Patents by Inventor Christopher Wren

Christopher Wren 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: 10511642
    Abstract: A system and method for associating users with a micro-community that is relevant to an object reference. The object reference is anything that can be perceived either physically or conceptually, such as a location, a document, a calendar entry, a document, a news feed, a biometric key, an image, a news feed, etc. A micro-community engine identifies users who are associated explicitly with the object reference as well as people who would be interested in the object implicitly and associates them with a micro-community. The micro-community engine provides an intuitive and flexible means for communication between members of the micro-community.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Wren, Nadav Aharony
  • Patent number: 10184022
    Abstract: Polymeric materials and methods for making the polymeric materials utilizing bisphenolic stillbottoms, lignosulfonates, or both are disclosed. In one embodiment, a polymer is provided that includes a condensate of bisphenolic stillbottoms, an optional phenolic compound independent of bisphenolic stillbottoms, an aldehyde, and a lignosulfonate compound. The condensate may further include an amino compound, a catalyst, or combinations thereof. Alternatively, the polymer may be free of a phenolic compound independent of bisphenolic stillbottoms. The polymers may be used in the manufacture of articles including composites, laminates and paper products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: HEXION INC.
    Inventors: Adam Daniel Dowden, Harden Christopher Wren, Todd Ross Miller
  • Publication number: 20180298137
    Abstract: Polymeric materials and methods for making the polymeric materials utilizing bisphenolic stillbottoms, lignosulfonates, or both are disclosed. In one embodiment, a polymer is provided that includes a condensate of bisphenolic stillbottoms, an optional phenolic compound independent of bisphenolic stillbottoms, an aldehyde, and a lignosulfonate compound. The condensate may further include an amino compound, a catalyst, or combinations thereof. Alternatively, the polymer may be free of a phenolic compound independent of bisphenolic stillbottoms. The polymers may be used in the manufacture of articles including composites, laminates and paper products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Inventors: Adam Daniel DOWDEN, Harden Christopher WREN, Todd Ross MILLER
  • Publication number: 20180039854
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes generating a metric for a first user that reflects preferences for image attributes, determining image attributes for a first set of images associated with a second user, selecting a subset of the first set of images for the first user based on the metric and the image attributes for the first set of images, and providing the subset of the first set of images to the first user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Applicant: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher WREN
  • Publication number: 20170158799
    Abstract: Polymeric materials and methods for making the polymeric materials utilizing bisphenolic stillbottoms, lignosulfonates, or both are disclosed. In one embodiment, a polymer is provided that includes a condensate of bisphenolic stillbottoms, an optional phenolic compound independent of bisphenolic stillbottoms, an aldehyde, and a lignosulfonate compound. The condensate may further include an amino compound, a catalyst, or combinations thereof. Alternatively, the polymer may be free of a phenolic compound independent of bisphenolic stillbottoms. The polymers may be used in the manufacture of articles including composites, laminates and paper products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Inventors: Adam Daniel DOWDEN, Harden Christopher WREN, Todd Ross MILLER
  • Patent number: 9598580
    Abstract: Polymeric materials and methods for making the polymeric materials utilizing bisphenolic stillbottoms, lignosulfonates, or both are disclosed. In one embodiment, a polymer is provided that includes a condensate of bisphenolic stillbottoms, an optional phenolic compound independent of bisphenolic stillbottoms, an aldehyde, and a lignosulfonate compound. The condensate may further include an amino compound, a catalyst, or combinations thereof. Alternatively, the polymer may be free of a phenolic compound independent of bisphenolic stillbottoms. The polymers may be used in the manufacture of articles including composites, laminates and paper products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: HEXION INC.
    Inventors: Adam Daniel Dowden, Harden Christopher Wren, Todd Ross Miller
  • Publication number: 20150259534
    Abstract: Polymeric materials and methods for making the polymeric materials utilizing bisphenolic stillbottoms, lignosulfonates, or both are disclosed. In one embodiment, a polymer is provided that includes a condensate of bisphenolic stillbottoms, an optional phenolic compound independent of bisphenolic stillbottoms, an aldehyde, and a lignosulfonate compound. The condensate may further include an amino compound, a catalyst, or combinations thereof. Alternatively, the polymer may be free of a phenolic compound independent of bisphenolic stillbottoms. The polymers may be used in the manufacture of articles including composites, laminates and paper products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Publication date: September 17, 2015
    Inventors: Adam Daniel DOWDEN, Harden Christopher WREN, Todd Ross MILLER
  • Patent number: 9137194
    Abstract: A system and method for associating users with a micro-community that is relevant to an object reference. The object reference is anything that can be perceived either physically or conceptually, such as a location, a document, a calendar entry, a document, a news feed, a biometric key, an image, a news feed, etc. A micro-community engine identifies users who are associated explicitly with the object reference as well as people who would be interested in the object implicitly and associates them with a micro-community. The micro-community engine provides an intuitive and flexible means for communication between members of the micro-community.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Wren, Nadav Aharony
  • Patent number: 8968466
    Abstract: Emulsions, and processes for making the emulsions, useful for imparting water resistance to gypsum products are disclosed. Process for making the emulsion and gypsum products made from the emulsion are also disclosed. The emulsions of the invention include at least one paraffin wax and a hydrophilic metallic salt. The emulsions of the invention may further include a saponifiable wax substitute for montan wax. The emulsions of the invention may further include a biocide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc.
    Inventors: Steven J. Wantling, Jason L. Holder, Harden Christopher Wren
  • Patent number: 8932401
    Abstract: Emulsions, and processes for making the emulsions, useful for imparting water resistance to gypsum products are disclosed. Process for making the emulsion and gypsum products made from the emulsion are also disclosed. The emulsions of the invention include at least one paraffin wax and a hydrophilic metallic salt. The emulsions of the invention may further include a saponifiable wax substitute for montan wax. The emulsions of the invention may further include a biocide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc.
