Patents by Inventor Thomas Ross

Thomas Ross 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: 20230002292
    Abstract: A method for continuous production of fully colored and non-colored fertilizer particles having a median size of about 1 to 6 mm, with a predefined ratio of the fully colored and non-colored fertilizer particles, starting from a stream A of non-colored fertilizer particles. The method includes continuously separating the stream A of non-colored fertilizer particles into a stream C of non-colored fertilizer particles and parallel streams B1, B2, . . . Bn of non-colored fertilizer particles in a predefined ratio, continuously coloring the non-colored particles from the parallel streams B1, B2, . . . Bn with a non-rub-off coloring agent, such that the particles become fully colored, continuously joining the parallel streams B1, B2, . . .
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2020
    Publication date: January 5, 2023
    Inventors: Samuel ODU, Thomas FAHRENWALDT, Christian ROSS
  • Publication number: 20220366255
    Abstract: A circuit for performing neural network computations for a neural network comprising a plurality of neural network layers, the circuit comprising: a matrix computation unit configured to, for each of the plurality of neural network layers: receive a plurality of weight inputs and a plurality of activation inputs for the neural network layer, and generate a plurality of accumulated values based on the plurality of weight inputs and the plurality of activation inputs; and a vector computation unit communicatively coupled to the matrix computation unit and configured to, for each of the plurality of neural network layers: apply an activation function to each accumulated value generated by the matrix computation unit to generate a plurality of activated values for the neural network layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2022
    Publication date: November 17, 2022
    Inventors: Jonathan Ross, Norman Paul Jouppi, Andrew Everett Phelps, Reginald Clifford Young, Thomas Norrie, Gregory Michael Thorson, Dan Luu
  • Patent number: 11491062
    Abstract: A strain gauge assembly includes a member and a strain gauge supported by the member spaced. The strain gauge further includes a bearing surface and a contact surface spaced from the bearing surface. When the member is subject to a predetermined bending force, the bearing surface contacts the contact surface wherein at least a portion of the bending force bypasses the strain gauge and instead is transferred from the bearing surface to the contact surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: William Ross Heneveld, Jr., Thomas Alan Puvogel, Chad Conway Souke
  • Publication number: 20220349316
    Abstract: A passive clearance control limits thermal expansion between stator components relative to rotor components. A control ring controls clearance in a passive manner and is located on or adjacent to stationary components which thermally expand during engine operation. The control ring is formed of material having low coefficient of thermal expansion such as CMCs (Ceramic Matrix Composites) and therefore limits, inhibits or restrains expansion of the adjacent stator components as temperatures increase. Limiting expansion of the stator component reduces rotor/stator clearances and limits parasitic leakage of fluid along the flow path through the engine core.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2022
    Publication date: November 3, 2022
    Inventors: Bhaskar Nanda Mondal, John Joseph Rahaim, Thomas Moniz, Steven A. Ross, Joel Kirk, Scott Hunter, Daniel Fusinato
  • Patent number: 11473481
    Abstract: A turbine connector in an engine exhaust manifold includes a turbine foot attached to incoming exhaust conduits. The turbine foot has an outer perimetric edge defining a trapezoidal shape, and inner perimetric edges forming exhaust outlets from the incoming exhaust conduits. The inner perimetric edges have varied perimetric curvatures largest in finite curvature size upon a web extending between the exhaust outlets, and together forming an hourglass web profile in a turbine-mounting plane defined by the turbine foot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Wolk, Thomas Lee Atwell, Vikas Bhupendra Sheth, Jeremy Ross Conyers
  • Publication number: 20220304871
