Patents by Inventor Todd A. Hall

Todd A. Hall 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: 20210100589
    Abstract: Bone anchor assemblies are disclosed herein that can provide for improved fixation as compared with traditional bone anchor assemblies. An exemplary assembly can include a bracket or wing that extends down from the receiver member. The distal portion of the wing can define a bone anchor opening through which one or more auxiliary bone anchors can be disposed to augment the fixation of the assembly's primary bone anchor. A distal surface of the distal portion of the wing can be obliquely angled relative to a proximal-distal axis of the spanning portion to face one of a caudal direction or a cephalad direction. A distal surface of the distal portion of the wing can be obliquely angled relative to the proximal-distal axis of the spanning portion to face one of a medial direction or a lateral direction. Surgical methods using the bone anchor assemblies described herein are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2020
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Inventors: Kevin Lee, Mark Hall, Christopher Ramsay, John Riley Hawkins, Albert Montello, Joseph Peterson, Benjamin Johnston, Heiko Koller, Todd Albert, Christopher Ames, Bradford Currier, Claudius Thome, Masashi Neo
  • Patent number: 10912288
    Abstract: A harvesting platform configured to navigate in a space over a room configured for the cultivation of insects. The harvesting platform may be equipped with a watering device and feed delivery device for supplying nutrients to the insect population being cultivated within the room. The harvesting platform may also be equipped with a harvesting device, such as a vacuum system, to harvest or remove the insects from the room when matured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: ASPIRE FOOD GROUP LTD
    Inventor: Michael Todd Hall
  • Patent number: 10898232
    Abstract: Bone anchor assemblies are disclosed herein that can provide for improved fixation as compared with traditional bone anchor assemblies. An exemplary assembly can include a bracket or wing that extends down from the receiver member. The distal portion of the wing can define a bone anchor opening through which one or more auxiliary bone anchors can be disposed to augment the fixation of the assembly's primary bone anchor. A distal surface of the distal portion of the wing can be obliquely angled relative to a proximal-distal axis of the spanning portion to face one of a caudal direction or a cephalad direction. A distal surface of the distal portion of the wing can be obliquely angled relative to the proximal-distal axis of the spanning portion to face one of a medial direction or a lateral direction. Surgical methods using the bone anchor assemblies described herein are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Medos International Sàrl
    Inventors: Kevin Lee, Mark Hall, Christopher Ramsay, John Riley Hawkins, Albert Montello, Joseph Peterson, Benjamin Johnston, Heiko Koller, Todd Albert, Christopher Ames, Bradford Currier, Claudius Thome, Masashi Neo
  • Patent number: 10881081
    Abstract: An autonomous feed delivery platform configured to navigate through a facility and deliver insect feed to multiple insect habitats located within the facility. In some cases, the feed delivery platform may be configured to deliver the feed to multiple insect habitats at substantially the same time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: ASPIRE FOOD GROUP LTD
    Inventors: Michael Todd Hall, Gabriel Mott, Mohammed Ashour
  • Publication number: 20200367654
    Abstract: A seating arrangement includes a base, a seat assembly operably coupled to the base, and a back assembly that includes a substantially rigid back frame including a pair of side portions spaced from one another and extending upward from the base, and a substantially flexible back shell including a front surface and a rear surface opposite the front surface, a plurality of laterally-extending slots that extend between the front surface and the rear surface and that cooperate to define a plurality of laterally-extending ribs therebetween, where a pair of laterally-extending ribs of the plurality of laterally-extending ribs are connected to one another via a vertically-extending rib located at a substantial midpoint across a width of the back shell, and wherein the back shell is coupled to each of the side portions of the back frame at locations above the plurality of laterally-extending slots.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Robert J. Battey, Todd David Krupiczewicz, Gordon Jay Peterson, Nathan Robert Brock, Jeffrey A. Hall
  • Patent number: 10833436
    Abstract: An electrical connector carries large amounts of electrical current between two circuit boards with low resistance and low self-inductance by means of an interdigitated anode and cathode, thereby providing low dynamic voltage loss. The connector also may include, near where power will be consumed, an interposer board with on-board capacitance to provide even lower dynamic voltage loss. The connector has application to delivering low-voltage, high-current power from a power supply on a first board to electronics on a second board: the low resistance provides low voltage drop for a load current that is constant, while the low inductance and the capacitors provide low voltage fluctuation for a load current that changes. These issues are of great importance, for example, in designing high-performance computers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Paul W. Coteus, Andrew Ferencz, Shawn A. Hall, Todd E. Takken
