Patents by Inventor Catharine A. Palmer

Catharine A. Palmer 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: 7947160
    Abstract: A system for coating an object having an elongate portion and a method of employing the same that includes at least one retaining member engaging a continuous belt, the retaining member including a retaining portion positioned to releasably retain the elongate portion of the object to the belt for coating the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas A. McPheron, Gary R. Orosz, Catharine A. Palmer, John H. Martin, Lawrence T. Kirby, Robin M. Peffer, Nathan L. Goodnow, Paul J. Kaufman, William H. Rodgers, Raymond J. Kaufman, Daryl L. Vettori, Richard D. Pollick
  • Patent number: 7943028
    Abstract: A method for the electrophoretic application of a polymeric coating to an object having an elongate portion on a continuous belt, comprising the steps of positioning the object to engage a retaining member, the retaining member engaging the continuous belt such that a retaining portion on the retaining member releasably retains the elongate portion of the object to the belt; conveying the continuous belt with a drive mechanism; and coating the object on the continuous belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas A. McPheron, Gary R. Orosz, Catharine A. Palmer, John H. Martin, Lawrence T. Kirby, Robin M. Peffer, Nathan L. Goodnow, Paul J. Kaufman, William H. Rodgers, Raymond J. Kaufman, Daryl L. Vettori, Richard D. Pollick
  • Patent number: 7771577
    Abstract: Processes for forming a coating on electroconductive flat blanks having two major surfaces and sheared edges are provided. Also provided is a process for forming a multi-composite coating on a pre-sheared, electroconductive, flat blank having two major surfaces and sheared edges. Methods for forming and coating metal blanks are also provided. The present invention further provides a pre-sheared, flat electroconductive blank having two major surfaces and coated with a multi-layer composite coating composition on one major surface. The present invention also provides a method for coating a continuous metal strip, optionally, thereafter forming a coated blank therefrom, and, optionally, applying a second coating to the blank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald D. Emmonds, Catharine A. Palmer, Linda K. Anderson, Robin M. Peffer, Donald W. Boyd, Paul R. Kerr
  • Publication number: 20080053832
    Abstract: Processes for forming a coating on electroconductive flat blanks having two major surfaces and sheared edges are provided. Also provided is a process for forming a multi-composite coating on a pre-sheared, electroconductive, flat blank having two major surfaces and sheared edges. Methods for forming and coating metal blanks are also provided. The present invention further provides a pre-sheared, flat electroconductive blank having two major surfaces and coated with a multi-layer composite coating composition on one major surface. The present invention also provides a method for coating a continuous metal strip, optionally, thereafter forming a coated blank therefrom, and, optionally, applying a second coating to the blank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2007
    Publication date: March 6, 2008
    Applicant: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald Emmonds, Catharine Palmer, Linda Anderson, Robin Peffer, Donald Boyd, Paul Kerr
  • Publication number: 20080057345
    Abstract: Processes for forming a coating on electroconductive flat blanks having two major surfaces and sheared edges are provided. Also provided is a process for forming a multi-composite coating on a pre-sheared, electroconductive, flat blank having two major surfaces and sheared edges. Methods for forming and coating metal blanks are also provided. The present invention further provides a pre-sheared, flat electroconductive blank having two major surfaces and coated with a multi-layer composite coating composition on one major surface. The present invention also provides a method for coating a continuous metal strip, optionally, thereafter forming a coated blank therefrom, and, optionally, applying a second coating to the blank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2007
    Publication date: March 6, 2008
    Applicant: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald Emmonds, Catharine Palmer, Linda Anderson, Robin Peffer, Donald Boyd, Paul Kerr
  • Patent number: 7285200
    Abstract: Processes for forming a coating on electroconductive flat blanks having two major surfaces and sheared edges are provided. Also provided is a process for forming a multi- composite coating on a pre-sheared, electroconductive, flat blank having two major surfaces and sheared edges. Methods for forming and coating metal blanks are also provided. The present invention further provides a pre-sheared, flat electroconductive blank having two major surfaces and coated with a multi-layer composite coating composition on one major surface. The present invention also provides a method for coating a continuous metal strip, optionally, thereafter forming a coated blank therefrom, and, optionally, applying a second coating to the blank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2007
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald D. Emmonds, Catharine A. Palmer, Linda K. Anderson, Robin M. Peffer, Donald W. Boyd, Paul R. Kerr
  • Patent number: 7285201
    Abstract: Processes for forming a coating on electroconductive flat blanks having two major surfaces and sheared edges are provided. Also provided is a process for forming a multi-composite coating on a pre-sheared, electroconductive, flat blank having two major surfaces and sheared edges. Methods for forming and coating metal blanks are also provided. The present invention further provides a pre-sheared, flat electroconductive blank having two major surfaces and coated with a multi-layer composite coating composition on one major surface. The present invention also provides a method for coating a continuous metal strip, optionally, thereafter forming a coated blank therefrom, and, optionally, applying a second coating to the blank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2007
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald D. Emmonds, Catharine A. Palmer, Linda K. Anderson, Robin M. Peffer, Donald W. Boyd, Paul R. Kerr
