals extending in a first direction at a first angle to the longitudinal line and directed towards an interior of the substrate, a second group of consecutive terminals extending in a second direction at a second angle and extending towards the periphery of the substrate, and a third group of consecutive ones of the terminals extending from the second group in the first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Inventors: Casey Thomas Morrison, Lee Martin Sledjeski
  • Publication number: 20190095226
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-executable instructions for supporting custom functions within an application. An application add-in is received that includes a custom function and a custom function location. The application is available across multiple platforms. The custom function is also available across multiple platforms. The custom function is registered within the application using the custom function location. A request to invoke the custom function is received within the application A custom function implementation is downloaded from the custom function location. The custom function implementation is executed. A return value is received from the custom function implementation. The return value may be displayed within the application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Michael J. Saunders, Hoe Jin Kim, Zlatko Michailov, Hardik V. Shah, Shaofeng Zhu, John Zhongqi Wang, Chae Seong Lim, Hailei Zhang, Sudheer Maremanda, Abhimanyu Sharma, Jay R. Rathi, Robert Ion Gavrila, Ehab Sobhy, Thomas A. Morrison, Jai Srinivasan, Rolando Jimenez Salgado, Nicholas Weinandt, Alexandru Croicu
  • Patent number: 10243727
    Abstract: The present disclosure presents methods, apparatuses, and systems to bolster communication security, and more particularly to utilize a constant time cryptographic co-processor engine for such communication security. For example, the disclosure includes a method for secure communication, comprising receiving encrypted data at a receiving device; obtaining a randomization for at least one bit of the encrypted data; modifying an execution of a cryptographic algorithm on the at least one bit to obtain a randomized cryptographic algorithm based on the randomization; and executing the randomized cryptographic algorithm on the at least one bit of encrypted data to recover original data associated with the encrypted data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignees: ATI Technologies ULC, Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: Winthrop Wu, James Goodman, Martin Kiernicki, Yoichi Shimokawa, William Thomas Morrison, Creighton Eldridge, David Kaplan
  • Publication number: 20160352509
    Abstract: The present disclosure presents methods, apparatuses, and systems to bolster communication security, and more particularly to utilize a constant time cryptographic co-processor engine for such communication security. For example, the disclosure includes a method for secure communication, comprising receiving encrypted data at a receiving device; obtaining a randomization for at least one bit of the encrypted data; modifying an execution of a cryptographic algorithm on the at least one bit to obtain a randomized cryptographic algorithm based on the randomization; and executing the randomized cryptographic algorithm on the at least one bit of encrypted data to recover original data associated with the encrypted data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Inventors: Winthrop Wu, James Goodman, Martin Kiernicki, Yoichi Shimokawa, William Thomas Morrison, Creighton Eldridge, David Kaplan
  • Patent number: 9428800
    Abstract: A system for holding at least one of sample and reagent for analysis. The system includes a pair of parallel covers, at least one of which is light transmissive, of which pair a light transmissive cover forms a top, and of which pair the other forms a bottom. A frame is disposed between the covers to define, in relation to the covers, an interior volume. The frame and the covers are associated with one another to form a case, the case being substantially tight to liquids. A microfluidic array is disposed in the interior volume. The array includes a sheet of material having a pair of opposed surfaces, a thickness, and a plurality of through-holes running through the thickness between the surfaces, the through-holes containing at least one of sample and reagent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Life Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: John Linton, Arrin Katz, Colin Brenan, Karl Yoder, Robert Hess, Leila Madrone, Robert Ellis, Tanya Kanigan, Kristine Friesen, Thomas Morrison, Javier Garcia
  • Publication number: 20160213487
    Abstract: A spinal implant is provided and includes a body portion defining a longitudinal axis. The body portion includes a distal end portion, a proximal end portion, opposed side surfaces that extend between the distal and proximal end portions, and top and bottom surfaces configured and adapted to engage vertebral bodies. The top and bottom surfaces have a surface roughness between 3-4 ?m. A cavity extends through the top and bottom surfaces defining a surface area that is at least 25% of a surface area of the top surface or the bottom surface. First orifices are defined through the top surface and second orifices are defined through the bottom surface. The second orifices are connected to the first orifices by a plurality of channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Publication date: July 28, 2016
    Inventors: Lester Wilson, Thomas Morrison, Hilali Noordeen, Jennifer Moore, Clint Boyd
  • Patent number: 8850815
    Abstract: A hybrid engine that uses a primary internal combustion engine portion and a secondary external combustion engine portion. In a preferred arrangement, the secondary external combustion engine portion operates as a reciprocating steam engine. The heated exhaust gases of the internal combustion engine portion are used to generate steam, and the steam is used to power the steam engine portion adding the steam engine's power output to that of the internal combustion engine. The thermal efficiency of the hybrid engine may be higher than the thermal efficiency of an internal combustion engine without use of the exhaust gas heat. The hybrid engine uses a configuration in which steam is generated directly in the steam engine and a mechanical link between the internal combustion engine portion and the steam engine portion with the result that the hybrid engine is simple and inexpensive to construct and maintain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: 14007 Mining Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas A. Morrison
  • Publication number: 20140179566
    Abstract: A system for holding at least one of sample and reagent for analysis. The system includes a pair of parallel covers, at least one of which is light transmissive, of which pair a light transmissive cover forms a top, and of which pair the other forms a bottom. A frame is disposed between the covers to define, in relation to the covers, an interior volume. The frame and the covers are associated with one another to form a case, the case being substantially tight to liquids. A microfluidic array is disposed in the interior volume. The array includes a sheet of material having a pair of opposed surfaces, a thickness, and a plurality of through-holes running through the thickness between the surfaces, the through-holes containing at least one of sample and reagent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2014
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: LIFE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: John LINTON, Arrin Katz, Colin Brenan, Karl Yoder, Robert Hess, Leila Hasan, Robert Ellis, Tanya Kanigan, Kristine Friesen, Thomas Morrison, Javier Garcia
  • Patent number: D824518
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: K2M, Inc.
    Inventors: Lester Wilson, Thomas Morrison, Hilali Noordeen, Jennifer Moore, Clint Boyd