Patents by Inventor Thomas Nelson

Thomas Nelson 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: 10603664
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods for detecting molecules of interest within a collected sample are described herein. In certain embodiments, self-contained sample analysis systems are disclosed, which include a reusable reader component, a disposable cartridge component, and a disposable sample collection component. The reader component may communicate with a remote computing device for the digital transmission of test protocols and test results. In various disclosed embodiments, the systems, components, and methods are configured to identify the presence, absence, and/or quantity of particular nucleic acids, proteins, or other analytes of interest, for example, in order to test for the presence of one or more pathogens or contaminants in a sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: CUE HEALTH INC.
    Inventors: Ayub Khattak, Clinton Sever, Paul Nelson, Ryan Cooper, Thomas Congdon, Justin Demartino, Raphael Shapiro, Mark Duncan
  • Patent number: 10598762
    Abstract: Geolocating an emitter of a low probability of detection (LPD) signal being transmitted from the emitter in an environment with a noise floor, where the LPD signal is below the noise floor. At a sensor node, a version of the LPD signal is received from the emitter. For the version of the LPD signal, cyclostationary feature detection or energy detection of the version of the LPD signal is performed. A low probability of detection descriptor word, including at least one of a frequency feature of the version of the LPD signal or an energy feature of the version of the LPD signal is created. The low probability of detection descriptor word is provided to a data processor, where the data processor is configured to use a plurality of low probability of detection descriptor words from different sensor nodes for different versions of the LPD signal to geolocate the emitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: L3 Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas R. Giallorenzi, Radivoje Zarubica, N. Thomas Nelson, Philip M. Hirz, Andrew L. Nelson
  • Publication number: 20200092178
    Abstract: A trigger element of a design-time flow plan is set so that the trigger element activates in response computing conditions being satisfied. A decision action element of the design-time flow plan executed at run-time in response to activation of the trigger element is set. The decision action element is implemented by a decision table that includes decision inputs and respective condition logic based on the decision inputs for each of a plurality of decision answers associated with the decision table. The decision table is external to the design-time flow plan. First and second decision answer action elements are defined to execute at run-time respectively when a decision answer served-up by the decision table corresponds to first and second decision answer paths in the design-time flow plan that are associated with a first and second one of the plurality of decision answers, respectively. The design-time flow plan is published.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Harry Thomas Nelson, Jacob Samuel Burman, Juell Solaegui, Alberto Alvarado Jimenez, Rebecca Anita Dias
  • Publication number: 20200090052
    Abstract: An enterprise rule is created for a hosted client instance, the enterprise rule being triggered in response to one or more predetermined computing conditions being satisfied. A decision action element is set for the enterprise rule, the decision action element being executed in response to the enterprise rule being triggered. The decision action element is implemented based on a decision table that includes decision inputs and respective condition logic based on the decision inputs for each of a plurality of decision answers associated with the decision table. The decision table is external to and decoupled from the enterprise rule. First and second decision answer action elements are respectively set for the enterprise rule, the first and second decision answer action elements being set to execute in response to a decision answer served up by the decision table being first and second one of the plurality of decision answers, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Harry Thomas Nelson, Jacob Samuel Burman, Juell Solaegui, Alberto Alvarado Jimenez, Rebecca Anita Dias
  • Publication number: 20200089524
    Abstract: A wait duration for a timer action element of a design-time flow plan is set. The wait duration being set relative to a specified data point of a table associated with the design-time flow plan. An operation associated with the timer action element executes at run-time to pause a flow for the wait duration prior to execution of an operation associated with an action element that is set to execute subsequent to the timer action element in the design-time flow plan. A specified timeframe for the timer action element of the design-time flow plan is set. The operation associated with the timer action element to pause the flow for the specified wait duration executes at run-time during the set specified timeframe. A natural language annotation associated with the timer action element of the design-time flow plan is displayed. The annotation presents the set duration and timeframe in a human-readable format.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Harry Thomas Nelson, Reema Shah, Jacob Samuel Burman, Alejandro Moreno Ruiz, Rebecca Anita Dias
  • Publication number: 20200089478
    Abstract: A computing system includes a server. The server is communicatively coupled to a data repository and is configured to store a data in the data repository. The server is further configured to create, via a visual information flow creation tool, at least one information flow object, wherein the at least one information flow object comprises a flow, a sub-flow, an Action, or a combination thereof. The server is also configured to interface with the at least one information flow object via a front-end application programming interface (API), a back-end API, or a combination thereof. The server is additionally configured to execute the at least one information flow object via the front-end API, the back-end API, or a combination thereof, and to retrieve results obtained by executing the at least one information flow object via the front-end API, the back-end API, or the combination thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Harry Thomas Nelson, Matthew Breckenridge Stoddart, Stuart Dean Swope, David Tamjidi, Venkata Kiran Kumar Koya, Josh Timothy Nerius, Rebecca Anita Dias
