Patents by Inventor Douglas A. Dale

Douglas A. Dale 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: 11952285
    Abstract: A process of forming a sintered article includes heating a green portion of a tape of polycrystalline ceramic and/or minerals in organic binder at a binder removal zone to a temperature sufficient to pyrolyze the binder; horizontally conveying the portion of tape with organic binder removed from the binder removal zone to a sintering zone; and sintering polycrystalline ceramic and/or minerals of the portion of tape at the sintering zone, wherein the tape simultaneously extends through the removal and sintering zones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Micheal Edward Badding, William Joseph Bouton, Douglas Edward Brackley, Lanrik Wayne Kester, Thomas Dale Ketcham, Eric Lee Miller, Cameron Wayne Tanner, James William Zimmermann
  • Patent number: 11918011
    Abstract: Described are compositions and methods relate to stable, high-payload, non-porous enzyme-containing coated granules with improved resistance to activity loss during steam pelleting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: DANISCO US INC.
    Inventors: Samuel A. Maurer, Nathaniel T. Becker, Douglas A. Dale, Peyman Moslemy, Michael Reichman, Alan Martin Allgeier
  • Patent number: 11897804
    Abstract: A laminate includes a first glass article having a first thickness, a first annealing point, and a first softening point, a second glass article having a second thickness, a second annealing point, and a second softening point, and an interlayer disposed between the first glass article and the second glass article. The first thickness is greater than the second thickness, the second annealing point is less than or equal to the first annealing point, and the second softening point is greater than the first softening point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Douglas Dale Bressler, Rebecca Marie Connors, Sinue Gomez, Timothy Michael Gross, Shane David Seyler, Jason Scott Stewart, Zhongzhi Tang, Lisa Anne Tietz Moore
  • Publication number: 20240010541
    Abstract: Various embodiments of methods and related equipment are provided, comprising: delivering a molten material into a forming and sizing assembly, processing the molten glass via the at least one pair of forming and sizing rollers to form a glass ribbon having a width and a thickness; imparting, at least one pinch region into the cross-sectional thickness of the glass ribbon to provide a pinched glass ribbon, rolling a pressure roller over the pinched glass ribbon on the sequentially spaced mold surfaces to impart a characteristic into the pinched glass ribbon to form a glass ribbon product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2021
    Publication date: January 11, 2024
    Inventors: Douglas Dale Bressler, David Alan Deneka, William Edward Lock, Joel Andrew Schultes, Thomas Matthew Sonner, Kevin William Uhlig
  • Publication number: 20230404130
    Abstract: Described are compositions and methods relating to a coated granule comprising a core coated with cross-linkable polymer, where the cross-linkable polymer is applied using a feed suspension that includes an acid-neutralized volatile base and a calcium salt insoluble at the pH of the neutralized feed suspension. Volatilization of the base decreases the pH of the feed suspension, thereby solubilizing the calcium salt, and inducing in situ ion-mediated cross-linking of the cross-linkable polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2021
    Publication date: December 21, 2023
    Inventors: Nathaniel T Becker, Douglas A Dale, Ryan M Kawakita, Herbert B Sher, Scott A Strobel, Tina Jeoh Zicari
  • Publication number: 20230212052
    Abstract: A method of forming a glass sheet comprises: (a) forming a ribbon of glass from molten glass with a pair of forming rollers; (b) reducing horizontal temperature variability of the ribbon of glass to be 10° C. or less across 80 percent of an entire width of the ribbon of glass before the ribbon of glass cools to a glass transition temperature; (c) controlling a cooling rate of the ribbon of glass while the ribbon of glass moves vertically downward within a setting zone such that the ribbon of glass has a first average cooling rate before the ribbon of glass cools to the glass transition temperature and a second average cooling rate after the ribbon of glass cools to the glass transition temperature, the first average cooling rate being less than the second average cooling rate; and (d) separating a glass sheet from the ribbon of glass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2023
    Publication date: July 6, 2023
    Inventors: Douglas Dale Bressler, David Alan Deneka, Michael Charles Gerrish, Douglas Hull Jennings, Miki Eugene Kunitake, William Edward Lock, Shyam Prasad Mudiraj, Neil Eugene Partridge, Jeremy Nathan Payne, Eugene Roland Proulx, II, Ryan Christopher Sutton, Steven Howard Tarcza
  • Publication number: 20230174406
    Abstract: Various aspects of methods and systems are provided, which detail: a method, comprising: depositing a hot, flexible glass-containing ribbon along a plurality of sequentially conveyed molds; rolling a pinch roller over the surface of the glass-containing ribbon, such that at least one pinch region is actuated in the glass ribbon as the glass ribbon is pinched between a pinch edge of the pinch roller and the surface of the mold; and cooling the glass ribbon, separating the glass ribbon along the pinch region into discrete glass parts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2021
