Patents by Inventor William Thomas

William 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).

  • Publication number: 20220192261
    Abstract: An apparatus for an aerosol generating device comprises a first housing member for at least partly defining a chamber for containing a heater arrangement for heating an aerosol generating material; and a second housing member attached to the first housing member via an attachment. The first housing member and the second housing member define therebetween a passageway into the chamber. The passageway is configured to allow an electrical connecting member for connecting to the heater arrangement to extend through the passageway. The apparatus also comprises a sealing arrangement arranged to seal the passageway. The attachment between the first housing member and the second housing member is configured to hold the first housing member and the second housing member in a configuration which causes the sealing arrangement to seal the passageway.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2020
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Inventors: Conor John MCGRATH, Jonathan Neil BURGESS, Daniel LOCHTMAN, James SHERIDAN, Jai-Ram TAANK, Michael David THOMAS, David William BUREAU
  • Publication number: 20220193584
    Abstract: A filter base for receiving a complementary mating filter housing assembly. The filter base includes a base platform having fluid ingress and egress stanchions, and a wire harness assembly including a connector housing integral with or connected to the base platform for establishing an electrical connection between the filter base and the filter housing assembly. The wire harness assembly includes conductors extending between first and second connectors, with one or more resilient contacts provided on the second connector. The connector housing has an upper surface and an oppositely facing lower surface and is dimensioned to receive a first end portion of the one or more contacts. The contacts are flexible from a first position to a second position when a mating portion of the one or more contacts engages a mating connection surface of the filter housing assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2022
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Inventors: William Thomas Anniss, III, Willard Grant, Raony Barrios, William L. Small, Marcello Correa Machado, Thomas W. McCollough, Christopher Stephan Rousey, Robert Astle, George Nicholas Lauri, III, Chong Hun Yi, Brian Keith Weaver, William James Moyer, II, Ronald Skovira, Gary Altemose, Richard Benjamin Emenheiser, Ramesh Subramanian
  • Patent number: 11363930
    Abstract: A vacuum cleaner including a base, a spine, a dust collection assembly, and a battery. The spine is connected to the base. The spine includes a handle portion and a mounting portion. The battery is connected to the mounting portion of the spine. The battery is pivotable between a first position in which the battery is fixedly connected to the spine, and a second position in which the battery is pivoted away from the spine. The dust collection assembly is connected to the spine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Techtronic Cordless GP
    Inventors: Christopher Gilbert, Kevin Thomas, William Jacob Kozlowski, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11366188
    Abstract: According to some aspects, a portable magnetic resonance imaging system is provided, comprising a magnetics system having a plurality of magnetics components configured to produce magnetic fields for performing magnetic resonance imaging. The magnetics system comprises a permanent B0 magnet configured to produce a B0 field for the magnetic resonance imaging system, and a plurality of gradient coils configured to, when operated, generate magnetic fields to provide spatial encoding of emitted magnetic resonance signals, a power system comprising one or more power components configured to provide power to the magnetics system to operate the magnetic resonance imaging system to perform image acquisition, and a base that supports the magnetics system and houses the power system, the base comprising at least one conveyance mechanism allowing the portable magnetic resonance imaging system to be transported to different locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Hyperfine Operations, 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
  • Patent number: 11366702
    Abstract: A method for dynamically allocating computing resources to virtual computing machines in a shared system. An initial allocation is made for each computing resource. Current demand for each computing resource for each of the virtual computing machines is determined to identify changes in current demand. The system identifies a virtual computing machine for which usage of a first computing resource is approaching a first predetermined threshold allotted to the first virtual computing machine. The system identifies a second virtual computing machine in the system for which usage of the first computing resource is less than a second predetermined threshold of the first computing resource allotted to the second virtual computing machine. The server dynamically allocates at least part of the first computing resource from the second virtual computing machine to the first virtual computing machine to meet current demand for the first computing resource in the first virtual computing machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Ashley Raine Philbrick, Ryan Thomas Russell, Nathan Lee Post, Bryan J. Osterkamp, William Preston Culbertson, II
