Patents Examined by James E McDonough
  • Patent number: 11512203
    Abstract: A compound represented by formula (1) or a salt thereof, and an ink including the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: NIPPON KAYAKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shinya Nagatsuka, Taku Iino, Hitomi Muto
  • Patent number: 11498873
    Abstract: A polycrystalline super hard construction comprises a body of polycrystalline super hard material and a substrate bonded to the body along an interface. The substrate a first end surface forming the interface, the first end surface comprising a projection extending from the body of the substrate into the body of super hard material towards the cutting face, the body of polycrystalline material extending around the projection. The body of polycrystalline material comprises a first region more thermally stable than a second region, the first region comprising an annular portion located around the projection, the second region extending between and bonding the first region to the substrate. The first region has a thickness from the cutting face along the peripheral side edge to the interface of at least around 3 mm and a portion of the projection has a thickness measured in a plane extending along the longitudinal axis of at least around 3 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: ELEMENT SIX ABRASIVES HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Maweja Kasonde, Valentine Kanyanta, Teresa Rodriguez Suarez
  • Patent number: 11492507
    Abstract: Ink compositions and methods of use for reliably printing on alkaline and readily oxidizing surfaces comprise one or more water-soluble polymeric dyes, one or more solvents for adjusting viscosity, surface tension, and/or heat tolerance, and water, the dyes being “loaded” in the ink sufficiently to meet the relevant color and optical density requirements for the ink while such ink composition still also meets the duty cycle requirements of the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Independent Ink, Inc.
    Inventors: Nadeepuram K. Ranganathan, Barry Brucker, Ramesh Subbaraman
  • Patent number: 11485684
    Abstract: A cementitious blend composition and a concrete mix composition preferable for making concrete resistant to high temperatures and alkaline conditions, particularly for making durable concrete for constructing an alumina digester tank in an aluminum smelter. The cementitious blend composition includes at least one hydraulic cement, silica fume (SF), and natural pozzolan (NP), wherein a weight percent ratio of at least one hydraulic cement:SF:NP in the cementitious blend composition lies in the range of (24-63):(5-44):(32-40) with the sum of the weight percentages of the at least one hydraulic cement, the SF, and the NP not exceeding 100%. The concrete mix composition comprises water and the cementitious blend composition, wherein a weight ratio of the water to the cementitious blend composition is 0.2-0.5, and wherein the concrete mix composition has a content of the cementitious blend composition of 400-550 kg/m3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: KING FAHD UNIVERSITY OF PETROLEUM AND MINERALS
    Inventors: Mohammed Ibrahim, Mohammed Salihu Barry, Mohammed Maslehuddin
  • Patent number: 11479507
    Abstract: A cementitious blend composition and a concrete mix composition preferable for making concrete resistant to high temperatures and alkaline conditions, particularly for making durable concrete for constructing an alumina digester tank in an aluminum smelter. The cementitious blend composition includes at least one hydraulic cement, silica fume (SF), and natural pozzolan (NP), wherein a weight percent ratio of at least one hydraulic cement:SF:NP in the cementitious blend composition lies in the range of (24-63):(5-44):(32-40) with the sum of the weight percentages of the at least one hydraulic cement, the SF, and the NP not exceeding 100%. The concrete mix composition comprises water and the cementitious blend composition, wherein a weight ratio of the water to the cementitious blend composition is 0.2-0.5, and wherein the concrete mix composition has a content of the cementitious blend composition of 400-550 kg/m3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: KING FAHD UNIVERSITY OF PETROLEUM AND MINERALS
    Inventors: Mohammed Ibrahim, Mohammed Salihu Barry, Mohammed Maslehuddin
  • Patent number: 11473220
    Abstract: A fiber comprises a bulk material comprising: one or more of carbon, silicon, boron, silicon carbide, and boron nitride; and a metal or metal alloy whose affinity for oxygen is greater than that of the bulk material. At least a first portion of the metal or metal alloy is present at the entrance to grain boundaries at the surface of the fiber and within the fiber to a depth of at least 1 micron from the fiber surface. A method of improving a fiber comprises heating a fiber in an inert atmosphere to 900-1300 C for sufficient time to allow at least some of a metal or metal alloy, placed on the fiber, to diffuse and/or flow into and along grain boundaries to a depth of at least 1 micron. The metal or metal alloy has a greater affinity for oxygen than that of the fiber bulk material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Free Form Fibers LLC
