Patents by Inventor Edward G. Howard, Jr.

Edward G. Howard, Jr. 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: 20200245611
    Abstract: A pest control device comprising a capacitive sensor array including a plurality of sensor pads, the capacitive sensor array being configured to generate an electrical output signal indicating the state of each sensor pad, and an electronic controller electrically connected to the capacitive sensor array, the electronic controller including a processor and a memory including a plurality of instructions, which, when executed by the processor, causes the processor to: receive the electrical output signals from the capacitive sensor array, determine a measured capacitance value for each sensor pad based on each electrical output signal, calculate a baseline for each sensor pad based on the measured capacitance value of the sensor pad, determine whether a difference between the measured capacitance value of at least one sensor pad and its corresponding baseline exceeds a first predetermined threshold, update a counter when the first predetermined threshold is exceeded, and record an event indicative of a presence
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: Phillip J. Howard, Richard V. Baxter, JR., Douglas K. Brune, Uriel Kluk, Edward G. Beistle, Christopher Siler, Marc Black
  • Publication number: 20200221687
    Abstract: A pest control device comprising a capacitive sensor array including a plurality of sensor pads, the capacitive sensor array being configured to generate an electrical output signal indicating the state of each sensor pad, and an electronic controller electrically connected to the capacitive sensor array, the electronic controller including a processor and a memory including a plurality of instructions, which, when executed by the processor, causes the processor to: receive the electrical output signals from the capacitive sensor array, determine a measured capacitance value for each sensor pad based on each electrical output signal, calculate a baseline for each sensor pad based on the measured capacitance value of the sensor pad, determine whether a difference between the measured capacitance value of at least one sensor pad and its corresponding baseline exceeds a first predetermined threshold, update a counter when the first predetermined threshold is exceeded, and record an event indicative of a presence
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Phillip J. Howard, Richard V. Baxter, JR., Douglas K. Brune, Uriel Kluk, Edward G. Beistle, Christopher Siler, Marc Black
  • Patent number: 10638746
    Abstract: A pest control device comprising a capacitive sensor array including a plurality of sensor pads, the capacitive sensor array being configured to generate an electrical output signal indicating the state of each sensor pad, and an electronic controller electrically connected to the capacitive sensor array, the electronic controller including a processor and a memory including a plurality of instructions, which, when executed by the processor, causes the processor to: receive the electrical output signals from the capacitive sensor array, determine a measured capacitance value for each sensor pad based on each electrical output signal, calculate a baseline for each sensor pad based on the measured capacitance value of the sensor pad, determine whether a difference between the measured capacitance value of at least one sensor pad and its corresponding baseline exceeds a first predetermined threshold, update a counter when the first predetermined threshold is exceeded, and record an event indicative of a presence
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: DOW AGROSCIENCES LLC
    Inventors: Phillip J. Howard, Richard V. Baxter, Jr., Douglas K. Brune, Uriel Kluk, Edward G. Beistle, Christopher Siler, Marc Black
  • Patent number: 10548308
    Abstract: A pest control device comprising a capacitive sensor array including a plurality of sensor pads, the capacitive sensor array being configured to generate an electrical output signal indicating the state of each sensor pad, and an electronic controller electrically connected to the capacitive sensor array, the electronic controller including a processor and a memory including a plurality of instructions, which, when executed by the processor, causes the processor to: receive the electrical output signals from the capacitive sensor array, determine a measured capacitance value for each sensor pad based on each electrical output signal, calculate a baseline for each sensor pad based on the measured capacitance value of the sensor pad, determine whether a difference between the measured capacitance value of at least one sensor pad and its corresponding baseline exceeds a first predetermined threshold, update a counter when the first predetermined threshold is exceeded, and record an event indicative of a presence
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: DOW AGROSCIENCES LLC
    Inventors: Phillip J. Howard, Richard V. Baxter, Jr., Douglas K. Brune, Uriel Kluk, Edward G. Beistle, Christopher Siler, Marc Black
  • Patent number: 6080820
    Abstract: High-surface-area polyolefins grafted with certain fluoroalkylvinylether sulfonate or carboxylate monomers, and their method of preparation, are disclosed. Such materials are usefuli as catalysts and as membranes in electrochemical cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2000
    Assignee: E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventor: Edward G. Howard, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5965117
    Abstract: Water-buoyant compositions comprising a source of micronutrients for photosynthetic phytoplankton growth are useful for stimulating photosynthetic phytoplankton growth in ocean areas devoid of such growth when deployed on ocean surfaces as floating particles. Iron is the preferred micronutrient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 12, 1999
    Assignee: E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Edward G. Howard, Jr., Thomas C. O'Brien
  • Patent number: 5798417
    Abstract: High-surface-area polyolefins grafted with certain fluoroalkylvinylether sulfonate or carboxylate monomers, and their method of preparation, are disclosed. Such materials are useful as catalysts and as membranes in electrochemical cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 25, 1998
    Assignee: E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventor: Edward G. Howard, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5621070
    Abstract: Process for preparing an ultrahigh molecular weight linear polyethylene (UHMWLPE) by heating the material to above 280.degree. C. at atmospheric pressure in an inert environment. The treated polymer is then gradually cooled in this same atmosphere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 15, 1997
