Patents by Inventor Clayton Kostelecky

Clayton Kostelecky 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: 8501267
    Abstract: Methods for preparing nanocomposites with electrical properties modified by powder size below 100 nanometers. Both low-loaded and highly-loaded nanocomposites are included. Nanoscale coated, un-coated, whisker type fillers are taught. Electrical nanocomposite layers may be prepared on substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Tapesh Yadav, Clayton Kostelecky, Evan Franke, Bijan Miremadi, Ming Au, Anthony Vigliotti
  • Patent number: 8389603
    Abstract: Methods for preparing nanocomposites with thermal properties modified by powder size below 100 nanometers. Both low-loaded and highly-loaded nanocomposites are included. Nanoscale coated, un-coated, whisker type fillers are taught. Thermal nanocomposite layers may be prepared on substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Tapesh Yadav, Clayton Kostelecky, Evan Franke, Bijan Miremadi, Ming Au, Anthony Vigliotti
  • Patent number: 8058337
    Abstract: Methods for preparing low resistivity nanocomposite layers that simultaneously offer optical clarity, wear resistance and superior functional performance. Nanofillers and a substance having a polymer are mixed. Both low-loaded and highly-loaded nanocomposites are included. Nanoscale coated and un-coated fillers may be used. Nanocomposite films may be coated on substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Tapesh Yadav, Clayton Kostelecky
  • Publication number: 20110152427
    Abstract: Methods for preparing nanocomposites with electrical properties modified by powder size below 100 nanometers. Both low-loaded and highly-loaded nanocomposites are included. Nanoscale coated, un-coated, whisker type fillers are taught. Electrical nanocomposite layers may be prepared on substrates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Inventors: Tapesh Yadav, Clayton Kostelecky, Evan Franke, Bijan Miremadi, Ming Au, Anthony Vigliotti
  • Publication number: 20100320417
    Abstract: Methods for preparing nanocomposites with thermal properties modified by powder size below 100 nanometers. Both low-loaded and highly-loaded nanocomposites are included. Nanoscale coated, un-coated, whisker type fillers are taught. Thermal nanocomposite layers may be prepared on substrates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2008
    Publication date: December 23, 2010
    Inventors: Tapesh Yadav, Clayton Kostelecky, Evan Franke, Bijan Miremadi, Ming Au, Anthony Vigliotti
  • Patent number: 7816006
    Abstract: Nanoscale materials with domain sizes less than 100 nanometers and unusual shapes and morphologies are disclosed. A broad approach for manufacturing oxide and non-oxide nanomaterials with aspect ratio different than 1.0 is presented. Methods for engineering and manufacturing nanomaterials' size, shape, surface area, morphology, surface characteristics, surface composition, distribution, and degree of agglomeration are discussed. The methods taught includes the use of surfactants, dispersants, emulsifying agents in order to prepare precursors, which are then processed into novel nanoscale particle morphologies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Tapesh Yadav, Clayton Kostelecky
  • Patent number: 7776383
    Abstract: Methods for discover of ceramic nanomaterial suitable for an application by preparing an array of first layer of electrodes and printing ceramic nanomaterial films on the electrodes. A second layer of electrodes is printed on the nanomaterial films of ceramics to form an electroded film array. The electroded film array is sintered. Properties of the sintered electroded film array are measured and one of the array elements with properties suited for the particular application is identified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Tapesh Yadav, Clayton Kostelecky
  • Publication number: 20080142764
    Abstract: Methods for preparing low resistivity nanocomposite layers that simultaneously offer optical clarity, wear resistance and superior functional performance. Nanofillers and a substance having a polymer are mixed. Both low-loaded and highly-loaded nanocomposites are included. Nanoscale coated and un-coated fillers may be used. Nanocomposite films may be coated on substrates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2007
    Publication date: June 19, 2008
    Inventors: Tapesh Yadav, Clayton Kostelecky
  • Patent number: 7388042
    Abstract: Biomedical nanocomposite implants having both low-loaded and highly-loaded nanocomposites. A matrix and nanofillers are provided wherein the nanofillers are dispersed in the matrix to form a composite. Nanoscale coated and un-coated fillers are used. Methods for preparing biomedical nanocomposite implants are also illustrated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2008
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Tapesh Yadav, Clayton Kostelecky
  • Patent number: 7387673
    Abstract: A pigment prepared using nanofillers with modified properties because of the powder size being below 100 nanometers. Blue, yellow and brown pigments are illustrated. Nanoscale coated, un-coated, nanorods type fillers are included. The pigment nanopowders taught comprise one or more elements from the group actinium, antimony, aluminum, arsenic, barium, beryllium, bismuth, cadmium, calcium, cerium, cesium, cobalt, copper, dysprosium, erbium, europium, gadolinium, gallium, gold, hafnium, hydrogen, indium, iridium, iron, lanthanum, lithium, magnesium, manganese, mendelevium, mercury, molybdenum, neodymium, neptunium, nickel, niobium, nitrogen, oxygen, osmium, palladium, platinum, potassium, praseodymium, promethium, protactinium, rhenium, rubidium, scandium, silver, sodium, strontium, sulfur, selenium, tantalum, terbium, thallium, thorium, tin, titanium, tungsten, vanadium, ytterbium, yttrium, zinc, and zirconium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2008
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Tapesh Yadav, Clayton Kostelecky
  • Patent number: 7250454
    Abstract: Methods for preparing low resistivity nanocomposite layers that simultaneously offer optical clarity, wear resistance and superior functional performance. Nanofillers and a substance having a polymer are mixed. Both low-loaded and highly-loaded nanocomposites are included. Nanoscale coated and un-coated fillers may be used. Nanocomposite films may be coated on substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2007