  • Publication number: 20060032748
    Abstract: A method for the electrophoretic application of a polymeric coating to an object having an elongate portion on a continuous belt, comprising the steps of positioning the object to engage a retaining member, the retaining member engaging the continuous belt such that a retaining portion on the retaining member releasably retains the elongate portion of the object to the belt; conveying the continuous belt with a drive mechanism; and coating the object on the continuous belt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2004
    Publication date: February 16, 2006
    Inventors: Douglas McPheron, Gary Orosz, Catharine Palmer, John Martin, Lawrence Kirby, Robin Peffer, Nathan Goodnow, Paul Kaufman, William Rodgers, Raymond Kaufman, Daryl Vettori, Richard Pollick
  • Publication number: 20060032751
    Abstract: A system for coating an object having an elongate portion and a method of employing the same that includes at least one retaining member engaging a continuous belt, the retaining member including a retaining portion positioned to releasably retain the elongate portion of the object to the belt for coating the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2004
    Publication date: February 16, 2006
    Inventors: Douglas McPheron, Gary Orosz, Catharine Palmer, John Martin, Lawrence Kirby, Robin Peffer, Nathan Goodnow, Paul Kaufman, William Rodgers, Raymond Kaufman, Daryl Vettori, Richard Pollick
  • Publication number: 20040016643
    Abstract: Processes for forming a coating on electroconductive flat blanks having two major surfaces and sheared edges are provided. Also provided is a process for forming a multi-composite coating on a pre-sheared, electroconductive, flat blank having two major surfaces and sheared edges. Methods for forming and coating metal blanks are also provided. The present invention further provides a pre-sheared, flat electroconductive blank having two major surfaces and coated with a multi-layer composite coating composition on one major surface. The present invention also provides a method for coating a continuous metal strip, optionally, thereafter forming a coated blank therefrom, and, optionally, applying a second coating to the blank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2003
    Publication date: January 29, 2004
    Inventors: Donald D. Emmonds, Catharine A. Palmer, Linda K. Anderson, Robin M. Peffer, Donald W. Boyd, Paul R. Kerr
  • Patent number: 6676820
    Abstract: Processes for forming a coating on electroconductive flat blanks having two major surfaces and sheared edges are provided. Also provided is a process for forming a multi-composite coating on a pre-sheared, electroconductive, flat blank having two major surfaces and sheared edges. Methods for forming and coating metal blanks are also provided. The present invention further provides a pre-sheared, flat electroconductive blank having two major surfaces and coated with a multi-layer composite coating composition on one major surface. The present invention also provides a method for coating a continuous metal strip, optionally, thereafter forming a coated blank therefrom, and, optionally, applying a second coating to the blank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2004
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald D. Emmonds, Catharine A. Palmer, Linda K. Anderson, Robin M. Peffer, Donald W. Boyd, Paul R. Kerr
  • Publication number: 20030213694
    Abstract: Processes for forming a coating on electroconductive flat blanks having two major surfaces and sheared edges are provided. Also provided is a process for forming a multi- composite coating on a pre-sheared, electroconductive, flat blank having two major surfaces and sheared edges. Methods for forming and coating metal blanks are also provided. The present invention further provides a pre-sheared, flat electroconductive blank having two major surfaces and coated with a multi-layer composite coating composition on one major surface. The present invention also provides a method for coating a continuous metal strip, optionally, thereafter forming a coated blank therefrom, and, optionally, applying a second coating to the blank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2003
    Publication date: November 20, 2003
    Inventors: Donald D. Emmonds, Catharine A. Palmer, Linda K. Anderson, Robin M. Peffer, Donald W. Boyd, Paul R. Kerr
  • Publication number: 20020168551
    Abstract: Processes for forming a coating on electroconductive flat blanks having two major surfaces and sheared edges are provided. Also provided is a process for forming a multi-composite coating on a pre-sheared, electroconductive, flat blank having two major surfaces and sheared edges. Methods for forming and coating metal blanks are also provided. The present invention further provides a pre-sheared, flat electroconductive blank having two major surfaces and coated with a multi-layer composite coating composition on one major surface. The present invention also provides a method for coating a continuous metal strip, optionally, thereafter forming a coated blank therefrom, and, optionally, applying a second coating to the blank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2001
    Publication date: November 14, 2002
    Inventors: Donald D. Emmonds, Catharine A. Palmer, Linda K. Anderson, Robin M. Peffer, Donald W. Boyd, Paul R. Kerr
  • Publication number: 20020162749
    Abstract: A continuous electrocoat apparatus is provided for applying a coating onto a substantially flat substrate, e.g., an electroconductive substrate in coil or blank form. In one embodiment, the apparatus includes a first electrocoat tank having a coating region and a non-conductive conveyor extending at least partially into the first electrocoat tank and defining a conveyor path. A plurality of electrically conductive supports are carried on the conveyor. A connecting system is configured to selectively place at least a portion of the supports in electrical contact with an electrical power source when the selected supports are in the coating region of the first electrocoat tank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2001
    Publication date: November 7, 2002
    Inventors: Donald D. Emmonds, Catharine A. Palmer