Patents by Inventor Erik S. Handy

Erik S. Handy 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: 9849483
    Abstract: Coated articles and methods and systems for coating the articles are described herein. The methods and systems described herein include, but are not limited to, steps for actively or passively controlling the temperature during the coating process, steps for providing intimate contact between the substrate and the support holding the substrate in order to maximize energy transfer, and/or steps for preparing gradient coatings. Methods for depositing high molecular weight polymeric coatings, end-capped polymer coatings, coatings covalently bonded to the substrate or one another, metallic coatings, and/or multilayer coatings are also disclosed. Deposition of coatings can be accelerated and/or improved by applying an electrical potential and/or through the use of inert gases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: GVD Corporation
    Inventors: Erik S. Handy, Aleksander J. White, W. Shannan O'Shaughnessy, Hilton G. Pryce Lewis, Neeta P. Bansal, Karen K. Gleason
  • Publication number: 20170222307
    Abstract: Multifunctional structures and methods of manufacturing multifunctional structures which function as both electronic devices and load-bearing elements are disclosed. The load-bearing elements are designed to have electronic functionality using electronics designed to be load-bearing. The method of manufacturing the multifunctional structure comprises forming an electronic element directly on at least one ply of arbitrarily shaped load-bearing material using conventional lithographic techniques and/or direct write fabrication techniques, and assembling at least two plies of arbitrarily shaped load-bearing material into a multifunctional structure. The multifunctional structure may be part of an aerospace structure, part of a land vehicle, pan of a watercraft or part of a spacecraft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Inventors: Erik S. HANDY, Joseph Michael KUNZE
  • Patent number: 9714463
    Abstract: Electrowetting devices coated with one or more polymeric layers and methods of making and using thereof are described herein. The coatings may be formed in a single layer or as multiple layers. In one embodiment the first layer deposited serves as an insulating layer of high dielectric strength while the second layer deposited serves as a hydrophobic layer of low surface energy. These materials may themselves be deposited as multiple layers to eliminate pinhole defects and maximize device yield. In one embodiment the insulating layer would be a vapor deposited silicone polymeric material including, but not limited to, polytrivinyltrimethylcyclotrisiloxane or polyHVDS. In another embodiment the insulating layer may be a vapor deposited ceramic such as SiO2 with very little carbon content. In a further embodiment the insulating layer may be composed of alternating layers of a siloxane material and a ceramic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: GVD Corporation
    Inventors: Aleksandr J. White, W. Shannan O'Shaughnessy, Erik S. Handy, Hilton G. Pryce Lewis, Karen K. Gleason
  • Patent number: 9627744
    Abstract: Multifunctional structures and methods of manufacturing multifunctional structures which function as both electronic devices and load-bearing elements are disclosed. The load-bearing elements are designed to have electronic functionality using electronics designed to be load-bearing. The method of manufacturing the multifunctional structure comprises forming an electronic element directly on at least one ply of arbitrarily shaped load-bearing material using conventional lithographic techniques and/or direct write fabrication techniques, and assembling at least two plies of arbitrarily shaped load-bearing material into a multifunctional structure. The multifunctional structure may be part of an aerospace structure, part of a land vehicle, pan of a watercraft or part of a spacecraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Inventors: Erik S. Handy, Joseph Michael Kunze
  • Publication number: 20160296973
    Abstract: Coated articles and methods and systems for coating the articles are described herein. The methods and systems described herein include, but are not limited to, steps for actively or passively controlling the temperature during the coating process, steps for providing intimate contact between the substrate and the support holding the substrate in order to maximize energy transfer, and/or steps for preparing gradient coatings. Methods for depositing high molecular weight polymeric coatings, end-capped polymer coatings, coatings covalently bonded to the substrate or one another, metallic coatings, and/or multilayer coatings are also disclosed. Deposition of coatings can be accelerated and/or improved by applying an electrical potential and/or through the use of inert gases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Inventors: Erik S. Handy, Aleksander J. White, W. Shannan O'Shaughnessy, Hilton G. Pryce Lewis, Neeta P. Bansal, Karen K. Gleason
  • Patent number: 9387508
    Abstract: Methods and systems for coating articles are described herein. The methods and systems described herein include, but are not limited to, steps for actively or passively controlling the temperature during the coating process, steps for providing intimate contact between the substrate and the support holding the substrate in order to maximize energy transfer, and/or steps for preparing gradient coatings. Methods for depositing high molecular weight polymeric coatings, end-capped polymer coatings, coatings covalently bonded to the substrate or one another, metallic coatings, and/or multilayer coatings are also disclosed. Deposition of coatings can be accelerated and/or improved by applying an electrical potential and/or through the use of inert gases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: GVD Corporation
