Patents by Inventor Lewis Thomas

Lewis 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: 11425865
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for processing a crop residue, which includes but is not limited to, destroying weed seeds present in the crop residue. The apparatus (10) comprises an elongate housing (12) having an inlet (20) for receiving crop residue N and an outlet (22) for discharging the crop residue. The apparatus (10) also has one or more rotors (24), (26) located in the elongate housing (12). Each rotor (24), (26) comprises a plurality of radially extending impact members (28a), (28b), (28c), (28d), (28e), (28f) which rotate with the one or more rotors (24), (26) and impact against the crop residue, so that lighter material of the crop residue is subjected to less impacts and denser material of the crop residue is subjected to relatively more impacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Tecfarm Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Lewis Thomas, Matthew Barrett-Lennard
  • Publication number: 20220259090
    Abstract: Systems for producing articles from glass tube include a converter having a base with a plurality of processing stations and a turret moveable relative to the base. The turret indexes a plurality of holders for holding the glass tubes successively through the processing stations. The systems further include a gas flow system or a suction system for producing a flow of gas through the glass tube during one or more heating, forming, separating or piercing operations. The flow of gas through the glass tube produced by the gas flow system or suction system may be sufficient to evacuate or purge volatile constituents of the glass from the glass tube and/or pierce a meniscus formed on the glass tube during separation, thereby reducing the Surface Hydrolytic Response (SHR) of the interior surface of the glass tube and articles made therefrom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2022
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Inventors: Lewis Kirk Klingensmith, Joseph Michael Matusick, Connor Thomas O'Malley, Matthew Daniel Trosa, Steven Robert Wagner
  • Patent number: 11412765
    Abstract: The present invention relates to spray-dried compositions capable of retaining volatile compounds and methods relating to the same. The present invention also relates to the powders produced by such methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: International Flavors and Fragrances Inc.
    Inventors: Lewis Michael Popplewell, Keith Thomas Hans, Lulu Henson, Christopher Thomas Lavallee, Eric Jesse Wolff, Maria Wright
  • Patent number: 11028453
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to methods and compositions for identifying and/or selecting soybean plants that have resistance to lodging, have improved resistance to lodging, or are susceptible to lodging. The methods use molecular genetic markers to identify, select and/or construct resistant plants or identify and counter-select susceptible plants. Also provided are soybean plants that display resistance or improved resistance to lodging that are generated by the methods described herein. This abstract is intended as a scanning tool for purposes of searching in the particular art and is not intended to be limiting of the present disclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Inventors: Sarah Atwood, Laura Jean Wolf, Leslie Charles Kuhlman, Donald Earl Kyle, Daniel Lewis Thomas, John Bryan Woodward, Ming Yang
  • Publication number: 20210165847
    Abstract: A method and apparatus of processing a user initiated request for information is disclosed. The method may provide receiving a user initiated request including a uniform resource locator (URL) submitted to a web browser application and receiving a response that the URL is an invalid URL that cannot be resolved to a corresponding webpage. The method may also include blocking a subsequent attempt to transmit the user initiated request as a browser modified search request that includes modifications to the user initiated request.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2021
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Inventors: Lewis Thomas Donzis, John Anthony Murphy, Jonathan Elliott Schmidt, Henry Michael Donzis, Peter Wayne Baron, Lee Carl Ziegenhals
  • Patent number: 10915596
    Abstract: A method and apparatus of processing a user initiated request for information is disclosed. The method may provide receiving a user initiated request including a uniform resource locator (URL) submitted to a web browser application and receiving a response that the URL is an invalid URL that cannot be resolved to a corresponding webpage. The method may also include blocking a subsequent attempt to transmit the user initiated request as a browser modified search request that includes modifications to the user initiated request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: PERFTECH, INC
    Inventors: Lewis Thomas Donzis, John Anthony Murphy, Jonathan Elliott Schmidt, Henry Michael Donzis, Peter Wayne Baron, Lee Carl Ziegenhals
  • Publication number: 20200390381
