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).

  • 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: 10166024
    Abstract: A clamp having at least first and second elongate clamping portions adapted to be placed on opposite sides of the hollow anatomical structure. The first and second elongate clamping portions respectively include ends coupled together with respective resilient urging members configured to urge at least one of the first and second elongate clamping portions toward the other of the first and second elongate clamping portions from an open position into a clamping position to occlude the hollow anatomical structure. The clamp includes tissue ingrowth structure on the clamping portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignees: IDx Medical, Ltd., Atricure Inc., The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
    Inventors: Warren P. Williamson, IV, Jason I. Glithero, Michael W. Goldenbogen, Chadd R. Tyler, Todd A. Hall, Delos M. Cosgrove
  • Patent number: 10159228
    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: July 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Aspire Food Group USA Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Todd Hall, Gabriel Mott, Mohammed Ashour
  • Publication number: 20180352793
    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: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Inventors: Michael Todd Hall, Gabriel Mott, Mohammed Ashour
  • Publication number: 20180007874
    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: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Inventors: Michael Todd Hall, Gabriel Mott, Mohammed Ashour
  • Publication number: 20180007875
    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: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Inventors: Michael Todd Hall, Gabriel Mott, Mohammed Ashour
  • Publication number: 20170360014
    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: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Inventors: Michael Todd Hall, Gabriel Mott, Mohammed Ashour
  • Publication number: 20170318855
    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: May 4, 2017
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Inventors: Gabe Mott, Serena Harrington, Shobhita Soor, Mohammed Ashour, Michael Todd Hall
  • Publication number: 20170231475
    Abstract: Several embodiments of the present invention are generally directed to medical visualization systems that comprise combinations of disposable and resuable components, such as catheters, functional handles, hubs, optical devices, etc. Other embodiments of the present invention are generally directed to features and aspects of an in-vivo visualization system that comprises an endoscope having a working channel through which a catheter having viewing capabilities is routed. the catheter may obtain viewing capabilities by being constructed as a vision catheter or by having a fiberscope or other viewing device selectively routed through one of its channels. The catheter is preferably of the steerable type so that the distal end of the catheter may be steered from its proximal end as it is advanced with the body. A suitable use for the in-vivo visualization system includes but is not limited to diagnosis and/or treatment of the duodenum, and particularly the biliary tree.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: John O. McWEENEY, Michael S.H. CHU, Jozef SLANDA, Benjamin E. MORRIS, David W. ROBERTSON, David I. FREED, James F. SCHUERMANN, John B. GOLDEN, Brian Keith WELLS, Jesse Leonard FARRIS, Oscar R. CARRILLO, JR., Todd A. HALL, Yem CHIN, Mark L. ADAMS
  • Publication number: 20160265984
    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: March 14, 2016
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Applicant: PURDUE RESEARCH FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Dimitrios Peroulis, Nithin Raghunathan, Michael Todd Hall
  • Patent number: 9339173
    Abstract: Several embodiments of the present invention are generally directed to medical visualization systems that comprise combinations of disposable and reusable components, such as catheters, functional handles, hubs, optical devices, etc. Other embodiments of the present invention are generally directed to features and aspects of an in-vivo visualization system that comprises an endoscope having a working channel through which a catheter having viewing capabilities is routed. the catheter may obtain viewing capabilities by being constructed as a vision catheter or by having a fiberscope or other viewing device selectively routed through one of its channels. The catheter is preferably of the steerable type so that the distal end of the catheter may be steered from its proximal end as it is advanced with the body. A suitable use for the in-vivo visualization system includes but is not limited to diagnosis and/or treatment of the duodenum, and particularly the biliary tree.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: John O. McWeeney, Benjamin E. Morris, David W. Robertson, David I. Freed, James F. Schuerman, John B. Golden, Jozef Slanda, Brian Keith Wells, Jesse Leonard Farris, III, Michael S. H. Chu, Oscar R. Carrillo, Jr., Todd A. Hall, Yem Chin, Mark L. Adams
