Patents by Inventor Thomas P. Moran

Thomas P. Moran 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: 20200129802
    Abstract: An adjustable dumbbell system may include a base, two or more weights, a handle assembly, an additional weight, and selection assembly. The two or more weights may be supported by the base and grouped into a first set of weights associated with one end of the dumbbell system and a second set of weights associated with an opposing end of the dumbbell system. The handle assembly may be selectively fixedly joined to the first and second set of weights. The additional weight may be disposed distally of the handle assembly. The selection assembly may be secured to the additional weight. The selection assembly may include a selection member that may be linearly moveable between a selected position where the additional weight is operatively secured to the handle assembly and an unselected position where the additional weight is disengaged from the handle assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Applicant: Nautilus, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas H. Moran, Jason P. Petersen, Marcus L. Marjama, Todd D. Anderson, PJ M. Bush, Bryan W. Hamilton, Edward L. Flick
  • Patent number: 10518123
    Abstract: An adjustable dumbbell system may include a base, two or more weights, a handle assembly, an additional weight, and selection assembly. The two or more weights may be supported by the base and grouped into a first set of weights associated with one end of the dumbbell system and a second set of weights associated with an opposing end of the dumbbell system. The handle assembly may be selectively fixedly joined to the first and second set of weights. The additional weight may be disposed distally of the handle assembly. The selection assembly may be secured to the additional weight. The selection assembly may include a selection member that may be linearly moveable between a selected position where the additional weight is operatively secured to the handle assembly and an unselected position where the additional weight is disengaged from the handle assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Nautilus, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas H. Moran, Jason P. Petersen, Marcus L. Marjama, Todd D. Anderson, PJ M. Bush, Bryan W. Hamilton, Edward L. Flick
  • Publication number: 20190152164
    Abstract: A processing apparatus such as a heating and/or debulking apparatus that may be used to debulk a plurality of uncured composite layers to form an article such as an aircraft component may include a plurality of interconnected smart susceptor heater blankets. The plurality of smart susceptor heater blankets may be connected in series or in parallel, and may be controlled to uniformly heat the component during formation. The plurality of smart susceptor heater blankets may be supported by a deployment system that lowers the plurality of smart susceptor heater blankets toward, and raises the plurality of smart susceptor heater blankets away from, a working surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Andrew M. Hopkins, Joshua P. Carlsen, Taylor M. Williamson, Jeff D. Eastin, Robert D. Dennis, Thomas D. Wilson, Bianca M. Moran, Kari P. Larkin, John R. Henry, Isaac K. Jacob, James M. Kestner
  • Publication number: 20180129986
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for evolving a shared to-do list into a business process is disclosed. A business process includes one or more business steps and zero or more action rules related to the business steps. Members of a workgroup participate in the business process and are able to view, modify, add and delete business steps and action rules as needed. An action rule is comprised of one or more business actions and one or more events that trigger the actions to be executed. A computer program keeps track of the business steps, interprets the set of rules, and updates states of the business process, notifies the members and validates and accepts modifications by the members to the action rules of a business steps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Inventors: STEPHEN DILL, JAMES LIN, THOMAS P. MORAN, BARTON ALLEN SMITH
  • Patent number: 9922295
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for evolving a shared to-do list into a business process is disclosed. A business process includes one or more business steps and zero or more action rules related to the business steps. Members of a workgroup participate in the business process and are able to view, modify, add and delete business steps and action rules as needed. An action rule is comprised of one or more business actions and one or more events that trigger the actions to be executed. A computer program keeps track of the business steps, interprets the set of rules, and updates states of the business process, notifies the members and validates and accepts modifications by the members to the action rules of a business steps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Stephen Dill, James Lin, Thomas P. Moran, Barton Allen Smith
  • Patent number: 9652725
    Abstract: A method, system and apparatus for placeholder management in a unified activity manager in a collaborative computing environment. A method for managing placeholders in a unified activity manager in a collaborative environment can include the step of inserting a placeholder in an activity in lieu of a specified collaborator, resource, or event. The inserting step can include describing a type of resource without specifying an identity of an actual resource; and, inserting the described type in the placeholder. The inserting step also can include describing a type of event without specifying an identity of an actual event; and, inserting the described type in the placeholder. The inserting step also can include describing a type of collaborator without specifying an identity of an actual collaborator; and, inserting the described type in the placeholder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Muller, Daniel M. Gruen, Thomas P. Moran, John C. Tang
