Patents by Inventor Thomas Thompson

Thomas Thompson 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: 20220144712
    Abstract: Use of porous metal oxide microspheres as light stabilizers for shaped artificial polymer articles, wherein the porous metal oxide microspheres are prepared via a process comprising forming a liquid dispersion of polymer nanoparticles and a metal oxide; forming liquid droplets of the dispersion; drying the droplets to provide polymer template microspheres comprising polymer nanospheres; and removing the polymer nanospheres from the template microspheres to provide the porous metal oxide microspheres.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2020
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Inventors: Gerard Finnegan, Thomas Thompson, Juan Capote, Rupa Darji
  • Patent number: 10892887
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and techniques for storing a binary large object involve receiving, at a first node comprising part of a first blockchain, the binary large object; hashing the binary large object; sending the binary large object from the first node to at least one other node that is part of the first blockchain without using the first blockchain; and after the binary large object has been disseminated to at least the number of nodes on the first blockchain required to achieve consensus, storing a hash of the binary large object on the first blockchain. Sending the binary large object involves disseminating the binary large object to at least a number of nodes on the first blockchain required to achieve consensus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: NORTH PEAK RESOURCES LTD.
    Inventor: Thomas Thompson
  • Patent number: 10764034
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and techniques for facilitating data transfer between blockchains, Data is sent from a first blockchain to a second blockchain. The data includes lineage verification data that permits the second blockchain to verify a lineage of at least one block of the first blockchain; a proper subset of all non-header data stored using the at least one block; and validity verification data that permits the second blockchain to verify validity of the proper subset of all non-header data sent to the second blockchain from the first blockchain. The proper subset of non-header data may be a slice of state data of an application stored in the first blockchain. The second blockchain verifies the lineage and validity of the data it receives, and creates a new block having non-header data comprising the data it received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: North Peak Resources Ltd.
    Inventor: Thomas Thompson
  • Patent number: 10740139
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and techniques for performing hyperconvergence using blockchains involve running a hypervisor on a computer node, in which the hypervisor runs a host blockchain; and running on the hypervisor an emulated blockchain that emulates the host blockchain. The host blockchain may communicate with other blockchains via the emulated blockchain, thereby receiving actions to perform from those other blockchains and permitting those other blockchains to control the hardware on which the hypervisor and host blockchain run.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: North Peak Resources Ltd.
    Inventors: Thomas Thompson, Dallas Hoffman
  • Publication number: 20200204352
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and techniques for facilitating data transfer between blockchains, Data is sent from a first blockchain to a second blockchain. The data includes lineage verification data that permits the second blockchain to verify a lineage of at least one block of the first blockchain; a proper subset of all non-header data stored using the at least one block; and validity verification data that permits the second blockchain to verify validity of the proper subset of all non-header data sent to the second blockchain from the first blockchain. The proper subset of non-header data may be a slice of state data of an application stored in the first blockchain. The second blockchain verifies the lineage and validity of the data it receives, and creates a new block having non-header data comprising the data it received.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventor: Thomas Thompson
  • Publication number: 20200201681
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and techniques for virtualizing blockchains. A hypervisor is run on a computer node. The hypervisor includes a host controller. At least one guest blockchain is also run on the hypervisor, and the host controller allocates at least some hardware resources of the node in response to requests from the at least one guest blockchain. The host controller may include a host blockchain, and some or all of the at least one guest blockchain may be stored within the host blockchain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas Thompson, Dallas Hoffman
  • Patent number: 10693654
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and techniques for generating a new blockchain involve storing, in an existing blockchain, a genesis block of the new blockchain; and hosting the new blockchain using the genesis block of the new blockchain as a first block of the new blockchain. The storing may be done before the hosting, such as when the existing blockchain generates the genesis block of the new blockchain itself and subsequently causes the new blockchain to be hosted. Alternatively, the hosting may be done before the storing, such as when a node foreign to the existing blockchain generates the genesis block of the new blockchain and hosts the new blockchain, and the genesis block of the new blockchain is subsequently introduced to and stored in the existing blockchain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Inventor: Thomas Thompson
  • Publication number: 20200150994
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and techniques for performing hyperconvergence using blockchains involve running a hypervisor on a computer node, in which the hypervisor runs a host blockchain; and running on the hypervisor an emulated blockchain that emulates the host blockchain. The host blockchain may communicate with other blockchains via the emulated blockchain, thereby receiving actions to perform from those other blockchains and permitting those other blockchains to control the hardware on which the hypervisor and host blockchain run.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2019
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas Thompson, Dallas Hoffman
  • Publication number: 20200136807
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and techniques for storing a binary large object involve receiving, at a first node comprising part of a first blockchain, the binary large object; hashing the binary large object; sending the binary large object from the first node to at least one other node that is part of the first blockchain without using the first blockchain; and after the binary large object has been disseminated to at least the number of nodes on the first blockchain required to achieve consensus, storing a hash of the binary large object on the first blockchain. Sending the binary large object involves disseminating the binary large object to at least a number of nodes on the first blockchain required to achieve consensus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventor: Thomas Thompson
  • Publication number: 20200007317
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and techniques for generating a new blockchain involve storing, in an existing blockchain, a genesis block of the new blockchain; and hosting the new blockchain using the genesis block of the new blockchain as a first block of the new blockchain. The storing may be done before the hosting, such as when the existing blockchain generates the genesis block of the new blockchain itself and subsequently causes the new blockchain to be hosted. Alternatively, the hosting may be done before the storing, such as when a node foreign to the existing blockchain generates the genesis block of the new blockchain and hosts the new blockchain, and the genesis block of the new blockchain is subsequently introduced to and stored in the existing blockchain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventor: Thomas THOMPSON
  • Patent number: 9730912
    Abstract: The invention provides the use of a compound for the manufacture of a medicament for the treatment of pain, wherein the compound is a compound of the formula (VI): or a salt, solvate, tautomer or N-oxide thereof; wherein the bicyclic group: is selected from the structures C1, C5 and C6: wherein n, R1, R2a, R3, R4a, R8 and R10 are as defined in the claims. The invention also provides the use of a compound of the formula (VI) for the manufacture of a medicament for the prophylaxis or treatment of a fungal, protozoal, viral or parasitic disease state or condition (other than a disease state or condition due to Plasmodium falciparum) or for use in the prophylaxis or treatment of Ewing's sarcoma, atherosclerosis or lupus erythematosus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: ASTEX THERAPEUTICS LIMITED
    Inventor: Neil Thomas Thompson
  • Patent number: 9586232
    Abstract: A method for the application of at least two different powder coating layers to a substrate comprising the steps of application of a first powder coating layer followed by the application of a second powder coating layer, without any substantial curing of the first powder coating layer prior to the application of the second powder coating layer, followed by the simultaneous curing of the first powder coating layer and the second powder coating layer, wherein the first powder coating layer or the second powder coating layer comprises 1 to 10 weight % of a conductive component having a resistivity of below 5 ?cm at a packing volume of ?70%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Akzo Nobel Coatings International B.V.
