Patents by Inventor Thomas Robinson

Thomas Robinson 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: 11178846
    Abstract: The present application is directed to an environmental control system for an agricultural animal housing facility. This system includes a plurality of air handling systems configured to deliver supply air to an agricultural animal housing facility, wherein each air handling system is configured to receive a portion of fresh air and a portion of recirculated internal air, and wherein each air handling system is configured to mix the fresh air and internal air and provide the resultant mixture to the agricultural animal housing facility as supply air. The plurality of air handling systems are configured to regulate a proportion of fresh air to internal air in response to an internal temperature of the agricultural animal housing facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Inventors: David Andress, Mikel Robinson, Matthew D. Andress, Thomas R. Ryan, Brian L. Whitesell, Brian Rueschhoff
  • Publication number: 20210353672
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composition for administration to ruminant animals in their drinking water to reduce transport stress. The composition comprises a carbohydrate capable of acting as an energy source and/or carbon source for amylose degrading bacteria such as dextrose, a source of magnesium and selected trace elements. The composition is effective in stimulating cellulose digestion in the rumen, in an increasing net available energy and reducing physiological stress. In turn, this leads to greater disease resistance and calmer animals as well as a greater utilisation of the available diet, or creates an energy sparing effect for existing diets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2019
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Inventors: Thomas Robinson Feez, Mark Rawlinson Peart, Anthony David Wood
  • Publication number: 20210346098
    Abstract: A surgical tool tracking array can include a first marker holder, a second marker holder, and a tool holder. The first marker holder is configured to couple a first marker to the surgical tracking array in a first plane. The second marker holder is configured to couple a second marker to the surgical tool tracking array in a second plane that is independent and substantially parallel to the first plane. The tool holder is configured to couple a portion of a surgical tool to the surgical tool tracking array in a third plane that is independent from the first plane and the second plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2020
    Publication date: November 11, 2021
    Inventors: Thomas Calloway, Dana Wisniewski, Amaya Raphaelson, Michael Robinson
  • Publication number: 20210338609
    Abstract: The present invention is concerned with increasing protein intake in a ruminant animal by supplementing the diet of the ruminant animal with urea phosphate. There can also be supplementation with a water soluble sulfur-containing salt such as ammonium sulfate. Urea can be administered together with urea phosphate. The composition provides a slow release form of urea that avoids inducing ammonia toxicity in the animal and is water soluble for administration to the animal in drinking water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2019
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Inventors: Thomas Robinson Feez, Mark Rawlinson Peart, Anthony David Wood
  • Patent number: 11150938
    Abstract: A non-repudiable transaction protocol system includes a memory, at least one processor in communication with the memory, an operating system executing on the at least one processor, a resource manager configured to manage a storage system, and a transaction manager. The transaction manager is configured to provide NRO-W evidence of a work request from a client to the resource manager and provide NRR-W evidence to the client that the resource manager has completed initial work for the work request. Additionally, the transaction manager is configured to provide NRO-C evidence to the resource manager that the client requested completion of the initial work and NRR-C evidence to the client that the resource manager promised to execute the completion. Each of the NRO-W evidence, the NRR-W evidence, the NRO-C evidence, and the NRR-C evidence are exchanged to prevent either one of the client and the resource manager from gaining an advantage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Red Hat, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Robinson, Thomas Jenkinson
  • Patent number: 11123151
    Abstract: A biopsy marker may include three shaped portions arranged sequentially along an axis, each shaped portion having a first surface and a second surface parallel to the first surface. A first narrow portion connects a first of the three shaped portions to a second of the three shaped portions. A second narrow portion connects the second of the three shaped portions to a third of the three shaped portions. The first narrow portion is twisted about the axis such that the first surface of the first shaped portion is at a first angle to the first surface of the second shaped portion. The second narrow portion is twisted about the axis such that the first surface of the second shaped portion is at a second angle to the first surface of the third shaped portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Devicor Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Ramon Alberto Ramos, Jessica Pyzoha Leimbach, Andrew Thomas Robinson, Gwendolyn Perez Payne, Bryan Robert Keller
  • Patent number: 11071811
    Abstract: The specification discloses a portable dialysis machine having a detachable controller unit and base unit. The controller unit includes a door having an interior face, a housing with a panel, where the housing and panel define a recessed region configured to receive the interior face of the door, and a manifold receiver fixedly attached to the panel. The base unit has a planar surface for receiving a container of fluid, a scale integrated with the planar surface, a heater in thermal communication with the planar surface, and a sodium sensor in electromagnetic communication with the planar surface. Embodiments of the disclosed portable dialysis system have improved structural and functional features, including improved modularity, ease of use, and safety features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Barry Neil Fulkerson, James Roswell Braig, David J Mishelevich, Charles Clemens, Clark Berg Foster, Martin Hering, Jan Brian Zwierstra, Russell Thomas Joseph, Victor Gura, Thomas Robinson, Milan Trcka, Daniele Ghidoli, Frank Isackson, Mark Forrest Smith
