Patents by Inventor Christopher J. Tucker

Christopher J. Tucker 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: 10512721
    Abstract: A plunger for use with a syringe has a plunger body with a proximal end, a distal end, and a circumferential sidewall extending between the proximal end and the distal end along a plunger longitudinal axis. The plunger further has at least one resiliently deflectable retaining member having a first segment attached to the plunger body and a second segment protruding toward the distal end of the plunger body and deflectable relative to the first segment. The plunger further has at least one actuation member associated with the at least one resiliently deflectable retaining member. The at least one actuation member interacts with a piston to deflect the at least one resiliently deflectable retaining member upon rotation of the plunger relative to the piston. The plunger is engagable with the piston regardless of a rotational orientation of the piston relative to the plunger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: BAYER HEALTHCARE LLC
    Inventors: Michael J. Swantner, Richard A. Seman, Barry L. Tucker, Arthur E. Uber, III, Kevin P. Cowan, James A. Dedig, Christopher D. Capone, Jaroslaw Wlodarczyk
  • Publication number: 20190350267
    Abstract: The method of making the e-vaping cartridge includes cutting at least one first hole through a first channel, sliding a housing over the first channel, the at least one first hole providing fluid communication between a first reservoir and a second reservoir, the first reservoir being defined between the housing and the first channel, where the second reservoir is defined between the first channel and a central passage traversing through the first channel. The method further includes inserting at least one first layer of absorbent material within the second reservoir, and positioning a heater and a wick in communication with the central passage. Distal ends of the wick contact the at least one first layer of absorbent material, where the heater is configured to vaporize a pre-vapor formulation that is communicated by the wick from the at least one first layer of absorbent material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Applicant: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Christopher S. TUCKER, Edmond CADIEUX, Barry S. SMITH, William J. CROWE, Nam TRAN
  • Publication number: 20190261693
    Abstract: A cartridge of an e-vaping device includes a housing extending in a longitudinal direction, a reservoir in the housing, a heater in the housing, and an absorbent material at least partially surrounding the sinusoidal shaped member. The reservoir is configured to store a pre-vapor formulation. The heater has a sinusoidal shaped member translating about an elliptical shape to define a channel there through. The absorbent material is in fluid communication with the reservoir.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Applicant: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Shmuel GAVRIELOV, Yuval MALKA, Rangaraj SUNDAR, Isaac WEIGENSBERG, David RUBLI, Moshe ELIYAHU, Arye WEIGENSBERG, Scott A. FATH, Christopher S. TUCKER, William J. BOGDZIEWICZ
  • Patent number: 10390567
    Abstract: The e-vaping cartridge includes a housing, a first tube extending in a longitudinal direction within the housing, the first tube defining at least one first hole that provides fluid communication between a first annulus reservoir and a second annulus reservoir, the first annulus reservoir defined between the housing and the first tube, the second annulus reservoir defined between the first tube and a central passage traversing through the first tube. At least one first layer of absorbent material is positioned within the second annulus reservoir. A wick is in communication with the central passage, where distal ends of the wick contact the at least one first layer of absorbent material. A heater is configured to vaporize a pre-vapor formulation that is communicated by the wick from the at least one first layer of absorbent material. The device includes the cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: ALTRIA CLIENT SERVICES LLC
    Inventors: Christopher S. Tucker, Edmond Cadieux, Barry S. Smith, William J. Crowe, Nam Tran
  • Publication number: 20190233777
    Abstract: The present invention provides a microemulsion remover comprising, based on the total weight of the microemulsion remover, 1) from 10% to 60%, at least one organic solvent, ii) from 10% to 50%, at least one co-solvent, iii) from 0.1% to 10%, at least one base, iv) from 0.1% to 10%, at least one oxidizer, v) from 0.1% to 10%, at least one surfactant, and vi) water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Adam K. Schmitt, Carol E. Mohler, Kathleen M. O'Connell, Christopher J. Tucker, Zhijian Lu, Shintaro Yamada
  • Patent number: 10336935
