Patents by Inventor Thomas Porter

Thomas Porter 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: 20200292546
    Abstract: The invention is related to identification of an interferon-analog (IFNL4) protein and genetic association with spontaneous clearance of HCV infection and response to treatment for HCV infection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Liudmila PROKUNINA, Thomas R. O'BRIEN, Brian MUCHMORE, Raymond P. DONNELLY, Patricia A. PORTER-GILL
  • Publication number: 20200268718
    Abstract: The present invention provides a compound of formula (I) or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof; a method for manufacturing the compounds of the invention, and its therapeutic uses. The present invention further provides a combination of pharmacologically active agents and a pharmaceutical composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Kamlesh Jagdis BALA, Andrew BREARLEY, James DALE, Anne-Marie EDWARDS, Mahbub AHMED, David PORTER, Robert Alexander PULZ, Lisa Ann ROONEY, David Andrew SANDHAM, Duncan SHAW, Nichola SMITH, Jessica Louise TAYLOR, Roger John TAYLOR, Thomas Josef TROXLER, Joe WRIGGLESWORTH
  • Patent number: 10745886
    Abstract: A work vehicle includes a torque converter having a lock up clutch and a controller that conditionally allows operation of the lock up clutch in a locked position or an unlocked position. The controller determines a plurality of active work vehicle parameters during operation of the work vehicle and includes a plurality of ready to dig parameters. The controller determines a ready to dig condition or a non-digging condition of the work vehicle by comparing at least two of the active work vehicle parameters to at least two corresponding ready to dig parameters. The controller disallows operation of the lock up clutch in the locked position in response to the ready to dig condition, allows operation of the lock up clutch in locked or unlocked positions in response to a non-digging condition. Operation of the lock up clutch avoids the engine from stalling in a ready to dig condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: DEERE & COMPANY
    Inventors: Megan L. Pence, Kevin W. Campbell, David J. Myers, Kyle E. Leinaar, Thomas A. Porter, Michael R. Goodpaster
  • Patent number: 10712850
    Abstract: Embodiments of a vehicle interior system are disclosed. In one or more embodiments, the system includes a base with a curved surface, and a display or touch panel disposed on the curved surface. The display includes a cold-bent glass substrate with a thickness of 1.5 mm or less and a first radius of curvature of 20 mm or greater, and a display module and/or touch panel attached to the glass substrate having a second radius of curvature that is within 10% of the first radius of curvature. Methods for forming such systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Fabio Lopes Brandao Salgado, Thomas Michael Cleary, Steven Edward DeMartino, Timothy Michael Gross, Atul Kumar, Cheng-Chung Li, Torsten Nath, Wendell Porter Weeks
  • Patent number: 10692329
    Abstract: A system and method for operating a game of chance. A gaming system includes a primary game display and secondary game display with the secondary game display mapped with prize blocks arranged in a grid that may generally mimic a primary game grid. The prize blocks can be represented as characters, articles, numeral values, symbols and the like. Each prize block is assigned a prize value and a health value. When the health value of a prize block is exhausted based on primary game outcomes, the prize block is destroyed and removed awarding its corresponding prize value. New prize blocks fill the void left by removed prize blocks or the void remains as a space without any assigned prize value. One version of the system and method is facilitated by a slot-based primary game incorporating certain pre-established symbols (e.g., dice) that diminish (or increase) health values of the prize blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Gaming Arts, LLC
    Inventors: David Colvin, Justin Thomas Ficarrotta, Joshua Ewing Porter, Scott Forbes Sims, William Chong, Dan Charron, Keith Matthew Kruczynski
  • Publication number: 20200117303
    Abstract: Embodiments of a vehicle interior system are disclosed. In one or more embodiments, the system includes a base with a curved surface, and a display or touch panel disposed on the curved surface. The display includes a cold-bent glass substrate with a thickness of 1.5 mm or less and a first radius of curvature of 20 mm or greater, and a display module and/or touch panel attached to the glass substrate having a second radius of curvature that is within 10% of the first radius of curvature. Methods for forming such systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Fabio Lopes Brandao Salgado, Thomas Michael Cleary, Steven Edward DeMartino, Timothy Michael Gross, Atul Kumar, Cheng-Chung Li, Torsten Nath, Wendell Porter Weeks
  • Publication number: 20200116547