    Assignee: E. I. Du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventor: Edward G. Howard, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5512624
    Abstract: The invention provides shaped, substantially unoriented, compositions of PTFE, having high notched Izod impact resistance, produced in a hot compression molding process wherein heat and pressure are applied simultaneously in a selected temperature range below the melting point of the virgin, as polymerized PTFE powder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 30, 1996
    Assignee: E. I. Du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Edward G. Howard, Jr., Arthur Z. Moss
  • Patent number: 5478906
    Abstract: Novel ultrahigh molecular weight linear polyethylene (UHMWLPE) in the form of a shaped article, exhibiting a unique combination of properties making the material useful as a bearing surface, in general, but particularly useful as a prosthetic hip joint cup and as other prosthetic shapes for replacement of other joints of the human body, A novel process for preparing this article is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 26, 1995
    Assignee: E. I. Du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventor: Edward G. Howard, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5468842
    Abstract: What is provided is an annealed, linear, high density polyethylene (LHDPE) and a process for the preparation of tough impact resistant articles made of such materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 1994
    Date of Patent: November 21, 1995
    Assignee: E. I. Du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventor: Edward G. Howard, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5420191
    Abstract: Shaped PTFE compositions are disclosed having low creep which are produced by the application of pressure and elevated temperature. Also disclosed is a process for making shaped compositions with low creep by the application of pressure and elevated temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 1993
    Date of Patent: May 30, 1995
    Assignee: E. I. Du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Edward G. Howard, Jr., Arthur Z. Moss
  • Patent number: 5382643
    Abstract: What is provided is an annealed, linear, high density polyethylene (LHDPE) and a process for the preparation of tough impact resistant articles made of such materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 1993
    Date of Patent: January 17, 1995
    Assignee: E. I. Du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventor: Edward G. Howard, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5278135
    Abstract: Ceramic compositions comprising a distillable binder, shaped articles formed therefrom and a method for making said compositions and for forming the shaped articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 1990
    Date of Patent: January 11, 1994
    Assignee: E. I. Du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Edward G. Howard, Jr., Raymond F. Tietz
  • Patent number: 5262317
    Abstract: Polyacrylonitrile is chemically modified with HX (Cl, Br, I, CF.sub.3 SO.sub.3 H) to produce a polymer with readily replaceable X groups. The modified polyacrylonitrile is useful as an immobilization substrate for, e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 16, 1993
    Assignee: E. I. Du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Edward G. Howard, Jr., Patrick T. Shannon
  • Patent number: 5236669
    Abstract: This invention relates to vessel for high pressure and optionally high temperature processes. More specifically it relates to a pressure vessel having a non-threaded plug, the vessel being useful as a chemical reactor and for polymer processing at high pressures and optionally elevated temperatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 1992
    Date of Patent: August 17, 1993
    Assignee: E. I. Du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Walter J. Simmons, Edward G. Howard, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5210130
    Abstract: A homogeneous composite is provided comprising (a) about 0.5 to 90% by weight of an ultrahigh molecular weight linear polyethylene having a molecular weight of at least about 400,000, a crystalline melting point of greater than 143.degree. C., the reduction of said melting point upon remelting being at least 3.degree. C., and a crystal morphology comprising a bimodal distribution of molecular chain fold spacings reflecting significant populations of both folded and very highly extended molecular chains, and (b) about 0.5 to 90% by weight of at least one filler compound having a neutral-to-acidic surface, said polyethylene being polymerized onto the surface of said filler, and said composite being substantially free of polymer-free filler and of filler-free polymer. Also provided are processes for the preparation of such composites.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 1991
    Date of Patent: May 11, 1993
    Assignee: E. I. Du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventor: Edward G. Howard, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5143549
    Abstract: This invention relates to polyolefin composites, and to processes for drying fillers and catalytically-active fillers for use in preparing homogeneous polyolefin composites.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 1991
    Date of Patent: September 1, 1992
    Assignee: E. I. Du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventor: Edward G. Howard, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5049597
    Abstract: The invention provides high impact resistant heat formable composites comprising an addition polymer or copolymer, a metal oxide or metal carbonate filler and oriented thermoplastic elastomeric fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 1989
    Date of Patent: September 17, 1991
    Assignee: E. I. Du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventor: Edward G. Howard, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5037928
    Abstract: A process for preparing an ultrahigh molecular weight linear polyethylene (UHMWLPE) exhibiting a combination of properties including a creep resistance of less than 1% demonstrated under exposure to a temperature of 23.degree. C. (+ or -1.degree. C.) and a relative humidity of 50 (+ or -2% for 24 hours under a compression of 1000 psi) without sacrificing excellent tensile and flexural properties. The invention includes the use of an inert gas and a prescribed pattern of heating and cooling including a further heat and cooling treatment to create the superior properties of the UHMWLPE. Also included is the product of the process invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 1990
    Date of Patent: August 6, 1991
    Assignee: E. I. Du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Stephen Li, Edward G. Howard, Jr.