Patents Assigned to MELIOR INNOVATIONS, INC.
  • Patent number: 11351652
    Abstract: Silicon (Si) based high temperature coatings and base materials and methods of making those materials. More specifically, methods and materials having silicon, oxygen and carbon containing polymer derived ceramic liquids that form filled and unfiled coatings, including high temperature crack resistant coatings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Melior Innovations, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas M. Dukes, Michael J. Mueller, Michael Molnar, Brian L. Benac
  • Publication number: 20220162452
    Abstract: A material may include a pigment and one or more silicon oxycarbides (SiOC) disposed in the black ceramic pigment, wherein a surface of the pigment is free of one or more silanols (Si—OH) bonds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2021
    Publication date: May 26, 2022
    Applicant: Melior Innovations, Inc.
    Inventors: Wen Liao, Connor Kilgallen, Isabel Burlingham, David Bening, Paul Lindquest
  • Publication number: 20210323865
    Abstract: Cement, concrete, stucco, and plaster that have black ceramic polymer derived pigments, and in embodiments have a uniform blackness throughout the structure. In embodiments the black pigment is a ceramic SiOC, that has a size of about 0.8 ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2021
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Applicant: Melior Innovations, Inc.
    Inventors: David Bening, Mark S. Land
  • Publication number: 20210284580
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus and systems using heat exchanger reactors to form polymer derived ceramic materials, including methods for making polysilocarb (SiOC) precursors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2020
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Applicant: Melior Innovations, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Landtiser, Wen Liao, Connor Kilgallen, Douglas Dukes, Isabel Burlingham
  • Publication number: 20210221023
    Abstract: Optical additive manufacturing, including laser additive manufacturing systems, apparatus and methods using polymer derived ceramic build materials. Additive manufacturing build materials are made of polymer derived ceramic including SiOC, precures, cured materials, hard cured materials, and pyrolized materials. Polymer derived ceramic build materials are mixed with and used in conjunction with other build materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2021
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Applicant: Melior Innovations, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Lindquist, Wen Liao, Mark Land, Richard Landtiser
  • Patent number: 11014850
    Abstract: Cement, concrete, stucco, and plaster that are have black ceramic polymer derived pigments, and in embodiments have a uniform blackness throughout the structure. In embodiments the black pigment is a ceramic SiOC, that has a size of about 0.8 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Melior Innovations, Inc.
    Inventors: David Bening, Mark S. Land
  • Publication number: 20210047349
    Abstract: Nanocomposite silicon and carbon compositions. These compositions can be made from polymer derived ceramics, and in particular, polysilocarb precursors. The nanocomposite can have non-voids or be nano-void free and can form larger macro-structures and macro-composite structures. The nanocomposite can contain free carbon domains in an amorphous SiOC matrix.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Applicant: Melior Innovations, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Hopkins, Douglas M. Dukes, Brian L. Benac, Ashish P. Diwanji, Charles C. Rinzler, Mark S. Land
  • Patent number: 10836682
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus and systems using heat exchanger reactors to form polymer derived ceramic materials, including methods for making polysilocarb (SiOC) precursors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Melior Innovations, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Landtiser, Wen Liao, Connor Kilgallen, Douglas Dukes, Isabel Burlingham
  • Patent number: 10787574
    Abstract: A polysilocarb effect pigments, uncoated and coated, that exhibit among other things optical properties such as interference, shine, shimmer and sparkle. Pastes and coating including these polysilocarb effect pigments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Melior Innovations, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew R. Hopkins, Mark S. Land, Michael J. Mueller, Michael Molnar, Charles C. Rinzler, Douglas Dukes, Wen P. Liao
  • Patent number: 10738206
    Abstract: Ceramic black materials for use as, or in, colorants, inks, pigments, dyes, additives and formulations utilizing these black materials. Black ceramics having silicon, oxygen and carbon, and methods of making these ceramics; formulations utilizing these black ceramics; and devices, structures and apparatus that have or utilize these formulations. Plastics, paints, inks, coatings, formulations, liquids and adhesives containing ceramic black materials, preferably polymer derived black ceramic materials, and in particular polysilocarb polymer derived ceramic materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Melior Innovations, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian L. Benac, Douglas M. Dukes, Ashish P. Diwanji, Michael J. Mueller, Michael Molnar, Walter J. Sherwood, Adrew R. Hopkins, Mark S. Land
  • Patent number: 10633400
    Abstract: Nanocomposite silicon and carbon compositions. These compositions can be made from polymer derived ceramics, and in particular, polysilocarb precursors. The nanocomposite can have non-voids or be nano-void free and can form larger macro-structures and macro-composite structures. The nanocomposite can contain free carbon domains in an amorphous SiOC matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Melior Innovations, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew R. Hopkins, Douglas M. Dukes, Brian L. Benac, Ashish P. Diwanji, Charles C. Rinzler, Mark S. Land
  • Patent number: 10590256
    Abstract: Ceramic black materials for use as, or in, colorants, inks, pigments, dyes, additives and formulations utilizing these black materials. Black ceramics having silicon, oxygen and carbon, and methods of making these ceramics; formulations utilizing these black ceramics; and devices, structures and apparatus that have or utilize these formulations. Plastics, paints, inks, coatings, formulations, liquids and adhesives containing ceramic black materials, preferably polymer derived black ceramic materials, and in particular polysilocarb polymer derived ceramic materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Melior Innovations, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew R. Hopkins, Ashish P. Diwanji, Michael J. Mueller, Douglas M. Dukes, Walter J. Sherwood, Michael Molnar, Mark S. Land, Brian L. Benac
  • Publication number: 20200002226
    Abstract: Cement, concrete, stucco, and plaster that are have black ceramic polymer derived pigment included as an encapsulated water soluble sacket added to the powered or wet materials. A ceramic black SiOC additive encapsulated in a water soluble sacket and having a particle size of about 0.1 ?m to 3 ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Applicants: Melior Innovations, Inc., MonoSol, LLC.