  • Patent number: 10749817
    Abstract: A structure for a network switch. The network switch may include a plurality of spine chips arranged on a plurality of spine cards, where one or more spine chips are located on each spine card; and a plurality of leaf chips arranged on a plurality of leaf cards, wherein one or more leaf chips are located on each leaf card, where each spine card is connected to every leaf chip and the plurality of spine chips are surrounded on at least two sides by leaf cards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Paul W. Coteus, Fuad E. Doany, Shawn A. Hall, Mark D. Schultz, Todd E. Takken, Shurong Tian
  • Publication number: 20200221727
    Abstract: In some examples, a system may be configured to generating flour having a uniform particle size of less than 100 Microns from whole insects. For example, the may include generating a slurry from whole insects by adding water while blending the whole insects using one or more mixers to generate an insect slurry. In some cases, the water is added to the insect parts to reduce the viscosity and to assist in separating the whole insects into parts. In some cases, the insect slurry may be filtered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Gabriel Mott, Serena Harrington, Shobhita Soor, Mohammed Ashour, Michael Todd Hall
  • Publication number: 20200182709
    Abstract: A sensor is provided that is capable of sensing a level of a parameter in an environment surrounding the sensor, wirelessly transmitting data regarding the level of the parameter to another device, and converting a wireless signal to a current and powering the sensors with the current. The sensor may measure capacitance data and transmit the data to a computer to be converted into temperature readings. The sensor may provide temperature readings from multiple locations within a container into which the sensor is placed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Applicant: PURDUE RESEARCH FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Dimitrios Peroulis, Nithin Raghunathan, Michael Todd Hall
  • Patent number: 10638788
    Abstract: In some examples, a system may be configured to generating flour having a uniform particle size of less than 100 Microns from whole insects. For example, the may include generating a slurry from whole insects by adding water while blending the whole insects using one or more mixers to generate an insect slurry. In some cases, the water is added to the insect parts to reduce the viscosity and to assist in separating the whole insects into parts. In some cases, the insect slurry may be filtered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: ASPIRE FOOD GROUP USA INC.
    Inventors: Gabriel Mott, Serena Harrington, Shobhita Soor, Mohammed Ashour, Michael Todd Hall
  • Patent number: 10595516
    Abstract: A water delivery system for supplying water to an insect habitat. The water delivery system including a water tray equipped with a sensor to monitor an amount of water within a water tray. The sensor to cause water to be delivered to the water tray when the amount of water within the tray falls below a predefined threshold amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Aspire Food Group USA Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Todd Hall, Gabriel Mott, Mohammed Ashour
  • Publication number: 20190387704
    Abstract: A system for harvesting insects from a habitat. The system configured to separate waste, live insects, and dead insects in a manner that the live insects may undergo a first processing procedure and the dead insects may undergo a second processing procedures. For example, the first processing procedure may include processing the insects for human consumption and the second processing procedure may include processing the dead insects for minerals or materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Todd Hall, Gabe Mott, Mohammed Ashour
  • Publication number: 20190390386
    Abstract: A system and method for forming synthetic/artificial grass or turf products in which a series of tufts of artificial/synthetic grass filaments or yarns are formed in a backing material with various graphic pattern effects being formed therewith. The system generally will include at least one needle bar having at least one row of needles mounted along a tufting zone and reciprocated through the backing to a desired penetration depth, and will present a desired set or group of yarns to a series of pattern pixels or stitch areas. A series of level cut loop loopers or hooks will be aligned with and will engage the needles in order to form tufts of yarns in the backing material. Clips of the level cut loop loopers will be selectively controlled to control the retention of selected ones of the yarns presented at each pattern pixel. The remaining, non-selected yarns generally are not retained at the pattern pixels, and can be formed as lower pile tufts or removed from the backing material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: Wilton Hall, Todd Woodall, Ricky E. Mathews
  • Patent number: 10448623
    Abstract: An insert for use in an insect habitat. The insert usable to increase the overall surface space within a habitat available to cultivate the insects. The insert formed from including a plurality of members formed to mate or otherwise couple together to form a gird.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Aspire Food Group USA Inc.
