Patents by Inventor Thomas S Moore

Thomas S Moore 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: 10716568
    Abstract: A surgical stapling assembly comprising a staple cartridge carrier, an anvil, an outer surface, a closure member, a staple cartridge, and a firing system is disclosed. The anvil is rotatable between a first position and a second position. The closure member is slideable along the outer surface to hold the anvil in the second position. The closure member comprises a clearance opening. The staple cartridge is positioned within the staple cartridge carrier. The staple cartridge comprises staples removably stored therein. The staple cartridge and the anvil define a tissue gap therebetween when the anvil is in the second position. The clearance opening is aligned with the tissue gap when the anvil is in the second position. The firing system is configured to eject the staples from the staple cartridge during a staple firing stroke. The firing system engages the staple cartridge carrier and the anvil during the staple firing stroke.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Steven G. Hall, Randall J. Tanguay, Jeffrey D. Messerly, Galen C. Robertson, Andrew M. Zwolinski, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Geoffrey C. Hueil, Mark S. Ortiz, Douglas B. Hoffman, Patrick A. Weizman, Dean B. Bruewer, Gregory B. Blair, Charles J. Scheib, Kevin R. Doll, Bret W. Smith, William D. Kelly, Ronald J. Kolata, Joshua R. Uth, William B. Weisenburgh, II, Jerome R. Morgan, Kyle P. Moore, Mark H. Ransick, Jeffrey S. Swayze, Thomas W. Huitema, Glen A. Armstrong, Shailendra K. Parihar, Donna L. Korvick, Richard W. Timm
  • Publication number: 20190342637
    Abstract: Various analyte sensor systems for controlling activation of analyte sensor electronics circuitry are provided. Related methods for controlling analyte sensor electronics circuitry are also provided. Various analyte sensor systems for monitoring an analyte in a host are also provided. Various circuits for controlling activation of an analyte sensor system are also provided. Analyte sensor systems utilizing a state machine having a plurality of states for collecting a plurality of digital counts and waking a controller responsive to a wake up signal are also provided. Related methods for such analyte sensor systems are also provided. Systems for controlling activation of analyte sensor electronics circuitry utilizing a magnetic sensor are further provided. One or more display device configured to display one or more analyte concentration values are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Jason Halac, Sebastian Bohm, Vincent Peter Crabtree, David DeRenzy, Mark S. Dervaes, Nicholas Kalfas, Zebediah L. McDaniel, Michael Levozier Moore, Todd Andrew Newhouse, Michael A. Ploof, Stephen Alan Reichert, Peter C. Simpson, Alexander Leroy Teeter, Rodolfo Garcia, Jaroslav Piotrowiak, Thomas George O?Connell, Arlene G. Doria
  • Publication number: 20190336053
    Abstract: Various analyte sensor systems for controlling activation of analyte sensor electronics circuitry are provided. Related methods for controlling analyte sensor electronics circuitry are also provided. Various analyte sensor systems for monitoring an analyte in a host are also provided. Various circuits for controlling activation of an analyte sensor system are also provided. Analyte sensor systems utilizing a state machine having a plurality of states for collecting a plurality of digital counts and waking a controller responsive to a wake up signal are also provided. Related methods for such analyte sensor systems are also provided. Systems for controlling activation of analyte sensor electronics circuitry utilizing a magnetic sensor are further provided. One or more display device configured to display one or more analyte concentration values are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Jason Halac, Sebastian Bohm, Vincent Peter Crabtree, David DeRenzy, Mark S. Dervaes, Nicholas Kalfas, Zebediah L. McDaniel, Michael Levozier Moore, Todd Andrew Newhouse, Michael A. Ploof, Stephen Alan Reichert, Peter C. Simpson, Alexander Leroy Teeter, Rodolfo Garcia, Jaroslav Piotrowiak, Thomas George O'Connell, Arlene G. Doria
  • Patent number: 7300697
    Abstract: A reinforced polymer matrix composite material with anti-anisotropy reinforcement array is disclosed having coupled fiber reinforcement structures. The coupled fiber reinforcement structures are formed of a plurality of bound or bonded fibers, which form multi-dimensional structures capable of maintaining cross structure during molding. The structures are sized to allow their use in various molding processes. The coupled multiple fiber structures preferably have an aspect ratio of less than ten.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2007
    Assignee: Chrysler LLC
    Inventors: Thomas S Moore, Gilbert B Chapman, II
  • Patent number: 7231994
    Abstract: A hybrid vehicle includes an internal combustion engine coupled to a combined starter/motor/generator which is, in turn, coupled to a transmission of the vehicle. The starter/motor/generator is coupled to a high voltage battery pack via an inverter and to a deployable power output panel for serving loads external to the vehicle. Whenever external loads are to be powered, a control unit automatically places the vehicle in PARK, or alternatively activates an electrical parking brake system to hold the vehicle stationary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2007
    Assignee: DaimlerChrysler Corporation
    Inventors: Arthur J Buglione, Thomas S Moore, Gerald Cilibraise, Kathi S Lee, Richard G Reed, Jr., Del C Schroeder, Robert G Malcolm, Edmund Tworkowski, Kenneth Hartwig, Lewis Charles Eanes, Sr., Glenn E Lucas, Robert L Davis, William W Doolittle, III
  • Patent number: 7198761