    Inventors: Erik S. Handy, Aleksander J. White, W. Shannan O'Shaughnessy, Hilton G. Pryce Lewis, Neeta P. Bansal, Karen K. Gleason
  • Patent number: 9108012
    Abstract: Medical articles with coatings are disclosed herein, as well as methods and systems for depositing these coatings onto medical articles. Surfaces of such articles may be coated. The coating(s) may serve as lubricants for reducing suction between such surfaces or between a coated surface and another surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: GVD Corporation
    Inventors: Hilton G. Pryce Lewis, Neeta P. Bansal, Erik S. Handy
  • Publication number: 20150079284
    Abstract: Coated articles and methods and systems for coating the articles are described herein. The methods and systems described herein include, but are not limited to, steps for actively or passively controlling the temperature during the coating process, steps for providing intimate contact between the substrate and the support holding the substrate in order to maximize energy transfer, and/or steps for preparing gradient coatings. Methods for depositing high molecular weight polymeric coatings, end-capped polymer coatings, coatings covalently bonded to the substrate or one another, metallic coatings, and/or multilayer coatings are also disclosed. Deposition of coatings can be accelerated and/or improved by applying an electrical potential and/or through the use of inert gases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Erik S. Handy, Aleksander J. White, W. Shannan O'Shaughnessy, Hilton G. Pryce Lewis, Neeta P. Bansal, Karen K. Gleason
  • Patent number: 8900663
    Abstract: Methods and systems for coating articles are described herein. The methods and systems described herein include, but are not limited to, steps for actively or passively controlling the temperature during the coating process, steps for providing intimate contact between the substrate and the support holding the substrate in order to maximize energy transfer, and/or steps for preparing gradient coatings. Methods for depositing high molecular weight polymeric coatings, end-capped polymer coatings, coatings covalently bonded to the substrate or one another, metallic coatings, and/or multilayer coatings are also disclosed. Deposition of coatings can be accelerated and/or improved by applying an electrical potential and/or through the use of inert gases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: GVD Corporation
    Inventors: Erik S. Handy, Aleksander J. White, W. Shannan O'Shaughnessy, Hilton G. Pryce Lewis, Neeta P. Bansal, Karen K. Gleason
  • Publication number: 20140135708
    Abstract: Medical articles with coatings are disclosed herein, as well as methods and systems for depositing these coatings onto medical articles. Surfaces of such articles may be coated. The coating(s) may serve as lubricants for reducing suction between such surfaces or between a coated surface and another surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: GVD Corporation
    Inventors: Hilton G. Pryce Lewis, Neeta P. Bansal, Erik S. Handy
  • Patent number: 8668972
    Abstract: Medical articles with coatings are disclosed herein, as well as methods and systems for depositing these coatings onto medical articles. Surfaces of such articles may be coated. The coating(s) may serve as lubricants for reducing stiction between such surfaces or between a coated surface and another surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: GVD Corporation
    Inventors: Hilton G. Pryce Lewis, Neeta P. Bansal, Erik S. Handy
  • Patent number: 8405561
    Abstract: Multifunctional structures and methods of manufacturing multifunctional structures which function as both electronic devices and load-bearing elements are disclosed. The load-bearing elements are designed to have electronic functionality using electronics designed to be load-bearing. The method of manufacturing the multifunctional structure comprises forming an electronic element directly on at least one ply of arbitrarily shaped load-bearing material using conventional lithographic techniques and/or direct write fabrication techniques, and assembling at least two plies of arbitrarily shaped load-bearing material into a multifunctional structure. The multifunctional structure may be part of an aerospace structure, part of a land vehicle, part of a watercraft or part of a spacecraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: SI2 Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Erik S. Handy, Joseph M. Kunze
  • Patent number: 8227025
    Abstract: Conductive polymer coatings and methods of forming the same are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: GVD Corporation
    Inventors: Hilton G. Pryce Lewis, Erik S. Handy
  • Publication number: 20120003497
    Abstract: Coated articles and methods and systems for coating the articles are described herein. The methods and systems described herein include, but are not limited to, steps for actively or passively controlling the temperature during the coating process, steps for providing intimate contact between the substrate and the support holding the substrate in order to maximize energy transfer, and/or steps for preparing gradient coatings. Methods for depositing high molecular weight polymeric coatings, end-capped polymer coatings, coatings covalently bonded to the substrate or one another, metallic coatings, and/or multilayer coatings are also disclosed. Deposition of coatings can be accelerated and/or improved by applying an electrical potential and/or through the use of inert gases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2010
