Patents by Inventor Thomas Thomas

Thomas 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: 20210081237
    Abstract: Techniques for cloning a computing environment while modifying components of the computing environment are disclosed. A cloning request specifies a modification to a source environment. A cloning engine determines one or more additional non-requested modifications to be made in a destination environment necessitated by the requested modification. A modified destination specification is generated including the requested modification and the one or more additional non-requested modifications. A destination stack is generated, and the destination environment is provisioned according to the destination stack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Applicant: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Aneesh Azhakesan Sujatha, Biju Narayanan, Hari Gopinathan Nair Indira Devi, Jibu Thomas Thomas, Ravi Shankar
  • Publication number: 20210069539
    Abstract: The invention concerns a pneumatic control device (1) for multi-zone fire extinguishing installations, comprising a control pressure inlet port (25) for connection to a control pressure source (105), in particular a pressurised gas container, a number (m) of first control pressure outlet ports (17) for connection to a corresponding number of extinguishing agent containers (107), a number (n) of second control pressure outlet ports (19) for connection to a corresponding number of zone valves (111), and a plurality of function modules (7, 9).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventors: Thomas NÖTZEL, Thomas Thomas CLAESSEN
  • Publication number: 20180250780
    Abstract: Machines, such as assembly and/or processing machines are disclosed. The machine may include a working chamber for assembling and/or processing of a component and a transport device configured to transport the component into the working chamber. A moveable housing may be configured to temporarily shield the working chamber during the assembly and/or processing of the component in the working chamber. The housing may include a viewing window which, when the housing is closed, allows observation of the assembly and/or processing of the component in the working chamber. An operating and display unit may be arranged on a movable part of the housing and is movable together therewith.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Applicant: Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG
    Inventors: Detlef Scholtz, Martin Lutz, Benno Sterzinger, Wolfgang Schnabel, Thomas Thomas Schmitt
  • Patent number: 9920432
    Abstract: A method is provided for metallization of substrates providing a high adhesion of the deposited metal to the substrate material and thereby forming a durable bond. The method applies novel adhesion promoting agents comprising nanometer-sized particles prior to metallization. The particles have at least one attachment group bearing a functional chemical group suitable for binding to the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Atotech Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Thomas, Lutz Brandt, Lutz Stamp, Hans-Jürgen Schreier
  • Publication number: 20140370313
    Abstract: A method is provided for metallization of substrates providing a high adhesion of the deposited metal to the substrate material and thereby forming a durable bond. The method applies novel adhesion promoting agents comprising nanometer-sized particles prior to metallization. The particles have at least one attachment group bearing a functional chemical group suitable for binding to the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Thomas Thomas, Lutz Brandt, Lutz Stamp, Hans-Jürgen Schreier
  • Patent number: 7451885
    Abstract: A container for use with a closure is provided, and includes a receptacle, a neck extending therefrom, a closure-engaging thread segment arranged on the neck of the container to engage the closure thread segment arranged on the closure, and a plurality of spaced apart protrusions protruding radially toward the closure from the neck of the container, the plurality of spaced apart protrusions forming a protrusion pattern that has a composite orientation that is helically opposite that of the closure-engaging thread segment to engage and to separate the frangible tamper-evident band portion from the closure when the closure is rotated off of the neck. With this structure, the closure and container system provides an improved anti-backoff, tamper evident closure and container system that reduces torque used to initially apply the closure to the container and improves reliably by reducing stress on the component parts, while desirably preventing backoff from occurring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2008
    Assignee: Alcan Packaging Pharmaceutical and Personal Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Henry H. Nyman, David R. Cistone, Don Yeager, Thomas Thomas
  • Publication number: 20060169666
    Abstract: A container for use with a closure is provided, and includes a receptacle, a neck extending therefrom, a closure-engaging thread segment arranged on the neck of the container to engage the closure thread segment arranged on the closure, and a plurality of spaced apart protrusions protruding radially toward the closure from the neck of the container, the plurality of spaced apart protrusions forming a protrusion pattern that has a composite orientation that is helically opposite that of the closure-engaging thread segment to engage and to separate the frangible tamper-evident band portion from the closure when the closure is rotated off of the neck. With this structure, the closure and container system provides an improved anti-backoff, tamper evident closure and container system that reduces torque used to initially apply the closure to the container and improves reliably by reducing stress on the component parts, while desirably preventing backoff from occurring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2005
    Publication date: August 3, 2006