    Abstract: A hydrogen fuel system for a vehicle includes a fuel tank having a fuel inlet for receiving a borohydride fuel into a fuel holding portion of an internal cavity, and a waste inlet arranged to receive the waste liquid generated by an on-board hydrogen reaction process. The waste liquid is received into a waste liquid portion of the internal cavity. An expandable divider element is positioned within the tank to keep the fuel holding portion of the internal cavity separate from the waste liquid holding portion. The waste liquid holding portion can be positioned within the internal cavity so as to allow heat from the waste liquid to preheat the fuel stored in the fuel holding portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2007
    Assignee: DaimlerChrysler Corporation
    Inventors: Jason W Buelow, Doanh Tran, Thomas S Moore, Mohsen D Shabana, Christopher E Borroni-Bird
  • Patent number: 6929306
    Abstract: A rear seat assembly of a passenger cabin of a pick-up truck includes a rear seat cushion and a rear seat back, each rotatable such that a bottom surface of the rotated rear seat back can rest upon a rear end of the rotated seat cushion to provide a storage space beneath the rotated seat back and between the rotated seat cushion and a rear wall of the passenger cabin. The cargo bed of the truck may be extended into the storage space by providing an access door thereto in a front wall of the cargo bed in communication with a corresponding opening in the rear wall of the passenger cabin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2005
    Assignee: DaimlerChrysler Corporation
    Inventors: Kenneth S Mack, Thomas S Moore, Russell C Fielding
  • Patent number: 6896313
    Abstract: A convertible cargo bed cover can function as both a tonneau cover and a cargo bed cap. The cover is raised by motorized elements to be substantially aligned with a roof of a passenger cabin of the vehicle. Side and rear window panels stored inside the cover can be installed to transform the cover to a cap to enlarge available enclosed cargo space. Rear pillars are installed at the rear corners of the tonneau cover in its raised position to complete the installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2005
    Assignee: DaimlerChrysler Corporation
    Inventors: Kenneth S Mack, Thomas S Moore, Russell C Fielding
  • Patent number: 6837531
    Abstract: A rear seat assembly of a passenger cabin of a pick-up truck includes a rear seat cushion and a rear seat back, each rotatable such that a bottom surface of the rotated rear seat back can rest upon a rear end of the rotated seat cushion to provide a storage space beneath the rotated seat back and between the rotated seat cushion and a rear wall of the passenger cabin. The cargo bed of the truck may be extended into the storage space by providing an access door thereto in a front wall of the cargo bed in communication with a corresponding opening in the rear wall of the passenger cabin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2005
    Assignee: DaimlerChrysler Corporation
    Inventors: Kenneth S Mack, Thomas S Moore, Russell C Fielding
  • Patent number: 6830532
    Abstract: A method for controlling a powertrain in a motor vehicle having a first torque source and a second torque source each providing a torque output to a transmission includes determining a vehicle speed and a current gear selection of the motor vehicle. A threshold value is calculated from the vehicle speed and the current gear selection. An accelerator position of the motor vehicle is then determined. An accelerator position rate of change is calculated from the accelerator position. The accelerator position rate of change is compared to the threshold value. The torque output from the first torque source is increased if the accelerator position rate of change is less than the threshold value. However, the transmission is downshifted if the accelerator position rate of change is greater than the threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2004
    Assignee: DaimlerChrysler Corporation
    Inventors: Brian P Gebby, Thomas S Moore, Gerald Cilibraise
  • Patent number: 6820915
    Abstract: A convertible cargo bed cover can function as both a tonneau cover and a cargo bed cap. The cover is raised by motorized elements to be substantially aligned with a roof of a passenger cabin of the vehicle. Side and rear window panels stored inside the cover can be installed to transform the cover to a cap to enlarge available enclosed cargo space. Rear pillars are installed at the rear corners of the tonneau cover in its raised position to complete the installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2004
    Assignee: DaimlerChrysler Corporation
    Inventors: Kenneth S Mack, Thomas S Moore, Russell C Fielding
  • Patent number: 6810932
    Abstract: A seal within the filler neck of a fluid reservoir is configured to provide fluid channels into the reservior while in the at-rest position, but seals the filler neck when deformed by an externally directed insert in the filler neck. The seal is a hollow bulb with a frusto-conical surface spaced from a parallel frusto-conical surface of the filler neck by a plurality of ribs therebetween. The gap between the ribs, and between the surfaces of the seal and the filler neck, from fluid channels for replenishing the reservoir. A plunger inserted into the filler neck deflects the seal outwardly into contact with the filler neck, closing the fluid channels and preventing matter from entering the fluid reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2004
    Assignee: DaimlerChrysler Corporation
    Inventors: David Corven, Grigory Yezersky, Thomas S Moore, Gerald Cilibraise, Edmund Tworkowski, William W Doolittle, III
  • Publication number: 20040172943