    Inventors: Erik Garth Vaaler, Marvin S Keshner, Shay Harrison
  • Patent number: 11458451
    Abstract: The present invention provides an improved sorbent and corresponding device(s) and uses thereof for the capture and stabilization of volatile organic compounds (VOC) or semi-volatile organic compounds (SVOC) from a gaseous atmosphere. The sorbent is capable of rapid and high uptake of one or more compounds and provides quantitative release (recovery) of the compound(s) when exposed to elevated temperature and/or organic solvent. Uses of particular improved grades of mesoporous silica are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: XPLOSAFE, LLC
    Inventors: Shoaib F. Shaikh, Allen W. Apblett, Nicholas F. Materer, Evgueni Kadossov
  • Patent number: 11453613
    Abstract: A ready-mixed setting type joint compound in which formation of gypsum seeds has been inhibited. A method for controlling a setting reaction by mixing a ready-mixed setting type joint compound with one or more metal ion control agents comprising aminopolycarboxylic acid and/or a salt thereof, and further mixing the setting type joint compound with one or more non-calcium phosphate compounds. The method may further comprise mixing the setting type joint compound with a set activator obtained by blending together a first set activator including a cadmium compound, lead compound and/or zinc compound and a second set activator including a ferrous compound, aluminum compound and/or manganese compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: UNITED STATES GYPSUM COMPANY
    Inventors: Guy L. Rosenthal, Charles J. Miller, Tyler Kincaid, Joseph Schlude
  • Patent number: 11441228
    Abstract: A thermal spray powder according to the present disclosure is a thermal spray powder which is used to form a thermal spray film having a characteristic of abradability, the thermal spray powder includes Ni alloy particles, solid lubricant particles, and aluminum flakes, the content of oxygen in the aluminum flakes is within a range of 0.29 mass % to 4.1 mass %, and the coverage of aluminum flakes on the surfaces of the Ni alloy particles is within a range of 60% to 100%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Noritaka Miyamoto
  • Patent number: 11434383
    Abstract: Provided are an ink composition for ink jet printing, and an image forming method and a recorded material using the ink composition for ink jet printing. The ink composition for ink jet printing includes: a colorant represented by the following Formula 1; resin particles; a water-soluble organic solvent; and water. In Formula 1, Y1 and Y2 each independently represent a non-metal atomic group which forms an aliphatic ring or a heterocycle, M+ represents a proton or a monovalent alkali metal cation or organic cation, L1 represents a methine chain consisting of 5 or 7 methine groups, and a methine group at a center of the methine chain has a specific substituent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Misato Sasada, Toshiyuki Makuta, Daisuke Sasaki, Akihiro Hara
  • Patent number: 11435170
    Abstract: A system and apparatus for providing an apparatus for use in a wellbore. The apparatus includes an apparatus body defining a volume, a propellant disposed within the volume, wherein the propellant has a first burn rate, and at least one propellant insert disposed within the propellant, wherein the propellant insert has a second burn rate, and the second burn rate is different than the first burn rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Suman Khatiwada, John Welch, Anil Sadana, Ramon Garza
  • Patent number: 11427023
    Abstract: The ink jet printing method includes applying an aqueous coloring ink composition onto a printing surface of a printing medium by being ejected from an ink jet head. The printing surface of the printing medium contains natural fibers and synthetic fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Inventors: Yuta Asakawa, Ippei Okuda, Akiko Matsuzaki
  • Patent number: 11427727
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are ink compositions for making a conductive copper structure. The ink composition comprise a copper metal precursor compound, a chelating agent, and a reducing agent. In some embodiments, the redox potential of the reducing agent is adjusted for controlled reduction of copper ion in the copper metal precursor to metal copper metal. Also disclosed herein are methods for making the ink compositions and methods for using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: ELECTRONINKS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Steven Brett Walker, Leonardo Zornberg
  • Patent number: 11427508
    Abstract: A method for preparing a low-air entraining, low viscosity lignosulfonate composition. The method comprises: a) applying heat to the crude lignosulfonate composition under suitable conditions to reduce sugar levels to below 10%, optionally below 5%, optionally below 3%), or optionally below 1%, on a dry basis; b) mixing a crude lignosulfonate composition with an effective amount of a source of trivalent ion to complex air entraining fatty acids and resin acids; c) lowering temperature to prevent viscosity buildup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: BORREGAARD AS