    Abstract: A system for managing material loading is disclosed herein. The system comprising a sensor arranged on or proximate a material loading machine that is configured to measure a weight of the material loading machine. A transmitting device communicatively coupled to the sensor that is configured to receive and transmit the measured weight to an electronic data processor. An electronic data processor coupled to each of the sensor and the transmitting device. The electronic data processor is configured to compute a material weight based on the measured weight of the material loading machine and generate an alert for display on a user interface when the material weight exceeds a predetermined threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2018
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Lance R. Sherlock, Keith N. Chaston, Drew F. Harwell, Benjamin P. Koestler, Noel W. Anderson, Matthew J. Sbai, David J. Myers, Hatim A. Bookwala, Kevin W. Campbell, Thomas A. Porter
  • Publication number: 20200117302
    Abstract: Embodiments of a vehicle interior system are disclosed. In one or more embodiments, the system includes a base with a curved surface, and a display or touch panel disposed on the curved surface. The display includes a cold-bent glass substrate with a thickness of 1.5 mm or less and a first radius of curvature of 20 mm or greater, and a display module and/or touch panel attached to the glass substrate having a second radius of curvature that is within 10% of the first radius of curvature. Methods for forming such systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Fabio Lopes Brandao Salgado, Thomas Michael Cleary, Steven Edward DeMartino, Timothy Michael Gross, Atul Kumar, Cheng-Chung Li, Torsten Nath, Wendell Porter Weeks
  • Publication number: 20200078751
    Abstract: Metastable state spore incubation mixing systems are described. An example system includes a spores container to store spores, a nutrient container to store nutrients, a water supply line, a syringe tank, a syringe pump, an adjustable valve, a heater, and a controller. In a drawing phase of the system, a controller can cause the syringe pump and the adjustable valve to draw into the syringe tank a volume of spores, nutrients, and water to form a mixture. The controller causes the heater to heat the mixture for a period of time. In a dispensing phase of the system, the controller can cause the syringe pump to expel the mixture through the adjustable valve and into a water distribution system. The controller can direct the system through a number of other phases of operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Michael J. Schuster, Dwayne A. Porter, Douglas C. Saunders, Jeffrey W. Siegrist, Thomas R. Bajek
  • Patent number: 10545147
    Abstract: The invention is related to identification of an interferon-analog (IFNL4) protein and genetic association with spontaneous clearance of HCV infection and response to treatment for HCV infection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: The USA, as represented by the Secretary, Dept. of Health and Human Services
    Inventors: Liudmila Prokunina, Thomas R. O'Brien, Brian Muchmore, Raymond P. Donnelly, Patricia A. Porter-Gill
  • Patent number: 10518371
    Abstract: A collar fastening system that includes a collar fastening tool, and a collar loading assembly coupled to the collar fastening tool. The collar loading assembly includes a loading arm that rotates into multiple positions and a holding member coupled to the loading arm. The loading arm positions the holding member between a loading position and an unloading position. The holding member includes an arcuate side wall and a vacuum opening defined in the arcuate side wall. The holding member receives a collar when at the loading position, and selectively holds the collar against the arcuate side wall with a retaining force provided by a vacuum applied via the vacuum opening. The loading arm provides the collar to the collar fastening tool when at the unloading position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Raymond Eng, John Richard Porter, Daniel Thomas Long
  • Publication number: 20190394112
    Abstract: At times, it may be desirable to determine that a client system is, or to determine the number of client systems that are, presenting particular dynamic content when an auditable event occurs in the dynamic content. One manner of making the determination may include accessing presentation time information that indicates the time(s) at which one or more client systems present particular dynamic content and accessing event time information indicating the time(s) at which one or more auditable events occur in the dynamic particular content. Based on the presentation time information and the event time information, it may be possible to determine that a client system is, or to determine the number of client systems that are, presenting particular dynamic content when an auditable event occurs in the dynamic content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: G. Thomas DES JARDINS, Jeffrey Dalton PORTER, Vinayak RAGHUVAMSHI, Bryan SLAVIN, Paul Miller
  • Publication number: 20190381011
