Patents by Inventor Thomas Olsen

Thomas Olsen 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: 20210010305
    Abstract: An illustrated view of an exemplary pipe gate for securely and safely keeping a gate of a fence in an open position. The pipe gate is useful for safely and easily keeping the gate of the fence in the open position. Instead of using bricks, sticks, stumps or tying the gate back, each of these are commonly used currently, the gate of the fence can be opened to any size opening and with the placement of the pipe gate, the gate remains open without creating a safety hazard for those in the general area. The pipe gate has a first portion that is configured to receive a rod and then securely coupling the rod at a desired length by inserting and securely coupling a bolt thru a hole in the first portion. The first portion has a hook end to hook onto a rail of a gate and may have a coupling device such as a clamp to secure the pipe gate to the gate. The end of the rod is preferably pointed and is securely coupled to the ground.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2019
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventor: Thomas Olsen
  • Patent number: 10743985
    Abstract: The invention relates to the field of ophthalmic systems and procedures. In particular, the invention relates to the determination of the post-operative position of an intraocular lens (termed “IOL”) in an eye of a patient undergoing lens replacement surgery, which involves determining the position of the existing crystalline lens in the pre-operative eye of the patient and using that information and a single numerical constant to predict the post-operative intraocular lens position. Related methods, and computer programs for performing the methods of the invention, are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: IOL INNOVATIONS APS
    Inventor: Thomas Olsen
  • Publication number: 20200140193
    Abstract: A storage receptacle can include a storage bin and a pedal mounted to the receptacle. The pedal can rotate downward when pressure is applied in order to pull on a first cable coupled to the pedal. The first cable is connected to a spring, and the spring is connected to a second cable. The second cable connects the spring to a door via an upper pulley of the receptacle. The second cable causes the door to open when the second cable is pulled based on force applied to the pedal. A bottom pulley can be coupled to the pedal via the first cable and configured to translate an upward pull of the first cable to a downward pull of the spring and second cable. The spring controls the motion of the door such that the door does not open too quickly upon a force being applied to the pedal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Jeffrey T. Satwicz, Kevin Menice, David J. Skocypec, Thomas Olsen, Brian Phillips, Michael E. Feldman
  • Patent number: 10526138
    Abstract: A storage receptacle can include a storage bin and a pedal mounted to the receptacle. The pedal can rotate downward when pressure is applied in order to pull on a first cable coupled to the pedal. The first cable is connected to a spring, and the spring is connected to a second cable. The second cable connects the spring to a door via an upper pulley of the receptacle. The second cable causes the door to open when the second cable is pulled based on force applied to the pedal. A bottom pulley can be coupled to the pedal via the first cable and configured to translate an upward pull of the first cable to a downward pull of the spring and second cable. The spring controls the motion of the door such that the door does not open too quickly upon a force being applied to the pedal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: BIG BELLY SOLAR, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey T. Satwicz, Kevin Menice, David J. Skocypec, Thomas Olsen, Brian Phillips, Michael E. Feldman
  • Patent number: 9793754
    Abstract: A power supply system module that includes a first and second AC terminals, positive and negative DC terminals and a housing. An AC-DC converter is connected to the first and second AC terminals, and a DC-DC converter is connected between the AC-DC converter and an internal DC bus. A protection circuit is connected between the internal DC bus and the positive or negative DC terminal. A control device controls the AC-DC converter and/or the DC-DC converter. The AC-DC converter, the DC-DC converter and the control device are provided inside the housing. The power supply system module also includes a backup battery device that has a backup battery connected to the internal DC bus via a battery management system. The backup battery device is provided inside the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Eltek AS
    Inventors: Erik Myhre, Thomas Olsen, Jan Tore Brastad, Odd Roar Schmidt
  • Patent number: 9750602
    Abstract: The invention relates to the field of ophthalmic systems and procedures. In particular, the invention relates to the determination of the post-operative position of an intraocular lens (termed “IOL”) in an eye of a patient undergoing lens replacement surgery, which involves determining the position of the existing crystalline lens in the pre-operative eye of the patient and using that information and a single numerical constant to predict the post-operative intraocular lens position. Related methods, and computer programs for performing the methods of the invention, are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: IOL INNOVATIONS, APS