  • Patent number: 11368183
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure describe a system and method for synchronizing time, frequency, and phase among a plurality of devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: ENSCO, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Thomas Goff, William Todd Faulkner, Robert Barlow Alwood, Bradley David Farnsworth, Edward Joseph Kreinar, David W. A. Taylor, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11360014
    Abstract: A method is disclosed comprising determining a concentration of one or more compounds of a fluid in an industrial water operation in real time. The determining of the concentration of the one or more components comprises contacting an array of sensors of a microelectromechanical system (MEMS) device with a sample of the fluid to provide a sample response indicative of the concentration of the one or more components. The method further provides adjusting or maintaining at least one operating parameter of the industrial water operation based on the concentration of the one or more components of the fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Multi-Chem Group, LLC
    Inventors: Dale E. Jamison, William Walter Shumway, Preston Andrew May, Jay Paul Deville, Troy Francis Davis, Frederick Thomas Brown
  • Publication number: 20220182772
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to an audio system for various artificial reality applications. The audio system performs large scale filter optimization for audio rendering, preserving spatial and intra-population characteristics using neural networks. Further, the audio system performs adaptive hearing enhancement-aware binaural rendering. The audio includes an in-ear device with an inertial measurement unit (IMU) and a camera. The camera captures image data of a local area, and the image data is used to correct for IMU drift. In some embodiments, the audio system calculates a transducer to ear response for an individual ear using an equalization prediction or acoustic simulation framework. Individual ear pressure fields as a function of frequency are generated. Frequency-dependent directivity patterns of the transducers are characterized in the free field. In some embodiments, the audio system includes a headset and one or more removable audio apparatuses for enhancing acoustic features of the headset.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2022
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Inventors: Peter Harty Dodds, Nava K. Balsam, Vamsi Krishna Ithapu, William Owen Brimijoin, II, Samuel Clapp, Christi Miller, Michaela Warnecke, Nils Thomas Fritiof Lunner, Paul Thomas Calamia, Morteza Khaleghimeybodi, Pablo Francisco Faundez Hoffmann, Ravish Mehra, Salvael Ortega Estrada, Tetsuro Oishi
  • Publication number: 20220177580
    Abstract: Provided herein are methods of modulating Fc gamma Receptor (Fc?R)-mediated cytotoxicity of an antibody composition. In exemplary embodiments, the method comprises (1) increasing or decreasing the amount of terminal ?-galactose at the N-297 glycosylation site of panitumumab, or increasing or decreasing the amount of panitumumab molecules that comprise G1, G1a, G1b and/or G2 galactosylated glycan at the N-297 site, (2) increasing or decreasing the amount of panitumumab molecules that comprise fucosylated glycan at the N-297 site, or increasing or decreasing the amount of panitumumab molecules that comprise afucosylated glycan at the N-297 site, and (3) increasing or decreasing the amount of panitumumab molecules that comprise a high-mannose glycan at the N-297 site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Applicant: AMGEN INC.
    Inventors: SCOTT THOMAS KUHNS, RUPA PADAKI, QINGCHUN ZHANG, WILLIAM S BRETZLAFF
  • Publication number: 20220175047
    Abstract: A method of assembling an apparatus (1) for heating aerosolisable material to volatilise at least one component of the aerosolisable material to form an aerosol for inhalation by a user, the apparatus having a first proximal end (3) and a second distal end (5), the method comprising the steps of providing a first chassis (19) for supporting a heating arrangement for receiving and heating aerosolisable material, the first chassis (19) or a component supported by the first chassis (19) comprising a first engagement element; providing a first sleeve (11b) to form at least a part of a casing of the apparatus, the first sleeve (11b) comprising a second engagement element; and inserting the first chassis (19) into a cavity of the first sleeve (11b) to cause automatic engagement of the first engagement element and the second engagement element during assembly of the apparatus (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Inventors: Chi Wai FUNG, Guang Yan WEI, Jonathon Neil BURGESS, Daniel LOCHTMAN, James SHERIDAN, Conor John MCGRATH, Jai-Ram TAANK, Michael David THOMAS, David William BUREAU, Zexin WU
  • Publication number: 20220177194
    Abstract: A display container for displaying an aromatic botanical specimen includes: (a) a container body for enclosing the botanical specimen and scented air having a scent of the botanical specimen; (b) at least one scent discharge port in the container body; and (c) an air pump coupled to the container body and operable to discharge the scented air from within the container body to the environment through the scent discharge port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2021
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Applicant: ALL PLASTIC, INC.