  • Publication number: 20210215014
    Abstract: A system for supplying fracturing fluid to a fracturing tree coupled to a wellhead comprising: a zipper module having a lower block with a first opening configured to receive the fracturing fluid, the lower block being independently rotatable at a swivel assembly around a vertical axis relative to the lower block; an upper block with a second opening configured to dispel the fracturing fluid, the upper block being independently rotatable at a swivel connection around the vertical axis; an internal flow path between the upper block and the lower block; and a fluid conduit between the zipper module and the fracturing tree comprising at least one pipe, wherein the at least one pipe defines a first straight flow path between the zipper module and the fracturing tree.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2021
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Applicant: Seaboard International LLC
    Inventors: Duc Thanh Tran, Matthew Thomas Robinson Webster, Ray Dicksang Pang, Keith Murdoch
  • Patent number: 11030567
    Abstract: A database sends identification and dispatch orders to a ship or rail transport that powers a shipping container during the ship or rail segment of the container's journey. The database also sends identification and dispatch orders to gensets that power shipping containers on a motor vehicle transport during a vehicular segment of the container's journey. The database associates the identification and dispatch orders along with the container as the container moves from connection with a genset on a vehicular transport to a ship or rail transport, and associates the identification and dispatch orders along with the container as the container moves to connection with a genset on a vehicular transport from a ship or rail transport.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: STARTRAK INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas A. Robinson, Venkateswaran Karuppanan, Timothy P. Slifkin
  • Patent number: 10968717
    Abstract: A method and apparatus according to which a hydraulic fracturing fluid is communicated to a wellhead, the apparatus including a fracturing tree connected to the wellhead and into which the hydraulic fracturing fluid is adapted to flow, a fluid conduit connected to the fracturing tree and through which the hydraulic fracturing fluid is adapted to flow before flowing into the fracturing tree, the fluid conduit defining a straight fluid flow path, and a zipper module connected to the fluid conduit and out of which the hydraulic fracturing fluid is adapted to flow before flowing through the fluid conduit. The hydraulic fracturing fluid flows along the straight fluid flow path of the fluid conduit upon flowing out of the zipper module, and continues to so flow along the straight fluid flow path until the hydraulic fracturing fluid flows into the fracturing tree.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Seaboard International, LLC
    Inventors: Duc Thanh Tran, Matthew Thomas Robinson Webster, Ray Dicksang Pang, Keith Murdoch
  • Publication number: 20200400003
    Abstract: A frac tree coupled to a wellhead is connected to either flowback equipment or zipper modules using a single straight-line connection of pipes, valves, and/or frac iron that define a straight-line pathway for fluid, gas, or flowback materials. The disclosed single straight-line connections referenced herein may be used in pressure pumping operations to deliver hydraulic fracturing fluid (“frack fluid”) to a frac tree for delivery to a wellhead or for carrying flowback from the wellhead to a flowback-collecting equipment. Using the single straight-line connections referenced herein dramatically reduces the complexity of connections needed to deliver frack fluid to or carry flowback away from a well, thereby reducing the cost, improving the efficiency, and increasing the safety of pressure-pumping and flowback operations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventor: Matthew Thomas Robinson Webster
  • Publication number: 20200399979
    Abstract: A frac tree coupled to a wellhead is connected to either flowback equipment or zipper modules using a single straight-line connection of pipes, valves, and/or frac iron that define a straight-line pathway for fluid, gas, or flowback materials. The disclosed single straight-line connections referenced herein may be used in pressure pumping operations to deliver hydraulic fracturing fluid (“frack fluid”) to a frac tree for delivery to a wellhead or for carrying flowback from the wellhead to a flowback-collecting equipment. To dramatically reduce the wear-and-tear on the frac tree, blocks at or near the top of the frac trees are strategically lined with a high-strength wear-resistant material internally at points where frack fluid or flowback changes direction to flow toward or away from the single straight-line connections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventor: Matthew Thomas Robinson Webster
  • Patent number: 10851686
    Abstract: The present invention is an internal combustion engine composed of a plurality of cylinders arranged into banks. Located near the mid-point of each bank of cylinders is a section formed with passages that are configured to provide distribution and recovery of cooling and lubrication fluids. This section is located such that the path of these fluids begins and ends at a mid-point so as to provide a shortened path across each half of the bank of cylinders within which the section is located.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Sixteen Power, LLC
    Inventors: Caleb Newman, Thomas Robinson
  • Publication number: 20200254169
