Patents by Inventor Christopher S. Lyons

Christopher S. Lyons 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: 11492453
    Abstract: Urea (multi)-(meth)acrylate (multi)-silane precursor compounds, synthesized by reaction of (meth)acrylated materials having isocyanate functionality with aminosilane compounds, either neat or in a solvent, and optionally with a catalyst, such as a tin compound, to accelerate the reaction. Also described are articles including a substrate, a base (co)polymer layer on a major surface of the substrate, an oxide layer on the base (co)polymer layer; and a protective (co)polymer layer on the oxide layer, the protective (co)polymer layer including the reaction product of at least one urea (multi)-(meth)acrylate (multi)-silane precursor compound synthesized by reaction of (meth)acrylated materials having isocyanate functionality with aminosilane compounds. The substrate may be a (co)polymer film or an electronic device such as an organic light emitting device, electrophoretic light emitting device, liquid crystal display, thin film transistor, or combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Thomas P. Klun, Alan K. Nachtigal, Joseph C. Spagnola, Mark A. Roehrig, Jennifer K. Schnobrich, Guy D. Joly, Christopher S. Lyons
  • Publication number: 20220346826
    Abstract: An ultrasonic surgical system includes an ultrasonic generator configured to provide an electrical drive signal, an ultrasonic transducer configured to receive the electrical drive signal and to produce ultrasonic mechanical motion in response thereto, and a blade coupled to the ultrasonic transducer and configured to receive the ultrasonic mechanical motion from the ultrasonic transducer for treating tissue in contact therewith. The ultrasonic transducer defines a saturation point and the ultrasonic generator is configured to drive the ultrasonic transducer substantially at the saturation point such that the ultrasonic mechanical motion produced by the ultrasonic transducer is substantially equal to a maximum ultrasonic mechanical motion of the ultrasonic transducer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2022
    Publication date: November 3, 2022
    Inventors: David J. Van Tol, Matthew S. Cowley, Keith W. Malang, Anthony B. Ross, Christopher A. Valentine, Aaron G. Mattmiller, Michael B. Lyons
  • Publication number: 20220315115
    Abstract: A vehicle shown herein is a side by side utility vehicle having frame configured to effectively transfer various loads throughout the frame as whole. The vehicle may further or alternatively include a routing tray configured to retain various fluid lines of the vehicle, a transmission including a passive duct acoustical attenuation device, a door seal configured to allow the frame to contact the seal at an angle, a modular door actuating mechanism, and/or a modular skid plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2022
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Applicant: Polaris Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy S. Lyons, Daniel S. Weber, Keith A. Hollman, Aaron D. Deckard, Travis J. Saari, Bryce A. Holm, Nick S. Levin, Christopher A. Barnett, Stephen G. Crain, Amery D. Kuhl, Bruce A. St. Yves, Boris Rubanovich, Jacob A. Frank
  • Patent number: 11254101
    Abstract: A film including a resin layer comprising a structured major surface opposite a second major surface, the structured major surface including a plurality of features; a barrier layer on the structured major surface; and a first adhesive layer on the barrier layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Brett J. Sitter, David J. Rowe, John P. Baetzold, Bill H. Dodge, Evan L. Schwartz, Kevin W. Gotrik, Christopher S. Lyons, Ta-Hua Yu
  • Publication number: 20220001644
    Abstract: A film including: a substrate; a first barrier layer on the substrate; a first resin layer on the first barrier layer; wherein the first resin layer includes a structured major surface and a plurality of features; a second barrier layer on the structured major surface of the first resin layer; and a second resin layer on the second barrier layer, wherein the second resin layer includes a structured major surface and a plurality of features.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Publication date: January 6, 2022
    Inventors: David J. Rowe, Kevin W. Gotrik, Christopher S. Lyons, Christopher A. Merton, Scott J. Jones, Ta-Hua Yu, Brett J. Sitter, John P. Baetzold, Bill H. Dodge, Evan L. Schwartz
  • Publication number: 20210394426
    Abstract: There is provided a method of making a curved barrier film, including: depositing a barrier layer between a first organic layer and a second organic layer to form a barrier film; and thermoforming or vacuum-forming the barrier film from a flat barrier film to a curved barrier film; wherein the barrier film includes the barrier layer having two opposing major surfaces, wherein the barrier layer includes buckling deformations and non-buckling regions; the first organic layer in direct contact with one of the opposing major surfaces of the barrier layer; and the second organic layer in direct contact with the other of the opposing major surfaces of the barrier layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2019
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Inventors: David J. Rowe, Christopher S. Lyons, Kevin W. Gotrik, Gregg A. Ambur
  • Publication number: 20210389503
    Abstract: Nanostructured articles, materials for the nanostructured articles, and intermediate articles for use in making the nanostructured articles. The nanostructured articles can be formed on a flexible film and are useful for optical metasurface applications and possibly other applications. The articles can include nanoreplicated layers or pattern transfer layers of engineered nanostructures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2019