    Inventors: Henry Nyman, David Cistone, Don Yeager, Thomas Thomas
  • Patent number: 6971305
    Abstract: An assembly for generating a continuous stream of smoke for food processing such as barbecue cooking includes a reusable cartridge holder for holding upright a disposable smoke generating cartridge. The cartridge includes an outer covering enclosing a chamber. The covering includes a perforated top, a non-perforated upper portion designed to not burn during the process and a readily combustible lower portion. At the bottom of the chamber is a readily combustible tinder material that is easily set afire by the burning lower portion. The balance of the chamber is filled with wood pellets that smolder and emit desirable smoke when ignited by the tinder, the smoke passing upward through the perforated top. The convection currents produce a stream of smoke without the need for a fan. The pellets don't fall through the cartridge after the bottom portion burns away because they swell up and are held in place within the upper portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2005
    Inventor: Thomas A. Thomas
  • Publication number: 20050009835
    Abstract: Methods for treatment of sexual dysfunction in men and women using combinations of phosphodiesterase (PDE) type 5 inhibitors and l-deprenyl or propargylamine compounds are described. Methods of reducing the dosage and preventing the side effects of PDE type 5 inhibitors are also described. The methods comprise administering a therapeutically effective amount of l-deprenyl or propargylamine compounds (also called monoamine oxidase [MAO] inhibitors) in combination with PDE inhibitors. Stimulation of nitric oxide production and vasodilation by l-deprenyl and propargylamine compounds augments the actions of PDE inhibitors or other drugs and methods used in the treatment of sexual dysfunction. The composition described here enhances the actions of PDE inhibitors primarily by increasing the generation of cyclic GMP by stimulating the nitric oxide pathway and secondarily by providing several additional benefits such as enhanced dopamine activity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2004
    Publication date: January 13, 2005
    Inventor: Thomas Thomas
  • Patent number: 6705213
    Abstract: A smoke generator has an air pump with control valve to supply a continuous controllable air supply to a smoking fuel on a grid in a fire box. Smoke is directed to the food processor from a smoke output within the fire box and above the grid. A chimney extends from the top of the fire box. It is filled with fuel. This fuel is fuel is not in the air stream, so it does not burn. As fuel on the grid is consumed, fuel from the chimney drops onto the grid. This provides a continuous feed of fresh so that the device can generate a uniform controllable stream of smoke over a long period of time unattended. A disposable fuel cartridge is also provided for ease of use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2004
    Inventor: Thomas A. Thomas
  • Patent number: 6668899
    Abstract: A support system is provided for mounting on a wall at an opening for a window or glass door. The support system is designed to support horizontal blinds or shades with the brackets that are ordinarily used to mount the blinds directly to a wall. The support system has control mechanism to move the blind or blinds laterally away from the window or door to allow access to the window or door. This is easier than raising the blind high enough to allow access. The support slides laterally behind another shade. In another embodiment the support is hinged in the middle and folds together like a bi-fold door to open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2003
    Inventor: Thomas A. Thomas, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6487783
    Abstract: A laser guided chalk line apparatus enables a single operator to set down a base with laser emitter and direct the beam in a preset direction. A free end of a chalk cord is attached to the base, and the special chalk cord reel attached to the chalk line is positioned in alignment with the light beam with the aid of a laser target on the reel. The chalk cord is then snapped against the surface to be marked with assurance that the line so marked will be accurately positioned..
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2002
    Inventor: Thomas A. Thomas, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5988170
    Abstract: A snoring prevention apparatus for depressing a person's tongue during sleep is provided which includes a base plate, a tongue depressing member, an opening through which air may flow and a flexible band or strap to secure the apparatus to the person's mouth. The tongue depressing member is preferably a substantially flat member that extends from the base plate for disposition against the upper surface of the tongue such that the person's tongue is depressed which opens the airway of the person and prevents snoring. The flexible band is connected to the base plate and is disposed against the person's head for maintaining the apparatus in place. The tongue depressing member is resilient and flexible between a first tongue depressing position and a second upper position such that the tongue depressing member flexes from the first position to the second position in response to a normal body function which requires the tongue to raise during sleep, such as swallowing, coughing or sneezing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 23, 1999
    Inventor: Thomas Thomas
  • Patent number: 5943933
    Abstract: A cutting mechanism for accurately cutting a notch in a piece of edging, to permit sharp bending of the piece of edging for a picture or plaque, is disclosed. The cutting mechanism comprises a jig secured to a base member, the jig being dimensioned to receive the piece of edging clamped thereto. A cutting blade is mounted on the base member for reciprocating movement between a first retracted position whereat the cutting blade is remote from the jig and a second fully extended position whereat the cutting edge has passed through the jig. The cutting blade has an inverted "V"-shaped cutting edge comprising two blade portions joined one to the other at a central vertex.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 31, 1999
