Patents by Inventor Linda Thomas

Linda 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: 20060165857
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a bakery product, which is protected by natamycin against spoilage, as well as to a process for preventing mould spoilage of bakery products. The viscosity of the natamycin suspension is increased by a thickener before it is sprayed onto the bakery product. The thickener ensures that the natamycin is evenly distributed on the surface of the bakery product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2005
    Publication date: July 27, 2006
    Inventors: Graham Williams, Joss Delves-Broughton, John Faragher, Jay Hardy, Kersti Haugan, Linda Thomas, Peter Wisler
  • Publication number: 20060129429
    Abstract: A method of storing on a remote storage device protocol information for a drug for administration via a peristaltic pump is disclosed. A communications path between the peristaltic pump and the remote storage device is provided. The protocol information for the drug is entered into the peristaltic pump. The protocol information is transferred from the peristaltic pump to the remote storage device. The protocol information for the drug is stored on the remote storage device. History information may be retrieved from the peristaltic pump. A user request is received requesting retrieval of history information from the peristaltic pump. A pump request is formatted to retrieve history information. The pump request to receive history information is transmitted to the peristaltic pump. The history information is received from the peristaltic pump. The history information can be displayed and/or stored.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2006
    Publication date: June 15, 2006
    Inventors: Ahmad-Maher Moubayed, David White, Linda Thomas, Chuck Grey, Mehryar Parsee
  • Publication number: 20050226974
    Abstract: The invention relates to a natamycin dosage form comprising a tablet, which consists of physiologically acceptable components, said tablet containing an effective food preserving amount of natamycin. The invention also relates to a process for producing such a dosage form as well as to a method for preservation of a food product comprising adding natamycin contained in a natamycin dosage form directly or indirectly to a food product to provide a preserving amount of natamycin in said food product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2004
    Publication date: October 13, 2005
    Inventors: John Faragher, Bo Torang, Samuel Bech, Linda Thomas, Kersti Haugan
  • Publication number: 20050191397
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a non yeast-leavened fine bakery product with increased shelf life and to a process for increasing the shelf life of intermediate and high moisture fine bakery products. The fine bakery product comprises an intermediate or high moisture baked product having a water activity aw>0.8. Its surface has deposited thereon an effective amount of natamycin, which is sufficient to keep the product mould free when packaged for a storage time of 2 weeks or more at ambient temperature. In the process the outer surface of a baked product is sprayed with natamycin to deposit an effective amount of natamycin thereon, whereafter the sprayed product is packaged in a protective envelope.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2005
    Publication date: September 1, 2005
    Inventors: Graham Williams, Joss Delves-Broughton, John Faragher, Diane Salmela, Jay Hardy, Kersti Haugan, Linda Thomas, Peter Wisler
  • Publication number: 20050042341
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a novel natamycin dosage form for the food industry, and more particularly to microcapsules where natamycin is encapsulated within a physiologically acceptable shell to provide a protected natamycin product. The present invention relates also to novel processes for preparing the capsules according to the invention, as well as to the use of the capsules of the present invention. The invention further relates to food products containing natamycin in encapsulated form.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2004
    Publication date: February 24, 2005
    Inventors: Linda Thomas, Sebastien Gouin, Kathryn Tse, Carsten Hansen
  • Publication number: 20040064435
    Abstract: A method of storing on a remote storage device protocol information for a drug for administration via a peristaltic pump is disclosed. A communications path between the peristaltic pump and the remote storage device is provided. The protocol information for the drug is entered into the peristaltic pump. The protocol information is transferred from the peristaltic pump to the remote storage device. The protocol information for the drug is stored on the remote storage device. History information may be retrieved from the peristaltic pump. A user request is received requesting retrieval of history information from the peristaltic pump. A pump request is formatted to retrieve history information. The pump request to receive history information is transmitted to the peristaltic pump. The history information is received from the peristaltic pump. The history information can be displayed and/or stored.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2003
    Publication date: April 1, 2004
    Inventors: Ahmad-Maher Moubayed, David Norman White, Linda Thomas, Chuck Grey, Mehryar Michael Parsee
  • Publication number: 20040019607
    Abstract: A method of storing on a remote storage device protocol information for a drug for administration via a peristaltic pump is disclosed. A communications path between the peristaltic pump and the remote storage device is provided. The protocol information for the drug is entered into the peristaltic pump. The protocol information is transferred from the peristaltic pump to the remote storage device. The protocol information for the drug is stored on the remote storage device. History information may be retrieved from the peristaltic pump. A user request is received requesting retrieval of history information from the peristaltic pump. A pump request is formatted to retrieve history information. The pump request to receive history information is transmitted to the peristaltic pump. The history information is received from the peristaltic pump. The history information is displayed and stored.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2002
    Publication date: January 29, 2004
    Inventors: Ahmad-Maher Moubayed, David White, Linda Thomas, Chuck Grey, Mehryar Michael Parsee
  • Patent number: 6684329
    Abstract: A system and method for minimizing the likelihood of flaws in a firewall proxy is disclosed. Software wrappers are used to introduce fine-grained controls on the operation of existing proxy applications. These fine-grained controls create an extra measure of assurance that bugs (or malicious software) will not subvert the intent of the firewall. To provide even further assurance, the firewall system can be totally wrapped. A totally wrapped system includes a wrapper for the proxies plus a separate wrapper for everything else on the firewall system that can potentially interfere with the wrappers and the proxies. The software wrappers can also be integrated with an intrusion detection system. The fine-grained controls of the software wrapper enables it to be uniquely positioned to generate alerts based on an indication that a flaw exists in the proxy and that the proxy is misbehaving.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2004
    Assignee: Networks Associates Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy Epstein, Linda Thomas
  • Patent number: 6584508
    Abstract: A system and method for increasing the security of a data guard is disclosed. The data guard is based on a multi-part proxy that includes a first proxy agent that communicates with an inside computer network region, a second proxy agent that communicates with an outside computer network region, and a content-based filter application that reviews information that is passed between the first proxy agent and the second proxy agent. Both the first and second proxy agents can be based on existing firewall proxies. The proxy agents listen for protocol operations (e.g., IIOP requests or replies) and translate those protocol operations into protocol-independent data. The protocol independent data is then analyzed by a protocol-independent content-based filter. The behavior of the multi-part proxy can be further constrained through the use of software wrapper technology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2003
    Assignee: Networks Associates Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy Epstein, Linda Thomas
  • Publication number: 20020106708
    Abstract: Non-competitive immunoassays and kits for detecting or determining the concentration of an analyte in a biological sample are provided along with reagents for use in such assays and kits. Immunoassays are provided which employ a reagent containing an autologous analyte which raises the signal above the background noise caused by non-specific binding thereby lowering the percent coefficient of variation of a non-competitive assay. By employing an autologous analyte in a reagent of the immunoassay, low dosages of an analyte can be detected without adversely affecting the long linear range of the assay.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2001
    Publication date: August 8, 2002
    Applicant: Sigma-Aldrich Co.
    Inventors: Linda Thomas, Venita Eggerding, Mark X. Triscott
  • Patent number: D448244
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2001
    Inventor: Linda Thomas