    Abstract: Systems for facilitating movement of a patient transport apparatus are provided and include user input control device that includes a mode switch selectable between a longitudinal transport mode and a multidirectional mode and a driving assist device actuatable between at least one engaged state and a non-engaged state. The mode switch generates signals based on the selected mode and the driving assist device generates engaged or non-engaged signals which are received by a controller. The controller is configured to generate an output signal sent to a lift actuator, swivel actuator, and/or a powered drive system to assist a user in propelling the apparatus in a desired manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2022
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Applicant: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin M. Patmore, Krishna Sandeep Bhimavarapu, Jeffrey S. Dunfee, II, Fanqi Meng, Christopher J. Hopper, Thomas A. Puvogel, Gregory S. Taylor, Ryan Ross
  • Patent number: 11429360
    Abstract: A method of using artificial intelligence to provide source code from an original programming language in a target programming language showing regions of low confidence. The method includes receiving, by a computing device, a code base in an original programming language. The computing device further provides the code base in the original programming language to a target programming language using an artificial intelligence tool. The computing device additionally displays the code base in the target programming language using a visualization tool in a visual interface. The computing device still further displays the regions of uncertainty to a human user in the visual interface. The regions of uncertainty provide low confidence regions of the code base in the target programming language for targeted user intervention. The regions of low confidence correlate with violations to provide displayed actionable insight regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Mayank Agarwal, Kartik Talamadupula, Justin David Weisz, Stephanie Houde, Fernando Carlos Martinez, Michael Muller, John Thomas Richards, Steven I. Ross
  • Patent number: 11422327
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a sealed closure having modular components, enhanced cable sealing, modular connection interfaces, enhanced cable anchoring and enhanced fiber management.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: COMMSCOPE TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Johan Geens, Philippe Coenegracht, Pieter Doultremont, William B. Bryan, William Alan Carrico, Eddy Luc Cams, Erik David Bishop, Thomas Ross Marmon, Bart Mattie Claessens, Alan Armando Garcia Gonzalez, Roel Modest Willy Bryon, Roger Alaerts, Conny Van De Velde, Jos Brants, El Moïz Mohammed Michel Ghammam, Jozef Christiaan Mathieu Versleegers, Marc Eugène Willem Bervoets, Barry Wayne Allen, Maarten Aerts
  • Publication number: 20220247218
    Abstract: A toy system comprising a plurality of toy construction elements, having detachably interconnecting coupling members for creating coherent spatial structures. The plurality of toy construction elements include: an energy source device comprising a housing and an energy transfer circuit therein; and energy distribution devices to provide respective external conductive loops extending outside the housing and defining a respective external energy transfer zone in a proximity of the respective external conductive loops. The energy source device is configured to be brought into operational connection with the energy distribution devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Inventors: Andrew James KNIGHTS, Isobel Jane ASHBEY, Rosanna Elizabeth PARRISH, Simon Mark JORDAN, Robert George MILNER, Martin Edward BROCK, Thomas Alan DONALDSON, Mark Ross CHAMPKINS, Radost Radoslavova KEREFEYNA, Rasmus Bissenbakker KÆRSGAARD, Yufan Wei WANG, Troels HERMANN, Arun VENKATASUBRAMANIAN
  • Patent number: 11391173
    Abstract: A passive clearance control limits thermal expansion between stator components relative to rotor components. A control ring controls clearance in a passive manner and is located on or adjacent to stationary components which thermally expand during engine operation. The control ring is formed of material having low coefficient of thermal expansion such as CMCs (Ceramic Matrix Composites) and therefore limits, inhibits or restrains expansion of the adjacent stator components as temperatures increase. Limiting expansion of the stator component reduces rotor/stator clearances and limits parasitic leakage of fluid along the flowpath through the engine core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Bhaskar Nanda Mondal, John Joseph Rahaim, Thomas Moniz, Steven A. Ross, Joel Kirk, Scott Hunter, Daniel Fusinato
  • Patent number: 11391458
