Patents by Inventor Thomas Roche

Thomas Roche 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: 20210051969
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides taste-modifying polypeptides and methods of producing the same. In some cases, the taste-modifying polypeptides may be produced recombinantly. In some cases, the taste-modifying polypeptides comprise a miraculin protein or a brazzein protein. The taste-modifying polypeptides may be provided in various formulations for human consumption.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2020
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Inventors: Benjamin Thomas Roche, Li Zuo Taitano, Alan Jay Perlstein, Jason Ryder
  • Patent number: 10886031
    Abstract: A combination flux loop and B-dot probe comprising a single mineral insulated cable having an outer sheath of, e.g., stainless steel or the like, and three (3) conductors positioned within the sheath and embedded in a mineral insulator such as, e.g., MgO. One of the conductors forms a flux loop having a single loop and second and third conductors forming a B-dot probe comprises a single wire having a double loop. The combination probe is configured to prevent twisting of the conductors along a curved bend as the combined probe is fashioned into a curved shape. To prevent twisting, the conductors may be formed as ribbon wires having a generally flat, rectangular shaped cross-section and/or the sheath may have a generally oval or rectangular shaped cross-section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: TAE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Matthew Thompson, Thomas Roche, Erik Trask, Kurt Knapp
  • Patent number: 10831484
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a processor includes hardware circuitry and/or supports instructions which may be used to detect that a return address or jump address has been modified since it was written to memory. In response to detecting the modification, the processor may be configured to signal an exception or otherwise initiate error handling to prevent execution at the modified address. In an embodiment, the processor may perform a cryptographic sign operation on the return address/jump address before writing the signed return address/jump address to memory and the signature may be verified before the address is used as a return target or jump target. Security of the system may be improved by foiling ROP/JOP attacks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Yannick L. Sierra, Jeffry E. Gonion, Thomas Roche, Jerrold V. Hauck
  • Patent number: 10409600
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a processor includes hardware circuitry and/or supports instructions which may be used to detect that a return address or jump address has been modified since it was written to memory. In response to detecting the modification, the processor may be configured to signal an exception or otherwise initiate error handling to prevent execution at the modified address. In an embodiment, the processor may perform a cryptographic sign operation on the return address/jump address before writing the signed return address/jump address to memory and the signature may be verified before the to address is used as a return target or jump target. Security of the system may be improved by foiling ROP/JOP attacks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Yannick L. Sierra, Jeffry E. Gonion, Thomas Roche, Jerrold V. Hauck
  • Publication number: 20190214155
    Abstract: A combination flux loop and B-dot probe comprising a single mineral insulated cable having an outer sheath of, e.g., stainless steel or the like, and three (3) conductors positioned within the sheath and embedded in a mineral insulator such as, e.g., MgO. One of the conductors forms a flux loop having a single loop and second and third conductors forming a B-dot probe comprises a single wire having a double loop. The combination probe is configured to prevent twisting of the conductors along a curved bend as the combined probe is fashioned into a curved shape. To prevent twisting, the conductors may be formed as ribbon wires having a generally flat, rectangular shaped cross-section and/or the sheath may have a generally oval or rectangular shaped cross-section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Matthew Thompson, Thomas Roche, Erik Trask, Kurt Knapp
  • Patent number: 8071508
    Abstract: Paste-extruded sulfonamide herbicide compositions having improved spray equipment clean-out properties are made by preparing a mixture comprising a sulfonamide herbicide free acid, at least about 50 equivalent % of an inorganic base relative to the sulfonamide herbicide free acid and sufficient water to form an extrudable past, extruding the mixture to form an extrudate, and drying the extrudate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Josephe James Keenan, Luann Marshall Pugh, Robert Thomas Roche
  • Publication number: 20060158347
    Abstract: An automated meter reading (AMR) device adapted to be synchronized by a signal provided by a remote device. The AMR device may be synchronized to a standardized clock, such as the automatic clock provided by NIST out of Boulder Colo. USA on station WWVB. Advantageously, this external clock re-synchronizes the internal clock of the AMR device to compensate for clock drift, such as caused by differences in crystal oscillation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2005
    Publication date: July 20, 2006
    Inventors: Thomas Roche, Erwin Holowick
  • Publication number: 20050165704
    Abstract: The present invention provides an improved and simplified method for preparing and merging mailings from two or more separate mailings. The method includes evaluating a plurality of bundles of mailings, and merging one or more of the bundles of mailings into at least one merged mailing. Each of the plurality of bundles of mailings is evaluated in regards to at least one evaluation characteristic to determine an optimal combination of bundles of mailings such that the merged mailing has an optimal value for the at least one evaluation characteristic. This method uses low cost equipment with a simplified process to combine multiple batches of mail to a single mailing onto pallets in a manner that provides for easy postal service verification of postage required. The primary benefit is a method to achieve the lowest cost when mailer preparation, copalletization, transportation and postage costs are considered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2005