  • Publication number: 20200079867
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides immunotherapeutic compositions and methods for enhancing an immune response and for treating cancer or inflammatory conditions mediated by autoreactive B cells in a subject. In some aspects, multispecific antigen-binding constructs are provided that recognize at least one tumor antigen or B-lineage cell antigen and NKp30 and/or another activating NK receptor. In some aspects, multispecific antigen-binding constructs are provided that recognize at least two tumor antigens or two antigens expressed by B-lineage cells, NKp30, and another activating NK receptor. The multispecific antigen-binding constructs and methods disclosed herein can be used for the treatment of cancer, even a cancer characterized by a CD16 deficient microenvironment and/or characterized by target cells (e.g., cancer cells) having a low level of expression of the tumor antigen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Applicant: COMPASS THERAPEUTICS LLC
    Inventors: Jennifer Watkins, Michael March Schmidt, Monia Draghi, Amanda Frank Oliphant, Sara Marie Halmos, Thomas Joseph Schuetz, Jason Michael Lajoie, Allison Nelson
  • Publication number: 20200072383
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture for valve trim apparatus for use with control valves are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas Nelson Gabriel, Jason Gene Olberding, Daniel James Eilers, Kimball Ralph Barron, Raymond W. Micheel
  • Publication number: 20200054241
    Abstract: According to some aspects, a magnetic resonance imaging system capable of imaging a patient is provided. The magnetic resonance imaging system comprising at least one B0 magnet to produce a magnetic field to contribute to a B0 magnetic field for the magnetic resonance imaging system and a member configured to engage with a releasable securing mechanism of a radio frequency coil apparatus, the member attached to the magnetic resonance imaging system at a location so that, when the member is engaged with the releasable securing mechanism of the radio frequency coil apparatus, the radio frequency coil apparatus is secured to the magnetic resonance imaging system substantially within an imaging region of the magnetic resonance imaging system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventors: Anne Michele Nelson, Christopher Thomas McNulty, Jeremy Christopher Jordan, Michael Stephen Poole
  • Patent number: 10562495
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a horn, a plurality of exterior lights, and at least one controller. The at least one controller is configured to grant vehicle system access to a nomadic device paired to the vehicle, and in response to receiving a message that contains data identifying a source of the message while the vehicle is in a key-off state from a nomadic device not paired to the vehicle, activate the horn and exterior lights according to respective patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Johannes Geir Kristinsson, David Anthony Hatton, Hussein F. Nasrallah, Thomas Nelson, Krishnaswamy Venkatesh Prasad
  • Publication number: 20200029195
    Abstract: A method providing vehicle incident call services to a user is disclosed. A third-party service center receives a communication from a vehicle over at least one data channel. Signaling is automatically sent to the vehicle from the third-party service center and, in response to the signaling, die third-party service center receives from the vehicle, location information comprising at least the latitude and longitude coordinates of the vehicle. An interactive voice recognition (IVR) system located at the third-party service center is used to determine if the latitude and longitude coordinates are valid. If the coordinates are determined to be valid, the third-party service center provides the user with a selection of vehicle-incident non-emergency response services.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Applicant: Sirius XM Connected Vehicle Services Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Charles Corley, Tod Farrell, Barry Garrison, Scott Nelson, Thomas Barton Schalk
  • Publication number: 20200022613
    Abstract: According to some aspects, a magnetic resonance imaging system capable of imaging a patient is provided. The magnetic resonance imaging system comprising at least one B0 magnet to produce a magnetic field to contribute to a B0 magnetic field for the magnetic resonance imaging system and a member configured to engage with a releasable securing mechanism of a radio frequency coil apparatus, the member attached to the magnetic resonance imaging system at a location so that, when the member is engaged with the releasable securing mechanism of the radio frequency coil apparatus, the radio frequency coil apparatus is secured to the magnetic resonance imaging system substantially within an imaging region of the magnetic resonance imaging system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Anne Michele Nelson, Christopher Thomas McNulty, Jeremy Christopher Jordan, Michael Stephen Poole
  • Publication number: 20200022611
    Abstract: According to some aspects, a magnetic resonance imaging system capable of imaging a patient is provided. The magnetic resonance imaging system comprising at least one B0 magnet to produce a magnetic field to contribute to a B0 magnetic field for the magnetic resonance imaging system and a member configured to engage with a releasable securing mechanism of a radio frequency coil apparatus, the member attached to the magnetic resonance imaging system at a location so that, when the member is engaged with the releasable securing mechanism of the radio frequency coil apparatus, the radio frequency coil apparatus is secured to the magnetic resonance imaging system substantially within an imaging region of the magnetic resonance imaging system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Anne Michele Nelson, Christopher Thomas McNulty, Jeremy Christopher Jordan, Michael Stephen Poole, Gang Chen
  • Patent number: 10541042