  • Patent number: 8875016
    Abstract: In accordance with one aspect of the present invention, disclosed is an image analysis and conversion method and system, where digital ink images are converted to structured object representations of the digital ink images, capable of being edited by a structured text/graphics editor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Eric Saund, Thomas P. Moran, Daniel Larner, James V. Mahoney, Todd A. Cass
  • Patent number: 8689114
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to activity thread management and provide a method, system and computer program product for activity objectification for non-activity objects in an activity-centric collaboration tool. In an embodiment of the invention, a method for activity objectifying non-activity/task objects in an activity-centric collaboration tool can be provided. The method can include selecting a non-activity/task object in an activity thread for an activity map of the activity-centric collaboration tool, and associating an activity attribute with the selected non-activity/task object. The non-activity/task object further can be decorated with a user interface control corresponding to a value for the activity attribute, and a state for the user interface control can be changed responsive to changes in the value for the activity attribute.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Muller, Miguel A. Estrada, Thomas P. Moran, Andrew L. Schirmer, Werner Geyer, Suzanne O. Minassian, Michael Chi Hung Wu
  • Patent number: 8301539
    Abstract: An electronic market for trading of securities includes a plurality of client stations for entering quotes for securities and a server process that receives quotes from the clients, aggregates the quotes and causes a total of all aggregated quotes to be displayed for a plurality of price levels on the client systems. The market uses a graphical user that depicts aggregated quotes in an aggregate window a plurality of price levels of a product traded in the market. The market also includes processes to handle lock/cross market conditions, match-off of order flow and provides a central quote/order collector that interfaces to disparate order delivery systems to minimize dual liability of market makers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: The Nasdaq OMX Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Dean Furbush, Richard G. Ketchum, Daniel B. Franks, John Malitzis, Thomas P. Moran, Peter Martyn
  • Patent number: 8296216
    Abstract: An electronic market for trading of securities includes a plurality of client stations for entering quotes for securities and a server process that receives quotes from the clients, aggregates the quotes and causes a total of all aggregated quotes to be displayed for a plurality of price levels on the client systems. The market uses a graphical user that depicts aggregated quotes in an aggregate window a plurality of price levels of a product traded in the market. The market also includes processes to handle lock/cross market conditions, match-off of order flow and provides a central quote/order collector that interfaces to disparate order delivery systems to minimize dual liability of market makers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Dean Furbush, Richard G. Ketchum, Daniel B. Franks, John Malitzis, Thomas P. Moran, Peter Martyn
  • Publication number: 20120198355
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate to integrating a messaging system with at least one collaboration tool. According to one embodiment of the invention, in response to a user creating a message in a messaging system, information from the message is compared with data sets associated with the user. Each of the data sets correspond to a collaboration topic of the user for the at least one collaboration tool. At least one of the data sets is selected based on the comparison, and information indicating the one or more collaboration topics of the user that correspond to the at least one data set that is selected is presented to the user via a user interface, with the information suggesting to the user to post the message to the one or more corresponding collaboration topics of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Tessa A. LAU, Jalal U. Mahmud, Tara L. Matthews, Thomas P. Moran, Barton A. Smith, Stephen J. Whittaker
  • Patent number: 7984388
    Abstract: A partially collapsing hierarchical display system aids information navigation by providing a dynamic mechanism for labeling items with one or more states. In one embodiment, states comprise “hidden”, “visible” and “unmarked”. An expanded list of items displays all items. A partially expanded list of items displays all visible and unmarked items, removing hidden items from the display. A further collapsed list of items displays all visible items. A completely collapsed list of items hides all items. Users customize the amount of detail displayed in a sub-tree, reducing the display size of the sub-tree. Expansion of a hierarchical structure is combined with filtering, allowing users to partially collapse or partially expand a sub-tree structure. Partially collapsed lists comprise one or more focus points, allowing users to view several relevant sections of a hierarchical structure concurrently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Andreas Dieberger, Beverly L. Harrison, Thomas P Moran
  • Publication number: 20110093791
    Abstract: A method, system and apparatus for managing activity reuse in a collaborative environment. The method can include the step of creating a new activity instance based upon an existing activity instance. Specifically, the creating step can include the steps of selecting an activity template and creating the new activity instance based upon the selected activity template and/or selecting a portion of an existing activity instance and creating the new activity instance based upon the selected portion. In either case, the method further can include the step of applying changes to the selected portion of the existing activity instance to the new activity instance. Finally, the method can include the step of annotating the new activity instance to refine the new activity instance for reuse. For instance, the annotating step can include coordinating a collaborative annotation of the new activity instance as an activity-in-progress.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2005
