Patents by Inventor Douglas R. Robello

Douglas R. Robello 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: 9109221
    Abstract: Semi-permeable particle can be used to facilitate chemical reactions such as catalytic reactions. The semi-permeable particles are permeable to molecules having a molar mass of 1000 Daltons or less and have a mode particle size of at least 1 ?m. The semi-permeable particles have multiple discrete cavities containing an aqueous solution or suspension of an organic catalytic material. The semi-permeable particles are also impermeable to the organic catalytic materials so they are retained within the multiple discrete cavities, and the semi-permeable particles can be reused multiple times for the same or different chemical reaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
    Inventors: Mark R. Mis, Mridula Nair, Douglas R. Robello
  • Publication number: 20140148330
    Abstract: Semi-permeable particle can be used to facilitate chemical reactions. The semi-permeable particles are permeable to molecules having a molar mass of 1000 Daltons or less, have a mode particle size of at least 1 ?m, and comprise nanoparticles of catalytically active metallic materials disposed within at least some of multiple discrete cavities in the continuous polymeric phase. The nanoparticles of catalytically active metallic materials (a) comprise one or more elements selected from Groups 8, 9, 10, and 11 of the Periodic Table, and (b) have an effective diameter of at least 1 nm and up to and including 200 nm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Inventors: Douglas R. Robello, Mridula Nair, Mark R. Mis, Matthew Dirmyer
  • Publication number: 20140147885
    Abstract: Semi-permeable particle can be used to facilitate chemical reactions such as catalytic reactions. The semi-permeable particles are permeable to molecules having a molar mass of 1000 Daltons or less and have a mode particle size of at least 1 ?m. The semi-permeable particles have multiple discrete cavities containing an aqueous solution or suspension of an organic catalytic material. The semi-permeable particles are also impermeable to the organic catalytic materials so they are retained within the multiple discrete cavities, and the semi-permeable particles can be reused multiple times for the same or different chemical reaction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Inventors: Mark R. Mis, Mridula Nair, Douglas R. Robello
  • Patent number: 8692238
    Abstract: An organic film-forming polymer has a Tg of at least 70° C. and comprises a backbone comprising recurring units of Structure (A) shown in this application. These organic film-forming polymers can be used as dielectric materials in various devices with improved properties such as improved mobility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Deepak Shukla, Douglas R. Robello, Mark R. Mis, Wendy G. Ahearn, Dianne M. Meyer
  • Patent number: 8434857
    Abstract: A printing system for applying a printing fluid to a substrate, comprising a printing fluid applicator and a recirculating printing fluid supply supplying printing fluid to the applicator, wherein the printing fluid comprising water and a water dispersible polyurethane additive of the general formula of (I) wherein Z is the central portion of a monomer unit that is the polymerization product of a diisocyanate; X1—Y1—X1 represents one or more soft segments wherein Y1 represents the central portion of a unit that is the polymerization product of a diamine or diol prepolymer having a molecular weight of greater than 300 Daltons; W is the central portion of one or more units containing an acid group; X2—Y2—X2 represents one or more hard segments wherein Y2 represents the central portion of a unit that is the polymerization product of a C2-C8 diol or diamine having a molecular weight of less than 250 Daltons; and X1, V and X2 can be the same or different and are an —O— or —N— atom; and further wherein the poly
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Catherine A. Falkner, Yongcai Wang, Hwei-Ling Yau, Douglas R. Robello, Mark R. Mis
  • Patent number: 8430492
    Abstract: An inkjet printing fluid composition including water and a water dispersible polyurethane additive of the general formula of (I) wherein Z is the central portion of a monomer unit that is the polymerization product of a diisocyanate; X1—Y1—X1 represents one or more soft segments wherein Y1 represents the central portion of a unit that is the polymerization product of a diamine or diol prepolymer having a molecular weight of greater than 300 Daltons; W is the central portion of one or more units containing an acid group; X2—Y2—X2 represents one or more hard segments wherein Y2 represents the central portion of a unit that is the polymerization product of a C2-C8 diol or diamine having a molecular weight of less than 250 Daltons; and X1, V and X2 can be the same or different and are an —O— or —N— atom; and further wherein the polyurethane additive has a weight average molecular weight of at least 6,000 Daltons and a sufficient number of acid groups to provide an acid number greater than 35, and the one or m
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Catherine A. Falkner, Thomas B. Brust, Yongcai Wang, Hwei-Ling Yau, Douglas R. Robello
  • Publication number: 20120050380