    Abstract: The present invention provides a compound of formula (I) or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof; a method for manufacturing the compounds of the invention, and its therapeutic uses. The present invention further provides a combination of pharmacologically active agents and a pharmaceutical composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: Kamlesh Jagdis BALA, Andrew BREARLEY, James DALE, Anne-Marie EDWARDS, Mahbub AHMED, David PORTER, Robert Alexander PULZ, Lisa Ann ROONEY, David Andrew SANDHAM, Duncan SHAW, Nichola SMITH, Jessica Louise TAYLOR, Roger John TAYLOR, Thomas Josef Troxler, Joe WRIGGLESWORTH
  • Patent number: 10507201
    Abstract: The present invention relates to therapeutic uses of compounds of formula (I) or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: NOVARTIS AG
    Inventors: Nicole Buschmann, Robin Alec Fairhurst, Pascal Furet, Diana Graus Porta, Carolina Haefliger, Bo Han, Thomas Knöpfel, Catherine Leblanc, Lv Liao, Robert Mah, Masato Murakami, Pierre Nimsgern, Michael Palmer, Dale Porter, Sebastien Ripoche, Can Wang, Youzhen Wang, Andreas Weiss, Jing Xiong, Xianglin Zhao
  • Publication number: 20190376259
    Abstract: A work vehicle includes a torque converter having a lock up clutch and a controller that conditionally allows operation of the lock up clutch in a locked position or an unlocked position. The controller determines a plurality of active work vehicle parameters during operation of the work vehicle and includes a plurality of ready to dig parameters. The controller determines a ready to dig condition or a non-digging condition of the work vehicle by comparing at least two of the active work vehicle parameters to at least two corresponding ready to dig parameters. The controller disallows operation of the lock up clutch in the locked position in response to the ready to dig condition, allows operation of the lock up clutch in locked or unlocked positions in response to a non-digging condition. Operation of the lock up clutch avoids the engine from stalling in a ready to dig condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: Megan L. Pence, Kevin W. Campbell, David J. Myers, Kyle E. Leinaar, Thomas A. Porter, Michael R. Goodpaster
  • Patent number: 10463978
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a refreshable braille display accessory for a game controller that includes a housing sized to be received by a handheld game controller, a braille display including a plurality of pins arranged in a plurality of braille cells, each of the plurality of braille cells to provide tactile feedback representative of individual braille characters, and a control circuit enclosed within the housing to control refreshable activation of at least a portion of the plurality of pins based at least in part on a translation of game text or game audio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Jessica Julie Tran, Patrick Thomas Gaule, John Richard Porter, III, Catherine Marie Baker, Dillon Taylor Baker, Brannon James Zahand, Harrison Tu
  • Patent number: 10447572
    Abstract: At times, it may be desirable to determine that a client system is, or to determine the number of client systems that are, presenting particular dynamic content when an auditable event occurs in the dynamic content. One manner of making the determination may include accessing presentation time information that indicates the time(s) at which one or more client systems present particular dynamic content and accessing event time information indicating the time(s) at which one or more auditable events occur in the dynamic particular content. Based on the presentation time information and the event time information, it may be possible to determine that a client system is, or to determine the number of client systems that are, presenting particular dynamic content when an auditable event occurs in the dynamic content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Oath (Americas) Inc.
    Inventors: G. Thomas Des Jardins, Jeffrey Dalton Porter, Vinayak Raghuvamshi, Bryan Slavin, Paul Miller
  • Patent number: 10400303
    Abstract: An apparatus (102) for processing a metal ribbon (116) comprising a main portion (118) and a sacrificial portion (120) adjoining the main portion (118) of the metal ribbon (116), is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: John Richard Porter, Stephen Thomas Johnson, Mark Frederick Gabriel, Lisa Ann Cardon
  • Patent number: 10384137
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a braille chording accessory for a game controller that includes a housing sized to be removably received by a handheld game controller, a plurality of paddles arranged as a braille cell on the housing, and a control circuit to translate a touch force applied to at least a portion of the plurality of paddles into individual braille characters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Jessica Julie Tran, Patrick Thomas Gaule, John Richard Porter, III, Dillon Taylor Baker, Catherine Marie Baker, Harrison Tu
  • Publication number: 20190231760
    Abstract: The present invention relates to therapeutic uses of compounds of formula (I) or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Nicole BUSCHMANN, Robin Alec FAIRHURST, Pascal FURET, Diana GRAUS PORTA, Carolina HAEFLIGER, Bo HAN, Thomas KNOPFEL, Catherine LEBLANC, Lv LIAO, Robert MAH, Masato MURAKAMI, Pierre NIMSGERN, Michael PALMER, Dale PORTER, Sebastien RIPOCHE, Can WANG, Youzhen WANG, Andreas WEISS, Jing XIONG, Xianglin ZHAO