Patents by Inventor Thomas West

Thomas West 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: 20240157736
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments of permanent active sensors in a tire achieved by partially embedding a sensor component in a green tire and adding a removable power source after the tire is cured. The printed circuit board can be encapsulated in the rubber of the tire with a power source housing connected to the electronics through the rubber. In another aspect, the printed circuit board can be directly connected to the power source housing. The sensor interlocks with the rubber of the tire. Various structural features of the sensor, such as a flange or channels for the rubber, can be used to secure the sensor in the rubber of the tire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2023
    Publication date: May 16, 2024
    Inventors: Jeffrey McKay West, Peter Jung-min Suh, Brian Richard Morris, Arun Kumar Byatarayanapura Gopala, Bruce Thomas Choate
  • Patent number: 11981802
    Abstract: The invention provides a composition comprising a first composition, comprising a first ethylene/alpha-olefin/non-conjugated polyene and a second ethylene ethylene/alpha-olefin/non-conjugated polyene, and wherein the first composition comprises the following property: Mw>1389.6 [g/mole] MV+115,000 g/mole, wherein MV is the Mooney Viscosity (ML 1+4, 125 C), and Mw N is the weight average molecular weight, as determined by conventional GPC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Colin LiPiShan, Juan C. Tuberquia, Guang Ming Li, Timothy E. Clayfield, Lena T. Nguyen, Edward O. Madenjian, Cory M. Thomas West, Alexandra E. Frankel
  • Publication number: 20240143502
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for implementing a Level 0 cache within a cache subsystem. For example, one embodiment of a processor comprises: a cache subsystem comprising a Level-0 cache; a scheduler to schedule a load operation indicating data to be loaded; and a load hit predictor to predict whether the data indicated by the load operation is stored in the LO cache and to generate a wakeup signal to the scheduler in response to predicting that the data is stored in the LO cache. Some implementations perform store forwarding in response to load operations using a multi-step approach in which a partial linear address check is performed to determine load operations which are eligible for store forwarding. A full address check is performed for those load operations which are eligible in which the address of the load is compared against the address of a youngest older store operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2022
    Publication date: May 2, 2024
    Inventors: Mark DECHENE, Thomas MULLINS, Ryan CARLSON, Paula PETRICA, Brendan WEST, Jonathan JOHNSON, Nikhil PATIL
  • Patent number: 11969578
    Abstract: Methods, devices and systems are disclosed for inter-app communications between software applications on a mobile communications device. In one aspect, a computer-readable medium on a mobile computing device comprising an inter-application communication data structure to facilitate transitioning and distributing data between software applications in a shared app group for an operating system of the mobile computing device includes a scheme field of the data structure providing a scheme id associated with a target software app to transition to from a source software app, wherein the scheme id is listed on a scheme list stored with the source software app; and a payload field of the data structure providing data and/or an identification where to access data in a shared file system accessible to the software applications in the shared app group, wherein the payload field is encrypted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: Dexcom, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary A. Morris, Scott M. Belliveau, Esteban Cabrera, Jr., Rian Draeger, Laura J. Dunn, Timothy Joseph Goldsmith, Hari Hampapuram, Christopher Robert Hannemann, Apurv Ullas Kamath, Katherine Yerre Koehler, Patrick Wile McBride, Michael Robert Mensinger, Francis William Pascual, Philip Mansiel Pellouchoud, Nicholas Polytaridis, Philip Thomas Pupa, Anna Leigh Davis, Kevin Shoemaker, Brian Christopher Smith, Benjamin Elrod West, Atiim Joseph Wiley
  • Patent number: 11970287
    Abstract: An introduced autonomous aerial vehicle can include multiple cameras for capturing images of a surrounding physical environment that are utilized for motion planning by an autonomous navigation system. In some embodiments, the cameras can be integrated into one or more rotor assemblies that house powered rotors to free up space within the body of the aerial vehicle. In an example embodiment, an aerial vehicle includes multiple upward-facing cameras and multiple downward-facing cameras with overlapping fields of view to enable stereoscopic computer vision in a plurality of directions around the aerial vehicle. Similar camera arrangements can also be implemented in fixed-wing aerial vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: Skydio, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Scott Thompson, Adam Parker Bry, Asher Mendel Robbins-Rothman, Abraham Galton Bachrach, Yevgeniy Kozlenko, Kevin Patrick Smith O'Leary, Patrick Allen Lowe, Daniel Thomas Adams, Justin Michael Sadowski, Zachary Albert West, Josiah Timothy VanderMey
  • Patent number: 11961879
    Abstract: An IC includes a substrate including circuitry configured to provide a receiver or a transmitter circuit. A metal stack is over the semiconductor surface including a top metal layer and a plurality of lower metal layers. An isolation capacitor includes the top metal layer as a top plate that is electrically connected to a first node; and a top dielectric layer on the top plate with a top plate dielectric aperture. One of the plurality of lower metal layers provides a bottom plate that includes a plurality of spaced apart segments. A capacitor dielectric layer is between the top and bottom plate. The segments include a first segment electrically connected to a second node and at least a second segment electrically connected to a third node, with separation regions located between adjacent spaced apart segments. The top plate covers at least a portion of each of the separation regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Jeffrey West, Mrinal Das, Byron Williams, Thomas Bonifield, Maxim Franke
