Patents by Inventor Anthony R. Thomas

Anthony R. 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: 10344188
    Abstract: A film is described comprising a (meth)acrylic polymer and polyvinyl acetal polymer composition. A layer of an adhesive composition is disposed proximate the film. The adhesive composition has a tensile elastic modulus of less than 1 MPa at 25° C. and 1 hertz.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Jonathan E. Janoski, Carla S. Thomas, Anthony F. Schultz, Tien Y. H. Whiting, Kevin M. Lewandowski, Duane D. Fansler, Keith R. Lyon, Arlin L. Weikel, Eric D. Shockey, Donald E. Gustafson, John W. Frank
  • Patent number: 4788681
    Abstract: A terminal for a telephone system and for receiving digital data in the form of a time multiplexed (TDM) data stream incorporating frames appearing at a predetermined frame period and each frame incorporating a frame word. The terminal comprises a frame word detecting circuit (52) for detecting frame words; an alignment detecting circuit (53, 55, 56) for determining whether a received TDM data stream is in alignment or not; a search circuit (53, 55, 56, 57, 59, 60) for initiating a bit-by-bit search of the incoming data stream for the sequence of bits forming the frame word when an "out-of-alignment " condition has been detected by the said alignment detecting circuit; and a delay circuit (58) for delaying the start of the bit-by-bit search after an "out-of-alignment" condition has been detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 1987
    Date of Patent: November 29, 1988
    Assignee: The General Electric company, p.l.c.
    Inventors: Anthony R. Thomas, Stephen P. Ferguson