Patents Examined by James E McDonough
  • Patent number: 12000050
    Abstract: A sol composition for producing dielectric layers on a metallic substrate including 10 to 30%, by weight of the sol composition, of a precursor including a trialkoxysilane, 10 to 40%, by weight of the sol composition, of titanium dioxide particles whose median size is below 500 nm, 4.5 to 36%, by weight of the sol composition, of silica particles whose particle size distribution D90 is below 100 nm, 5 to 15%, by weight of the sol composition, of a solvent capable of making the precursor miscible in water, 0.1 to 2%, by weight of the sol composition, of an acidic catalyst, the remainder being water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: ArcelorMittal
    Inventor: Sébastien Le Craz
  • Patent number: 11992918
    Abstract: Apparatus includes a production tooling having a dispensing surface with a plurality of cavities and formed into an endless belt. An abrasive particle feeder dispenses shaped abrasive particles onto the dispensing surface and into the plurality of cavities. A resin coated backing receives shaped abrasive particles from the cavities of the production tooling at a deposit point. A detecting device detects a pattern transition zone as the production tooling moves in the direction of travel and provides pattern transition zone detection data to one or more controllers to control a speed of the production tooling and/or a speed of the resin coated backing as the detected pattern transition zone passes the deposit point to change a pattern density of the shaped abrasive particles in a portion of the resin coated backing corresponding to the pattern transition zone of the production tooling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Joseph B. Eckel, Thomas J. Nelson, Aaron K. Nienaber, Ann M. Hawkins, Amelia W. Koenig, Negus B. Adefris
  • Patent number: 11976016
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of coatings on high-energy materials, devices or products that comprise the coated high-energy materials, functional coating materials and methods for producing and using the same. In particular, the present invention relates to energetic materials having initiated release coatings to improve the performance and shelf-life of the devices, products and/or raw materials, suitable for use as energetics or propellants for munitions, rockets, pyrotechnics, flares or other devices or components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: Forge Nano Inc.
    Inventors: Arrelaine Dameron, Ryon Tracy, Jessica Burger, Chris Gump, Andrew Broerman
  • Patent number: 11969756
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to improved systems and methods for applying coatings to brake rotors. The systems, methods, and techniques described in this disclosure facilitate application of both pretreatment coatings and protective coatings to brake rotors. Other embodiments are disclosed herein as well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: Brake Parts Inc
    Inventors: David William Parker, Nathaniel Kinkley, Chao Pan
  • Patent number: 11970623
    Abstract: A dry erase ink for a writing instrument. The dry erase ink includes, as the main organic solvent, a solvent selected from the group consisting of n-propyl acetate, isopropyl acetate, or mixtures thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: SOCIÉTÉ BIC
    Inventors: Carine Bethouart, Philippe Lefebvre, Christelle Debrauwer
  • Patent number: 11970650
    Abstract: Shaped ceramic abrasive particles include a first surface having a perimeter having a perimeter comprising at least first and second edges. A first region of the perimeter includes the second edge and extends inwardly and terminates at two corners defining first and second acute interior angles. The perimeter has at most four corners that define acute interior angles. A second surface is disposed opposite, and not contacting, the first surface. A peripheral surface is disposed between and connects the first and second surfaces. The peripheral surface has a first predetermined shape. Methods of making the shaped ceramic abrasive particles, and abrasive articles including them are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventor: Negus B. Adefris
  • Patent number: 11964252
    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: January 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: XPLOSAFE, LLC
    Inventors: Shoaib F. Shaikh, Allen W. Apblett, Nicholas F. Materer, Evgueni Kadossov, Michael L. Teicheira
  • Patent number: 11959009
    Abstract: An abrasive particle having a body including a first major surface, a second major surface opposite the first major surface, and a side surface extending between the first major surface and the second major surface, such that a majority of the side surface comprises a plurality of microridges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN CERAMICS & PLASTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Jennifer H. Czerepinski, Eric Moch, Ralph Bauer
  • Patent number: 11951591
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a polishing pad, which may maintain polishing performances required for a polishing process, such as a removal rate and a polishing profile, minimize defects that may occur on a wafer during the polishing process, and polish layers of different materials so as to have the same level of flatness even when the layers are polished at the same time, and a method for producing the polishing pad. In addition, according to the present disclosure, it is possible to determine a polishing pad, which shows an optimal removal rate selectivity along with excellent performance in a CMP process, through the physical property values of the polishing pad without a direct polishing test.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: SK ENPULSE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hye Young Heo, Jang Won Seo, Jae In Ahn, Jong Wook Yun
  • Patent number: 11939274
    Abstract: A process for synthesis of a waste-derived CO2-activated clinker, which comprises firing nodules at temperatures between 1000-1100° C. for a time sufficient to obtain CO2-reactive clinker phases within the nodules, cooling the clinker nodules, and reducing to powder to obtain a clinker powder; wherein the nodules are agglomerates of a stoichiometric mix of uniformly-sized powders of municipal solid waste (MSW) incineration residues; wherein the stoichiometric mix respects the primary compositional requisite of containing Ca, Al, and Si in their oxide forms within the ranges of 35-45 wt. % CaO, 2-8 wt. % AI2O3, and 12-20 wt. % SiO2; wherein the final stoichiometric mix has a total-sulfur content of 1 to 10 wt. %, total-carbon content of 2 to 20 wt. %, and a total-chlorine content of 2 to 15 wt. %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: REVERSEEFFECT TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventor: Zaid Al-Ghouleh
  • Patent number: 11939478
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a metallic ink composition for use in digital offset printing, comprising: metallic effect pigment particles, wherein an average equivalent sphere diameter of at least about 90% of the metallic effect pigment particles ranges from greater than 1 micrometer (?m) to 150 ?m; at least one dispersant; at least one curable oligomer; and a photo initiator, wherein the metallic ink composition has a viscosity ranging from 150,000 to 1,000,000 millipascal seconds (mPa·s) at 0.1 rad/s at 25° C. Also provided is a method of digital offset printing using the metallic ink composition of the present disclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mihaela Maria Birau, C. Geoffrey Allen, Aurelian Valeriu Magdalinis
  • Patent number: 11926694
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for producing an aqueous carbodiimide having excellent crosslinking reactivity with a crosslinking group, such as an alcoholic hydroxy group of an aqueous resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: NISSHINBO CHEMICAL INC.
