Patents by Inventor Benjamin J. Anderson

Benjamin J. Anderson 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).

  • Patent number: 11292891
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a resin blend. The resin blend includes at least one diluent containing a single phthalonitrile functional group and at least one diphthalonitrile resin. Also provided are prepregs including the resin blend impregnated into continuous reinforcing fibers or a cloth. Similarly, the present disclosure provides a molding compound including chopped reinforcing fibers distributed in the resin blend. An article is also provided, which includes polymerization product of the resin blend. An alternative article includes a substrate and a layer of the resin blend disposed on the substrate. The diluent typically improves processability of the resin blend and lowers the softening temperature of the polymerization product of the resin blend.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventor: Benjamin J. Anderson
  • Publication number: 20220025154
    Abstract: Described herein are fluoropolymer compositions comprising a bis phthalonitrile-containing compound. In one embodiment, the bis phthalonitrile-containing compound is used to crosslink a dehydrohalogenated polymer, and optionally with a polyhydroxy curative. In another embodiment, the bis phthalonitrile-containing compound is added to a composition comprising (i) a fluorinated elastomeric gum, wherein the fluorinated elastomeric gum comprises a fluoropolymer having a cure-site and (ii) a peroxide curing system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Publication date: January 27, 2022
    Inventors: Michael H. Mitchell, Benjamin J. Anderson, Gregg D. Dahlke, Tatsuo Fukushi
  • Publication number: 20210340355
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a resin blend containing a blend of a phthalonitrile resin and a thiadiazole substituted phthalonitrile compound. The present disclosure also provides an article including a polymerization product of such a resin blend. Further, a thiadiazole substituted phthalonitrile compound and an article including a polymerization product of the compound are provided. The present disclosure additionally provides a method of making a thiadiazole substituted phthalonitrile compound. Certain thiadiazole substituted phthalonitrile compounds can act as curatives for the phthalonitrile resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Inventor: Benjamin J. Anderson
  • Patent number: 10899865
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a resin blend containing a blend of a first phthalonitrile resin, a filler, and a bisphenol M diphthalonitrile ether resin. Suitable fillers include at least one of nanoparticles, microparticles, or fibers. The present disclosure also provides an article including a polymerization product of such a resin blend. The resin blends can be prepared at lower temperatures than phthalonitrile resin blends without a bisphenol M diphthalonitrile ether resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Benjamin J. Anderson, Jay R. Lomeda, Wendy L. Thompson, Jeremy M. Higgins, Amit J. Patel
  • Publication number: 20200299506
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a resin blend containing a blend of a first phthalonitrile resin, a filler, and a bisphenol M diphthalonitrile ether resin. Suitable fillers include at least one of nanoparticles, microparticles, or fibers. The present disclosure also provides an article including a polymerization product of such a resin blend. The resin blends can be prepared at lower temperatures than phthalonitrile resin blends without a bisphenol M diphthalonitrile ether resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Benjamin J. Anderson, Jay R. Lomeda, Wendy L. Thompson, Jeremy M. Higgins, Amit J. Patel
  • Patent number: 10640598
    Abstract: A resin blend is provided including a blend of resorcinol diphthalonitrile ether resin and a bisphenol M diphthalonitrile ether resin. Another resin blend is provided including a blend of resorcinol diphthalonitrile ether resin and a bisphenol T diphthalonitrile ether resin. The resin blends prior to cure have more favorable processing and curing properties compared to the resorcinol diphthalonitrile resin alone, enabling greater ease in manufacturing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventor: Benjamin J. Anderson
  • Publication number: 20200131336
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a resin blend. The resin blend includes at least one diluent containing a single phthalonitrile functional group and at least one diphthalonitrile resin. Also provided are prepregs including the resin blend impregnated into continuous reinforcing fibers or a cloth. Similarly, the present disclosure provides a molding compound including chopped reinforcing fibers distributed in the resin blend. An article is also provided, which includes polymerization product of the resin blend. An alternative article includes a substrate and a layer of the resin blend disposed on the substrate. The diluent typically improves processability of the resin blend and lowers the softening temperature of the polymerization product of the resin blend.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventor: Benjamin J. Anderson
  • Patent number: 10556991
    Abstract: A resin blend is provided including a blend of a benzoxazine resin and a phthalonitrile resin. The benzoxazine/phthalonitrile resin blends prior to cure have more favorable processing and curing properties compared to the phthalonitrile resins alone, enabling greater ease in manufacturing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Benjamin J. Anderson, Gregory P. Sorenson, Ilya Gorodisher
  • Publication number: 20190055338
    Abstract: A resin blend is provided including a blend of resorcinol diphthalonitrile ether resin and a bisphenol M diphthalonitrile ether resin. Another resin blend is provided including a blend of resorcinol diphthalonitrile ether resin and a bisphenol T diphthalonitrile ether resin. The resin blends prior to cure have more favorable processing and curing properties compared to the resorcinol diphthalonitrile resin alone, enabling greater ease in manufacturing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Inventor: Benjamin J. Anderson
  • Publication number: 20190047946
    Abstract: Resins are provided including bisphenol M diphthalonitrile ether resin or bisphenol P diphthalonitrile either resin. Compositions are also provided, including a primary amine curative and the bisphenol M diphthalonitrile ether resin or the bisphenol P diphthalonitrile either resin. Further, polymerized products are provided of the bisphenol M diphthalonitrile ether resin or the bisphenol P diphthalonitrile either resin. In addition, a method of making a polymerized network is provided. A two component system is further provided, including a curative in one of the components and the bisphenol M diphthalonitrile ether resin or the bisphenol P diphthalonitrile either resin in the other component. In addition, a resin blend is provided, including a blend of at least two of bisphenol M diphthalonitrile ether resin, bisphenol P diphthalonitrile either resin, or bisphenol T diphthalonitrile ether resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Inventor: Benjamin J. Anderson