    Assignee: NanoProducts Corporation
    Inventors: Tapesh Yadav, Clayton Kostelecky
  • Patent number: 7238734
    Abstract: Methods for preparing optical filter nanocomposites from nanopowders. Both low-loaded and highly-loaded nanocomposites are included. Nanoscale coated and un-coated fillers may be used. Nanocomposite filter layers may be prepared on substrates. Gradient nanocomposites for filters are discussed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2007
    Assignee: NanoProducts Corporation
    Inventors: Tapesh Yadav, Clayton Kostelecky
  • Publication number: 20070102294
    Abstract: An electrochemical gas sensor, a method for making the sensor and methods for the detection of a gaseous species. The electrochemical gas sensor is a solid-state gas sensor that includes a solid polymer electrolyte. A working electrode is separated from a counter electrode by the solid polymer electrolyte. The sensor can include a multilaminate structure for improved detection properties, where electrode microbands are disposed within the solid polymer electrolyte.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2006
    Publication date: May 10, 2007
    Inventors: Debra Dorisio Deininger, Clayton Kostelecky
  • Patent number: 7183337
    Abstract: Methods for preparing nanocomposites that enable films with optical clarity, wear resistance and superior functional performance. Nanofillers and a substance having a polymer are mixed. Both low-loaded and highly-loaded nanocomposites are included. Nanocomposite films may be coated on substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2007
    Assignee: NanoProducts Corporation
    Inventors: Tapesh Yadav, Clayton Kostelecky
  • Publication number: 20070032572
    Abstract: Methods for preparing nanocomposites that enable films with optical clarity, wear resistance and superior functional performance. Nanofillers and a substance having a polymer are mixed. Both low-loaded and highly-loaded nanocomposites are included. Nanocomposite films may be coated on substrates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2003
    Publication date: February 8, 2007
    Inventors: Tapesh Yadav, Clayton Kostelecky
  • Publication number: 20060068080
    Abstract: Methods for discover of ceramic nanomaterial suitable for an application by preparing an array of first layer of electrodes and printing ceramic nanomaterial films on the electrodes. A second layer of electrodes is printed on the nanomaterial films of ceramics to form an electroded film array. The electroded film array is sintered. Properties of the sintered electroded film array are measured and one of the array elements with properties suited for the particular application is identified.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2005
    Publication date: March 30, 2006
    Inventors: Tapesh Yadav, Clayton Kostelecky
  • Patent number: 6933331
    Abstract: A nanocomposite structure comprising a nanostructured filler or carrier intimately mixed with a matrix, and methods of making such a structure. The nanostructured filler has a domain size sufficiently small to alter an electrical, magnetic, optical, electrochemical, chemical, thermal, biomedical, or tribological property of either filler or composite by at least 20%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2005
    Assignee: NanoProducts Corporation
    Inventors: Tapesh Yadav, Clayton Kostelecky
  • Patent number: 6916872
    Abstract: Nanocomposites from nanofillers with preferred form of whiskers, rods, plates and fibers are disclosed. The matrix composition described includes polymers, ceramics and metals. The composition disclosed include inorganic, organic and metallic. These nanocomposites are useful in wide range of applications given their unusual properties such as refractive index, transparency to light, reflection characteristics, resistivity, permittivity, permeability, coercivity, B-H product, magnetic hysteresis, breakdown voltage, skin depth, curie temperature, dissipation factor, work function, band gap, electromagnetic shielding effectiveness, radiation hardness, chemical reactivity, thermal conductivity, temperature coefficient of an electrical property, voltage coefficient of an electrical property, thermal shock resistance, biocompatibility, and wear rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2005
    Assignee: NanoProducts Corporation
    Inventors: Tapesh Yadav, Clayton Kostelecky
  • Patent number: 6855749
    Abstract: Polymer nanocomposite implants with nanofillers and additives are described. The nanofillers described can be any composition with the preferred composition being those composing barium, bismuth, cerium, dysprosium, europium, gadolinium, hafnium, indium, lanthanum, neodymium, niobium, praseodymium, strontium, tantalum, tin, tungsten, ytterbium, yttrium, zinc, and zirconium. The additives can be of any composition with the preferred form being inorganic nanopowders comprising aluminum, calcium, gallium, iron, lithium, magnesium, silicon, sodium, strontium, titanium. Such nanocomposites are particularly useful as materials for biological use in applications such as drug delivery, biomed devices, bone or dental implants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2005
    Assignee: NanoProducts Corporation
    Inventors: Tapesh Yadav, Clayton Kostelecky
  • Publication number: 20040180203
    Abstract: Nanoscale materials with domain sizes less than 100 nanometers and unusual shapes and morphologies are disclosed. A broad approach for manufacturing oxide and non-oxide nanomaterials with aspect ratio different than 1.0 is presented. Methods for engineering and manufacturing nanomaterials' size, shape, surface area, morphology, surface characteristics, surface composition, distribution, and degree of agglomeration are discussed. The methods taught includes the use of surfactants, dispersants, emulsifying agents in order to prepare precursors, which are then processed into novel nanoscale particle morphologies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2004
    Publication date: September 16, 2004
    Inventors: Tapesh Yadav, Clayton Kostelecky