    Publication date: December 16, 2021
    Inventors: Martin B. Wolk, James M. Nelson, Karl K. Stensvad, Henrik B. van Lengerich, Christopher S. Lyons, Moses M. David, Jeffrey L. Solomon, Nicholas C. Erickson, Caleb T. Nelson
  • Patent number: 11192989
    Abstract: Compositions of matter described as urea (multi)-urethane (meth)acrylate-silanes having the general formula RA—NH—C(O)—N(R4)—R11—[O—C(O)NH—RS]n, or RS—NH—C(O)—N(R4)—R11—[O—C(O)NH—RA]n. Also described are articles including a substrate, a base (co)polymer layer on a major surface of the substrate, an oxide layer on the base (co)polymer layer; and a protective (co)polymer layer on the oxide layer, the protective (co)polymer layer including the reaction product of at least one urea (multi)-urethane (meth)acrylate-silane precursor compound. The substrate may be a (co)polymer film or an electronic device such as an organic light emitting device, electrophoretic light emitting device, liquid crystal display, thin film transistor, or combination thereof. Methods of making such urea (multi)-urethane (meth)acrylate-silane precursor compounds, and their use in composite films and electronic devices are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Thomas P. Klun, Alan K. Nachtigal, Joseph C. Spagnola, Mark A. Roehrig, Jennifer K. Schnobrich, Guy D. Joly, Christopher S. Lyons
  • Patent number: 11174361
    Abstract: Compositions of matter described as urea (multi)-urethane (meth)acrylate-silanes having the general formula RA—NH—C(O)—N(R4)—R11—[O—C(O)NH—RS]n, or RS—NH—C(O)—N(R4)—R11—[O—C(O)NH—RA]n. Also described are articles including a substrate, a base (co)polymer layer on a major surface of the substrate, an oxide layer on the base (co)polymer layer; and a protective (co)polymer layer on the oxide layer, the protective (co)polymer layer including the reaction product of at least one urea (multi)-urethane (meth)acrylate-silane precursor compound. The substrate may be a (co)polymer film or an electronic device such as an organic light emitting device, electrophoretic light emitting device, liquid crystal display, thin film transistor, or combination thereof. Methods of making such urea (multi)-urethane (meth)acrylate-silane precursor compounds, and their use in composite films and electronic devices are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Thomas P. Klun, Alan K. Nachtigal, Joseph C. Spagnola, Mark A. Roehrig, Jennifer K. Schnobrich, Guy D. Joly, Christopher S. Lyons
  • Publication number: 20210347135
    Abstract: Materials and methods useful in forming nano-scale features on substrates, and articles such as optical films incorporating such nano-scale patterned substrates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Publication date: November 11, 2021
    Inventors: Henrik B. van Lengerich, Karl K. Stensvad, Edwin L. Kusilek, Mathew S. Stay, Caleb T. Nelson, Christopher S. Lyons, Moses M. David, Jeffrey L. Solomon, Martin B. Wolk, Nicholas C. Erickson, James Zhu, James M. Nelson
  • Patent number: 11117358
    Abstract: A transfer article (100) is provided. The transfer article (100) includes a release layer (110), wherein the release layer (110) comprises a metal layer or a doped semiconductor layer; a first acrylate layer (120) overlaying the release layer (110); and a function layer (130) overlaying the first acrylate layer (120); wherein a release value between the release layer (110) and the first acrylate layer (120) is from 2 to 50 g/inch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Kevin W. Gotrik, Christopher S. Lyons, Christopher A. Merton, Scott J. Jones
  • Publication number: 20210268782
    Abstract: A composite article includes a multilayer barrier assembly bonded to a substrate, and a top polymer layer bonded to the multilayer barrier assembly opposite the substrate. The multilayer barrier assembly comprises a base polymer layer and a base inorganic barrier layer. The base polymer layer comprises a polymerized reaction product of polymerizable components comprising at least one di(meth)acrylate represented by the formula Each R1 independently represents H or methyl; each R2 independently represents an alkyl group having from 1 to 4 carbon atoms; x=0, 1, 2, 3, or 4; and z=0, 1, 2, 3, or 4, with the provisos that at least one of x and z is not zero and 1?x+z?4. Methods of making the same are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Inventors: Robert S. Clough, Joseph C. Spagnola, Christopher S. Lyons, Mark D. Weigel, Thomas P. Klun
  • Publication number: 20210146651
    Abstract: A film including: a substrate; a first barrier layer on the substrate; a resin layer on the first barrier layer; wherein the resin layer includes a structured major surface and a plurality of features; a second barrier layer on the structured major surface of the first resin layer; and an adhesive layer on the second barrier layer, wherein the adhesive layer includes a structured major surface and a plurality of features.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Inventors: David J. Rowe, Christopher S. Lyons, Kevin W. Gotrik, Christopher A. Merton, Scott J. Jones, Ta-Hua Yu, Brett J. Sitter, Bill H. Dodge
  • Patent number: 10982064
    Abstract: A barrier film. The barrier film may include a substrate, an inorganic layer disposed on a side of the substrate, and an organic layer-by-layer structure disposed on a side of the inorganic layer, where in the organic layer-by-layer structure comprises a layer of a cationic polyelectrolyte and a layer of an anionic polyelectrolyte.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Morgan A. Priolo, Joseph M. Pieper, Ellison G. Kawakami, Henrik B. Van Lengerich, Christopher S. Lyons
