Patents by Inventor Rachel M. Thurston

Rachel M. Thurston 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: 20150148147
    Abstract: A ball striking device, such as a golf club, includes a head that includes a face having a ball striking surface configured for striking a ball and a body connected to the face and extending rearward from the face. The face has an area of highest response located proximate a center of the ball striking surface. The face is formed of a first material and a second material that forms at least a portion of the area of highest response. The second material has a thermal modulus response that is different from a thermal modulus response of the first material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Robert M. Boyd, Rachel M. Thurston, Jeffrey A. Hadden, Ivan E. Tornes
  • Patent number: 8894507
    Abstract: A ball striking device, such as a golf club, includes a head that includes a face having a ball striking surface configured for striking a ball and a body connected to the face and extending rearward from the face. The face has an area of highest response located proximate a center of the ball striking surface. The face is formed of a first material and a second material that forms at least a portion of the area of highest response. The second material has a thermal modulus response that is different from a thermal modulus response of the first material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Nike, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Boyd, Rachel M. Thurston, Jeffrey A. Hadden, Ivan E. Tornes
  • Publication number: 20130085012
    Abstract: A ball striking device, such as a golf club, includes a head that includes a face having a ball striking surface configured for striking a ball and a body connected to the face and extending rearward from the face. The face has an area of highest response located proximate a center of the ball striking surface. The face is formed of a first material and a second material that forms at least a portion of the area of highest response. The second material has a thermal modulus response that is different from a thermal modulus response of the first material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2011
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Applicant: NIKE, INC.
    Inventors: Robert Boyd, Rachel M. Thurston, Jeffrey A. Hadden, Ivan E. Tornes
  • Patent number: 6503481
    Abstract: A composition used in combination with an electrohydrodynamic device capable of delivering an active ingredient to the aerodigestive system of the user. The composition comprises three or optionally four basic components: an active ingredient; a carrier material in which the active ingredient may be dissolved, suspended, or emulsified; an aerosol properties adjusting material which provides the composition with the physical characteristics required to create an aerosol cloud by electrostatic or electrohydrodynamic means; and optionally at least one excipient that further adjusts, preserves, stabilizes, or enhances the overall performance of the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2003
    Assignee: BattellePharma, Inc.
    Inventors: Rachel M. Thurston, James D. Browning, Praful K. Shah, Michael E. Placke
  • Patent number: 6402832
    Abstract: The present invention is an improved wallboard joint compound comprising an inorganic joint compound such as, for example, gypsum, mixed with water, plus one or more additives selected to reduce the moisture in the gypsum compound and improve the strength of the finished wallboard joint. The first additive is selected from a class of water soluble functional polymer with either nitrogen or sulfonate, such as, for example, polyvinyl pyrrolidone (PVP). A second additive is selected from a class of solid epoxy resins, preferably added together with the first additive. These two additives, when mixed with the joint compound alone or in combination, produced a more flexible, higher strength wallboard with a reduce moisture content and quicker drying time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2002
    Assignee: Fleetwood Enterprise, Inc. a Delaware Corporation
    Inventors: Bhima R. Vijayendran, Gregory R. White, Rachel M. Thurston, Duryodhan Mangaraj