Patents by Inventor David J. Mihalcik

David J. Mihalcik 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).

  • Publication number: 20190203014
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an aerogel composition which is durable and easy to handle, which has favorable performance in aqueous environments, and which also has favorable combustion and self-heating properties. Also provided is a method of preparing an aerogel composition which is durable and easy to handle, which has favorable performance in aqueous environments, and which has favorable combustion and self-heating properties. Further provided is a method of improving the hydrophobicity, the liquid water uptake, the heat of combustion, or the onset of thermal decomposition temperature of an aerogel composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Owen R Evans, Kathryn E deKrafft, Nicholas A Zafiropoulos, Wenting Dong, David J Mihalcik, George L Gould, Irene Melnikova
  • Patent number: 10253159
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an aerogel composition which is durable and easy to handle, which has favorable performance in aqueous environments, and which also has favorable combustion and self-heating properties. Also provided is a method of preparing an aerogel composition which is durable and easy to handle, which has favorable performance in aqueous environments, and which has favorable combustion and self-heating properties. Further provided is a method of improving the hydrophobicity, the liquid water uptake, the heat of combustion, or the onset of thermal decomposition temperature of an aerogel composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Aspen Aerogels, Inc.
    Inventors: Owen Richard Evans, Kathryn Elizabeth deKrafft, Nicholas Anthony Zafiropoulos, Wenting Dong, David J Mihalcik, George L Gould, Irene Melnikova
  • Patent number: 10233303
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an aerogel composition which is durable and easy to handle, which has favorable performance in aqueous environments, and which also has favorable combustion and self-heating properties. Also provided is a method of preparing an aerogel composition which is durable and easy to handle, which has favorable performance in aqueous environments, and which has favorable combustion and self-heating properties. Further provided is a method of improving the hydrophobicity, the liquid water uptake, the heat of combustion, or the onset of thermal decomposition temperature of an aerogel composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Aspen Aerogels, Inc.
    Inventors: Owen Richard Evans, Kathryn Elizabeth deKrafft, Nicholas Anthony Zafiropoulos, Wenting Dong, David J Mihalcik, George L Gould, Irene Melnikova
  • Patent number: 10233302
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an aerogel composition which is durable and easy to handle, which has favorable performance in aqueous environments, and which also has favorable combustion and self-heating properties. Also provided is a method of preparing an aerogel composition which is durable and easy to handle, which has favorable performance in aqueous environments, and which has favorable combustion and self-heating properties. Further provided is a method of improving the hydrophobicity, the liquid water uptake, the heat of combustion, or the onset of thermal decomposition temperature of an aerogel composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Aspen Aerogels, Inc.
    Inventors: Owen Richard Evans, Kathryn Elizabeth deKrafft, Nicholas Anthony Zafiropoulos, Wenting Dong, David J Mihalcik, George L Gould, Irene Melnikova
  • Patent number: 10227472
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an aerogel composition which is durable and easy to handle, which has favorable performance in aqueous environments, and which also has favorable combustion and self-heating properties. Also provided is a method of preparing an aerogel composition which is durable and easy to handle, which has favorable performance in aqueous environments, and which has favorable combustion and self-heating properties. Further provided is a method of improving the hydrophobicity, the liquid water uptake, the heat of combustion, or the onset of thermal decomposition temperature of an aerogel composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Aspen Aerogels, Inc.