    Abstract: The various embodiments disclosed here relate to systems, methods, and devices for monitoring bladder health via pressure. Certain implementations are directed to patients who require daily catheterization. The various embodiments have at least one tube coupled to a catheter, a pressure sensor and a processor. Further implementations feature an optional pump and measure volume. Certain embodiments include a digital device with a software application capable of displaying the monitored readings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Inventors: Christopher Cooper, Ryan Steinberg, Lewis Thomas, Clifford Curry, Eric Pahl, Sanam Zarei, Kayla Jones
  • Publication number: 20200093412
    Abstract: The various embodiments disclosed here relate to systems, methods, and devices for monitoring bladder health. Certain implementations are directed to patients who require daily catheterization. The various embodiments have at least one tube coupled to a catheter, a pressure sensor, a pump, and a processor. Certain embodiments include a digital device with a software application capable of displaying the monitored readings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Christopher Cooper, Ryan Steinberg, Lewis Thomas, Eric Pahl, Sanam Zarei, Kayla Jones
  • Patent number: 10506965
    Abstract: The various embodiments disclosed here relate to systems, methods, and devices for monitoring bladder health. Certain implementations are directed to patients who require daily catheterization. The various embodiments have at least one tube coupled to a catheter, a pressure sensor, a pump, and a processor. Certain embodiments include a digital device with a software application capable of displaying the monitored readings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: University of Iowa Research Foundation
    Inventors: Christopher Cooper, Ryan Steinberg, Lewis Thomas, Eric Pahl, Sanam Zarei, Kayla Jones
  • Publication number: 20190024191
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to methods and compositions for identifying and/or selecting soybean plants that have resistance to lodging, have improved resistance to lodging, or are susceptible to lodging. The methods use molecular genetic markers to identify, select and/or construct resistant plants or identify and counter-select susceptible plants. Also provided are soybean plants that display resistance or improved resistance to lodging that are generated by the methods described herein. This abstract is intended as a scanning tool for purposes of searching in the particular art and is not intended to be limiting of the present disclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Applicant: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: SARAH ATWOOD, LAURA JEAN WOLF, LESLIE CHARLES KUHLMAN, DONALD EARL KYLE, DANIEL LEWIS THOMAS, JOHN BRYAN WOODWARD, MING YANG
  • Publication number: 20180110456
    Abstract: The various embodiments disclosed here relate to systems, methods, and devices for monitoring bladder health. Certain implementations are directed to patients who require daily catheterization. The various embodiments have at least one tube coupled to a catheter, a pressure sensor, a pump, and a processor. Certain embodiments include a digital device with a software application capable of displaying the monitored readings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Inventors: Christopher Cooper, Ryan Steinberg, Lewis Thomas, Eric Pahl, Sanam Zarei, Kayla Jones
  • Publication number: 20170357727
    Abstract: A method and apparatus of processing a user initiated request for information is disclosed. The method may provide receiving a user initiated request including a uniform resource locator (URL) submitted to a web browser application and receiving a response that the URL is an invalid URL that cannot be resolved to a corresponding webpage. The method may also include blocking a subsequent attempt to transmit the user initiated request as a browser modified search request that includes modifications to the user initiated request.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Inventors: Lewis Thomas Donzis, John Anthony Murphy, Johathan Elliott Schmidt, Henry Michael Donzis, Peter Wayne Baron, Lee Carl Ziegenhals
  • Patent number: 9826983
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device for penetrating human nails as a part of treatment for Onychomycosis, commonly known as fungal nail. The device comprises a reusable electromechanical system and a single use cutting component. The electromechanical system incorporates an electrical motor and drive train to advance the cutting component through the nail. The electromechanical system also incorporates sensors for measuring the cutting resistance for the purpose of preventing the cutting device from overrunning into the nail bed. The device can be used to penetrate the nail in a controlled manner which will create a portal through the nail without penetrating the nail bed below the nail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Inventor: Rolf Lewis Thomas
  • Patent number: 9727658
    Abstract: A method and apparatus of processing a user initiated request for information is disclosed. The method may provide receiving a user initiated request including a uniform resource locator (URL) submitted to a web browser application and receiving a response that the URL is an invalid URL that cannot be resolved to a corresponding webpage. The method may also include blocking a subsequent attempt to transmit the user initiated request as a browser modified search request that includes modifications to the user initiated request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: PERFTECH, INC.