    Publication date: July 28, 2005
    Applicant: Technology Solutions International, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Lopez, Thomas Roche
  • Publication number: 20050048755
    Abstract: A top-most layer (64) is formed over a bond pad layer (62) and under a passivation layer (68) and a polyimide layer (72). Openings (70 and 74) are formed within the passivation layer (68) and the polyimide layer (72) to expose the top-most layer (64), which protects the bond pad layer (62) during the formation of the openings (70 and 74). In one embodiment, the exposed top-most layer (64) is selectively etched using hydrogen peroxide and an amine, such as ammonium hydroxide. Because the chemistry does not attack the bond pad layer (62), the bond pad layer's thickness is not decreased and thus, reliability of the bond pad is maintained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2003
    Publication date: March 3, 2005
    Inventors: Thomas Roche, Paule Aschieri
  • Patent number: 5257033
    Abstract: A transmitter has a transmitting antenna which may be formed as a loop etched onto a printed circuit board. The transmitting system includes an oscillator which generates a signal at a fundamental frequency to be transmitted and which is fed to a radiating loop or transmitting antenna. Located inside of this loop, and which may also be etched onto the printed circuit board, is an inner passive loop which is in series with a capacitor or which is connected to the outer loop by the capacitor. The size of the capacitor and the printed inner loop operate to remove harmonics of the fundamental frequency generated by the oscillator. In this way, the present invention operates to transmit a signal at a fundamental frequency which is at a high power level while lowering the power of signals unintentionally transmitted at harmonics of this fundamental frequency by utilizing a circuit which is simple, inexpensive and compact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 1991
    Date of Patent: October 26, 1993
    Assignee: Design Tech International, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas Roche
  • Patent number: 5243322
    Abstract: A microprocessor controlled automobile security system provides several features for enhanced operability. The system allows a receiving unit to learn a plurality of operating codes from a plurality of uniquely coded transmitters with which it can operate, thereby allowing each transmitting unit to be sold separately from each receiving unit. The system also allows for an operator to personally set the threshold at which a signal detected by a shock detector will result in an alarm being triggered. The system is further selectively operable in either a manual arming mode or a passive arming mode. The system also allows selective operation in either a full current sensing mode in which either a detected shock above an absolute threshold or a .DELTA. threshold, or current flow above a predetermined level, will trigger an alarm system or operation in a shock and current integration mode in which if a detected current exceeding a predetermined threshold and a shock above an absolute or .DELTA.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 1991
    Date of Patent: September 7, 1993
    Inventors: Stephen S. Thompson, Michael C. Thompson, Gregory Rice, Pradeep Bhagwat, Mark Gottlieb, Thomas Roche
  • Patent number: 5114299
    Abstract: A versatile attachment for a prime mover includes a loading bucket for material handling and a grapple for manipulating elongate elements. The loading bucket is pivotally attached to a support frame by a large pivot pin. The grapple includes two fixed grapple fingers and a movable finger. The bucket may slew relative to the frame up to 110.degree..
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 1991
    Date of Patent: May 19, 1992
    Inventors: Thomas Roche, James Roche
  • Patent number: 4921572
    Abstract: An aqueous etchant solution made from water, hydrogen fluoride and a polyammonium fluoride salt selected from the group consisting of ethylenediammonium difluoride and diethylenetriammonium trifluoride.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 1989
    Date of Patent: May 1, 1990
    Assignee: Olin Corporation
    Inventor: Thomas Roche
  • Patent number: 4636581
    Abstract: An apparatus which routes electrical conductors through a sealed opening in a wall using a flexible printed wiring cable is disclosed. The apparatus includes a thermoplastic material injection molded around a flexible printed wiring cable. Within the molded object, the cable contains two sections where cable conductors are not enclosed within flexible printed wiring insulation. The two sections are separated by a third section in which cable conductors are enclosed within insulation. The cable additionally contains an increased amount of conductor material where the cable enters and exits the molded object. Two O-rings are contained within the periphery of the molded object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 1985
    Date of Patent: January 13, 1987
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas A. Roche, Robert E. Edminster
  • Patent number: 4564880
    Abstract: An integrated circuit (IC) carrier having uniform conductivity and the ability to securely hold an IC in a predetermined position within the carrier is disclosed. The IC is securely held inside a closed enclosure without using the IC leads to support the IC. Additionally, a viewing window which allows the reading of information printed on the IC from outside the closed enclosure is disclosed. The enclosure is formed as a one-piece object which additionally includes a living hinge, a latching system, structure which aids stacking, and structure which facilitates opening of the enclosure by automated means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 1984
    Date of Patent: January 14, 1986
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Allen E. Christ, Thomas A. Roche