Patents by Inventor Thomas Welch

Thomas Welch 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: 20210289193
    Abstract: A near-eye display system comprising an image source, a modulation stack, and an imaging assembly. The modulation stack, in one embodiment, comprises one or more digital light path length modulators.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: Aaron Matthew Eash, Allan Thomas Evans, Andrew John Gross, D. Scott Dewald, Eamon Han O'Connor, Forrest Foust, Warren Cornelius Welch, III
  • Patent number: 11071293
    Abstract: A treatment system for spraying treatment fluid onto plants in a field is described. The treatment system includes a configurable treatment mechanism including an array of nozzles and valve assemblies coupled into manifolds, and manifold assemblies. The nozzle comprises a nozzle housing and an insert assembly contained within the nozzle housing. When coupled, a top casing including a fluid inlet and a bottom casing including at least one fluid outlet form the nozzle housing. The insert assembly comprises at least one nozzle insert to fluidically couple the fluid inlet and the fluid outlets such that fluid entering from the fluid inlet exits the nozzle housing through the fluid outlets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: BLUE RIVER TECHNOLOGY INC.
    Inventors: Thomas Welch Brown, Eric M. Gawehn
  • Patent number: 11023726
    Abstract: A plant treatment system automatically adjusts camera operation parameters for a camera used by the plant treatment system to identify and treat plants in a field. The plant treatment system can generate image segments of images received from the camera and classify the image segments based on whether the image segments represent plants. The plant treatment system determines whether each of the image segments is over- or under-exposed and adjusts the camera operation parameters for the camera based on the exposure classification of the image segments. Alternatively, the plant treatment system may use a plant detection model to identify plant pixels within an image that represent plants. The plant treatment system can then determine whether the identified plant pixels are over- or under-exposed and adjust the camera operation parameters accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Blue River Technology Inc.
    Inventors: Deaglan Halligan, Edward William Jeffcott Pell, Rajesh Radhakrishnan, Thomas Welch Brown, Lee Kamp Redden, James Patrick Ostrowski
  • Publication number: 20210009017
    Abstract: According to one or more embodiments, a vehicle seat assembly includes a cushion and a leather trim cover assembly disposed over the cushion. The leather trim cover assembly includes a leather upper layer and a foundation layer secured to the leather upper layer at radio-frequency weld points. The radio-frequency weld points define at least one design boundary adjacent a raised portion of a protruding design in the leather trim cover assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Applicant: LEAR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Lisa TOWNLEY, Thomas KORYCINSKI, Paul S. SEVERINSKI, Louella Ann PATTERSON, Thomas WELCH, JR., Sara RUSSO, Dorothy KROMM
  • Publication number: 20200410234
    Abstract: A plant treatment system automatically adjusts camera operation parameters for a camera used by the plant treatment system to identify and treat plants in a field. The plant treatment system can generate image segments of images received from the camera and classify the image segments based on whether the image segments represent plants. The plant treatment system determines whether each of the image segments is over- or under-exposed and adjusts the camera operation parameters for the camera based on the exposure classification of the image segments. Alternatively, the plant treatment system may use a plant detection model to identify plant pixels within an image that represent plants. The plant treatment system can then determine whether the identified plant pixels are over- or under-exposed and adjust the camera operation parameters accordingly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Deaglan Halligan, Edward William Jeffcott Pell, Rajesh Radhakrishnan, Thomas Welch Brown, Lee Kamp Redden, James Patrick Ostrowski
  • Patent number: 10803311
    Abstract: A plant treatment system automatically adjusts camera operation parameters for a camera used by the plant treatment system to identify and treat plants in a field. The plant treatment system can generate image segments of images received from the camera and classify the image segments based on whether the image segments represent plants. The plant treatment system determines whether each of the image segments is over- or under-exposed and adjusts the camera operation parameters for the camera based on the exposure classification of the image segments. Alternatively, the plant treatment system may use a plant detection model to identify plant pixels within an image that represent plants. The plant treatment system can then determine whether the identified plant pixels are over- or under-exposed and adjust the camera operation parameters accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: BLUE RIVER TECHNOLOGY INC.