    Inventors: Lewis Thomas Donzis, John Anthony Murphy, Johathan Elliott Schmidt, Henry Michael Donzis, Peter Wayne Baron, Lee Carl Ziegenhals
  • Patent number: 9642414
    Abstract: The present invention relates to footwear and in particular, but not necessarily restricted thereto, relates to footwear for those with diabetes and, in particular, with ulcers of the sole. The present invention seeks to address some of the problems encountered by prior art limb compression devices and methods. In particular the present invention seeks to provide a boot which can stimulate blood flow. A further object to the invention is to provide a boot with a sole which is adaptable to conform with various shapes and conditions of human feet. The present invention also seeks to provide a new type of footwear that has a therapeutic benefit for diabetic patients with circulatory problems in their foot, and also enables the technique of “off loading” the foot to assist in the healing of any wounds present.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: THE DIABETIC BOOT COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Leslie Lindsay, Rolf Lewis Thomas
  • Publication number: 20170000500
    Abstract: The present invention relates to medical and veterinarian rotary tools. In particular, the present invention relates to a rotary tool for the taking of biopsies and drilling into tissues such as nail and bone. More particularly, the present invention relates to nail care devices and procedures to improve the condition of nails, especially relating to the treatment of fungal infections. Onychomycosis is a fungal infection that causes the toenails and/or fingernails to thicken, discolour, and split. Onychomycosis can result in permanent nail deformity. The disease can have a significant impact on a patient's quality of life arising from psychosocial issues e.g., due to concern regarding the appearance of one's toenails and fingernails, and may cause pain associated with wearing shoes. The present invention seeks to provide an improved mechanical system for use in the treatment of onychomycosis and other nail bed conditions, and other animal keratin, bone and cartilaginous conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Publication date: January 5, 2017
    Inventor: Rolf Lewis Thomas
  • Publication number: 20140371751
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device for penetrating human nails as a part of treatment for Onychomycosis, commonly known as fungal nail. The device comprises a reusable electromechanical system and a single use cutting component. The electromechanical system incorporates an electrical motor and drive train to advance the cutting component through the nail. The electromechanical system also incorporates sensors for measuring the cutting resistance for the purpose of preventing the cutting device from overrunning into the nail bed. The device can be used to penetrate the nail in a controlled manner which will create a portal through the nail without penetrating the nail bed below the nail.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventor: Rolf Lewis Thomas
  • Publication number: 20140351690
    Abstract: A method and apparatus of processing a user initiated request for information is disclosed. The method may provide receiving a user initiated request including a uniform resource locator (URL) submitted to a web browser application and receiving a response that the URL is an invalid URL that cannot be resolved to a corresponding webpage. The method may also include blocking a subsequent attempt to transmit the user initiated request as a browser modified search request that includes modifications to the user initiated request.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: Lewis Thomas Donzis, John Anthony Murphy, Johathan Elliott Schmidt, Henry Michael Donzis, Peter Wayne Baron, Lee Carl Ziegenhals
  • Patent number: 8806004
    Abstract: A method and apparatus of processing a user initiated request for information is disclosed. The method may provide receiving a user initiated request including a uniform resource locator (URL) submitted to a web browser application and receiving a response that the URL is an invalid URL that cannot be resolved to a corresponding webpage. The method may also include blocking a subsequent attempt to transmit the user initiated request as a browser modified search request that includes modifications to the user initiated request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Perftech, Inc.
    Inventors: Lewis Thomas Donzis, John Anthony Murphy, Jonathan Elliott Schmidt, Henry Michael Donzis, Peter Wayne Baron, Lee Carl Ziegenhals
  • Publication number: 20130326912
    Abstract: The present invention relates to footwear and in particular, but not necessarily restricted thereto, relates to footwear for those with diabetes and, in particular, with ulcers of the sole. The present invention seeks to address some of the problems encountered by prior art limb compression devices and methods. In particular the present invention seeks to provide a boot which can stimulate blood flow. A further object to the invention is to provide a boot with a sole which is adaptable to conform with various shapes and conditions of human feet. The present invention also seeks to provide a new type of footwear that has a therapeutic benefit for diabetic patients with circulatory problems in their foot, and also enables the technique of “off loading” the foot to assist in the healing of any wounds present.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2012
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Applicant: THE DIABETIC BOOT COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Leslie Lindsay, Rolf Lewis Thomas