    Inventors: Owen Richard Evans, Kathryn Elizabeth deKrafft, Nicholas Anthony Zafiropoulos, Wenting Dong, David J Mihalcik, George L Gould, Irene Melnikova
  • Publication number: 20180134867
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an aerogel composition which is durable and easy to handle, which has favorable performance in aqueous environments, and which also has favorable combustion and self-heating properties. Also provided is a method of preparing an aerogel composition which is durable and easy to handle, which has favorable performance in aqueous environments, and which has favorable combustion and self-heating properties. Further provided is a method of improving the hydrophobicity, the liquid water uptake, the heat of combustion, or the onset of thermal decomposition temperature of an aerogel composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Inventors: Owen Richard Evans, Kathryn Elizabeth deKrafft, Nicholas Anthony Zafiropoulos, Wenting Dong, David J. Mihalcik, George L. Gould, Irene Melnikova
  • Publication number: 20180112058
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an aerogel composition which is durable and easy to handle, which has favorable performance in aqueous environments, and which also has favorable combustion and self-heating properties. Also provided is a method of preparing an aerogel composition which is durable and easy to handle, which has favorable performance in aqueous environments, and which has favorable combustion and self-heating properties. Further provided is a method of improving the hydrophobicity, the liquid water uptake, the heat of combustion, or the onset of thermal decomposition temperature of an aerogel composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Inventors: Owen Richard Evans, Kathryn Elizabeth deKrafft, Nicholas Anthony Zafiropoulos, Wenting Dong, David J. Mihalcik, George L. Gould, Irene Melnikova
  • Publication number: 20180112057
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an aerogel composition which is durable and easy to handle, which has favorable performance in aqueous environments, and which also has favorable combustion and self-heating properties. Also provided is a method of preparing an aerogel composition which is durable and easy to handle, which has favorable performance in aqueous environments, and which has favorable combustion and self-heating properties. Further provided is a method of improving the hydrophobicity, the liquid water uptake, the heat of combustion, or the onset of thermal decomposition temperature of an aerogel composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Inventors: Owen Richard Evans, Kathryn Elizabeth deKrafft, Nicholas Anthony Zafiropoulos, Wenting Dong, David J Mihalcik, George L. Gould, Irene Melnikova
  • Publication number: 20180094114
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an aerogel composition which is durable and easy to handle, which has favorable performance in aqueous environments, and which also has favorable combustion and self-heating properties. Also provided is a method of preparing an aerogel composition which is durable and easy to handle, which has favorable performance in aqueous environments, and which has favorable combustion and self-heating properties. Further provided is a method of improving the hydrophobicity, the liquid water uptake, the heat of combustion, or the onset of thermal decomposition temperature of an aerogel composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Inventors: Owen Richard Evans, Kathryn Elizabeth deKrafft, Nicholas Anthony Zafiropoulos, Wenting Dong, David J Mihalcik, George L Gould, Irene Melnikova
  • Patent number: 9868843
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an aerogel composition which is durable and easy to handle, which has favorable performance in aqueous environments, and which also has favorable combustion and self-heating properties. Also provided is a method of preparing an aerogel composition which is durable and easy to handle, which has favorable performance in aqueous environments, and which has favorable combustion and self-heating properties. Further provided is a method of improving the hydrophobicity, the liquid water uptake, the heat of combustion, or the onset of thermal decomposition temperature of an aerogel composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: ASPEN AEROGELS, INC
    Inventors: Owen Richard Evans, Kathryn Elizabeth deKrafft, Nicholas Anthony Zafiropoulos, Wenting Dong, David J Mihalcik, George L Gould, Irene Melnikova
  • Publication number: 20160096949
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an aerogel composition which is durable and easy to handle, which has favorable performance in aqueous environments, and which also has favorable combustion and self-heating properties. Also provided is a method of preparing an aerogel composition which is durable and easy to handle, which has favorable performance in aqueous environments, and which has favorable combustion and self-heating properties. Further provided is a method of improving the hydrophobicity, the liquid water uptake, the heat of combustion, or the onset of thermal decomposition temperature of an aerogel composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2015
    Publication date: April 7, 2016
    Inventors: Owen Richard Evans, Kathryn Elizabeth deKrafft, Nicholas Anthony Zafiropoulos, Wenting Dong, David J. Mihalcik, George L. Gould, Irene Melnikova
  • Publication number: 20120241305
    Abstract: A pyrolyzer apparatus (i.e. a “cracking pipe”) comprises a first screen, a second screen, and a catalyst material positioned between the first and second screens. The pyrolyzer is structured so that feedstock is pyrolyzed and pyrolyzer-generated gas is drawn through the first screen, through the catalyst material, and then through the second screen in series. The gas may then be directed to other processing equipment so that bio-oil is extracted from the gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2011
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Inventors: Neil M. Goldberg, Michael F. Dallmer, Akwasi A. Boateng, Charles A. Mullen, David J. Mihalcik