    Abstract: This invention relates to a foam-forming composition having good low temperature stability and method of use thereof for enhanced oil recovery. Said foam-forming composition comprises an anionic sulfonate surfactant, preferably an alpha-olefin sulfonate, a alkyl ether solvent, and water and is preferably stable to at least ?5 C. A preferred alkyl ether solvent has the formula C8H18O3, C8H16O3, or mixtures thereof. Preferred alpha-olefin sulfonate have 10 to 18 carbons, preferably 12 carbons. A preferred method for recovering oil from a reservoir comprises the periodic injection of gas and said foam-forming composition into the reservoir and contacting the oil in the reservoir with the foam so as to assist in the recovery of oil from the reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: David L. Frattarelli, Sayeed Abbas, Troy E. Knight, Aaron W. Sanders, Christopher J. Tucker, Caroline Woelfle-Gupta
  • Patent number: 10285450
    Abstract: A cartridge of an e-vaping device includes a housing extending in a longitudinal direction, a reservoir in the housing, a heater in the housing, and an absorbent material at least partially surrounding the sinusoidal shaped member. The reservoir is configured to store a pre-vapor formulation. The heater has a sinusoidal shaped member translating about an elliptical shape to define a channel there through. The absorbent material is in fluid communication with the reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Altria Client Services, LLC
    Inventors: Shmuel Gavrielov, Yuval Malka, Rangaraj Sundar, Isaac Weigensberg, David Rubli, Moshe Eliyahu, Arye Weigensberg, Scott A. Fath, Christopher S. Tucker, William J. Bogdziewicz
  • Publication number: 20190085112
    Abstract: A polymer resin comprising: (a) quantum dots, (b) a compound of formula (I) (I) wherein R1 is hydrogen or methyl and R2 is a C6-C20 aliphatic polycyclic substituent, and (c) a block or graft copolymer having Mn from 50,000 to 400,000 and comprising from 10 to 100 wt % polymerized units of styrene and from 0 to 90 wt % of a non-styrene block; wherein the non-styrene block has a van Krevelen solubility parameter from 15.0 to 17.5 (J/cm3)1/2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventors: Zhifeng Bai, Jake Joo, James C. Taylor, Liang Chen, Valerity V. Ginzburg, Jessica Ye Huang, Christopher J. Tucker
  • Publication number: 20180244552
    Abstract: A method of scale inhibition treatment of a water system comprising introducing an aqueous scale inhibiting composition into the water system wherein the aqueous scale inhibiting composition comprises a carboxylated hyperbranched polyglycerol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Inventors: Larisa Mae Q. Reyes, J. Keith Harris, Joshua S. Katz, Christopher J. Tucker, Steven C. Zimmerman, Brittany A. Walker
  • Patent number: 9909040
    Abstract: Compositions containing an adhesive material, a release additive and a compatibilizer are suitable for temporarily bonding two surfaces, such as a wafer active side and a substrate. These compositions are useful in the manufacture of electronic devices where a temporary bonding of a component to a substrate is desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignees: Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials LLC, Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Zhifeng Bai, Mark S. Oliver, Michael K. Gallagher, Christopher J. Tucker, Karen R. Brantl, Elissei Iagodkine, Zidong Wang
  • Patent number: 9890047
    Abstract: A process comprising: A) contacting one or more of sources of silicon oxide, selected from water soluble.silica sources arid alkali metal silicates, with an aqueous reaction medium, comprising one or more nonionic surfactants and thereby forming mesoporous structures comprising crosslinked silicon oxide units, wherein said crosslinked silicon oxide units have pores of about 1 to about 100 nanometers and wherein the aqueous reaction medium exhibits a pH of about 0 to about 4.0; B) exposing the aqueous reaction medium containing the mesoporous structures to elevated temperatures for a time sufficient to achieve the desired structure and pore size. Preferred water soluble silica sources comprise silicic acid, or polysilicic acids, The aqueous reaction, medium is prepared by combining one or more nonionic surfactants and water, theteby forming an aqueous, reaction medium, comprising micelles. Preferably, the aqueous reaction medium further comprises, a.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Beata A Kilos, Cathy L Tway, Scott T Matteucci, Christopher J Tucker, Anne M Kelly-Rowley
  • Publication number: 20170369596
