Patents by Inventor Thomas Saunders

Thomas Saunders 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: 20190323041
    Abstract: The invention relates to processes of producing a fermentation product, comprising liquefying a starch containing material with an alpha-amylase; pre-saccharifying and/or saccharifying and fermenting using a fermentation organism in the presence of a carbohydrate source generating enzyme and a cellulolytic composition The invention also relates to methods of dewatering whole stillage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Applicant: NOVOZYMES A/S
    Inventors: Thomas Rasmussen, Jeremy Saunders, James Croonenberghs, Zhengfang Kang, Joyce Craig, Michael John Akerman
  • Publication number: 20190288491
    Abstract: This invention is a hand tool with a body, electric circuit wiring reference information on the front and back, a protective shell, and support magnets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Eric Lewis, Thomas Saunders
  • Patent number: 10401979
    Abstract: An adjustable mouse includes a base and a thumb adjustment assembly coupled to the base. The thumb adjustment assembly is configured to move a thumb rest portion between a retracted position and an extended position. The adjustable mouse further may include a palm rest portion hingedly attached to the base by a hinge adjacent an outer edge of the base. The palm rest portion may have several fingers configured to expand in vertical and lateral directions. Embodiments of the adjustable mouse are further disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: CONTOUR DESIGN, INC.
    Inventors: Steven Wang, Hanning Lu, ZhiJian Huang, James H. Bleck, William D. Chura, Thomas Eagan, James Saunders, Scott H. Wakefield, Jonathan N. Towle, Changjun Zhao, Andrew David Morgan
  • Patent number: 10364445
    Abstract: The invention relates to processes of producing a fermentation product, comprising liquefying a starch containing material with an alpha-amylase; pre-saccharifying and/or saccharifying and fermenting using a fermentation organism in the presence of a carbohydrate source generating enzyme and a cellulolytic composition The invention also relates to methods of dewatering whole stillage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: NOVOZYMES A/S
    Inventors: Thomas Rasmussen, Jeremy Saunders, James Croonenberghs, Zhengfang Kang, Joyce Craig, Michael John Akerman
  • Patent number: 9074836
    Abstract: An improved adjustable anchor tab is provided which includes a tab positioning assembly secured to the body member of the tab. Tab positioning assembly includes a rotatable wheel in one embodiment and includes a rotatable cylinder in another embodiment. The rotatable wheel of the first embodiment rotatably engages the lower inner side of the archer's mandible when in the anchor point. In the second embodiment, the roller extends at an angle with respect to the support upon which it is mounted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Inventor: Thomas A. Saunders
  • Patent number: 8135050
    Abstract: A chirped pulse amplification system includes one or more polarization compensator configured to compensate for polarization altering elements with the chirped pulse amplification system. The polarization compensator is responsive to a sensor configured to provide feedback to the polarization compensator. In some embodiments, the chirped pulse amplification system further includes a controller configured to automatically adjust the polarization compensator responsive to the sensor. The sensor is optionally a power sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: Raydiance, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew D. Stadler, Michael Marshall Mielke, Laurent Vaissié, Ismail Tolga Yilmaz, Thomas Saunders
  • Patent number: 7710912
    Abstract: A system and method for tracking and managing applications and content between a wireless device and a service. For example, in one embodiment, an “uninstalled” field is used within records on a client device and identifying, whether each application on the client is installed or whether the application has been uninstalled. A corresponding set of records are provided on the data service for each individual client device, including the “uninstalled” field. When an application is uninstalled on any client device, the corresponding record for that client device is updated on the service so that the service and the wireless device remain in synch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Philip Myles, Thomas Saunders, Ron L. A. Theis
  • Publication number: 20070285661
    Abstract: A device is illustrated for detecting particles in a fluid that can detect smaller particles without the need for added power or space and can be implemented inexpensively. The device utilizes two mirrors and a photo-diode. The housing of the photo-electric diode is machined to form one of the mirrors. The mirrors have a special positioning so that the second mirror uses the first mirror to reflect light deflected by particles back to the photo-electric diode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2006
    Publication date: December 13, 2007
    Inventors: Thomas Saunders, William Shade, Rocco Pochy, Scott Salton
  • Publication number: 20070139854
