Patents by Inventor Todd A. Thomas

Todd A. Thomas 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: 10330755
    Abstract: According to some aspects, a low power magnetic resonance imaging system is provided. The magnetic resonance imaging system comprises a magnetics system having a plurality of magnetics components configured to produce magnetic fields for performing magnetic resonance imaging. The magnetics system comprising a B0 magnet configured to produce a B0 field for the magnetic resonance imaging system, a plurality of gradient coils configured to, when operated, generate magnetic fields to provide spatial encoding of emitted magnetic resonance signals, and at least one radio frequency coil configured to, when operated, transmit radio frequency signals to the field of view of the magnetic resonance imaging system and to respond to magnetic resonance signals emitted from the field of view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Hyperfine Research, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Stephen Poole, Cedric Hugon, Hadrien A. Dyvorne, Laura Sacolick, William J. Mileski, Jeremy Christopher Jordan, Alan B. Katze, Jr., Jonathan M. Rothberg, Todd Rearick, Christopher Thomas McNulty
  • Publication number: 20190178962
    Abstract: According to some aspects, a portable magnetic resonance imaging system is provided, comprising a B0 magnet configured to produce a B0 magnetic field for an imaging region of the magnetic resonance imaging system, a noise reduction system configured to detect and suppress at least some electromagnetic noise in an operating environment of the portable magnetic resonance imaging system, and electromagnetic shielding provided to attenuate at least some of the electromagnetic noise in the operating environment of the portable magnetic resonance imaging system, the electromagnetic shielding arranged to shield a fraction of the imaging region of the portable magnetic resonance imaging system. According to some aspects, the electromagnetic shield comprises at least one electromagnetic shield structure adjustably coupled to the housing to provide electromagnetic shielding for the imaging region in an amount that can be varied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: Hyperfine Research, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Stephen Poole, Cedric Hugon, Hadrien A. Dyvorne, Laura Sacolick, William J. Mileski, Jeremy Christopher Jordan, Alan B. Katze, JR., Jonathan M. Rothberg, Todd Rearick, Christopher Thomas McNulty
  • Publication number: 20190171076
    Abstract: Methods are provided for fabricating electrochromic devices that mitigate formation of short circuits under a top bus bar without predetermining where top bus bars will be applied on the device. Devices fabricated using such methods may be deactivated under the top bus bar, or may include active material under the top bus bar. Methods of fabricating devices with active material under a top bus bar include depositing a modified top bus bar, fabricating self-healing layers in the electrochromic device, and modifying a top transparent conductive layer of the device prior to applying bus bars.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Sridhar Karthik Kailasam, Dhairya Shrivastava, Zhiwei Cai, Robert T. Rozbicki, Dane Thomas Gillaspie, Todd William Martin, Anshu A. Pradhan, Ronald M. Parker
  • Publication number: 20190145263
    Abstract: A turbine component includes: a metallic wall having opposed interior and exterior surfaces, the wall configured for directing a combustion gas stream in a gas turbine engine; and a metallic negative CTE structure rigidly attached to one of the surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Todd Jay ROCKSTROH, Michael Francis Xavier GIGLOTTI, JR., William Thomas CARTER, David Henry ABBOTT
  • Publication number: 20190135732
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a method for synthesizing free base forms of (2R,6R)-hydroxynorketamine (HNK) and (2S,6S)-hydroxynorketamine. In an embodiment synthesis of (2R,6R)-hydroxynorketamine (HNK) includes preparation of (R)-norketamine via chiral resolution from racemic norketamine via a chiral resolution with L-pyroglutamic acid. The disclosure also provided crystal forms of the corresponding (2R,6R)-hydroxynorketamine (HNK) and (2S,6S)-hydroxynorketamine hydrochloride salts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Craig Thomas, Carlos Zarate, Ruin Moaddel, Todd Gould, Panos Zanos, Patrick Morris
  • Publication number: 20190136842
    Abstract: A fluid end is formed from a first body attached to a separate second body. Each body includes an external surface. When the bodies are attached, their respective external surfaces are in flush engagement. A plurality of bores are formed in the second body that are alignable with a plurality of corresponding bores formed in the first body. The fluid end may be used with seals disposed within recesses within each bore to seal against corresponding sealing surfaces. Further, retaining closures may be bolted to the fluid end bodies, such that the closures have a threadless connection to the fluid end bodies. Various combinations of such components may be utilized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Mark S. Nowell, Kelcy Jake Foster, Christopher Todd Barnett, Brandon Scott Ayres, Michael Eugene May, Guy J. Lapointe, Michael Cole Thomas
  • Patent number: 9773230
    Abstract: Systems, methods, apparatus, and computer program products provide user-defined messages. In one embodiment, user-defined messaging configurations can be defined. Then, a record queue can be monitored for the entry of new records. New records can be evaluated to determine whether they are associated with user-defined messaging configurations. For the records so associated, reports defined in the user-defined messaging configurations can be requested and used to create user-defined messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: McKesson Corporation
    Inventors: Todd Thomas, Gregory Zelenak
  • Patent number: 9400642