    Inventors: P. Scott Bening, JR., P Scott Bening, David Bening
  • Publication number: 20190389775
    Abstract: A polysilocarb effect pigments, uncoated and coated, that exhibit among other things optical properties such as interference, shine, shimmer and sparkle. Pastes and coating including these polysilocarb effect pigments. Polysilocarb pigments having magnetite and exhibiting magnetic properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Applicant: Melior Innovations, Inc.
    Inventors: Liao P Wen, Andrew R Hopkins, Douglaws M Dukes, Richard Landtiser, David Bening
  • Publication number: 20190368317
    Abstract: There is provided synthetic proppants, and in particular polysilocarb derived ceramic proppants. There is further provided hydraulic fracturing treatments utilizing these proppants, and methods of enhance hydrocarbon recovery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Applicant: Melior Innovations, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Moeller, Walter Sherwood, Mark Land, John Ely, Thomas Dyk, Andrew Hopkins
  • Publication number: 20190352464
    Abstract: Polysilocarb formulations, cured and pyrolized materials, was well as articles and use for this material. In particular pyrolized polysilocarb ceramic materials and articles contain these materials where, the ceramic has from about 30 weight % to about 60 weight % silicon, from about 5 weight % to about 40 weight % oxygen, and from about 3 weight % to about 35 weight % carbon, and wherein 20 weight % to 80 weight % of the carbon is silicon-bound-carbon and 80 weight % to about 20 weight % of the carbon is free carbon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Applicant: Melior Innovations, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew R. Hopkins, Mark S. Land, Walter J. Sherwood, Tim C. Moeller, Bruce A. Bricco, Douglas M. Dukes, Brian L. Benac, Michael J. Mueller
  • Publication number: 20190345070
    Abstract: Methods for forming small volumetric shapes of polymer derived ceramic materials, including reaction extrusion systems and processes. Systems and apparatus for forming small volumetric shapes of polymer derived ceramic materials, cured materials and pyrolized materials, including extruders. Polysilocarb polymer derived ceramic precursor formulations. A pneumatic handling device in associated with the extruder. The pneumatic handling device can cool, mix, mill and transport the cured material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Applicant: Melior Innovations, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard Landtiser
  • Publication number: 20190337842
    Abstract: A polymer derived ceramic glass paint, glass coating, and glass composite. SiOC based glass paints. SiOC liquid coatings for glass substrates. SiOC particles and pigments for use in and on glass substrates. Methods of coating glass with SiOC based glass paints. Composites having a layer of conductive SiOC glass paint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Applicant: Melior Innovations, Inc.
    Inventors: David Bening, Richard Landtiser, Douglas Dukes, Wen Liao, Paul Lindquist
  • Publication number: 20190315969
    Abstract: High temperature boron-PDC (polymer derived ceramic) black materials for use as, or in, colorants, inks, pigments, dyes, additives and formulations utilizing these black materials. Boron-PDC materials having boron, silicon, oxygen and carbon, and methods of making these ceramics; formulations utilizing these black ceramics; and devices, structures and apparatus that have or utilize these formulations. Plastics, paints, inks, coatings, formulations, liquids and adhesives containing ceramic black materials, preferably polymer derived boron containing black ceramic materials, and in particular boron-SiOC derived ceramic materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2018
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Applicant: Melior Innovations, Inc.
    Inventors: Wen Liao, Douglas Dukes, Lingyu Li, Richard Landtiser, Brittney Ivey
  • Publication number: 20190263719
    Abstract: Cement, concrete, stucco, and plaster that are have black ceramic polymer derived pigments, and in embodiments have a uniform blackness throughout the structure. In embodiments the black pigment is a ceramic SiOC, that has a size of about 0.8 ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Applicant: Melior Innovations, Inc.
    Inventors: David Bening, Mark S. Land