    Publication date: April 21, 2011
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Joann Ruvolo, Justin Lessler, Thomas P. Moran, Michael Muller, John C. Tang, Daniel M. Gruen, Paul B. Moody, Robert J. Stachel, Suzanne O. Minassian
  • Patent number: 7853574
    Abstract: A method of generating a context-inferenced search query and of sorting a result of the query is described. The method includes analyzing an event associated with the user to determine a contextual setting, dynamically generating a search query based on the contextual setting, and searching at least one information source using the search query to generate a search result. Additionally, the method includes calculating an importance value for each item of the search result, sorting the items of the search result according the importance value, and displaying the sorted search result to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Carl J. Kraenzel, Paul B. Moody, Joann Ruvolo, Thomas P. Moran, Justin T. Lessler
  • Patent number: 7576753
    Abstract: An image analysis and conversion method and system. Bitmapped ink images are converted to structured object representations of the bitmapped images, which may be read and edited by a structured text/graphics editor. The structured object representations correlate to perceptually salient areas of the bitmapped images. The structured object representations are editable by the structured text/graphics editor to allow a user to generate alternative interpretations of the bitmapped images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2009
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Eric Saund, Thomas P. Moran, Daniel Larner, James V. Mahoney, Todd A. Cass
  • Publication number: 20090187453
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for evolving a shared to-do list into a business process is disclosed. A business process includes one or more business steps and zeroor more action rules related to the business steps. Members of a workgroup participate in the business process and are able to view, modify, add and delete business steps and action rules as needed. An action rule is comprised of one or more business actions and one or more events that trigger the actions to be executed. A computer program keeps track of the business steps, interprets the set of rules, and updates states of the business process, notifies the members and validates and accepts modifications by the members to the action rules of a business steps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2008
    Publication date: July 23, 2009
    Inventors: STEPHEN DILL, James Lin, Thomas P. Moran, Barton Allen Smith
  • Publication number: 20080141144
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to activity thread management and provide a method, system and computer program product for activity objectification for non-activity objects in an activity-centric collaboration tool. In an embodiment of the invention, a method for activity objectifying non-activity/task objects in an activity-centric collaboration tool can be provided. The method can include selecting a non-activity/task object in an activity thread for an activity map of the activity-centric collaboration tool, and associating an activity attribute with the selected non-activity/task object. The non-activity/task object further can be decorated with a user interface control corresponding to a value for the activity attribute, and a state for the user interface control can be changed responsive to changes in the value for the activity attribute.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2006
    Publication date: June 12, 2008
    Inventors: Michael Muller, Miguel A. Estrada, Thomas P. Moran, Andrew L. Schirmer, Werner Geyer, Suzanne O. Minassian, Michael Chi Hung Wu
  • Patent number: 7174083
    Abstract: The systems and methods of this invention use an index and digital audio and/or video recordings of an activity to provide access to recently recorded material. For example, users initiate audio and/or video recordings. An index, e.g., an agenda, outlines the structure of the to be recorded event. The user selects an index item as an activity that corresponds to an index item is recorded. The recordings are then associated with the index. The user can then randomly access the recordings for playback, editing or further recording. The systems and methods of this invention additionally provide the means for correlating events and the corresponding index items with the recordings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2007
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Scott L. Minneman, William Van Melle, Steve R. Harrison, Ian Emery Smith, Thomas P. Moran
  • Patent number: 7139004
    Abstract: In accordance with one aspect of the present invention, disclosed is an image analysis and conversion method and system, where bitmapped ink images are converted to structured object representations of the bitmapped images, which may be read and edited by a structured text/graphics editor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2006
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Eric Saund, Thomas P. Moran, Daniel Larner, James V. Mahoney, Todd A. Cass
  • Patent number: 7136082
    Abstract: In accordance with one aspect of the present invention, disclosed is an image analysis and conversion method and system, where digital ink images are converted to structured object representations of the digital ink images, capable of being edited by a structured text/graphics editor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2006
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Eric Saund, Thomas P. Moran, Daniel Larner, James V. Mahoney, Todd A. Cass