    Inventors: Shunsuke Iizuka, Kenichi Yanagisawa
  • Patent number: 11926780
    Abstract: An abrasive particle including a shaped abrasive particle including a body having a plurality of abrasive particles bonded to at least one surface of the body of the shaped abrasive particle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN CERAMICS & PLASTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Frederic Josseaux, David F. Louapre
  • Patent number: 11926781
    Abstract: A method of forming a shaped abrasive particle including extruding a mixture into a form, applying a dopant material to an exterior surface of the form, and forming a precursor shaped abrasive particle from the form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN CERAMICS & PLASTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Doruk O. Yener, Paul Braun
  • Patent number: 11919831
    Abstract: Phase-stabilized ammonium nitrate (PSAN) prill including ammonium nitrate and a potassium salt are provided. The PSAN prill can be explosive grade and low density. The PSAN prill may include a porosity enhancing agent such as an interfacial surface modifier or a pore former. Methods of preparing the PSAN prill and related emulsions are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Dyno Nobel Asia Pacific Pty Limited
    Inventors: Brian Graham, Jeff Gore
  • Patent number: 11911876
    Abstract: A system and method for producing an abrasive article includes a production tool configured to provide shaped abrasive particles to a resin coated backing. A first end and a second end of the production tool are spliced together to form a spliced area. The production tool includes a dispensing surface that includes a plurality of cavities formed between the first end and the second end and configured to receive and hold the shaped abrasive particles. The resin coated backing is configured to receive the shaped abrasive particles from the dispensing surface of the production tool and configured to receive further shaped abrasive particles to fill gaps in the shaped abrasive particles caused by an absence of the plurality of cavities in the spliced area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Thomas J. Nelson, Aaron K. Nienaber, Joseph B. Eckel, Ann M. Hawkins, Amelia W. Koenig
  • Patent number: 11905451
    Abstract: Shaped ceramic abrasive particles include a first surface having a perimeter having a perimeter comprising at least first and second edges. A first region of the perimeter includes the second edge and extends inwardly and terminates at two corners defining first and second acute interior angles. The perimeter has at most four corners that define acute interior angles. A second surface is disposed opposite, and not contacting, the first surface. A peripheral surface is disposed between and connects the first and second surfaces. The peripheral surface has a first predetermined shape. Methods of making the shaped ceramic abrasive particles, and abrasive articles including them are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventor: Negus B. Adefris
  • Patent number: 11897826
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a hypergolic two-component system for rocket engines, including a fuel and an oxidising agent provided in a manner separated from one another and can be reacted in a rocket engine by bringing them into contact with one another. The fuel is an ionic liquid comprising a thiocyanate anion and one or more cations. The cation or cations are selected from one or more imidazolium ions of the general formula I, triazolium ions of the general formula II or III, and/or tetrazolium ions of the general formula IV, where R1 is a C1- to C6-alkyl radical or a C2- to C6-alkenyl radical, where R2 is hydrogen or a C1- to C6-alkyl radical or a C2- to C6-alkenyl radical, and where X1, X2 and X3 are each independently hydrogen, a C1- to C6-alkyl radical or a C2- to C6-alkenyl radical, and the oxidising agent comprises hydrogen peroxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Deutsches Zentrum fuer Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V.
    Inventors: Felix Lauck, Michele Negri, Dominic Freudenmann
  • Patent number: 11898013
    Abstract: The field of the invention is that of the preparation of release and water-repellent coatings on a support, preferably a flexible support, such as a support made of paper or of synthetic polymer film, preferably of the polyolefin, polypropylene, polyethylene or polyester type. The release coatings taken into consideration are more especially those based on silicone elastomer crosslinked after coating on these supports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: ELKEM SILICONES FRANCE SAS
    Inventors: Frederic Magd, Frederic Marchal, Yassine Maadadi, Thierry Walter
  • Patent number: 11898050
    Abstract: Solutions to the problems of scuffing and chipping of the paint films in high traffic areas and in tight spaces, such as dressing rooms in department stores, where multiple scrapings of the wall paints are created by consumers, clothes hangers, shoes, etc., and hallways and conference rooms in office and other commercial buildings are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Columbia Insurance Company
    Inventors: Kevin Lee, Thomas Penny, Jonathan Dugan