    Abstract: A thermal oxidizer (50) employing an oxidation mixer (51), an oxidation chamber (52), a retention chamber (53) and a heat dissipater (54) forming a fluid flow path for thermal oxidation of a waste gas. In operation, the oxidation mixer (51) facilitates a combustible mixture of the waste gas and an oxidant into an combustible waste gas stream. A heating element (55) of the oxidation chamber (52) facilitates a primary combustion reaction of the combustible waste gas stream into an oxygenated waste gas stream. The retention chamber (53) facilitates a secondary combustion reaction of the oxygenated waste gas stream into oxidized gases. The heat dissipater (54) atmospherically vents of the oxidized gases. An oxidization controller (61) may be employed to regulate the operation of the thermal oxidizer (50), and a data logger (63) and a data reporter (65) may be employed for respectively logging and remotely reporting a regulation of the thermal oxidizer (50) by the oxidation controller (61).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Combustion Systems Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Ross Evans, David Elliott Johnson, Jr., Thomas Darrell Evans, James David Hailey
  • Patent number: 11389348
    Abstract: Systems for facilitating movement of a patient transport apparatus are provided and include user input control device that includes a mode switch selectable between a longitudinal transport mode and a multidirectional mode and a driving assist device actuatable between at least one engaged state and a non-engaged state. The mode switch generates signals based on the selected mode and the driving assist device generates engaged or non-engaged signals which are received by a controller. The controller is configured to generate an output signal sent to a lift actuator, swivel actuator, and/or a powered drive system to assist a user in propelling the apparatus in a desired manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin M. Patmore, Krishna Sandeep Bhimavarapu, Jeffrey S. Dunfee, II, Fanqi Meng, Christopher J. Hopper, Thomas Alan Puvogel, Gregory S. Taylor, Ryan Ross
  • Publication number: 20220218487
    Abstract: A surgical implant device, including: an implant body; a porous layer disposed adjacent to the implant body, wherein the porous layer includes a lattice of intersecting struts; and a plurality of needle structures protruding from the porous layer opposite the implant body, wherein at least some of the plurality of needle structures traverse the porous layer and are anchored to the implant body. The plurality of needle structures that traverse the porous layer and are anchored to the implant body are coupled to one or more intersecting struts of the lattice. Optionally, some of the plurality of needle structures are spaced apart from the implant body and are anchored only to the porous layer. Preferably, one or more of the implant body, the porous layer, and the plurality of needle structures are formed by an additive manufacturing technique.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2022
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Inventors: John C. STEINMANN, Scott RUCKER, Tim RASMUSSEN, John P. STEINMANN, Trace CAWLEY, Thomas ROSS, Ernesto RIOS, Andrew OLCESE
  • Publication number: 20220213583
    Abstract: A coating method for a component with at least one aperture includes providing a component having at least one aperture formed in a surface thereof; additively manufacturing a hollow member on a portion of the surface to define a space above each aperture, the portion of the surface being adjacent to the aperture, the hollow member having an inner peripheral geometry complementary to a peripheral geometry at least one of aperture; applying at least one coating over the surface of the component and around hollow member to form an applied coating having an applied coating thickness; and removing at least a portion of the hollow member to make a top portion of the hollow member coplanar with the applied coating to expose the space through the applied coating; wherein a lower portion of the hollow member remains to define the space through the applied coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2022
    Publication date: July 7, 2022
    Inventors: David Allen Singletary, John Thomas Zanetti, Kassy Moy Hart, William Clifford Ross, Jose Troitino Lopez, Anderson Viaro Mattos, Fernando Jorge Casanova
  • Patent number: 11377722