    Inventors: Martin Andresen, Guro Elise Fredheim, Jerry Gargulak, David L. Oldroyd, Hans Petter Pettersen, Anders Sjöde, Vibeke Bogetvedt Spernes, Bjørn Arild Jensen
  • Patent number: 11407038
    Abstract: A cutting element (1) for a tool with an electrically conductive track (6) formed at a surface region. The cutting element (1) comprises a HPHT produced polycrystalline diamond body. The conductive track (6) comprises graphite such that the electrically conductive track (6) has an electrical resistance substantially lower than that of the surface region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Element Six (UK) Limited
    Inventors: Luiz Fernando Penna Franca, Christopher John Howard Wort, Jonathan Christopher Newland, William Wayne Leahy
  • Patent number: 11407006
    Abstract: Provided is an aqueous coating composition capable of forming a coating film having superior metallic coating film appearance and coating film properties and reducing the amount of an organic solvent to be used. Also provided is a method for forming a metallic coating film using such an aqueous coating composition. Provided is an aqueous coating composition comprising a coating film-forming resin, a curing agent, a scaly pigment, an inorganic viscosity agent, a hydrophobic associative viscosity agent, and a dispersant, wherein the composition contains the inorganic viscosity agent in an amount of 1 to 7 parts by mass based on 100 parts by mass of the total resin solid content of the coating film-forming resin and the curing agent, and the composition contains the hydrophobic associative viscosity agent in an amount of 1 to 15 parts by mass based on 100 parts by mass of the total resin solid content of the coating film-forming resin and the curing agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: NIPPON PAINT AUTOMOTIVE COATINGS CO., LTD
    Inventors: Ryohei Tsubone, Shinichi Fujiwara
  • Patent number: 11396086
    Abstract: A grinding wheel center hole protection pad is provided, which mainly include a positioning portion attached to the peripheral thereof and the guiding portions disposed at the center hole at the axial center thereof. The guiding portions serve as the isolation layer between the center hole of the grinding wheel and the peripheral plate guiding wall of a flange plate. Therefore, the grinding wheel can be closely attached to the flange plate during the assembling process to decrease eccentricity. Accordingly, it is not necessary to perform the cutting calibration process and balance adjustment by a cutting machine, which can reduce the waste of manpower and material resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: BAY UNION ABRASIVE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Wen-Chang Chen
  • Patent number: 11383217
    Abstract: A method of processing a polycrystalline diamond element may include providing a protective leaching cup having a rear wall, an opening defined by a portion of the protective leaching cup opposite the rear wall, and a side wall extending between the opening and the rear wall, the side wall and the rear wall defining a cavity within the protective leaching cup. The method may further include positioning a polycrystalline diamond element in the cavity defined within the protective leaching cup. Positioning the polycrystalline diamond element in the cavity may include expanding at least a portion of the opening outward from a center of the opening. The method may additionally include exposing at least a portion of the polycrystalline diamond element to a leaching agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: US Synthetic Corporation
    Inventors: Michael James Gleason, Jair Jahaziel Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 11377910
    Abstract: A polycrystalline diamond compact including a cemented carbide substrate and a polycrystalline diamond layer bonded to the cemented carbide substrate. The polycrystalline diamond layer is nonplanar and includes a central part and a peripheral part surrounding the central part. The central part includes a protruding surface relative to the peripheral part. The protruding surface is spherical or planar. The peripheral part includes a plurality of radially-disposed ridges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: SF DIAMOND CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dongpeng Zhao, Weifeng Du, Shanshan Ma, Tongjian Niu, Haijiang Fang
  • Patent number: 11358910
    Abstract: An explosive device is described herein, wherein the explosive device includes a substrate that has a surface, wherein surface energy of a portion of the surface of the substrate has been modified in a vacuum chamber from a first surface energy to a second surface energy. The explosive device additionally includes explosive material that has been deposited on the surface of the substrate in the vacuum chamber by way of physical vapor deposition (PVD), wherein the explosive material is deposited on the portion of the surface of the substrate subsequent to the surface energy of the portion of the surface of the substrate being modified from the first surface energy to the second surface energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC
    Inventors: Eric Christopher Forrest, Robert Knepper, Alexander S. Tappan, Michael P. Marquez