  • Publication number: 20240091442
    Abstract: Methods, devices and systems are disclosed for inter-app communications between software applications on a mobile communications device. In one aspect, a computer-readable medium on a mobile computing device comprising an inter-application communication data structure to facilitate transitioning and distributing data between software applications in a shared app group for an operating system of the mobile computing device includes a scheme field of the data structure providing a scheme id associated with a target software app to transition to from a source software app, wherein the scheme id is listed on a scheme list stored with the source software app; and a payload field of the data structure providing data and/or an identification where to access data in a shared file system accessible to the software applications in the shared app group, wherein the payload field is encrypted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2023
    Publication date: March 21, 2024
    Inventors: Gary A. MORRIS, Scott M. BELLIVEAU, Esteban CABRERA, JR., Anna Leigh DAVIS, Rian W. DRAEGER, Laura J. DUNN, Timothy Joseph GOLDSMITH, Hari HAMPAPURAM, Christopher Robert HANNEMANN, Apurv Ullas KAMATH, Katherine Yerre KOEHLER, Patrick Wile MCBRIDE, Michael Robert MENSINGER, Francis William PASCUAL, Philip Mansiel PELLOUCHOUD, Nicholas POLYTARIDIS, Philip Thomas PUPA, Kevin SHOEMAKER, Brian Christopher SMITH, Benjamin Elrod WEST, Atiim Joseph WILEY
  • Publication number: 20240077781
    Abstract: Conventional high performance computer connections are electron-based systems, which require the memory packages to be as close as mechanically possible to the computation engine. Low power and high bandwidth communication, e.g. photonic, links can drastically change the architecture of high-performance computers by eliminating the bottlenecks in communication and augment existing memory systems to allow them to be both high capacity and high bandwidth simultaneously.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2023
    Publication date: March 7, 2024
    Inventors: Mitchell A NAHMIAS, Michael J. HOCHBERG, Thomas W. BAEHR-JONES, Ari NOVACK, David Cureton BAKER, Matthew CHANG, Lei WANG, Matthew STRESHINSKY, Wuchun WU, Hamidreza NAHAVANDI, Brian West
  • Patent number: 11914311
    Abstract: Examples described herein relate to a supply valve consistent with the disclosure. For instance, a supply valve to supply print particles to a receptacle, the supply valve may comprise a print particle exit, a print particle entrance perpendicular to the print particle exit, and a liner adjacent to the print particle exit, where the liner is to wipe print particles, when present, from the supply valve responsive to the transition of the supply valve between a closed position and an open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Matthew James Storey, Jefferson Blake West, Corbett Benjamin Schoenfelt, Zackary Thomas Hickman
  • Patent number: 11261319
    Abstract: A composition composed of at least a first ethylene/?-olefin/nonconjugated polyene interpolymer, which can be used to produce low compression set, foamed rubber materials, articles made from the composition, and methods of producing the composition and articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Colin LiPiShan, Juan C. Tuberquia, Teresita Kashyap, Isao Hattori, Tao Han, Cory M. Thomas West
  • Patent number: 11219982
    Abstract: A method and systems for controlling optical transmissivity of a polish pad material are provided. The method and systems may include adjusting control parameters to determine the optical transmissivity of a polish pad material. The control parameters may also include pre-processing controls, casting controls, and/or curing controls. Methods and systems also provided for assembling a polish pad that controls the optical transmissivity of the polish pad. Additionally, a polish pad with a controlled optical transmissivity is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Thomas West, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas West, Gary Quigley, Pepito Galvez, Peter McKeever, Suli Holani
  • Patent number: 11090778
    Abstract: A method for making a polishing pad includes rotating a cylinder about a central axis. The cylinder encloses in an interior space a polymer mixture. The method also includes forming the polishing pad from at least some of a polymer formed after the polymer mixture has gelled. The rotating of the cylinder may be continued until the polymer has cured. The method may include forming at least two distinct layers in the polishing pad by casting and gelling sequentially at least two different polymer mixtures. A system for manufacturing a polishing pad includes a centrifugal caster adapted to rotate. A polishing pad made by a method is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Thomas West, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas West, Peter McKeever, Kevin Song, Donald Dietz, Long Nguyen, Matt Richardson
  • Publication number: 20210230414
    Abstract: The invention provides a composition comprising a first composition, comprising a first ethylene/alpha-olefin/non-conjugated polyene and a second ethylene ethylene/alpha-olefin/non-conjugated polyene, and wherein the first composition comprises the following property: Mw>1389.6 [g/mole] MV+115,000 g/mole, wherein MV is the Mooney Viscosity (ML 1+4, 125C), and Mw is the weight average molecular weight, as determined by conventional GPC.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Inventors: Colin LiPiShan, Juan C. Tuberquia, Guang Ming Li, Timothy E. Clayfield, Lena T. Nguyen, Edward O. Madenjian, Cory M. Thomas West, Alexandra E. Frankel
  • Patent number: 10746448