    Publication date: June 8, 2023
    Inventors: Douglas Dale Bressler, David Alan Deneka, William Edward Lock, Phillip Richard MacCormack, Thomas Matthew Sonner
  • Publication number: 20230137355
    Abstract: A glass manufacturing apparatus includes a forming apparatus defining a travel path extending in a travel direction. The forming apparatus conveys a ribbon of glass-forming material along the travel path in the travel direction. The glass manufacturing apparatus includes a cooling tube including a first end and a second end. The cooling tube includes a first tube including a closed first sidewall surrounding a first channel. The first tube receives a first cooling fluid within the first channel. The cooling tube includes a second tube including a closed second sidewall surrounding a second channel. The first tube is positioned within the second tube. The second tube receives a second cooling fluid within the second channel. The cooling tube includes a nozzle. The nozzle receives the first cooling fluid and directs the first cooling fluid toward the travel path. Methods include manufacturing a glass ribbon with the glass manufacturing apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2021
    Publication date: May 4, 2023
    Inventors: Douglas Dale Bressler, Matthew John Cempa, Francisco Javier Moraga, Shyam Prasad Mudiraj
  • Patent number: 11629087
    Abstract: A method of forming a glass sheet comprises: (a) forming a ribbon of glass from molten glass with a pair of forming rollers; (b) reducing horizontal temperature variability of the ribbon of glass to be 10° C. or less across 80 percent of an entire width of the ribbon of glass before the ribbon of glass cools to a glass transition temperature; (c) controlling a cooling rate of the ribbon of glass while the ribbon of glass moves vertically downward within a setting zone such that the ribbon of glass has a first average cooling rate before the ribbon of glass cools to the glass transition temperature and a second average cooling rate after the ribbon of glass cools to the glass transition temperature, the first average cooling rate being less than the second average cooling rate; and (d) separating a glass sheet from the ribbon of glass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2023
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Douglas Dale Bressler, David Alan Deneka, Michael Charles Gerrish, Douglas Hull Jennings, Miki Eugene Kunitake, William Edward Lock, Shyam Prasad Mudiraj, Neil Eugene Partridge, Jeremy Nathan Payne, Eugene Roland Proulx, II, Ryan Christopher Sutton, Steven Howard Tarcza
  • Patent number: 11554982
    Abstract: A system and process for forming a curved glass laminate article is provided. The process and system utilizes a separation material, such as solid lubricating material and/or a spray applied separation material that Applicant has determined reduces bending dot formation during co-sagging shaping of glass sheets. The bending dot reduction provided by the separation materials discussed herein is particularly seen when the pair of glass sheets have significantly different thicknesses and/or viscosities from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Douglas Dale Bressler, Theresa Chang, Allan Mark Fredholm, Michele Marie-Louise Fredholm, Louis Mattos, Jr., Jason Scott Stewart
  • Publication number: 20220411309
    Abstract: A glass manufacturing apparatus includes a forming apparatus defining a travel path extending in a travel direction. The forming apparatus conveys a ribbon of glass-forming material along the travel path in the travel direction of the forming apparatus. The glass manufacturing apparatus includes a cooling tube extending substantially parallel to the travel path and extending across the travel direction. The cooling tube includes a plurality of orifices spaced apart along the cooling tube and facing the travel path. Methods of manufacturing glass can comprise flowing a coolant from an outlet of a conduit in a direction toward a target location of a flowing ribbon of molten material. Methods can also include changing a phase of the coolant while the coolant is flowing towards the target location. The change in phase can cool the target location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Publication date: December 29, 2022
    Inventors: Anmol Agrawal, Douglas Dale Bressler, Matthew John Cempa, Frank Coppola, Anurag Jain, Francisco Javier Moraga, Shyam Prasad Mudiraj, Ibraheem Rasool Muhammad, Rui Zhang
  • Patent number: 11519899
    Abstract: A method of diagnosing central nervous system injuries such as acquired brain injury (ABI) and/or acquired spinal cord injury (ASI), including mild TBI (concussion or blast wave), mild ASI (contusion, stretch or partial cord transection), non-TBI brain injury and/or non-TSI spinal cord injury in a subject (animal or human). The method includes (a) obtaining a biological test sample from the subject, identifying metabolites in the subject's sample using metabolomics thereby obtaining a subject's metabolite matrix and generating a subject's profile using the patient's metabolite matrix; and (b) using multivariate statistical analysis and machine learning to compare the subject's profile with predetermined set of profiles of CNS injuries and a predetermined set of profiles of controls to determine if the subject has a CNS injury.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: LONDON HEALTH SCIENCES CENTRE RESEARCH INC.