    Abstract: An inkjet printing fluid composition including water and a water dispersible polyurethane additive of the general formula of (I) wherein Z is the central portion of a monomer unit that is the polymerization product of a diisocyanate; X1—Y1—X1 represents one or more soft segments wherein Y1 represents the central portion of a unit that is the polymerization product of a diamine or diol prepolymer having a molecular weight of greater than 300 Daltons; W is the central portion of one or more units containing an acid group; X2—Y2—X2 represents one or more hard segments wherein Y2 represents the central portion of a unit that is the polymerization product of a C2-C8 diol or diamine having a molecular weight of less than 250 Daltons; and X1, V and X2 can be the same or different and are an —O— or —N— atom; and further wherein the polyurethane additive has a weight average molecular weight of at least 6,000 Daltons and a sufficient number of acid groups to provide an acid number greater than 35, and the one or m
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2010
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Inventors: Catherine A. Falkner, Thomas B. Brust, Yongcai Wang, Hwei-Ling Yau, Douglas R. Robello
  • Publication number: 20120050415
    Abstract: A printing system for applying a printing fluid to a substrate, comprising a printing fluid applicator and a recirculating printing fluid supply supplying printing fluid to the applicator, wherein the printing fluid comprising water and a water dispersible polyurethane additive of the general formula of (I) wherein Z is the central portion of a monomer unit that is the polymerization product of a diisocyanate; X1—Y1—X1 represents one or more soft segments wherein Y1 represents the central portion of a unit that is the polymerization product of a diamine or diol prepolymer having a molecular weight of greater than 300 Daltons; W is the central portion of one or more units containing an acid group; X2—Y2—X2 represents one or more hard segments wherein Y2 represents the central portion of a unit that is the polymerization product of a C2-C8 diol or diamine having a molecular weight of less than 250 Daltons; and X1, V and X2 can be the same or different and are an —O— or —N— atom; and further wherein the poly
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2010
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Inventors: Catherine A. Falkner, Yongcai Wang, Hwei-Ling Yau, Douglas R. Robello, Mark R. Mis
  • Patent number: 8119328
    Abstract: An imaging element is used to provide images based on the difference in index of refraction caused by imaging actinic radiation. Imaging provides desired results by the creation or elimination of light scattering in a two-phase imaging medium in which at least one phase contains a material that is capable of having a refractive index change in response to imaging actinic radiation. For example, if the refractive indices of the two phases are initially matched, imaging can cause a mismatch in imaged regions. Alternatively, the refractive indices of the two phases can be initially mismatched and imaging can create a match of refractive indices in imaged regions. An image can be produced using a controlled amount of imaging actinic radiation without any chemical processing or heating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Douglas R. Robello, Mark R. Mis
  • Patent number: 7989536
    Abstract: A polymeric nanocomposite comprises a non-polar hyperbranched polystyrene resin. An exfoliated or intercalated onium functionalized clay is dispersed within the resin. Such nanocomposites are more compatible with non-polar polymer matrices used in various articles of manufacture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Mark R. Mis, Douglas R. Robello, Thomas N. Blanton, Craig L. Barnes
  • Publication number: 20110184113
    Abstract: A polymeric nanocomposite comprises a non-polar hyperbranched polystyrene resin. An exfoliated or intercalated onium functionalized clay is dispersed within the resin. Such nanocomposites are more compatible with non-polar polymer matrices used in various articles of manufacture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Publication date: July 28, 2011
    Inventors: Mark R. Mis, Douglas R. Robello, Thomas N. Blanton, Craig L. Barnes
  • Patent number: 7875314
    Abstract: A method of forming a printed image on an image receiving element is disclosed, comprising: providing an image receiving element comprising at least one activatable stiffening and/or thickening layer which comprises a polymer matrix and an activatable material; printing an image over a designated area of said image receiving element, and substantially uniformly and non-imagewise activating said activatable stiffening and/or thickening layer over the designated area of said image receiving element after step (b) to produce a printed image receiving element with an activated stiffened and/or thickened layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Joseph A. Manico, John R. Fredlund, Yongcai Wang, YuanQiao Rao, Douglas R. Robello, Edward Schofield
  • Patent number: 7781076
    Abstract: A thin layer of organic semiconductor material comprising a comprising an organic semiconductor thin film material is disclosed in which the thin film material substantially comprises a heteropyrene compound or derivative. In one embodiment, a thin film transistor comprises a layer of the organic semiconductor material. Further disclosed is a process for fabricating an organic thin-film transistor device, preferably by relative low-temperature sublimation or solution-phase deposition onto a substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Deepak Shukla, Thomas R. Welter, Ann L. Carroll-Lee, Wendy G. Ahearn, Douglas R. Robello
