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David J Fischer, Idella B Wooten, John C Thomas, James A Reid: Preferential orientation of contact lenses. Bausch & Lomb Incorporated, Robert M Phipps, Frank C Parker, May 19, 1981: US04268133 (97 worldwide citation)

An improved contact lens and method of forming the same which causes the lens to adopt and maintain a particular angular orientation upon the eye of a wearer. One or more characters are formed in relief upon a surface of the lens at a point which is intended as the topmost point in the lens when pro ...


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Kevin L Brekkestran, John C Thomas: Electronic control system for powershift transmission. J I Case Company, Dykema Gossett, August 8, 1989: US04855913 (74 worldwide citation)

A microprocessor-based electronic control system for a powershift transmission having at least one proportional actuator, such as a solenoid-operated proportional valve, is disclosed. The controller operates a plurality of on-off solenoid valves and the solenoid-operated proportional valve to provid ...


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Lester I Clark, John C Thomas, Jeffrey B Lund, Eric E McClain: Method of drilling out a reaming tool. Baker Hughes Incorporated, TraskBritt, March 8, 2011: US07900703 (44 worldwide citation)

A reaming tool includes a tubular body having a nose portion with a concave center. A plurality of blades defining junk slots therebetween extend axially behind the nose portion and taper outwardly from the exterior of the tubular body. Rotationally leading edges of the blades carry a plurality of c ...


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John C Thomas: Multiplexed synchronization circuits for switching frequency synthesized signals. 3Dfx Interactive, Fenwick & West, June 5, 2001: US06242953 (43 worldwide citation)

Multiplexers are used to generate synchronized slave clocks from a common master clock. A first multiplexer and a second multiplexer generate a first slave clock and a second slave clock, respectively, from the common master clock. A third multiplexer and a fourth multiplexer are configured as a div ...


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David J Fischer, Richard M Narske, John C Thomas, Edward J Worthington Jr: System and process for anaerobic digestion. Universal Research and Development, Benjamin P Reese II, February 24, 1981: US04252901 (40 worldwide citation)

A system and a process for producing methane gas by anaerobic digestion of feed materials containing suitable organic materials. The system includes a plurality of digestion modules arranged primarily in series. Each digestion module is positioned with its slurry inlet port at a slightly lower eleva ...


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Kevin L Brekkestran, John C Thomas: Electronic control system for powershift transmission. J I Case Company, Dykema Gossett, October 30, 1990: US04967385 (38 worldwide citation)

A microprocessor-based electronic control system for a powershift transmission having at least one proportional actuator, such as a solenoid-operated proportional valve, is disclosed. The controller operates a plurality of on-off solenoid valves and the solenoid-operated proportional valve to provid ...


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Charles W Alworth, Ward B Davis, John C Thomas deceased: Method for automated de-coking. Conoco, Charles E Quarton, December 2, 1986: US04626320 (35 worldwide citation)

Method for automated hydro-blast de-coking of delayed coke drums wherein programmed central control receives input of drill stem tension, drill bit elevation and drill stem rotation along with indications as to hydraulic hoist power and air pressure input to the drill stem rotary motor, and function ...


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John C Thomas: Method of embedding RAMS and other macrocells in the core of an integrated circuit chip. Nvidia U S Investment Company, Cooley Godward, November 5, 2002: US06477687 (33 worldwide citation)

Macrocells, e.g., Random Access Memory (“RAM”), are arranged in columns and disposed in a core of an integrated circuit (IC) chip. The macrocells can abut each other within the columns or can be separated from each other by standard cells which are disposed to fill gaps between the macrocells within ...


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John C Thomas, John D Paulson, Jon T Jacobson, Paul R Bramel, Jason J Wanner, Daryl N Roehrich, Karl Heinz O Mertins: Seed planter monitoring system with optical sensors. Deere & Company, Bruce Y Arnold, Arnold International, August 10, 1999: US05936234 (30 worldwide citation)

A seed monitor includes a planter master unit having one or more planter counting units connected to the planter master unit, with each planter counting unit associated with a different seed tube. Each planter counting unit includes a light source, a means for forming a light beam that traverses a s ...


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Kevin L Brekkestran, John C Thomas: Electronic control system for powershift transmission with compensation for variation in supply voltage. J I Case Company, Dykema Gossett, October 1, 1991: US05053960 (29 worldwide citation)

A microprocessor-based electronic control system for a powershift transmission having at least one proportional actuator, such as a solenoid-operated proportional valve, is disclosed. The controller operates a plurality of on-off solenoid valves and the solenoid-operated proportional valve to provid ...