    Abstract: A coating method for a component with at least one aperture includes providing a component having at least one aperture formed in a surface thereof; additively manufacturing a hollow member on a portion of the surface to define a space above each aperture, the portion of the surface being adjacent to the aperture, the hollow member having an inner peripheral geometry complementary to a peripheral geometry at least one of aperture; applying at least one coating over the surface of the component and around hollow member to form an applied coating having an applied coating thickness; and removing at least a portion of the hollow member to make a top portion of the hollow member coplanar with the applied coating to expose the space through the applied coating; wherein a lower portion of the hollow member remains to define the space through the applied coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: David Allen Singletary, John Thomas Zanetti, Kassy Moy Hart, William Clifford Ross, Jose Troitino Lopez, Anderson Viaro Mattos, Fernando Jorge Casanova
  • Publication number: 20220120975
    Abstract: Devices, assemblies and methods for fixing a telecommunications cable. In certain embodiments, a cable fixation unit that can clamp a cable jacket also includes legs having feet that are mountable to a slotted support structure by inserting the feet into the support structure's slots in a sequence of motions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Inventors: Johan GEENS, Eddy Luc CAMS, Chien-An CHEN, Olivier C. ROCHE, Barry Wayne ALLEN, Ward DECLERCQ, Matthew CAMPSTEYN, Roel Modest Willy BRYON, Philippe COENEGRACHT, Thomas Ross MARMON
  • Patent number: 11304811
    Abstract: A surgical implant device, including: an implant body; a porous layer disposed adjacent to the implant body, wherein the porous layer includes a lattice of intersecting struts; and a plurality of needle structures protruding from the porous layer opposite the implant body, wherein at least some of the plurality of needle structures traverse the porous layer and are anchored to the implant body. The plurality of needle structures that traverse the porous layer and are anchored to the implant body are coupled to one or more intersecting struts of the lattice. Optionally, some of the plurality of needle structures are spaced apart from the implant body and are anchored only to the porous layer. Preferably, one or more of the implant body, the porous layer, and the plurality of needle structures are formed by an additive manufacturing technique.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Kyocera Medical Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: John C. Steinmann, Scott Rucker, Tim Rasmussen, John P. Steinmann, Trace Cawley, Thomas Ross, Ernesto Rios, Andrew Olcese
  • Publication number: 20220054232
    Abstract: Smile treatment planning systems and methods are described herein. One method for adjusting an image of a smile may generally comprise receiving a three-dimensional (3D) digital model of a dental arch of a patient, receiving a digital facial image of the patient which includes an image of one or more teeth of the patient when smiling, registering the 3D digital model to the one or more teeth of the patient from the digital facial image, correcting the 3D digital model for scale and distortion to create a corrected 3D digital model, and overlaying the corrected 3D digital model onto the digital facial image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2021
    Publication date: February 24, 2022
    Applicant: uLab Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Huafeng WEN, Thomas Ross PITTS, Duncan Yardley BROWN, Eric WU, Venkata S, SARVA, Gang LIU, Ruize MA, Junru ZHAO
  • Patent number: 11254660
    Abstract: The combination of (S)-2-(5-((3-ethoxypyridin-2-yl)oxy)pyridin-3-yl)-N-(tetrahydrofuran-3-yl)pyrimidine-5-carboxamide or pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, and 4-(4-(1-Isopropyl-7-oxo-1,4,6,7-tetrahydrospiro[indazole-5,4?-piperidine]-1?-carbonyl)-6-methoxypyridin-2-yl)benzoic acid or pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, for treatment of diseases, including non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), in mammals are described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Pfizer Inc.
    Inventors: William Paul Esler, Trenton Thomas Ross
  • Publication number: 20220023299
    Abstract: The combination of (S)-2-(5-((3-ethoxypyridin-2-yl)oxy)pyridin-3-yl)-N-(tetrahydrofuran-3-yl)pyrimidine-5-carboxamide or pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, and 4-(4-(1-Isopropyl-7-oxo-1,4,6,7-tetrahydrospiro[indazole-5,4?-piperidine]-1?-carbonyl)-6-methoxypyridin-2-yl)benzoic acid or pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, for treatment of diseases, including non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), in mammals are described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2021
    Publication date: January 27, 2022
    Applicant: Pfizer Inc.
    Inventors: William Paul Esler, Trenton Thomas Ross