  • Patent number: 10947618
    Abstract: A barrier film including a substrate; a base polymer layer adjacent to the substrate; an oxide layer adjacent to the base polymer layer; a adhesion-modifying layer adjacent to the oxide layer; and a top coat polymer layer adjacent to the adhesion-modifying layer. An optional inorganic layer can be applied over the top coat polymer layer. The inclusion of a adhesion-modifying layer provides for enhanced resistance to moisture and improved peel strength adhesion of the top coat polymer layer to the underlying barrier stack layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Joseph C. Spagnola, Mark A. Roehrig, Thomas P. Klun, Alan K. Nachtigal, Christopher S. Lyons, Guy D. Joly
  • Patent number: 10933607
    Abstract: There is provided a barrier film including a barrier layer having two opposing major surfaces, wherein the barrier layer comprise buckling deformations and non-buckling regions; a first organic layer in direct contact with one of the opposing major surfaces of the barrier layer; a second organic layer in direct contact with the other of the opposing major surfaces of the barrier layer; and a substrate in direct contact with the first organic layer or the second organic layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Kevin W. Gotrik, Christopher S. Lyons, Gerald S. Deeb, Peihui Zhang, Ronald P. Swanson
  • Publication number: 20200362190
    Abstract: Urea (multi)-(meth)acrylate (multi)-silane precursor compounds, synthesized by reaction of (meth)acrylated materials having isocyanate functionality with aminosilane compounds, either neat or in a solvent, and optionally with a catalyst, such as a tin compound, to accelerate the reaction. Also described are articles including a substrate, a base (co)polymer layer on a major surface of the substrate, an oxide layer on the base (co)polymer layer; and a protective (co)polymer layer on the oxide layer, the protective (co)polymer layer including the reaction product of at least one urea (multi)-(meth)acrylate (multi)-silane precursor compound synthesized by reaction of (meth)acrylated materials having isocyanate functionality with aminosilane compounds. The substrate may be a (co)polymer film or an electronic device such as an organic light emitting device, electrophoretic light emitting device, liquid crystal display, thin film transistor, or combination thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas P. Klun, Alan K. Nachtigal, Joseph C. Spagnola, Mark A. Roehrig, Jennifer K. Schnobrich, Guy D. Joly, Christopher S. Lyons
  • Patent number: 10774236
    Abstract: Urea (multi)-(meth)acrylate (multi)-silane precursor compounds, synthesized by reaction of (meth)acrylated materials having isocyanate functionality with aminosilane compounds, either neat or in a solvent, and optionally with a catalyst, such as a tin compound, to accelerate the reaction. Also described are articles including a substrate, a base (co)polymer layer on a major surface of the substrate, an oxide layer on the base (co)polymer layer; and a protective (co)polymer layer on the oxide layer, the protective (co)polymer layer including the reaction product of at least one urea (multi)-(meth)acrylate (multi)-silane precursor compound synthesized by reaction of (meth)acrylated materials having isocyanate functionality with aminosilane compounds. The substrate may be a (co)polymer film or an electronic device such as an organic light emitting device, electrophoretic light emitting device, liquid crystal display, thin film transistor, or combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES, COMPANY
    Inventors: Thomas P. Klun, Alan K. Nachtigal, Joseph C. Spagnola, Mark A. Roehrig, Jennifer K. Schnobrich, Guy D. Joly, Christopher S. Lyons
  • Publication number: 20200181413
    Abstract: A particle having a first portion and a second portion surrounding the first portion is described. A volume of the second portion is at least 50 percent of a volume of the particle. The second portion includes a material having a local composition or an effective refractive index that varies substantially continuously across the thickness of the second portion. The material includes a plurality of inorganic regions and may further include organic regions. The particle can be made via atomic or molecular layer deposition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Claire Hartmann-Thompson, Bill H. Dodge, Andrew J. Ouderkirk, Christopher S. Lyons
  • Patent number: 10654251
    Abstract: Barrier assemblies including ultrathin barrier laminates and methods of making the barrier assemblies are provided. A barrier assembly includes a thermoplastic polymer skin layer having opposite first and second major surfaces, and a barrier stack coated on the first major surface of the thermoplastic polymer skin layer to form an integral protective layer having a thickness no greater than about 0.5 mil (about 12.7 microns). The removable carrier film has a major surface releasably attached to the second major surface of the thermoplastic polymer skin layer. In some cases, the removal of the carrier film results in ultrathin barrier laminates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: David J. Rowe, Ta-Hua Yu, Timothy J. Lindquist, Mark A. Roehrig, Christopher S. Lyons, Stephen P. Maki, Scott J. Jones, Kevin D. Hagen, Andrew M. Mevissen, Kenneth L. Looney, Stephen A. Johnson, Terence D. Neavin, Joseph C. Spagnola, Fred B. McCormick