Patents by Inventor Stephen L. Rice

Stephen L. Rice 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: 20170315677
    Abstract: A computing system providing access to electronic files is provided. The computing system includes a processor and a data store coupled to the processor and configured to store the electronic files. A user interface component is coupled to the processor and is configured to generate a user interface that allows a first user to select an electronic file to be re-shared with second user. The processor is configured to detect re-sharing of the selected electronic file by the first user and automatically generate a notification to a third user. The notification is configured to allow the third user to cancel the re-sharing of the electronic file.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Inventors: Stephen L. Rice, Ghania A. Moussa, Sarat Subramaniam
  • Patent number: 5558894
    Abstract: A process for making a half-product used in forming puffed food products, the apparatus having two rollers, with at least one of them being a cutter roller having cutting teeth, rotating against each other. Product flows between the two rollers in the form of dough strips and an air nozzle is disposed between them to provide air flow causing deformation of the product and forming an air pocket. The teeth may be on both rollers and in meshing contact with one another. The teeth also have a V-shape with a rounded radius at the cutting end so that it rolls into the dough product and back out thereof to form a large sealing surface between the two pieces of dough and forming an improved seal so that when the food product is fried the sealed area does not split open from increased pressure inside the hollow food product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 24, 1996
    Assignee: Recot, Inc.
    Inventors: William D. Henson, Stephen L. Rice
  • Patent number: 4913919
    Abstract: The texture, flavor and/or color of comestible products may be modified by applying a high solids, aqueous coating composition to the surfaces thereof, which coating composition comprises from 10% to 40% by weight maltodextrin and from 10% to 40% by weight starch granules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 1988
    Date of Patent: April 3, 1990
    Assignee: Frito-Lay, Inc.
    Inventors: Chris J. Cornwell, Amy L. Joseph, Stephen L. Rice
  • Patent number: 3985015
    Abstract: An impact wear testing device comprises a driven member mounted for controlled oscillations along an axis and a rotatably mounted support member having an impact portion aligned with the driven member axis. The driven member oscillates so that one end thereof periodically contacts the support member impact portion. The wear testing device has means for mounting a specimen to be tested on either the end of the driven member or support member impact portion and a force measuring device disposed on the other of these two elements. Control means may be provided to monitor the output of the force measuring device and to vary the driven member oscillations to maintain the peak impact force at a constant value. The force measuring device is preferably a time responsive piezoelectric transducer, and may have means for mounting a test specimen thereto to provide two body impact wear testing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 1975
    Date of Patent: October 12, 1976
    Inventor: Stephen L. Rice