    Inventors: Steven Thomas Thompson, Robert Edward Barker, Neil Lewis Engward, Gavin John Scott
  • Patent number: 9428439
    Abstract: The invention provides an acid addition salt of a compound of the formula (1). Also provided by the invention are processes for preparing the compound of formula (1) and alkyl analogs thereof, novel intermediates for use in the process and methods for preparing the intermediates. The invention also provides new medical uses of compounds of the formula (1) and its ethyl analog.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: ASTEX THERAPEUTICS LTD.
    Inventors: Martyn Frederickson, John Francis Lyons, Neil Thomas Thompson, Mladen Vinkovic, Brian John Williams, Andrew James Woodhead, Alison Jo-Anne Woolford
  • Patent number: 9316355
    Abstract: This invention relates in part to a method for preparing a pressure vessel for receiving high purity acetylene at elevated pressure. The method involves providing a porous filler-containing pressure vessel, deep cleaning the porous filler-containing pressure vessel, purifying a solvent, and charging the purified solvent into the deep cleaned, porous filler-containing pressure vessel. The pressure vessel is then charged with high purity acetylene for storage, transport and/or delivery of the high purity acetylene. The high purity acetylene may be useful as a source material for depositing carbon and carbon-containing films in semiconductor applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: PRAXAIR TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Xuemei Song, Lloyd Anthony Brown, Thomas Thompson, David C. Johnson
  • Patent number: 9145354
    Abstract: The invention provides compounds that are useful in the treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: ASTEX THERAPEUTICS LIMITED
    Inventors: Andrew James Woodhead, Christopher Charles Frederick Hamlett, Gilbert Ebai Besong, Gianni Chessari, Maria Grazia Carr, Alessia Millemaggi, David Norton, Susanne Maria Saalau-Bethell, Hendrika Maria Gerarda Willems, Neil Thomas Thompson, Steven Douglas Hiscock
  • Patent number: 9113688
    Abstract: Hair treatments including a reactive amino-modified silicone elastomeric waterborne-emulsion and/or a waterborne hydrophilic silicone copolymer are provided. Methods include using the hair treatments alone, in conjunction with each other, and in combination with other hair care products, such as shampoo or hair color. Hair is protected against color loss, heat, humidity, chemicals, and frizz while shine, smoothness, and manageability are increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: Unique Hair Solutions, LLC.
    Inventors: Thomas Thompson, James T. Thompson
  • Patent number: 9044779
    Abstract: A method for the application of at least two different powder coating layers to a substrate comprising the steps of application of a first powder coating layer followed by the application of a second powder coating layer, without any substantial curing of the first powder coating layer prior to the application of the second powder coating layer, followed by the simultaneous curing of the first powder coating layer and the second powder coating layer, wherein the first powder coating layer is applied to the substrate using a corona charging system and the second powder coating layer is applied to the substrate using a tribo charging system, or the first powder coating layer is applied to the substrate using a tribo charging system and the second powder coating layer is applied to the substrate using a corona charging system and the first powder coating layer and second powder coating layer have an opposite electrostatic polarity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: AKZO NOBEL COATINGS INTERNATIONAL B.V.
    Inventors: Steven Thomas Thompson, Robert Edward Barker, Neil Lewis Engward, Gavin John Scott
  • Publication number: 20150051199
    Abstract: The invention provides compounds that are useful in the treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: ASTEX THERAPEUTICS LIMITED
    Inventors: Andrew James Woodhead, Christopher Charles Frederick Hamlett, Gilbert Ebai Besong, Gianni Chessari, Maria Grazia Carr, Alessia Millemaggi, David Norton, Susanne Maria Saalau-Bethell, Hendrika Maria Gerarda Willems, Neil Thomas Thompson, Steven Douglas Hiscock
  • Patent number: D756264
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Thompson, Paul J Wraith
  • Patent number: D792837
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, LLC
    Inventors: Thaddeus Thomas Thompson, Kevin Earl Scheifele, Zachary Adam Sterba