    Inventors: Douglas Dale Fraser, Robert Bartha, Arthur Brown, Tanya Charyk Stewart, Mark Daley, Gregory A. Dekaban, Timothy Doherty, Lisa Fischer, Jeffrey Holmes, Ravi Menon, J. Kevin Shoemaker, Charles A. Rupar
  • Publication number: 20220194839
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a sheet of glass comprises: (a) forming a vertically oriented ribbon of glass that moves downward as a function of time, the ribbon of glass having a first primary surface and a second primary surface that face in generally opposite directions and a core disposed between the first and second primary surfaces; (b) as the ribbon of glass moves downward, passing the ribbon of glass adjacent to a first raised temperature zone liquefies the first primary surface while a temperature of the core remains below a softening temperature; and (c) after the ribbon of glass moves below the first raised temperature zone, separating a sheet of glass from the ribbon of glass. Passing the ribbon of glass adjacent the first raised temperature zone reduces total thickness variation, surface roughness, and other surface defects of the ribbon of glass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2021
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Inventors: Douglas Dale Bressler, David Alan Deneka, Miki Eugene Kunitake, Ivan Fedorovich Melikhov, Ilia Andreyevich Nikulin, Jia Zhang
  • Publication number: 20220153623
    Abstract: A method of forming a glass sheet comprises: (a) forming a ribbon of glass from molten glass with a pair of forming rollers; (b) reducing horizontal temperature variability of the ribbon of glass to be 10° C. or less across 80 percent of an entire width of the ribbon of glass before the ribbon of glass cools to a glass transition temperature; (c) controlling a cooling rate of the ribbon of glass while the ribbon of glass moves vertically downward within a setting zone such that the ribbon of glass has a first average cooling rate before the ribbon of glass cools to the glass transition temperature and a second average cooling rate after the ribbon of glass cools to the glass transition temperature, the first average cooling rate being less than the second average cooling rate; and (d) separating a glass sheet from the ribbon of glass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2021
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Inventors: Douglas Dale Bressler, David Alan Deneka, Michael Charles Gerrish, Douglas Hull Jennings, Miki Eugene Kunitake, William Edward Lock, Shyam Prasad Mudiraj, Neil Eugene Partridge, Jeremy Nathan Payne, Eugene Roland Proulx, II, Ryan Christopher Sutton, Steven Howard Tarcza
  • Publication number: 20210219574
    Abstract: Described are compositions and methods relate to stable, high-payload, non-porous enzyme-containing coated granules with improved resistance to activity loss during steam pelleting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Inventors: Samuel A. MAURER, Nathaniel T. BECKER, Douglas A. DALE, Peyman MOSLEMY, Michael REICHMAN, Alan Martin ALLGEIER
  • Publication number: 20210155523
    Abstract: A laminate includes a first glass article having a first thickness, a first annealing point, and a first softening point, a second glass article having a second thickness, a second annealing point, and a second softening point, and an interlayer disposed between the first glass article and the second glass article. The first thickness is greater than the second thickness, the second annealing point is less than or equal to the first annealing point, and the second softening point is greater than the first softening point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Inventors: Douglas Dale Bressler, Rebecca Marie Connors, Sinue Gomez, Timothy Michael Gross, Shane David Seyler, Jason Scott Stewart, Zhongzhi Tang, Lisa Anne Tietz Moore
  • Publication number: 20200325056
    Abstract: A system and process for forming a curved glass laminate article is provided. The process and system utilizes co-sagging of a stack of glass sheets of different thicknesses and different glass materials. During co-sagging the thicker glass layer is placed on top of the thinner glass layer. In this process, shape mismatch is avoided by selecting/controlling the glass materials of the sheets of glass such that the viscosity of the lower, thinner sheet during co-sagging is greater than the viscosity of the thicker glass sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: Douglas Dale Bressler, Anurag Jain, Zheming Zheng
  • Publication number: 20200140317
    Abstract: A system and process for forming a curved glass laminate article is provided. The process and system utilizes a separation material, such as solid lubricating material and/or a spray applied separation material that Applicant has determined reduces bending dot formation during co-sagging shaping of glass sheets. The bending dot reduction provided by the separation materials discussed herein is particularly seen when the pair of glass sheets have significantly different thicknesses and/or viscosities from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Douglas Dale Bressler, Theresa Chang, Allan Mark Fredholm, Michelle Marie-Louise Fredholm, Louis Mattos, Jr., Jason Scott Stewart
  • Patent number: D1009046
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: Steelcase Inc.
    Inventors: Bo Anderson, Hyun Yoo, Kristi Hooper, Douglas Dale Buyce
  • Patent number: D1009047
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: Steelcase Inc.
    Inventors: Bo Anderson, Hyun Yoo, Kristi Hooper, Douglas Dale Buyce