Patents by Inventor Thomas Simmons

Thomas Simmons 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: 20190333409
    Abstract: A method and system for student driver monitoring which includes configuring student and instructor devices. For each driving session, configuring at least one the student and instructor devices for pairing the devices; generating a driving session log; monitoring continued pairing of the devices; and uploading the driving session log to a driver training database. The method also includes enabling authorized access to the database to retrieve training information. Pairing the student and instructor devices requires the student and instructor devices to be within a limited range of one another, or in the same vehicle. Vehicle and camera information can be collected for the session log. A seat belt sensor system can indicate whether the student seatbelt is fastened. An unfastened student seatbelt can prevent pairing of the student and instructor devices. Pairing the student and instructor devices can include confirming authentication information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Applicant: Twentytwo Six LLC.
    Inventors: Thomas Simmons, Larry Swank
  • Publication number: 20190264336
    Abstract: A spacer element is provided to support an anode on a metallic reinforcement bar, such as a rebar. The spacer element includes a bar supporting body and an adjustable fastening body that are integrally formed, and a separate anode supporting body that is connectable to the bar supporting body. The bar supporting body includes a circumferential wall having resilient tines that extend radially inwardly to engage the rebar. The adjustable fastening body includes a toothed rib that is engageable with a toothed portion of the circumferential wall to contract the circumferential wall securely around the inserted rebar. The rib may be disengaged from the circumferential wall to open the wall and enable insertion of the rebar. The anode supporting body has a resilient prong that is rotatable when received in the bar supporting body enabling the anode supporting body to be rotatable relative to the bar supporting body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Robert Simmons, Thomas Turk
  • Publication number: 20190176711
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a floor assembly for a vehicle load space. The floor assembly includes a floor panel that is configurable in a lowered position, a first raised position and a second raised position. The floor assembly includes a first pivot means defining a first pivot axis about which the floor panel pivots from the lowered position to the first raised position. The floor assembly includes a second pivot means defining a second pivot axis about which the floor panel pivots from the lowered position to said second raised position. The floor panel can perform different functions in the first and second raised positions. The present disclosure also relates to a vehicle having a floor assembly. The floor assembly may be provided in the floor of the vehicle load space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Edward SIMMONS, Christopher BELLAMY, Kripa BALACHANDRAN, James PICKUP, Daniel TAIT, Ben COOK, Emily GREENHALGH, Paul KELLITT, Christopher BROWN, Matthew ATKINSON, Thomas BOOKER, Lucy WAKEFIELD, David WARBURTON
  • Patent number: 9858782
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to an alarm system with a portable identification device and a portable alarm device, wherein the identification device is configured to receive an enquiry signal and in reaction thereto to emit an identification signal, and the alarm device comprises: a touch-sensitive sensor device, an enquiry device, which is configured to emit the enquiry signal and to receive the identification signal, and a control device, the control device being configured: in reaction to the touch signal to emit the enquiry signal by way of the enquiry device, to compare the identification signal received as a reaction to the enquiry signal with a predefined identification in order to carry out an identity check, and to emit an alarm signal if the identity check is negative. The disclosure also relates to a method for triggering an alarm signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Inventors: Thomas Simmons, Anne Bandel
  • Publication number: 20160364970
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to an alarm system with a portable identification device and a portable alarm device, wherein the identification device is configured to receive an enquiry signal and in reaction thereto to emit an identification signal, and the alarm device comprises: a touch-sensitive sensor device, an enquiry device, which is configured to emit the enquiry signal and to receive the identification signal, and a control device, the control device being configured: in reaction to the touch signal to emit the enquiry signal by way of the enquiry device, to compare the identification signal received as a reaction to the enquiry signal with a predefined identification in order to carry out an identity check, and to emit an alarm signal if the identity check is negative. The disclosure also relates to a method for triggering an alarm signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Publication date: December 15, 2016
    Inventors: THOMAS SIMMONS, ANNE BANDEL
  • Publication number: 20110088229