  • Publication number: 20140066706
    Abstract: Several embodiments of the present invention are generally directed to medical visualization systems that comprise combinations of disposable and reusable components, such as catheters, functional handles, hubs, optical devices, etc. Other embodiments of the present invention are generally directed to features and aspects of an in-vivo visualization system that comprises an endoscope having a working channel through which a catheter having viewing capabilities is routed. the catheter may obtain viewing capabilities by being constructed as a vision catheter or by having a fiberscope or other viewing device selectively routed through one of its channels. The catheter is preferably of the steerable type so that the distal end of the catheter may be steered from its proximal end as it is advanced with the body. A suitable use for the in-vivo visualization system includes but is not limited to diagnosis and/or treatment of the duodenum, and particularly the biliary tree.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: John O. McWEENEY, Benjamin E. MORRIS, David W. ROBERTSON, David I. FREED, James F. SCHUERMAN, John B. GOLDEN, Jozef SLANDA, Brian Keith WELLS, Jesse Leonard FARRIS, III, Michael S.H. CHU, Oscar R. CARRILLO, JR., Todd A. HALL, Yem CHIN, Mark L. ADAMS
  • Patent number: 8632579
    Abstract: Systems for delivering a bifurcated stent to a bifurcation site include catheters and/or bifurcated systems delivered therefrom. A catheter includes a balloon with a bulge region that allows a portion of the stent to be expanded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory G. Brucker, Enrique Malaret, Todd Hall, David Byrd, Gerald Hubbs, Gregory Furnish, Josh Barber, Indaka Gunasekara, Benjamin Morris, Valerie Futral Maron, Sava A. Chernomordik, William C. Mers Kelly, William A. Reuss, Jr., Simon Furnish, Michael W. Wilson, Hacene Bouadi, John C. Muskivitch, Matthew L. Pease, David A. Rahdert, Travis Rowe, Gregory M. Ruhf, Brandon G. Walsh, Claude A. Vidal, Thomas Banks, Russ J. Redmond
  • Patent number: 8608649
    Abstract: Several embodiments of the present invention are generally directed to medical visualization systems that comprise combinations of disposable and reusable components, such as catheters, functional handles, hubs, optical devices, etc. Other embodiments of the present invention are generally directed to features and aspects of an in-vivo visualization system that comprises an endoscope having a working channel through which a catheter having viewing capabilities is routed. the catheter may obtain viewing capabilities by being constructed as a vision catheter or by having a fiberscope or other viewing device selectively routed through one of its channels. The catheter is preferably of the steerable type so that the distal end of the catheter may be steered from its proximal end as it is advanced with the body. A suitable use for the in-vivo visualization system includes but is not limited to diagnosis and/or treatment of the duodenum, and particularly the biliary tree.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: John O. McWeeney, Benjamin E. Morris, David W. Robertson, David I. Freed, James F. Schuerman, John B. Golden, Jozef Slanda, Brian Keith Wells, Jesse Leonard Farris, III, Michael S. H. Chu, Oscar R. Carrillo, Jr., Todd A. Hall, Yem Chin, Mark L. Adams
  • Publication number: 20120209073
    Abstract: Several embodiments of the present invention are generally directed to medical visualization systems that comprise combinations of disposable and resuable components, such as catheters, functional handles, hubs, optical devices, etc. Other embodiments of the present invention are generally directed to features and aspects of an in-vivo visualization system that comprises an endoscope having a working channel through which a catheter having viewing capabilities is routed. The catheter may obtain viewing capabilities by being constructed as a vision catheter or by having a fiberscope or other viewing device selectively routed through one of its channels. The catheter is preferably of the steerable type so that the distal end of the catheter may be steered from its proximal end as it is advanced with the body. A suitable use for the in-vivo visualization system includes but is not limited to diagnosis and/or treatment of the duodenum, and particularly the biliary tree.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2012
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Inventors: John O. McWeeney, Benjamin E. Morris, David W. Robertson, David I. Freed, James F. Schuerman, John B. Golden, Jozef Slanda, Brian Keith Wells, Jesse Leonard Farris, III, Michael S.H. Chu, Oscar R. Carrillo, JR., Todd A. Hall, Yem Chin, Mark L. Adams
  • 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