    Inventors: Deaglan Halligan, Edward William Jeffcott Pell, Rajesh Radhakrishnan, Thomas Welch Brown, Lee Kamp Redden, James Patrick Ostrowski
  • Publication number: 20200296951
    Abstract: A treatment system for spraying treatment fluid onto plants in a field is described. The treatment system includes a configurable treatment mechanism including an array of nozzles and valve assemblies coupled into manifolds, and manifold assemblies. The nozzle comprises a nozzle housing and an insert assembly contained within the nozzle housing. When coupled, a top casing including a fluid inlet and a bottom casing including at least one fluid outlet form the nozzle housing. The insert assembly comprises at least one nozzle insert to fluidically couple the fluid inlet and the fluid outlets such that fluid entering from the fluid inlet exits the nozzle housing through the fluid outlets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas Welch Brown, Eric M. Gawehn
  • Patent number: 10676000
    Abstract: A vehicle seat assembly is provided with a structural member adapted to be mounted within a vehicle to provide support to an occupant. The structural member has at least one channel formed therein. A cushion member is provided adjacent to the structural layer. The cushion member has at least one channel formed therethrough. A trim member is secured over the cushion member to form a seating surface. At least one attachment member is mounted to the trim member extending through the at least one channel of the cushion member. The at least one attachment member extends into the at least one channel of the structural member such that at least one of the trim material and the cushion layer is retained on the structural member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Lear Corporation
    Inventors: Ashford A. Galbreath, Thomas S. Hicks, Ronald L. Miotto, Asad S. Ali, Mark A. Folkert, William Paruszkiewicz, Paul Severinski, James B. Clauser, Thomas A. Welch, Sr.
  • Publication number: 20200157874
    Abstract: A movable wall panel system is disclosed. The movable wall panel system may include at least one monitoring system to monitor at least one area adjacent the movable wall panel system. The movable wall panel system may include a touch screen as part of an operator interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Bradley A. Jones, Bryan Thomas Welch, Michael W. Beeler, Jonathan Taylor Dreitlein, William S. Meyers
  • Patent number: 10625645
    Abstract: A trim clip is provided for attaching a trim cover to a cushion. The trim clip includes a clip body having a first opening for receiving an engagement feature attached to the trim cover, and a second opening for receiving a retainer attached to the cushion. Furthermore, the clip body may be configured to be snap fit onto the engagement feature and the retainer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: LEAR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ashley L. Baisch, Mark Allyn Folkert, Thomas A. Welch, Sr., Randall Riddle, William J. Paruszkiewicz, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20200107537
    Abstract: A treatment system for spraying treatment fluid onto plants in a field is described. The treatment system includes a configurable treatment mechanism including an array of nozzles and valve assemblies coupled into manifolds, and manifold assemblies. The nozzle comprises a nozzle housing and an insert assembly contained within the nozzle housing. When coupled, a top casing including a fluid inlet and a bottom casing including at least one fluid outlet form the nozzle housing. The insert assembly comprises at least one nozzle insert to fluidically couple the fluid inlet and the fluid outlets such that fluid entering from the fluid inlet exits the nozzle housing through the fluid outlets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2018
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas Welch Brown, Eric M. Gawehn
  • Patent number: 10577853
    Abstract: A movable wall panel system is disclosed. The movable wall panel system may include at least one monitoring system to monitor at least one area adjacent the movable wall panel system. The movable wall panel system may include a touch screen as part of an operator interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: MODERNFOLD, INC.
    Inventors: Bradley A. Jones, Bryan Thomas Welch, Michael W. Beeler, Jonathan Taylor Dreitlein, William S. Meyers
  • Publication number: 20200008080
    Abstract: A method of managing wireless access to a network performed by an access point includes storing a programmable response time for defining a zone of operation around the access point, receiving from a client device a request to associate with the access point, transmitting a probe to the client device, when a response to the probe is received, measuring a round trip time between transmission of the probe and receipt of the response, determining whether the client device's request to associate with the access point should be granted or denied by comparing the round trip time to the programmable response time, granting the request to associate in response to determining that the round trip time is less than the programmable response time, and denying the request to associate with the access point in response to determining that the round trip time is longer than the programmable response time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: John Thomas Welch, Gary L. Smith, Michael David Drews, Wael R. Midani
  • Patent number: 10448259
    Abstract: A wireless access point includes an antenna, a connection port providing wired communications with a network, one or more processors, and a storage device having software stored therein. When executed by the one or more processors the software causes the wireless access point to respond to a probe from a client device requesting a specific service set identifier according to a wildcard service set identifier response in order to facilitate wireless association of the client device with the wireless access point regardless of the specific service set identifier requested by the client device, and to provide the client device with wireless access to the network. In this way, the client device is enabled to associate with the wireless access point and receive access to the network without a specific service set identifier requested by the client device being preprogrammed into the wireless access point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Guest Tek Interactive Entertainment Ltd.