    Abstract: Disclosed is a footwear such as shoes, sneakers and the like are provided with a clamp including a first and a second member, the first member having a post extending said second member in a complementary relation, and the second member in a complementary relation, and the second member being connected to the first in a hinge-like relation, the second member having an opening therein for receiving the post attached to the first member. The post is attached to the first member in a complementary relation to the opening in the second member, such that when the bow knot clamp is in a closed position the post remains attached to the first member, extends toward the fabric of the shoe laces being supported, and is received by the opening in the second member, whereby the fabric of the shoe laces being supported is substantially held fixed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2009
    Publication date: April 21, 2011
    Inventor: Demetrius Thomas Simmons
  • Patent number: 6935557
    Abstract: A separable bowl forming carton retains an inner package, wherein the separable bowl forming packaging is selectively separated into separate components which can be deformed along preset fold lines to define a bowl periphery having a greater number of facets than the sealed separable bowl forming carton.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2005
    Assignee: Diamond Paper Box Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Bethany A. Aubry, Dennis Bacchetta, Lesley Bethune-Bates, MaryAnn Hussar, Mark McOmber, Lisa V. Palvino, David Rydell, Thomas Simmons, Scott D. Sylvester, David Ziemba
  • Publication number: 20050103833
    Abstract: A separable bowl forming carton retains an inner package, wherein the separable bowl forming packaging is selectively separated into separate components which can be deformed along preset fold lines to define a bowl periphery having a greater number of facets than the sealed separable bowl forming carton.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2003
    Publication date: May 19, 2005
    Applicant: Diamond Paper Box Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Bethany Aubry, Dennis Bacchetta, Lesley Bethune-Bates, MaryAnn Hussar, Mark McOmber, Lisa Palvino, David Rydell, Thomas Simmons, Scott Sylvester, David Ziemba
  • Publication number: 20050103681
    Abstract: A thin generally rectangular package for containing a farinaceous product such as dry mixes, cereals and the like including a portion that is removable from the carton with out opening or destroying the integrity of the package. The removable portion is contained on a slide that is sandwiched between a flat side of the carton and a panel fixed to the flat side. The slide is tethered to the flat side by a portion of the panel arranged to buckle outward from the plane of the flat side when the slide is pulled from between the flat side and the panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2003
    Publication date: May 19, 2005
    Applicant: Diamond Paper Box Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Bethany Aubry, Dennis Bacchetta, Lesley Bethune-Bates, MaryAnn Hussar, Mark McOmber, Lisa Palvino, David Rydell, Thomas Simmons, Scott Sylvester, David Ziemba
  • Patent number: 6892876
    Abstract: A thin generally rectangular package for containing a farinaceous product such as dry mixes, cereals and the like including a portion that is removable from the carton with out opening or destroying the integrity of the package. The removable portion is contained on a slide that is sandwiched between a flat side of the carton and a panel fixed to the flat side. The slide is tethered to the flat side by a portion of the panel arranged to buckle outward from the plane of the flat side when the slide is pulled from between the flat side and the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2005
    Assignee: Diamond Paper Box Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Bethany A. Aubry, Dennis Bacchetta, Lesley Bethune-Bates, MaryAnn Hussar, Mark McOmber, Lisa V. Palvino, David Rydell, Thomas Simmons, Scott D. Sylvester, David Ziemba
  • Publication number: 20030115104
    Abstract: Method and system for managing delivery of goods from a supplier to a buyer are provided. The delivery generally involves at least one delivery agent, at least one store, at least one supplier, and a plurality of buyers, wherein the at least one delivery agent, the at least one store, and the at least one supplier are accessible through a communications network. The method allows a respective store to communicate respective order information to a logistics intermediary. The method further allows to store the respective order information in a database. A Web page is provided that includes basic order information. The Web page further includes a clickable icon for accessing detailed order information from the database in connection with that order.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2001
    Publication date: June 19, 2003
    Inventors: Timothy Jay Smith, Thomas Simmons
  • Patent number: 5974451
    Abstract: A network access system is provided for distributing bulletins, such as advertisements, to external computers accessing a wide area computer network. The network access system of the present invention connects the external computers to the wide area computer network, and sends bulletins with information being transmitted from remote information servers within the wide area computer network to the external computers. A bulletin server within the network access system stores a plurality of bulletins to be transmitted to the external computers, determines whether to send a bulletin with the information being transmitted, determines what bulletins to transmit to the external computers, and sends the bulletins with the information being transmitted from the remote information servers to the external computers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 26, 1999
    Assignee: Novaville AG
    Inventor: C. Thomas Simmons