    Abstract: A hydrogen fuel system for a vehicle includes a fuel tank having a fuel inlet for receiving a borohydride fuel into a fuel holding portion of an internal cavity, and a waste inlet arranged to receive the waste liquid generated by an on-board hydrogen reaction process. The waste liquid is received into a waste liquid portion of the internal cavity. An expandable divider element is positioned within the tank to keep the fuel holding portion of the internal cavity separate from the waste liquid holding portion. The waste liquid holding portion can be positioned within the internal cavity so as to allow heat from the waste liquid to preheat the fuel stored in the fuel holding portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2002
    Publication date: September 9, 2004
    Inventors: Jason W. Buelow, Doanh Tran, Thomas S. Moore, Mohsen D. Shabana, Christopher E. Borroni-Bird
  • Publication number: 20040164578
    Abstract: A convertible cargo bed cover can function as both a tonneau cover and a cargo bed cap. The cover is raised by motorized elements to be substantially aligned with a roof of a passenger cabin of the vehicle. Side and rear window panels stored inside the cover can be installed to transform the cover to a cap to enlarge available enclosed cargo space. Rear pillars are installed at the rear corners of the tonneau cover in its raised position to complete the installation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2003
    Publication date: August 26, 2004
    Inventors: Kenneth S. Mack, Thomas S. Moore, Russell C. Fielding
  • Publication number: 20040138023
    Abstract: A dual displacement engine system is provided including a first crankshaft for providing driving torque to a transmission and a second crankshaft that can be utilized to supplement the driving torque of the first engine crankshaft to meet higher torque demand requirements. An overrunning clutch device is provided for introducing the torque provided by the secondary engine crankshaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2003
    Publication date: July 15, 2004
    Inventors: Thomas S. Moore, Brian P. Gebby
  • Publication number: 20040130175
    Abstract: A rear seat assembly of a passenger cabin of a pick-up truck includes a rear seat cushion and a rear seat back, each rotatable such that a bottom surface of the rotated rear seat back can rest upon a rear end of the rotated seat cushion to provide a storage space beneath the rotated seat back and between the rotated seat cushion and a rear wall of the passenger cabin. The cargo bed of the truck may be extended into the storage space by providing an access door thereto in a front wall of the cargo bed in communication with a corresponding opening in the rear wall of the passenger cabin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2003
    Publication date: July 8, 2004
    Inventors: Kenneth S. Mack, Thomas S. Moore, Russell C. Fielding
  • Publication number: 20040091690
    Abstract: A reinforced polymer matrix composite material with an anti-anisotropy reinforcement array is disclosed having three dimensional fiber reinforcement structures. The fiber reinforcement structures are formed of a plurality of bound or bonded fibers, which form multi-dimensional structures capable of maintaining cross structure during molding. The structures are sized to allow their use in various molding processes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2002
    Publication date: May 13, 2004
    Inventors: Thomas S. Moore, Gilbert B. Chapman, Del C. Schroeder
  • Patent number: 6691754
    Abstract: The present invention couples a tire pump with the wheel rim of a vehicle. The pump is activated electromagnetically to inflate the tire as desired, e.g. when tire pressure is below a required value. The pump is arranged to draw air from the atmosphere and pump into an interior portion of the tire. A magnetized plunger within the pump is biased to an initial position by a biasing element. Energizing an electromagnet generates a magnetic field. The pump is arranged to rotate in and out of the magnetic field to cause the plunger to reciprocate and inflate the tire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2004
    Assignee: DaimlerChrysler Corporation
    Inventor: Thomas S. Moore
  • Publication number: 20040016492
    Abstract: The present invention couples a tire pump with the wheel rim of a vehicle. The pump is activated electromagnetically to inflate the tire as desired, e.g. when tire pressure is below a required value. The pump is arranged to draw air from the atmosphere and pump into an interior portion of the tire. A magnetized plunger within the pump is biased to an initial position by a biasing element. Energizing an electromagnet generates a magnetic field. The pump is arranged to rotate in and out of the magnetic field to cause the plunger to reciprocate and inflate the tire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2002
    Publication date: January 29, 2004
    Inventor: Thomas S. Moore
  • Patent number: RE38400
    Abstract: A lift type tailgate on a passenger van type vehicle body is operated by an electric motor powered actuator with an electronic control circuit utilizing a microprocessor operating under program control to respond to user-initiated opening and closing signals to move the tailgate in the selected direction. In the control circuit, feedback information to the microprocessor indicative of tailgate position is provided by a potentiometer coupled with the actuator motor and the microprocessor is programmed to operate with this information to stop the tailgate at a wide open position, a partially closed position and a fully closed position. Obstruction detection is performed by the microprocessor using an obstruction detection circuit and additionally by monitoring the position signal input from the potentiometer to stop the tailgate on encountering an obstacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2004
    Assignee: DaimlerChrysler Corporation
    Inventors: David J. Kowall, Delbert D. DeRees, Thomas S. Moore, David R. Bernier