    Inventors: John Thomas Welch, Gary L. Smith, Michael David Drews, Wael R. Midani
  • Publication number: 20190084455
    Abstract: A seat assembly having improved trim appearance is provided as well as a method and mold tool for making the seat assembly. In certain embodiments, the seat assembly has at least one narrow trench having a substantially constant width of up to 5 mm, which provides for better tolerances when installing a trim cover on the cushion and provides improved appearance and comfort. In certain embodiments, the mold tool has at least one tool insert that is configured to create the at least one narrow trench with a substantially constant width in the cushion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicant: LEAR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ashford A. GALBREATH, Asad S. ALI, Gregory Alan LYMBURNER, Paul S. SEVERINSKI, Gary ROCK, James B. CLAUSER, Louella Ann PATTERSON, Thomas A. WELCH
  • Publication number: 20180370403
    Abstract: According to one or more embodiments, a vehicle seat assembly includes a cushion and a leather trim cover assembly disposed over the cushion. The leather trim cover assembly includes a leather upper layer and a foundation layer secured to the leather upper layer at radio-frequency weld points. The radio-frequency weld points define at least one design boundary adjacent a raised portion of a protruding design in the leather trim cover assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Applicant: LEAR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Lisa TOWNLEY, Thomas KORYCINSKI, Paul S. SEVERINSKI, Louella Ann PATTERSON, Thomas WELCH, JR., Sara RUSSO, Dorothy KROMM
  • Patent number: 10160357
    Abstract: A seat assembly having improved trim appearance is provided as well as a method and mold tool for making the seat assembly. In certain embodiments, the seat assembly has at least one narrow trench having a substantially constant width of up to 5 mm, which provides for better tolerances when installing a trim cover on the cushion and provides improved appearance and comfort. In certain embodiments, the mold tool has at least one tool insert that is configured to create the at least one narrow trench with a substantially constant width in the cushion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: LEAR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ashford A. Galbreath, Asad S. Ali, Gregory Alan Lymburner, Paul S. Severinski, Gary Rock, James B. Clauser, Louella Ann Patterson, Thomas A. Welch, Sr.
  • Patent number: 10144320
    Abstract: A trim cover assembly securable over a cushion is provided. The trim cover assembly includes a leather trim material. A trim fastener is attached to the leather trim material for retaining the trim cover to the cushion. Therein the trim fastener elastically deformable so that the fastener that elongates between an extended position and a retracted position to allow the leather trim material to expand while minimizing deformation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: LEAR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Louella Ann Patterson, James B. Clauser, Laura Schulz, William Paruszkiewicz, Pusheng Chen, Thomas A. Welch, Sr., Paul S. Severinski
  • Publication number: 20180330165
    Abstract: A plant treatment system automatically adjusts camera operation parameters for a camera used by the plant treatment system to identify and treat plants in a field. The plant treatment system can generate image segments of images received from the camera and classify the image segments based on whether the image segments represent plants. The plant treatment system determines whether each of the image segments is over- or under-exposed and adjusts the camera operation parameters for the camera based on the exposure classification of the image segments. Alternatively, the plant treatment system may use a plant detection model to identify plant pixels within an image that represent plants. The plant treatment system can then determine whether the identified plant pixels are over- or under-exposed and adjust the camera operation parameters accordingly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventors: Deaglan Halligan, Edward William Jeffcott Pell, Rajesh Radhakrishnan, Thomas Welch Brown, Lee Kamp Redden, James Patrick Ostrowski
  • Patent number: RE48416
    Abstract: A movable wall panel system induces a plurality of movable wall panels. A first electrical connector of one panel is automatically coupled to a second electrical connector of an adjacent panel as the panels are moved from a folded storage position to an extended use position to electrically couple the adjacent panels together automatically. At least one of the plurality of panels has an electrical receptacle coupled to its associated first and second electrical connectors to provide an electrical power outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Modernfold, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan Thomas Welch, Robert Kevin Schuyler