  • Publication number: 20100081749
    Abstract: A polymeric nanocomposite comprises a non-polar hyperbranched polystyrene resin. An exfoliated or intercalated onium functionalized clay is dispersed within the resin. Such nanocomposites are more compatible with non-polar polymer matrices used in various articles of manufacture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2008
    Publication date: April 1, 2010
    Inventors: Mark R. Mis, Douglas R. Robello, Thomas N. Blanton, Craig L. Barnes
  • Publication number: 20100035176
    Abstract: An imaging element is used to provide images based on the difference in index of refraction caused by imaging actinic radiation. Imaging provides desired results by the creation or elimination of light scattering in a two-phase imaging medium in which at least one phase contains a material that is capable of having a refractive index change in response to imaging actinic radiation. For example, if the refractive indices of the two phases are initially matched, imaging can cause a mismatch in imaged regions. Alternatively, the refractive indices of the two phases can be initially mismatched and imaging can create a match of refractive indices in imaged regions. An image can be produced using a controlled amount of imaging actinic radiation without any chemical processing or heating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2008
    Publication date: February 11, 2010
    Inventors: Douglas R. Robello, Mark R. Mis
  • Publication number: 20090162120
    Abstract: Printing apparatii and methods are provided. In one aspect the printing method is provided for recording an image on a receiver medium having an image receiving layer and a support layer and with a stiffening and/or expansion layer therebetween comprising: a medium transport system for conveying a receiver medium to a range of positions wherein a print engine can record an image on the receiver medium; and an activation system is adapted to apply an activating energy or an activating material to the receiver medium to cause said stiffening and/or expansion layer to generally uniformly increase the stiffness and/or thickness of the receiver medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2007
    Publication date: June 25, 2009
    Inventors: Joseph A. Manico, John R. Fredlund, Yongcai Wang, YuanQiao Rao, Douglas R. Robello, Robert L. Walker
  • Publication number: 20090162554
    Abstract: A method of forming a printed image on an image receiving element is disclosed, comprising: providing an image receiving element comprising at least one activatable stiffening and/or thickening layer which comprises a polymer matrix and an activatable material; printing an image over a designated area of said image receiving element, and substantially uniformly and non-imagewise activating said activatable stiffening and/or thickening layer over the designated area of said image receiving element after step (b) to produce a printed image receiving element with an activated stiffened and/or thickened layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2007
    Publication date: June 25, 2009
    Inventors: Joseph A. Manico, John R. Fredlund, Yongcai Wang, YuanQiao Rao, Douglas R. Robello, Robert L. Walker
  • Patent number: 7480021
    Abstract: This invention relates to an optical film comprising a first component having a birefringence dispersion of D1>1 and a second component having a birefringence dispersion of D2<1, wherein the birefringence ratio of the first and second component is delta n1/delta n2>0, wherein the optical film has a reverse birefringence dispersion of D<1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2009
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: YuanQiao Rao, Douglas R. Robello, Anne M. Miller
  • Publication number: 20090001353
    Abstract: A thin layer of organic semiconductor material comprising a comprising an organic semiconductor thin film material is disclosed in which the thin film material substantially comprises a heteropyrene compound or derivative. In one embodiment, a thin film transistor comprises a layer of the organic semiconductor material. Further disclosed is a process for fabricating an organic thin-film transistor device, preferably by relative low-temperature sublimation or solution-phase deposition onto a substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2007
    Publication date: January 1, 2009
    Inventors: Deepak Shukla, Thomas R. Welter, Ann L. Carroll-Lee, Wendy G. Ahearn, Douglas R. Robello
  • Patent number: 7459263
    Abstract: The invention relates to an optical recording material comprising: a polymeric matrix; a dewarbenzene derivative reactant capable of undergoing isomerization to a benzene product upon triplet excitation, thereby causing a change in optical properties; and a sensitizer capable of absorbing actinic radiation to cause triplet energy transfer to said reactant, wherein the algebraic sum of the excitation energy of said sensitizer and its reduction potential is at least 0.05 eV less than the oxidation potential of said reactant, thereby precluding one-electron oxidation of said reactant. The invention further relates to an optical device comprising regional variations in concentrations of reactants and products produced by triplet chain isomerization, thereby providing a pattern of intelligence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2008
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Samir Y. Farid, Douglas R. Robello, Joseph P. Dinnocenzo, Paul B. Merkel, Lorraine Ferrar, Yeonsuk Roh, Mark R. Mis