    Abstract: A system includes a refrigerant compressor, an electric motor and configured to drive the refrigerant compressor, and a controller. The controller is configured to operate the compressor in a liquid clearing start mode where electrical current through the motor is prevented from exceeding a predetermined current limit for a period of time not to exceed a predetermined period of time, and is configured to operate the compressor in a run mode in response to determining the motor exceeds a predetermined speed threshold at or before expiration of the predetermined period of time, wherein the run mode does not prevent electrical current through the motor from exceeding said predetermined current limit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Trane International Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin James Sykora, Nathan Thomas West, David Marshall Foye, Dennis Myron Beekman, Korwin Jay Anderson, Robert Bakkestuen
  • Patent number: 10722997
    Abstract: A method for making a multilayer polishing pad includes rotating a cylinder about a central axis. The cylinder encloses in an interior space a single polymer mixture that phase separates under centrifugal force. The method also includes forming the polishing pad from at least some of a polymer formed after the polymer mixture has reacted. The method includes forming at least two distinct layers in the polishing pad by casting and gelling sequentially at least two different polymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Thomas West, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas West, Long Nguyen, Gary Quigley, Pepito Galvez, Koli Holani, Kevin Song, Jorge Craik, Matt Richardson, Peter McKeever
  • Patent number: 10598551
    Abstract: Temperature value determination of at least one variable frequency drive component is provided. In one form, a method includes providing a variable frequency drive that includes a first component in thermal communication with a second component in thermal communication with a switching device. A temperature value of the second component is determined using a temperature value of the first component, a power loss characteristic of the drive, and a first characteristic of heat transfer between the first and second components. The method further includes sensing a temperature value of the second component and determining a temperature value for the switching device using the power loss characteristic, a second characteristic of heat transfer between the second component and the switching device, and the greater of the sensed and determined temperature values of the second component. Further embodiments, forms, features, and aspects shall become apparent from the description and drawings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Trane International Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin James Sykora, Nathan Thomas West
  • Publication number: 20190345318
    Abstract: A composition composed of at least a first ethylene/?-olefin/nonconjugated polyene interpolymer, which can be used to produce low compression set, foamed rubber materials, articles made from the composition, and methods of producing the composition and articles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2016
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: Colin LiPiShan, Juan C. Tuberquia, Teresita Kashyap, Isao Hattori, Tao Han, Cory M. Thomas West
  • Patent number: 10314200
    Abstract: Operation of a variable frequency in a manner configured to avoid overheating is provided. In one form, a method includes providing a variable frequency drive that includes a switching device in thermal communication with a heat sink including a thermal mass. The method further includes operating the drive in a first mode before active cooling of the heat sink is established and a second mode following the first mode. Operation of the drive in the first mode includes operating the switching device in a first switching frequency mode, and the first switching frequency mode and the thermal mass of the heat sink are selected to provide a temperature of the switching device below a predetermined threshold before active cooling of the heat sink is established. Further embodiments, forms, features, and aspects shall become apparent from the description and drawings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Trane International Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin James Sykora, Nathan Thomas West, David Marshall Foye, Korwin Jay Anderson
  • Patent number: 10295239
    Abstract: A system includes a refrigerant circuit including a compressor, a condenser, an expander, an electric motor configured to drive the compressor, and a controller configured to control a motor drive to drive the electric motor. The controller is configured to first evaluate whether the compressor is idle based upon a control state of the controller being configured not to operate the motor drive to drive the motor, second, in response to an affirmative evaluation that the compressor is idle, evaluate a risk of undesired or un-commanded compressor rotation based upon a combination of two or more system conditions, each of the two or more system conditions indicating the risk of undesired or un-commanded compressor rotation, and third, in response to an affirmative evaluation of the risk of undesired or un-commanded compressor rotation, control the motor drive to oppose rotation of the compressor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Trane International Inc.
    Inventors: Nathan Thomas West, Benjamin James Sykora, David Marshall Foye, Dennis Myron Beekman, Korwin Jay Anderson, Robert Bakkestuen
  • Patent number: 10240839
    Abstract: An exemplary system includes a compressor, a condenser, an expander, and an evaporator fluidly coupled to form a vapor-compression circuit, and an electric motor configured to drive the compressor. An inverter having a plurality of switching elements is configured to provide an output voltage to the electric motor through operation of the switching elements. A waste heat recovery circuit is configured to transfer waste heat from the inverter to a load. A controller is configured provide switching commands to the switching elements of the inverter. The controller is further configured to sense a condition of the system, determine a heat production requirement based at least in part upon the system condition, and to vary the number of switching commands per unit time based at least in part upon the heat production requirement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Trane International LLC.
    Inventors: Benjamin James Sykora, Nathan Thomas West, Pavak Mehta