    Inventors: Steven J. Wantling, Jason L. Holder, Harden Christopher Wren
  • Publication number: 20140138359
    Abstract: A method of processing an optical element includes providing the optical element. A surface region of the optical element includes one or more pre-cursors. The method also includes raster scanning a laser beam across the optical element. The laser beam comprises a plurality of laser pulses, each of the laser pulses being characterized by a pulse length less than 1 ns. The method further includes exposing the one or more pre-cursors to the laser beam and observing a light emission event from one of the one or more pre-cursors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2012
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: LAWRENCE LIVERMORE NATIONAL SECURITY, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Wren Carr, Raluca A. Negres, Mary A. Norton, David A. Cross
  • Patent number: 8694593
    Abstract: A system and method for associating users with a micro-community that is relevant to an object reference. The object reference is anything that can be perceived either physically or conceptually, such as a location, a document, a calendar entry, a document, a news feed, a biometric key, an image, a news feed, etc. A micro-community engine identifies users who are associated explicitly with the object reference as well as people who would be interested in the object implicitly and associates them with a micro-community. The micro-community engine provides an intuitive and flexible means for communication between members of the micro-community.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Wren, Nadav Aharony
  • Publication number: 20130047894
    Abstract: Emulsions, and processes for making the emulsions, useful for imparting water resistance to gypsum products are disclosed. Process for making the emulsion and gypsum products made from the emulsion are also disclosed. The emulsions of the invention include at least one paraffin wax and a hydrophilic metallic salt. The emulsions of the invention may further include a saponifiable wax substitute for montan wax. The emulsions of the invention may further include a biocide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2011
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Inventors: Steven J. Wantling, Jason L. Holder, Harden Christopher Wren
  • Publication number: 20130053481
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for making compositions useful for imparting water resistance to gypsum products are disclosed. Processes for making gypsum products made from an emulsion of the composition are also disclosed. The compositions of the invention include at least one paraffin wax, a saponifiable wax, and a styrene-maleic anhydride copolymer. The composition may further include water and be in the form of an emulsion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2012
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Inventors: Eduardo Romero-Nochebuena, Paresh Jaswantlal Sheth, Jason Lee Holder, Harden Christopher Wren, Michael Bruce Danvers
  • Publication number: 20130047885
    Abstract: Emulsions, and processes for making the emulsions, useful for imparting water resistance to gypsum products are disclosed. Process for making the emulsion and gypsum products made from the emulsion are also disclosed. The emulsions of the invention include at least one paraffin wax and a hydrophilic metallic salt. The emulsions of the invention may further include a saponifiable wax substitute for montan wax. The emulsions of the invention may further include a biocide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2011
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Inventors: Steven J. Wantling, Jason L. Holder, Harden Christopher Wren
  • Publication number: 20130037621
    Abstract: Compositions for dust suppression, methods for forming the compositions, and methods for using the compositions are provided. In one embodiment, the composition includes at least a binding agent. The composition may be in the form of an emulsion. The compositions may be applied to an exposed surface of a substrate to suppress or mitigate fugitive dust therefrom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2012
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Inventors: Steven Joseph Wantling, Jason Lee Holder, Harden Christopher Wren, Eduardo Romero Nochebuena
  • Patent number: 8343634
    Abstract: Composite panels may be prepared using a moisture resistance additive having a formulation that includes a triglyceride having a saponification value of at least 150 and an iodine value of at least 35. The additive may be used in the form of a water emulsion. The water emulsion may be prepared by dispersing the components of the additive formulation under conditions sufficient to at least partially saponify the triglyceride. The moisture resistance additive can impart resistance to moisture absorption and thickness swelling to composite panels prepared therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc.
    Inventors: Steven J. Wantling, Harden Christopher Wren, Jason L. Holder
  • Publication number: 20100186627
    Abstract: Composite panels may be prepared using a moisture resistance additive having a formulation that includes a triglyceride having a saponification value of at least 150 and an iodine value of at least 35. The additive may be used in the form of a water emulsion. The water emulsion may be prepared by dispersing the components of the additive formulation under conditions sufficient to at least partially saponify the triglyceride. The moisture resistance additive can impart resistance to moisture absorption and thickness swelling to composite panels prepared therewith.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2010
    Publication date: July 29, 2010
    Inventors: Steven J. Wantling, Harden Christopher Wren, Jason L. Holder
  • Publication number: 20070257986
    Abstract: A method for querying a surveillance database stores videos and events acquired by cameras and detectors in an environment. Each event includes a time at which the event was detected. The videos are indexed according to the events. A query specifies a spatial and temporal context. The database is searched for events that match the spatial and temporal context of the query, and only segment of the videos that correlate with the matching events are displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2006
    Publication date: November 8, 2007
    Inventors: Yuri Ivanov, Christopher Wren
  • Publication number: 20070229652
    Abstract: A method of establishing a communications link uses automatic sensing of a computer user's presence and activity state to record user attributes in a form accessible to other computers in a communications network. Such automatic sensing may include keyboard/mouse monitors, cameras with associated image processing algorithms, speech detectors, RF radiation detectors, and infrared sensors. Preferably, the attribute recording is done in a server process which can be accessed by other computer programs. A first application of this method is to inform persons at remote locations whether the party to be called is available to receive a call. A second application of the method is to use a Connection Agent to determine whether all desired participants for a conference, or at least a quorum of them, are present and available, so that the conference can be started.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2007
    Publication date: October 4, 2007
    Inventors: Julian Center, Christopher Wren, Sumit Basu, Evgeniy Gusyatin