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, and computer program products are described herein that are configured to enable a self-update. In some example embodiments, a method is provided that comprises receiving a communication from a data center update module, the communication comprising an expected agent version identifier. The method of this embodiment may also include determining whether the expected agent version identifier is equal to a current agent version identifier. The method of this embodiment may also include causing an application agent to perform a self-update in an instance in which the expected agent version identifier is not equal to a current agent version identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: McKesson Financial Holdings
    Inventors: Todd Thomas, Jane Taves, Steve Link
  • Publication number: 20150200788
    Abstract: Various techniques are provided to facilitate the identification of devices, such as smart light bulbs, ceiling fans, security systems, garage doors, and other devices whose functions may be automated or controlled remotely. Identification is done through visible light using existing light sources on target devices and existing image sensors on control devices. In one example, a user may point the camera sensor on their mobile phone at a smart light bulb. This light bulb is turning on and off faster than the human eye can detect, and it is sending a coded message that can be received and decoded by the camera sensor on the mobile phone. The light bulb is identified by the mobile phone, and the user may choose to turn the light on or off through the mobile phone's connection through a data network to the smart light bulb.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Publication date: July 16, 2015
    Inventors: Christopher Todd Thomas, Jun Ye
  • Publication number: 20150067665
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, and computer program products are described herein that are configured to enable a self-update. In some example embodiments, a method is provided that comprises receiving a communication from a data center update module, the communication comprising an expected agent version identifier. The method of this embodiment may also include determining whether the expected agent version identifier is equal to a current agent version identifier. The method of this embodiment may also include causing an application agent to perform a self-update in an instance in which the expected agent version identifier is not equal to a current agent version identifier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Todd Thomas, Jane Taves, Steve Link
  • Patent number: 8939273
    Abstract: A high speed servo laner apparatus and system includes an entrance to the laner which receives products from an upstream processing line. A pivoting guide has a distal end attached to the entrance and a proximal end attached to a movable portion. At least one pacing screw is also attached to the moveable portion. The at least one pacing screw includes a thread, which has a pitch and radius configured to accommodate passage of a unit of product between two axially adjacent portions of the thread.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Delkor Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald Scott Thompson, Adam Koller, Todd Thomas Palm
  • Publication number: 20140060998
    Abstract: A high speed servo laner apparatus and system includes an entrance to the laner which receives products from an upstream processing line. A pivoting guide has a distal end attached to the entrance and a proximal end attached to a movable portion. At least one pacing screw is also attached to the moveable portion. The at least one pacing screw includes a thread, which has a pitch and radius configured to accommodate passage of a unit of product between two axially adjacent portions of the thread.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: Delkor Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald Scott Thompson, Adam Koller, Todd Thomas Palm
  • Patent number: 8544159
    Abstract: A manufacturing cell has a plurality of stations arranged in two rows having a main aisle therebetween. Each of the plurality of stations has a station-aisle interface that provides an interaction area to the main aisle. The manufacturing cell also comprises a plurality of storage units that are located within the cell along the main aisle and a guided forklift truck that traverses the main aisle without requiring steering control of a stock handler operating the forklift truck within the main aisle to relocate containers from the storage units to designated station-aisle interfaces and to remove containers from the designated station-aisle interfaces when work is completed at the corresponding stations. At least one of the plurality of stations having two conveyors each having a tiltable platform such that each of the two conveyors can be used to receive and return containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Crown Equipment Corporation
    Inventors: Rick J. Muhlenkamp, David G. Schaefer, Todd A. Thomas, Stephen E. Wagner, Joel E. Zacharias
  • Publication number: 20130124645
    Abstract: Systems, methods, apparatus, and computer program products provide user-defined messages. In one embodiment, user-defined messaging configurations can be defined. Then, a record queue can be monitored for the entry of new records. New records can be evaluated to determine whether they are associated with user-defined messaging configurations. For the records so associated, reports defined in the user-defined messaging configurations can be requested and used to create user-defined messages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2011
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Applicant: MCKESSON FINANCIAL HOLDINGS
    Inventors: TODD THOMAS, GREGORY ZELENAK
  • Patent number: 8402261
    Abstract: A system and method retrieve an image using a first computer processor, and transmit the image from the first computer processor to a second remote computer processor. The first computer processor and the second remote computer processor are coupled via a network connection. The image is received at the network connection, and the image is a lightweight operating system that is configured to be stored in and execute in a virtual memory coupled to the second remote computer processor. The second remote computer processor is not equipped with additional hardware or an agent to receive or execute the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: CA, Inc.