    Abstract: Provided is a process for reducing the size of ethylcellulose polymer particles comprising (a) providing a slurry comprising (i) water (ii) said ethylcellulose particles, wherein said ethylcellulose polymer particles have D50 of 100 ?m or less; (iii) surfactant comprising 1.2% or more anionic surfactants by weight based on the solid weight of said slurry, with the proviso that if the amount of anionic surfactant is 2.5% or less by weight based on the solid weight of said slurry, then said surfactant further comprises 5% or more stabilizers by weight based on the solid weight of said slurry, wherein said stabilizer is selected from the group consisting of water-soluble polymers, water-soluble fatty alcohols, and mixtures thereof. (b) grinding said slurry in an agitated media mill having a collection of media particles having a median particle size of 550 ?m or smaller. Also provided is a dispersion made by such a process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Inventors: Jorg Theuerkauf, Robert B. Appell, Peter E. Pierini, Christopher J. Tucker
  • Publication number: 20170306260
    Abstract: A stabilized antifoaming composition having at least three components. The first component is an antifoaming agent. The second component is an ethylene-(meth)acrylic acid copolymer. The third component is a salt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Inventors: Patrick E. Brutto, Afua Sarpong Karikari, William C. Miles, Christopher J. Tucker
  • Patent number: 9724344
    Abstract: Inhalable compositions are described. The inhalable compositions comprise one or more respirable aggregates, the respirable aggregates comprising one or more poorly water soluble active agents, wherein at least one of the active agents reaches a maximum lung concentration (Cmax) of at least about 0.25 ?g/gram of lung tissue and remains at such concentration for a period of at least one hour after being delivered to the lung. Methods for making such compositions and methods for using such compositions are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: BOARD OF REGENTS, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM
    Inventors: James E. Hitt, True L. Rogers, Brian D. Scherzer, Ian B. Gillespie, Paula C. Garcia, Nicholas S. Beck, Christopher J. Tucker, Timothy J. Young, David A. Hayes, Robert O. Williams, III, Keith P. Johnston, Jason T. McConville, Jay I. Peters, Robert Talbert, David S. Burgess
  • Patent number: 9518194
    Abstract: Arylcyclobutene polymers having improved toughness are provided. Compositions and methods for coating arylcyclobutene polymers having improved toughness are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignees: Dow Global Technologies LLC, Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials LLC
    Inventors: Zhifeng Bai, Michael K. Gallagher, Zidong Wang, Christopher J. Tucker, Matthew T. Bishop, Elissei Iagodkine, Mark S. Oliver
  • Publication number: 20160297985
    Abstract: Arylcyclobutene polymers having improved toughness are provided. Compositions and methods for coating arylcyclobutene polymers having improved toughness are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Inventors: Zhifeng BAI, Michael K. GALLAGHER, Zidong WANG, Christopher J. TUCKER, Matthew T. BISHOP, Elissei IAGODKINE, Mark S. OLIVER
  • Publication number: 20160122601
    Abstract: Compositions containing an adhesive material, a release additive and a compatibilizer are suitable for temporarily bonding two surfaces, such as a wafer active side and a substrate. These compositions are useful in the manufacture of electronic devices where a temporary bonding of a component to a substrate is desired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Inventors: Zhifeng BAI, Mark S. OLIVER, Michael K. GALLAGHER, Christopher J. TUCKER, Karen R. BRANTL, Elissei IAGODKINE, Zidong WANG
  • Patent number: 9315696
    Abstract: Compositions containing an adhesive material, a release additive and a compatibilizer are suitable for temporarily bonding two surfaces, such as a wafer active side and a substrate. These compositions are useful in the manufacture of electronic devices where a temporary bonding of a component to a substrate is desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignees: Dow Global Technologies LLC, Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials LLC
    Inventors: Zhifeng Bai, Mark S. Oliver, Michael K. Gallagher, Christopher J. Tucker, Karen R. Brantl, Elissei Iagodkine, Zidong Wang
  • Patent number: 9296915
    Abstract: Arylcyclobutene polymers having improved toughness are provided. Compositions and methods for coating arylcyclobutene polymers having improved toughness are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignees: Dow Global Technologies LLC, Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials LLC
    Inventors: Zhifeng Bai, Michael K. Gallagher, Zidong Wang, Christopher J. Tucker, Matthew T. Bishop, Elissei Lagodkine, Mark S. Oliver
  • Patent number: D862791
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Rangaraj Sundar, Scott A. Fath, William J. Bogdziewicz, III, Isaac Weigensberg, Moshe Eliyahu, David Rubli, Christopher S. Tucker, Shumel Gavrielov, Yuval Malka, Arye Weigensberg