    Abstract: A device that fits inside a transport pod communicating with the slots of the transport pod so that the device can be inserted and removed from the transport pod. The transport pods are for silicon wafers. The device has sensors that monitor the environment within the transport pod. Depending on the device's size, silicon wafers may be able to accompany the device so that the device can monitor the precise environment the silicon wafers are exposed to while inside the transport pod. The device may also be placed in a transport pod and run through the manufacturing process as one transport pod in a series. The results on the environmental monitoring can be used for alarms and monitoring or data logging to improve the yield of the silicon wafers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2005
    Publication date: June 21, 2007
    Inventors: Paul Newman, Rocco Pochy, Morgan Polen, Scott Salton, Thomas Saunders
  • Publication number: 20070137283
    Abstract: A lateral manifold (10) for a fluid sensor (100) enables the fluid sensor (100) to sample multiple locations (70) and distinguish which location is being sampled. The design minimizes space, has no unused plumbing, allows for multiple sample tubes (51-55) to provide continuous flow, and enables a method for collecting samples from multiple locations (70).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2005
    Publication date: June 21, 2007
    Inventors: Adam Giandomenico, Michael Mower, Rocco Pochy, Scott Salton, Thomas Saunders
  • Publication number: 20060017926
    Abstract: A device is illustrated for detecting particles in a fluid that can detect smaller particles without the need for added power or space and can be implemented inexpensively. The device utilizes two mirrors and a photo-diode. The housing of the photo-electric diode is machined to form one of the mirrors. The mirrors have a special positioning so that the second mirror uses the first mirror to reflect light deflected by particles back to the photo-electric diode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2004
    Publication date: January 26, 2006
    Inventors: Rocco Pochy, Scott Salton, Thomas Saunders, William Shade
  • Patent number: 5989651
    Abstract: A phase separation apparatus such as a filter element or papermaking belt comprises an ormocer which provides abrasion resistance, cleanliness and stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 23, 1999
    Assignee: Scapa Group PLC
    Inventors: Ian Christison Sayers, Thomas Saunders
  • Patent number: 5980986
    Abstract: A method of coating an ormocer (organically modified ceramic) on a phase separation surface of a roller of a phase separation apparatus to facilitate phase separation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 9, 1999
    Assignee: Scapa Group PLC
    Inventors: Ian Christison Sayers, Thomas Saunders
  • Patent number: 5976621
    Abstract: A method of coating an ormocer (organically modified ceramic) on a phase separation surface of a filter of a phase separation apparatus to facilitate phase separation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 2, 1999
    Assignee: Scapa Group PLC
    Inventors: Ian Christison Sayers, Thomas Saunders
  • Patent number: 5932291
    Abstract: A method of coating an ormocer (organically modified ceramic) on a papermachine clothing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 3, 1999
    Assignee: Scapa Group PLC
    Inventors: Ian Christison Sayers, Thomas Saunders
  • Patent number: 5611542
    Abstract: An outsert includes an elongated tubular member having forward, central and rearward sections, for connecting an arrow shaft to an attachment for the arrow. The outsert rearward section has a cylindrical rearward bore with a diameter greater than the outer diameter of the arrow shaft for receiving the forward end of the arrow shaft therein. The outsert rearward section also includes a tapered bore extending forwardly from the rearward bore, the tapered bore having a decreasing diameter such that the forward end of the arrow shaft contacts the tapered bore between the forward and rearward ends of the tapered bore. The outer surface of the rearward section of the outsert is tapered and receives a ferrule for crimping the rearward section of the outward into contact with the arrow shaft to assure coaxial alignment of the outsert with the arrow shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 18, 1997
    Inventor: Thomas A. Saunders
  • Patent number: 5508095
    Abstract: Papermachine clothing made from a sheet of partially fused polymeric particles and having a reinforcing structure embedded wholly within the sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 16, 1996
    Assignee: Scapa Group PLC
    Inventors: Andrew Allum, Ian C. Sayers, Thomas Saunders
  • Patent number: 4943067
    Abstract: An arrow insert dimensioned and configured for engagement in a hollow arrow shaft having a cylindrically shaped wall of a predetermined inner and outer diameter disposed about a longitudinal axis. The insert includes a cylindrical insert body of a first diameter adapted to be disposed within one end of the arrow shaft. An enlarged shoulder on one end of the insert body is provided for preventing the insert body from sliding too far into the arrow shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 1985
    Date of Patent: July 24, 1990
    Inventor: Thomas A. Saunders
  • Patent number: D293464
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 1986
    Date of Patent: December 29, 1987
    Assignee: St. Charles Manufacturing Co.
    Inventors: G. Thomas Saunders, William E. Baitinger
  • Patent number: D294858
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 1987
    Date of Patent: March 22, 1988
    Assignee: St. Charles Manufacturing Co.
    Inventors: G. Thomas Saunders, William E. Baitinger