    Abstract: The specification discloses a portable dialysis machine having a detachable controller unit and base unit. The controller unit includes a door having an interior face, a housing with a panel, where the housing and panel define a recessed region configured to receive the interior face of the door, and a manifold receiver fixedly attached to the panel. The base unit has a planar surface for receiving a container of fluid, a scale integrated with the planar surface, a heater in thermal communication with the planar surface, and a sodium sensor in electromagnetic communication with the planar surface. Embodiments of the disclosed portable dialysis system have improved structural and functional features, including improved modularity, ease of use, and safety features.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Barry Neil Fulkerson, James Roswell Braig, David J Mishelevich, Charles Clemens, Clark Berg Foster, Martin Hering, Jan Brian Zwierstra, Russell Thomas Joseph, Victor Gura, Thomas Robinson, Milan Trcka, Daniele Ghidoli, Frank Isackson, Mark Forrest Smith
  • Patent number: 10596310
    Abstract: The specification discloses a portable dialysis machine having a detachable controller unit and base unit. The controller unit includes a door having an interior face, a housing with a panel, where the housing and panel define a recessed region configured to receive the interior face of the door, and a manifold receiver fixedly attached to the panel. The base unit has a planar surface for receiving a container of fluid, a scale integrated with the planar surface, a heater in thermal communication with the planar surface, and a sodium sensor in electromagnetic communication with the planar surface. Embodiments of the disclosed portable dialysis system have improved structural and functional features, including improved modularity, ease of use, and safety features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Barry Neil Fulkerson, James Roswell Braig, David J Mishelevich, Charles Clemens, Clark Berg Foster, Martin Hering, Jan Brian Zwierstra, Russell Thomas Joseph, Victor Gura, Thomas Robinson, Milan Trcka, Daniele Ghidoli, Frank Isackson, Mark Forrest Smith
  • Publication number: 20200060787
    Abstract: A biopsy marker may include three shaped portions arranged sequentially along an axis, each shaped portion having a first surface and a second surface parallel to the first surface. A first narrow portion connects a first of the three shaped portions to a second of the three shaped portions. A second narrow portion connects the second of the three shaped portions to a third of the three shaped portions. The first narrow portion is twisted about the axis such that the first surface of the first shaped portion is at a first angle to the first surface of the second shaped portion. The second narrow portion is twisted about the axis such that the first surface of the second shaped portion is at a second angle to the first surface of the third shaped portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Ramon Alberto Ramos, Jessica Pyzoha Leimbach, Andrew Thomas Robinson, Gwendolyn Perez Payne, Bryan Robert Keller
  • Patent number: 10492884
    Abstract: A biopsy marker may include three shaped portions arranged sequentially along an axis, each shaped portion having a first surface and a second surface parallel to the first surface. A first narrow portion connects a first of the three shaped portions to a second of the three shaped portions. A second narrow portion connects the second of the three shaped portions to a third of the three shaped portions. The first narrow portion is twisted about the axis such that the first surface of the first shaped portion is at a first angle to the first surface of the second shaped portion. The second narrow portion is twisted about the axis such that the first surface of the second shaped portion is at a second angle to the first surface of the third shaped portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Devicor Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Ramon Alberto Ramos, Jessica Pyzoha Leimbach, Andrew Thomas Robinson, Gwendolyn Perez Payne, Bryan Robert Keller
  • Patent number: 10285834
    Abstract: A vascular prosthesis deployment device and related methods are disclosed. In some embodiments the deployment device may provide audible, tactile, or visual feedback to a practitioner as to the degree of deployment of a prosthesis. The deployment device may also provide mechanical advantage when deploying a prosthesis. The deployment device may be configured to incrementally deploy a prosthesis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Merit Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Noel Cindrich, John William Hall, Zeke Eller, Thomas Robinson, Wayne Mower
  • Publication number: 20190121505
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to adaptive content control and display for internet media. A playback component provides for playback of media content. An input component detects user inputs during playback of the content. In response to the user inputs being detected, a menu component displays a level of a pivot menu during playback of the content. The pivot menu is displayed on top, or in front, of a portion of the content during playback, and the pivot menu can be at least partially transparent to enable consumption of the content to continue without complete obstruction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Shivakumar Littoo Rajaraman, Stein Eldar Johnsen, Jonas Yngvesson, Jasmine Kent, Elena Kaschner, Jun Li, Matias Cudich, Thomas Robinson Purnell-Fisher
  • Patent number: 10162487
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to adaptive content control and display for internet media. A playback component provides for playback of media content. An input component detects user inputs during playback of the content. In response to the user inputs being detected, a menu component displays a level of a pivot menu during playback of the content. The pivot menu is displayed on top, or in front, of a portion of the content during playback, and the pivot menu can be at least partially transparent to enable consumption of the content to continue without complete obstruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Shivakumar Littoo Rajaraman, Stein Eldar Johnsen, Jonas Yngvesson, Jasmine Kent, Elena Kaschner, Jun Li, Matias Cudich, Thomas Robinson Purnell-Fisher