    Inventors: Murray Evans, Thomas Thomas
  • Patent number: 4843063
    Abstract: Two proteins that are found in bone and that have in vivo chondrogenic/osteogenic activity in combination with a co-factor are described. Both proteins also were active in combination with EGF in the in vitro TGF-.beta. assay. Each has a molecular weight of approximately 26,000 daltons by SDS-PAGE. Each is reduced to a single polypeptide indicating that the proteins are probably homodimers. One has an N-terminal sequence identical to that of human placenta-derived TGF-.beta. whereas the other has an N-terminal sequence that is different from that of TGF-.beta. derived from human placenta. The two proteins may be purified to hmogeneity using RP-HPLC or acetic acid-urea gel electrophoresis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 1988
    Date of Patent: June 27, 1989
    Assignee: Collagen Corporation
    Inventors: Saeid Seyedin, Thomas Thomas, Hanne Bentz, Larry Ellingsworth, Rosa Armstrong
  • Patent number: 4810691
    Abstract: Two proteins that are found is bone and that have in vivo chondrogenic/osteogenic activity in combination with a co-factor are described. Both proteins also were active in combination with EGF in the in vitro TGF-.beta. assay. Each has a molecular weight of approximately 26,000 daltons by SDS-PAGE. Each is reduced to a single polypeptide indicating that the proteins are probably homodimers. One has an N-terminal sequence identical to that of human placenta-derived TGF-.beta. whereas the other has an N-terminal sequence that is different from that of TGF-.beta. derived from human placenta. The two proteins may be purified to homogeneity using RP-HPLC or acetic acid-urea gel electrophoresis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 1987
    Date of Patent: March 7, 1989
    Assignee: Collagen Corporation
    Inventors: Saeid Seyedin, Thomas Thomas, Hanne Bentz, Larry Ellingsworth, Rosa Armstrong
  • Patent number: 4774322
    Abstract: Two proteins that are found in bone and that have in vivo chondrogenic/osteogenic activity in combination with a co-factor are described. Both proteins also were active in combination with EGF in the in vitro TGF-.beta. assay. Each has a molecular weight of approximately 26,000 daltons by SDS-PAGE. Each is reduced to a single polypeptide indicating that the proteins are probably homodimers. One has an N-terminal sequence identical to that of human placenta-derived TGF-.beta. whereas the other has an N-terminal sequence that is different from that of TGF-.beta. derived from human placenta. The two proteins may be purified to homogeneity using RP-HPLC or acetic acid-urea gel electrophoresis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 1987
    Date of Patent: September 27, 1988
    Assignee: Collagen Corporation
    Inventors: Saeid Seyedin, Thomas Thomas, Hanne Bentz, Larry Ellingsworth, Rosa Armstrong
  • Patent number: 4774228
    Abstract: Two proteins that are found in bone and that have in vivo chondrogenic/osteogenic activity in combination with a co-factor are described. Both proteins also were active in combination with EGF in the in vitro TGF-.beta. assay. Each has a molecular weight of approximately 26,000 daltons by SDS-PAGE. Each is reduced to a single polypeptide indicating that the proteins are probably homodimers. One has an N-terminal sequence identical to that of human placenta-derived TGF-.beta. whereas the other has an N-terminal sequence that is different from that of TGF-.beta. derived from human placenta. The two proteins may be purified to homogeneity using RP-HPLC or acetic acid-urea gel electrophoresis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 1987
    Date of Patent: September 27, 1988
    Assignee: Collagen Corporation
    Inventors: Saeid Seyedin, Thomas Thomas, Hanne Bentz, Larry Ellingsworth, Rosa Armstrong
  • Patent number: RE34090
    Abstract: Two proteins that are found is bone and that have in vivo chondrogenic/osteogenic activity in combination with a co-factor are described. Both proteins also were active in combination with EGF in the in vitro TGF-.beta. assay. Each has a molecular weight of approximately 26,000 daltons by SDS-PAGE. Each is reduced to a single polypeptide indicating that the proteins are probably homodimers. One has an N-terminal sequence identical to that of human placenta-derived TGF-.beta. whereas the other has an N-terminal sequence that is different from that of TGF-.beta. derived from human placenta. The two proteins may be purified to homogeneity using RP-HPLC or acetic acid-urea gel electrophoresis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 1991
    Date of Patent: October 6, 1992
    Assignee: Celtrix Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Saeid Seyedin, Thomas Thomas, Hanne Bentz, Larry Ellingsworth, Rosa Armstrong
  • Patent number: RE35694
    Abstract: Two proteins that are found in bone and that have in vivo chondrogenic/osteogenic activity in combination with a co-factor are described. Both proteins also were active in combination with EGF in the in vitro TGF-.beta. assay. Each has a molecular weight of approximately 26,000 daltons by SDS-PAGE. Each is reduced to a single polypeptide indicating that the proteins are probably homodimers. One has an N-terminal sequence identical to that of human placenta-derived TGF-.beta. whereas the other has an N-terminal sequence that is different from that of TGF-.beta. derived from human placenta. The two proteins may be purified to homogeneity using RP-HPLC or acetic acid-urea gel electrophoresis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 16, 1997
    Assignee: Celtrix Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Saeid Seyedin, Thomas Thomas, Hanne Bentz, Larry Ellingsworth, Rosa Armstrong