    Inventors: Roger Duncan Selby, Michael Todd Hall, Gabriel Mott, Paul T. Williams, Redza Shah, Anna D. Cardinal
  • Patent number: 10415169
    Abstract: A system and method for forming synthetic/artificial grass or turf products in which a series of tufts of artificial/synthetic grass filaments or yarns are formed in a backing material with various graphic pattern effects being formed therewith. The system generally will include at least one needle bar having at least one row of needles mounted along a tufting zone and reciprocated through the backing to a desired penetration depth, and will present a desired set or group of yarns to a series of pattern pixels or stitch areas. A series of level cut loop loopers or hooks will be aligned with and will engage the needles in order to form tufts of yarns in the backing material. Clips of the level cut loop loopers will be selectively controlled to control the retention of selected ones of the yarns presented at each pattern pixel. The remaining, non-selected yarns generally are not retained at the pattern pixels, and can be formed as lower pile tufts or removed from the backing material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Card-Monroe Corp.
    Inventors: Wilton Hall, Todd Woodall, Ricky E. Mathews
  • Patent number: 10413083
    Abstract: A chair component includes a first chair member adapted to support a seated user, a second chair member movable between a first position, wherein the second chair member is substantially coplanar with the first chair member, and a second position, wherein the second chair member is substantially parallel with the first chair member, a cover member wrapped about at least a portion of the first chair member and at least a portion of the second chair member, and a single-piece drawstring operably coupled with the cover member to draw the cover member about the at least a portion of the first chair member and the at least a portion of the second chair member when the second chair member is in the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Steelcase Inc.
    Inventors: Todd David Krupiczewicz, Jeffrey A. Hall, Gordon J. Peterson, Dale M. Groendal
  • Patent number: 10389654
    Abstract: A structure for a network switch. The network switch may include a plurality of spine chips arranged on a plurality of spine cards, where one or more spine chips are located on each spine card; and a plurality of leaf chips arranged on a plurality of leaf cards, wherein one or more leaf chips are located on each leaf card, where each spine card is connected to every leaf chip and the plurality of spine chips are surrounded on at least two sides by leaf cards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Paul W. Coteus, Fuad E. Doany, Shawn A. Hall, Mark D. Schultz, Todd E. Takken, Shurong Tian
  • Publication number: 20190199019
    Abstract: An electrical connector carries large amounts of electrical current between two circuit boards with low resistance and low self-inductance by means of an interdigitated anode and cathode, thereby providing low dynamic voltage loss. The connector also may include, near where power will be consumed, an interposer board with on-board capacitance to provide even lower dynamic voltage loss. The connector has application to delivering low-voltage, high-current power from a power supply on a first board to electronics on a second board: the low resistance provides low voltage drop for a load current that is constant, while the low inductance and the capacitors provide low voltage fluctuation for a load current that changes. These issues are of great importance, for example, in designing high-performance computers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2017
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Paul W. Coteus, Andrew Ferencz, Shawn A. Hall, Todd E. Takken
  • Publication number: 20190154340
    Abstract: An method for forming a cooling apparatus for cooling an electronic component. The apparatus has a planar top member of a thermal energy conductive material and a parallel planar bottom member of the material, the planar bottom member including a surface having regions configured for heat exchange contact with the electronic component. The planar top member has a plurality of stamped indent formations at a plurality of locations, each indent formation providing a contact surface such that the planar top member is affixed to the bottom member by braze or solder at each contact surface. Alternatively, the planar bottom member also has a plurality of stamped indent formations in alignment with indent formations of the top member. The planar top member is affixed to the bottom member by brazing or soldering each respective contact surface of an indent formation of the planar top member to an opposing contact surface of a corresponding indent formation of the parallel planar bottom member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Paul W. Coteus, Shawn A. Hall, Mark D. Schultz, Todd E. Takken, Shurong Tian
  • Patent number: D841898
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Aspire Food Group USA INC.
    Inventors: Roger Duncan Selby, Michael Todd Hall, Gabriel Mott, Paul T. Williams, Redza Shah, Anna D. Cardinal