    Abstract: Described technologies extend the information available from an execution trace of a program by providing heuristically-derived values for memory contents when the trace does not include data expressly showing the value of a memory cell at a particular execution time. Various heuristics are described. The heuristics may use information about the memory cell at other times to produce the derived value. Some heuristics use other trace data, such as whether the memory cell is in a stack, whether there are gaps in the trace, or whether garbage collection or compilation occurred near the time in question. Grounds for the derived value are reported along with the derived value. A time-travel debugger or other program analysis tool can then present the derived values to users, or make other use of the derived values and grounds to assist debugging and other efforts to improve the functioning of a computing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Patrick Nelson, Jackson Davis, Del Myers, Thomas Lai, Deborah Chen, Jordi Mola, Juan Carlos Arevalo Baeza
  • Patent number: 10534337
    Abstract: Creating and executing flow plans by performing at least the following: obtaining a run-time flow plan that comprises a trigger, a first operation, and a second operation, wherein the first operation precedes the second operation within the run-time flow plan and one or more input values of the second operation are linked to the first operation, determining whether one or more conditions of the trigger are met, execute the first operation based at least on the determination that the one or more conditions of the trigger are met, monitoring whether the second operation is ready for execution based at least on a determination that the one or more input values of a second action operation are ready, and executing the second action operation when the second action operation has been identified as ready for execution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: ServiceNow, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Tucker, Harry Thomas Nelson, Russell Samuel Sarbora
  • Publication number: 20200014054
    Abstract: Flow batteries can include a first half-cell containing a first aqueous electrolyte solution, a second half-cell containing a second aqueous electrolyte solution, and a separator disposed between the first half-cell and the second half-cell. The first aqueous electrolyte solution contains a first redox-active material, and the second aqueous electrolyte solution contains a second redox-active material. At least one of the first redox-active material and the second redox-active material is a nitroxide compound or a salt thereof. Particular nitroxide compounds can include a doubly bonded oxygen contained in a ring bearing the nitroxide group, a doubly bonded oxygen appended to a ring bearing the nitroxide group, sulfate or phosphate groups appended to a ring bearing the nitroxide group, various heterocyclic rings bearing the nitroxide group, or acyclic nitroxide compounds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Zachariah M. NORMAN, Matthew MILLARD, Emily Grace NELSON, Scott Thomas HUMBARGER
  • Patent number: 10526536
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an aqueous composition comprising a purified thermostable polypeptide with biological activity, and a purified thermolabile water-soluble substance which in a functional conformation at a permissive temperature absorbs light and/or exhibits fluorescence, wherein the maximal permissive temperature of the polypeptide is above the maximal permissive temperature of the substance. The present disclosure further provides methods employing such a composition, and kits containing ingredients to form such a composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Dieter Heindl, Hannes Kirzinger, Thomas Meier, Christopher Nelson
  • Patent number: 10520239
    Abstract: A refrigerator appliance and air duct are provided herein. The refrigerator appliance may include a cabinet, an internal liner, and an air duct. The internal liner may be positioned within the cabinet and define a chilled chamber. The air duct may include a duct body and a plurality of resilient fingers. The duct body may extend between a first end to a second end. The duct body may define a fluid exchange path between the first end and the second end. The duct body may further define a first fluid opening at the first end in fluid communication with the fluid exchange path. The plurality of resilient fingers may be radially-spaced apart about the fluid opening. The plurality of resilient fingers may extend integrally from the duct body against the internal liner at the first end of the duct body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Haier US Appliance Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Thomas Chezem, Roger Shawn Nelson, Pat Napier
  • Publication number: 20190392617
    Abstract: Workflows can be refactored using a visual workflow model, such as within a virtual programming environment. A selection of a group of activities in an existing workflow can be received. The group of activities can be duplicated into a new workflow. Thereafter, the group of activities can be parsed to identify at least one input variable used by the activities of the group and at least one output variable resulting from those activities. The input variables and output variables are then duplicated as inputs and outputs to the new workflow. The previously selected group of activities can be replaced in the existing workflow with an activity based on the new workflow. The input variables and output variables are then mapped to the respective inputs and outputs of that activity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: Jared Laetham, Frances Denise Thompson, Harry Thomas Nelson, Russell Samuel Sarbora, Benjamin Nicklaus Greer
  • Publication number: 20190367256
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to, inter alia, a method of making a whipped formulation and the formulation. The method comprises: selecting an amount of a gas propellant co-mingled with one or more active agents. The gas propellant is dispersed in the formulation, and the formulation is filled under pressure into a package, which may be pressurized. The package has a selected amount of pressure (“pre-gas or cut-bag pressure”). The pressure maintains the gas propellant dispersed in the formulation and the pressurized package is under sufficient pressure such that the formulation may be expelled as a whipped formulation upon application of external force on said formulation in said package. The whipped formulation is characterized by providing a desired sensory impact to a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Applicants: Bayer Healthcare LLC, Formulated Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen Baldwin, Scott Carpenter, Heidi Graham, Nanhye Kim, Tom Meyer, David Reynolds, Jerry Vancleave, Eric Dann, Thomas Dann, Renee Nelson, Brian Dann