    Publication date: January 5, 2012
    Inventors: Erik S. Handy, Aleksander J. White, W. Shannan O'Shaughnessy, Hilton G. Pryce Lewis, Neeta P. Bansal, Karen K. Gleason
  • Publication number: 20100186740
    Abstract: Medical articles with coatings are disclosed herein, as well as methods and systems for depositing these coatings onto medical articles. Surfaces of such articles may be coated. The coating(s) may serve as lubricants for reducing stiction between such surfaces or between a coated surface and another surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2009
    Publication date: July 29, 2010
    Applicant: GVD Corporation
    Inventors: Hilton G. Pryce Lewis, Neeta P. Bansal, Erik S. Handy
  • Publication number: 20090117268
    Abstract: Conductive polymer coatings and methods of forming the same are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2008
    Publication date: May 7, 2009
    Applicant: GVD Corporation
    Inventors: Hilton G. Pryce Lewis, Erik S. Handy
  • Publication number: 20080318030
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to methods for transferring pre-formed electronic devices, such as transistors, resistors, capacitors, diodes, semiconductors, inductors, conductors, and dielectrics, and segments of materials, such as magnetic materials and crystalline materials onto a variety of receiving substrates using energetic beam transfer methods. Also provided is a consumable intermediate comprising a transfer substrate and a transfer material coated thereon, wherein the transfer material may be comprised of pre-formed electronic devices or magnetic materials and crystalline materials that may be transferred to a variety of receiving substrates. Aspects of the present invention may also be used to form multi-device electronic components such as sensor devices, electro-optical devices, communications devices, transmit-receive modules, and phased arrays using the consumable intermediates and transfer methods described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2008
    Publication date: December 25, 2008
    Applicant: SI2 TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Erik S. Handy, Joseph Michael Kunze, Peter T. Kazlas
  • Publication number: 20080218416
    Abstract: Multifunctional structures and methods of manufacturing multifunctional structures which function as both electronic devices and load-bearing elements are disclosed. The load-bearing elements are designed to have electronic functionality using electronics designed to be load-bearing. The method of manufacturing the multifunctional structure comprises forming an electronic element directly on at least one ply of arbitrarily shaped load-bearing material using conventional lithographic techniques and/or direct write fabrication techniques, and assembling at least two plies of arbitrarily shaped load-bearing material into a multifunctional structure. The multifunctional structure may be part of an aerospace structure, part of a land vehicle, pan of a watercraft or part of a spacecraft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2007
    Publication date: September 11, 2008
    Inventors: Erik S. Handy, Joseph M. Kunze
  • Patent number: 7423286
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to methods for transferring pre-formed electronic devices, such as transistors, resistors, capacitors, diodes, semiconductors, inductors, conductors, and dielectrics, and segments of materials, such as magnetic materials and crystalline materials onto a variety of receiving substrates using energetic beam transfer methods. Also provided is a consumable intermediate comprising a transfer substrate and a transfer material coated thereon, wherein the transfer material may be comprised of pre-formed electronic devices or magnetic materials and crystalline materials that may be transferred to a variety of receiving substrates. Aspects of the present invention may also be used to form multi-device electronic components such as sensor devices, electro-optical devices, communications devices, transmit-receive modules, and phased arrays using the consumable intermediates and transfer methods described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2008
    Assignee: SI2 Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Erik S. Handy, Joseph Michael Kunze, Peter T. Kazlas
  • Patent number: 6997863
    Abstract: Disclosed are therapeutic methods for the treatment of disease material involving administration of a thermotherapeutic magnetic composition, which contains single-domain magnetic particles attached to a target-specific ligand, to a patient and application of an alternating magnetic field to inductively heat the thermotherapeutic magnetic composition. Also disclosed are methods of administering the thermotherapeutic magnetic material composition. The thermotherapeutic methods may be used where the predetermined target is associated with diseases, such as cancer, diseases of the immune system, and pathogen-borne diseases, and undesirable targets, such as toxins, reactions associated with organ transplants, hormone-related diseases, and non-cancerous diseased cells or tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2006
    Assignee: Triton BioSystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Erik S. Handy, Robert Ivkov, Diane Ellis-Busby, Allan Foreman, Susan J. Braunhut, Douglas U. Gwost, Blair Ardman