    Inventor: Thomas Olsen
  • Publication number: 20170245981
    Abstract: The invention relates to the field of ophthalmic systems and procedures. In particular, the invention relates to the determination of the post-operative position of an intraocular lens (termed “IOL”) in an eye of a patient undergoing lens replacement surgery, which involves determining the position of the existing crystalline lens in the pre-operative eye of the patient and using that information and a single numerical constant to predict the post-operative intraocular lens position. Related methods, and computer programs for performing the methods of the invention, are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Inventor: Thomas Olsen
  • Publication number: 20170240355
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a bin that has a first portion configured to hold at least one item therein and an adjustable second portion. The adjustable second portion is configured to couple with the first portion and slide relative to the first portion between a collapsed position and an expanded position. The collapsed position provides a minimum combined height for the first portion and the adjustable second portion in which the adjustable second portion encapsulates the first portion in order for the bin to be placed inside a receptacle. The expanded position provides a maximum combined height for the first portion and the adjustable second portion in order for the bin to interface with a mechanical device for disposing of the at least one item. The bin also includes one or more holding mechanisms for securing the bin in at least one of the collapsed and expanded positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Inventors: Jeffrey SATWICZ, David J. SKOCYPEC, Kevin MENICE, Thomas OLSEN, Brian PHILLIPS
  • Patent number: 9447774
    Abstract: In an embodiment of the invention, a non-rotating wind energy generator uses the fluid flow principles of vortex shedding and transverse galloping to generate oscillatory motion of a beam, and alternators, optionally located near both ends of the beam, generate electrical power when the beam is in motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Northeastern University
    Inventors: Thomas Olsen, Dylan Thorp, Liam Byers, Mitchell Noah, Evan Weiner, Mohammad Taslim
  • Patent number: 9443331
    Abstract: Techniques for an input object for routing input for visual elements are described. In at least some embodiments, a region of a display area includes multiple graphic elements that can be generated and/or managed by different graphics functionalities. For instance, a graphical user interface (GUI) for an application can include a primary window and visual elements within the primary window, such as banners, control buttons, menus, Tillable fields, and so forth. In at least some embodiments, the primary window of the GUI can be managed by a first graphics functionality, while one or more visual elements within the primary window can be managed by a second graphics functionality. In accordance with one or more embodiments, an input object is employed to route input to visual elements to a graphics functionality responsible for managing the visual elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Raju Ramanathan, Pravin Kumar Santiago, Thomas Olsen, Reiner Fink, Alice M. Tang
  • Patent number: 9425607
    Abstract: An AC-DC converter device includes a first overvoltage protection circuit connected between a first DC output terminal and a first control terminal of a gate pulse controller. The first overvoltage protection circuit is configured to turn off a first switch if the output voltage between the DC output terminals is above a threshold voltage. A galvanic insulation barrier is connected either between the first overvoltage protection circuit and the first control terminal or between the first control terminal and the first switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Eltek AS
    Inventors: Erik Myhre, Thomas Olsen, Jan Tore Brastad
  • Patent number: 9337740
    Abstract: A DC-DC converter device and method for controlling the DC-DC converter device includes controlling gate drivers connected to the respective gate of first and second resonant circuit switches of a resonant circuit, controlling gate drivers connected to the respective gate of first and second rectifier switches of a synchronous rectifier, and detecting whether a shutdown criteria is fulfilled or not. If the shutdown criteria is fulfilled, the method is further includes the step of sending a shutdown signal to a shutdown device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: Eltek AS
    Inventors: Erik Myhre, Thomas Olsen, Jan Tore Brastad
  • Publication number: 20160076521
    Abstract: In an embodiment of the invention, a non-rotating wind energy generator uses the fluid flow principles of vortex shedding and transverse galloping to generate oscillatory motion of a beam, and alternators, optionally located near both ends of the beam, generate electrical power when the beam is in motion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Publication date: March 17, 2016
    Inventors: Thomas OLSEN, Dylan THORP, Liam BYERS, Mitchell NOAH, Evan WEINER, Mohammad TASLIM