    Inventors: William Thomas SMITH, Cheryl Ann SMITH
  • Patent number: 11354155
    Abstract: A system and method for operating fewer servers near maximum capacity as opposed to operating more servers at low capacity is disclosed. Computational tasks are made as small as possible to be completed within the available capacity of the servers. Computational tasks that are similar may be distributed to the same computing node (including a processor) to improve RAM utilization. Additionally, workloads may be scheduled onto multicore processors to maximize the average number of processing cores utilized per clock cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Nathan Lee Post, Bryan J. Osterkamp, William Preston Culbertson, II, Ryan Thomas Russell, Ashley Raine Philbrick
  • Patent number: 11356833
    Abstract: Described herein are systems, devices, methods, and media for transmitting emergency alerts, emergency services requests, and emergency data associated with emergency alerts and emergency service requests to relevant parties, such monitoring centers and emergency service providers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: RAPIDSOS, INC.
    Inventors: Michael John Martin, Riccardo Pellegrini, Nicholas Edward Horelik, William Thomas Guthrie
  • Publication number: 20220167699
    Abstract: An article of apparel has a front panel, a pouch attached to the front panel, and a thermally-insulating pocket configured to retain a beverage container disposed between the pouch and the front panel. The pocket has a second end opposite a first end and a body joining the first and second ends. The pocket is attached to the pouch and the front panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2022
    Publication date: June 2, 2022
    Inventors: Bradley Thomas Buczkowski, Andrew John Lehman, William Oliver Lollis
  • Publication number: 20220172549
    Abstract: A vending machine includes a housing defining a product storage compartment for storing products. The housing of the vending machine includes a delivery portal and a front portion having a transparent panel configured to allow a consumer to view the products within the product storage compartment. A row of products is arranged within the product storage compartment. A proximity sensor is arranged within the product storage compartment and corresponds to the row of products. The proximity sensor is configured to detect a hand of a consumer within a predetermined detection distance of the proximity sensor, and a product in the row of products is selected when the hand of the consumer is detected within the predetermined detection distance of the proximity sensor. The vending machine includes a dispensing mechanism configured to convey the selected product to the delivery portal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2021
    Publication date: June 2, 2022
    Inventors: Terry Tae-Il CHUNG, Xuejun LI, William W. SEGIET, Leanne Yip Heung WIN, Martyn Thomas MITCHELL
  • Publication number: 20220167677
    Abstract: An aerosol provision device is described. A housing delimits a first opening at a first end of the housing through which to receive aerosol generating material and delimits a second opening at a second end of the housing. At least one heater is arranged within the housing and configured to heat the aerosol generating material received within the housing thereby to generate an aerosol. A hollow member is arranged within the housing and extends at least partially between the second and first openings. The hollow member has an end that faces the second opening and is configured to encourage the formation of liquid droplets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Publication date: June 2, 2022
    Inventors: Luke WARREN, Walid ABI AOUN, Jeremy CAMPBELL, Barry DIMMICK, William ENGLAND, Conor John MCGRATH, Barnaby OAKLEY, Michael THOMAS, Jack QUARMBY, Charles LEONI
  • Publication number: 20220171799
    Abstract: Disclosed are examples of a system, techniques and non-transitory computer-readable storage medium that enable the selection of a response document template for generating an appropriate response to notification document. Respective components may generate an electronic document from the notification document. A common theme between two or more of the electronic documents may be identified. The electronic documents identified as having the common theme may be grouped in a notification document corpus. The notification document corpus may be analyzed with reference to received notification documents stored in a document repository. Based on results of the analysis, a template of a notification response document appropriate for responding to a specific notification document received by the enterprise may be selected. The selected response document template may be forwarded to a client device for further processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2022
    Publication date: June 2, 2022
    Applicant: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Joerg RINGS, William Thomas ROMANO, Andre GATORANO
  • Patent number: D953075
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: ALL PLASTIC, INC.
    Inventors: William Thomas Smith, Cheryl Ann Smith
  • Patent number: D953076
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: ALL PLASTIC, INC.
    Inventors: William Thomas Smith, Cheryl Ann Smith
  • Patent number: D954256
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: APTAR STELMI SAS
    Inventors: Ghislain Fournier, Mickaƫl Swal, Andrew Thomas Snow, William Godwin Atterbury