    Inventors: Todd Thomas Albers, James Martin Shaffer, Forest Rankin Carlisle
  • Patent number: 8345394
    Abstract: An ESD protection circuit for a switching power converter which includes a high-side switching element connected between a supply voltage and the switching node, and a low-side switching element connected between the switching node and a common node. A current conduction path couples an ESD event that occurs on the switching node to an ESD sense node, and an ESD sensing circuit coupled to the sense node generates a trigger signal when an ESD event is sensed. A first logic gate keeps the high-side switching element off when the trigger signal indicates the sensing of an ESD event, and a second logic gate causes the low-side switching element to turn on when an ESD event is sensed such that the low-side switching element provides a conductive discharge path between the switching node and common node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Analog Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: James W. Zhao, Reed W. Adams, Kenji Tomiyoshi, Bin Shao, Atsushi Matamura, Yogesh Sharma, Todd Thomas
  • Publication number: 20120110812
    Abstract: A manufacturing cell has a plurality of stations arranged in two rows having a main aisle therebetween. Each of the plurality of stations has a station-aisle interface that provides an interaction area to the main aisle. The manufacturing cell also comprises a plurality of storage units that are located within the cell along the main aisle and a guided forklift truck that traverses the main aisle without requiring steering control of a stock handler operating the forklift truck within the main aisle to relocate containers from the storage units to designated station-aisle interfaces and to remove containers from the designated station-aisle interfaces when work is completed at the corresponding stations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2012
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Applicant: CROWN EQUIPMENT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Rick J. Muhlenkamp, David G. Schaefer, Todd A. Thomas, Stephen E. Wagner, Joel E. Zacharias
  • Patent number: 8108989
    Abstract: A manufacturing cell has a plurality of stations arranged in two rows having a main aisle therebetween. Each of the plurality of stations has a station-aisle interface that provides an interaction area to the main aisle. The manufacturing cell also comprises a plurality of storage units that are located within the cell along the main aisle and a guided forklift truck that traverses the main aisle without requiring steering control of a stock handler operating the forklift truck within the main aisle to relocate containers from the storage units to designated station-aisle interfaces and to remove containers from the designated station-aisle interfaces when work is completed at the corresponding stations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: Crown Equipment Corporation
    Inventors: Rick J. Muhlenkamp, David G. Schaefer, Todd A. Thomas, Stephen E. Wagner, Joel E. Zacharias
  • Publication number: 20110080678
    Abstract: An ESD protection circuit for a switching power converter which includes a high-side switching element connected between a supply voltage and the switching node, and a low-side switching element connected between the switching node and a common node. A current conduction path couples an ESD event that occurs on the switching node to an ESD sense node, and an ESD sensing circuit coupled to the sense node generates a trigger signal when an ESD event is sensed. A first logic gate keeps the high-side switching element off when the trigger signal indicates the sensing of an ESD event, and a second logic gate causes the low-side switching element to turn on when an ESD event is sensed such that the low-side switching element provides a conductive discharge path between the switching node and common node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2009
    Publication date: April 7, 2011
    Inventors: JAMES W. ZHAO, REED W. ADAMS, KENJI TOMIYOSHI, BIN SHAO, ATSUSHI MATAMURA, YOGESH SHARMA, TODD THOMAS
  • Patent number: D703489
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Inventor: Russell Todd Thomas