  • Publication number: 20160006299
    Abstract: A power supply system module that includes a first and second AC terminals, positive and negative DC terminals and a housing. An AC-DC converter is connected to the first and second AC terminals, and a DC-DC converter is connected between the AC-DC converter and an internal DC bus. A protection circuit is connected between the internal DC bus and the positive or negative DC terminal. A control device controls the AC-DC converter and/or the DC-DC converter. The AC-DC converter, the DC-DC converter and the control device are provided inside the housing. The power supply system module also includes a backup battery device that has a backup battery connected to the internal DC bus via a battery management system. The backup battery device is provided inside the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Publication date: January 7, 2016
    Applicant: ELTEK AS
    Inventors: Erik Myhre, Thomas Olsen, Jan Tore Brastad, Odd Roar Schmidt
  • Patent number: 9222465
    Abstract: In an embodiment of the invention, a non-rotating wind energy generator uses the fluid flow principles of vortex shedding and transverse galloping to generate oscillatory, linear motion of a beam, and linear alternators, optionally located near both ends of the beam, generate electrical power when the beam is in motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: Northeastern University
    Inventors: Dylan Thorp, Liam Byers, Mitchell Noah, Thomas Olsen, Evan Weiner, Mohammad Taslim
  • Publication number: 20150078054
    Abstract: A common mode inductor device includes a magnetic core forming a continuous loop, a first winding wound around the magnetic core, and a second winding wound around the magnetic core. The magnetic core further includes a first leg section, a second leg section, a third leg section and a fourth leg section. The first winding is wound around the first leg section, the second winding is wound around the second leg section, the third leg section is provided between a first end area of the first leg section and a first end area of the second leg section, and the fourth leg section is provided between a second end area of the first leg section and a second end area of the second leg section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Erik Myhre, Thomas Olsen, Jan Tore Brastad, Håkon Hafnor
  • Publication number: 20150070950
    Abstract: An AC-DC converter device includes a first overvoltage protection circuit connected between a first DC output terminal and a first control terminal of a gate pulse controller. The first overvoltage protection circuit is configured to turn off a first switch if the output voltage between the DC output terminals is above a threshold voltage. A galvanic insulation barrier is connected either between the first overvoltage protection circuit and the first control terminal or between the first control terminal and the first switch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: ELTEK AS
    Inventors: Erik Myhre, Thomas Olsen, Jan Tore Brastad
  • Publication number: 20150062973
    Abstract: A DC-DC converter device and method for controlling the DC-DC converter device includes controlling gate drivers connected to the respective gate of first and second resonant circuit switches of a resonant circuit, controlling gate drivers connected to the respective gate of first and second rectifier switches of a synchronous rectifier, and detecting whether a shutdown criteria is fulfilled or not. If the shutdown criteria is fulfilled, the method is further includes the step of sending a shutdown signal to a shutdown device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: Eltek AS
    Inventors: Erik Myhre, Thomas Olsen, Jan Tore Brastad
  • Publication number: 20140362122
    Abstract: Techniques for an input object for routing input for visual elements are described. In at least some embodiments, a region of a display area includes multiple graphic elements that can be generated and/or managed by different graphics functionalities. For instance, a graphical user interface (GUI) for an application can include a primary window and visual elements within the primary window, such as banners, control buttons, menus, Tillable fields, and so forth. In at least some embodiments, the primary window of the GUI can be managed by a first graphics functionality, while one or more visual elements within the primary window can be managed by a second graphics functionality. In accordance with one or more embodiments, an input object is employed to route input to visual elements to a graphics functionality responsible for managing the visual elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2013
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Raju Ramanathan, Pravin Kumar Santiago, Thomas Olsen, Reiner Fink, Alice M. Tang
  • Publication number: 20140175800
    Abstract: In an embodiment of the invention, a non-rotating wind energy generator uses the fluid flow principles of vortex shedding and transverse galloping to generate oscillatory, linear motion of a beam, and linear alternators, optionally located near both ends of the beam, generate electrical power when the beam is in motion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Dylan THORP, Liam BYERS, Mitchell NOAH, Thomas OLSEN, Evan WEINER, Mohammad TASLIM