  • Publication number: 20180312637
    Abstract: A resin blend is provided including a blend of a benzoxazine resin and a phthalonitrile resin. The benzoxazine/phthalonitrile resin blends prior to cure have more favorable processing and curing properties compared to the phthalonitrile resins alone, enabling greater ease in manufacturing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Inventors: Benjamin J. Anderson, Gregory P. Sorenson, Ilya Gorodisher
  • Patent number: 9665463
    Abstract: Techniques are described herein that are capable of instantiating and executing in-process wrapped execution engine(s) for tooling a dynamic program across a process boundary. For instance, a dynamic language execution engine may be instantiated in a wrapper object that is hosted in a host process to provide a wrapped execution engine while the host process is running. The wrapped execution engine may be configured to provide information regarding execution of a targeted application of the host process to a requesting application. The wrapped execution engine may be isolated from other execution engine(s) that are included in the host process such that the targeted application does not have access to code that defines the wrapped execution engine. The targeted application may include one or more of the other execution engines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin J. Anderson, Michael C. Fanning, Timothy S. Rice, Andrew R. Sterland
  • Patent number: 9507653
    Abstract: Techniques are described herein that are capable of constructing an inter-process communication channel, for example, between a requesting component and a targeted process. The communication channel may have one or more links, such that each link is defined by a respective node pair in a plurality of nodes. The plurality of nodes includes the requesting component, the targeted process, and optionally one or more intermediate nodes. An attachment request is received via a user interface. The requesting component is attached to the targeted process. For instance, the links may be traversed to discover the targeted process. The communication channel is established. For instance, in each node of a subset of the plurality of nodes, node information may be retained to indicate a next consecutive node of the plurality of nodes to which messages from the requesting component to the targeted process are to be delivered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin J. Anderson, Michael C. Fanning, Timothy S. Rice, Andrew R. Sterland
  • Patent number: 9190546
    Abstract: A photovoltaic (PV) solar concentration structure having at least two troughs encapsulated in a rectangular parallelepiped optical plastic structure, with the troughs filled with an optical plastic material, the troughs each having a reflective internal surface and approximately parabolic geometry, and the troughs each including photovoltaic cells situated so that light impinging on the optical plastic material will be concentrated onto the photovoltaic cells. Multiple structures can be connected to provide a solar photovoltaic collection system that provides portable, efficient, low-cost electrical power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: Sandia Corporation
    Inventors: Benjamin J. Anderson, William C. Sweatt, Murat Okandan, Gregory N. Nielson
  • Patent number: 8853350
    Abstract: The synthesis of a polyoxometalate-loaded epoxy uses a one-step cure by applying an external stimulus to release the acid from the polyoxometalate and thereby catalyze the cure reaction of the epoxy resin. Such polyoxometalate-loaded epoxy composites afford the cured epoxy unique properties imparted by the intrinsic properties of the polyoxometalate. For example, polyoxometalate-loaded epoxy composites can be used as corrosion resistant epoxy coatings, for encapsulation of electronics with improved dielectric properties, and for structural applications with improved mechanical properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Sandia Corporation
    Inventor: Benjamin J. Anderson
  • Publication number: 20140075451
    Abstract: Techniques are described herein that are capable of constructing an inter-process communication channel, for example, between a requesting component and a targeted process. The communication channel may have one or more links, such that each link is defined by a respective node pair in a plurality of nodes. The plurality of nodes includes the requesting component, the targeted process, and optionally one or more intermediate nodes. An attachment request is received via a user interface. The requesting component is attached to the targeted process. For instance, the links may be traversed to discover the targeted process. The communication channel is established. For instance, in each node of a subset of the plurality of nodes, node information may be retained to indicate a next consecutive node of the plurality of nodes to which messages from the requesting component to the targeted process are to be delivered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Benjamin J. Anderson, Michael C. Fanning, Timothy S. Rice, Andrew R. Sterland
  • Publication number: 20130326490
    Abstract: Techniques are described herein that are capable of instantiating and executing in-process wrapped execution engine(s) for tooling a dynamic program across a process boundary. For instance, a dynamic language execution engine may be instantiated in a wrapper object that is hosted in a host process to provide a wrapped execution engine while the host process is running. The wrapped execution engine may be configured to provide information regarding execution of a targeted application of the host process to a requesting application. The wrapped execution engine may be isolated from other execution engine(s) that are included in the host process such that the targeted application does not have access to code that defines the wrapped execution engine. The targeted application may include one or more of the other execution engines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2012
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Benjamin J. Anderson, Michael C. Fanning, Timothy S. Rice, Andrew R. Sterland
  • Publication number: 20100160039
    Abstract: A game creator provides a set of abstractions (objects) that make game creation simpler. The abstractions provided in the game creation component include Game, Scene, and Actor. A Game abstraction comprises global settings for the game and includes one or more Scenes. Each Scene abstraction within the game includes one or more Actors. By setting properties and behaviors on these three abstractions, Game creators with little or no skill in programming can create games. Filtering can be performed declaratively through selection of appropriate options.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2008
    Publication date: June 24, 2010
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Adam D. Nathan, Chi Wai Wong, Benjamin J. Anderson, Timothy S. Rice