Patents by Inventor Gary D. Parsons

Gary D. Parsons 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: 20210095110
    Abstract: Microporous polymer films and methods of making same are disclosed. The microporous polymer film comprises: one or more polypropylene copolymer, said polypropylene copolymer comprising one or more polypropylene homopolymer chain segments and one or more ethylene-containing copolymer chain segments; wherein the microporous polymer film comprises: (i) polypropylene homopolymer chain segments in total amount of from 50-82 wt. %, based on the weight of the microporous polymer film; (ii) one or more ethylene-containing copolymer chain segments in total amount of from 18-50 wt. %, based on the weight of the microporous polymer film, wherein at least a portion of the ethylene-containing copolymer chain segments comprises polymerized units of ethylene in an amount of at least 45 wt. %, based on the weight of the ethylene-containing copolymer chain segments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventors: Wenyi Huang, Mark Alan Barger, Gary D. Parsons, Ioannis V. Bletsos
  • Patent number: 10202758
    Abstract: Air flow is reduced through a structure insulated with one more layers of fiber wool or particulate insulating material. A layer of a foamed fluid polymeric composition is applied onto the exposed surface of the insulation to cover the edges at which the exposed surface of the insulation meets an enclosing member of the structure. The layer is then cured to form a polymeric coating on the exposed surface of the insulation. The coating seals the edge or edges at which the exposed surface of the insulation meets the enclosing members of the structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Gary D. Parsons, Michael D. Bowe, Janah C. Szewczyk
  • Patent number: 10006198
    Abstract: Frame wall constructions are strengthened against lateral forces. A fiber mesh is applied to one side of the stick members as the wall is constructed. A rigid polymer foam is applied between the stick members. It encapsulates the fiber mesh and upon curing adheres to the stick members. No rigid sheathing material such as oriented strand board is needed to produce a frame wall construction having excellent racking strength resistance. The rigid polymeric foam also insulates and seals the structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: DowGlobal Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Gary D. Parsons, Anthony D. Mazurowski
  • Publication number: 20180030720
    Abstract: Air flow is reduced through a structure insulated with one more layers of fiber wool or particulate insulating material. A layer of a foamed fluid polymeric composition is applied onto the exposed surface of the insulation to cover the edges at which the exposed surface of the insulation meets an enclosing member of the structure. The layer is then cured to form a polymeric coating on the exposed surface of the insulation. The coating seals the edge or edges at which the exposed surface of the insulation meets the enclosing members of the structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Applicants: Dow Global Technologies LLC, Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Gary D. Parsons, Michael D. Bowe, Janah C. Szewczyk
  • Patent number: 9828764
    Abstract: Air flow is reduced through a structure insulated with one more layers of fiber wool or particulate insulating material. A layer of a foamed fluid polymeric composition is applied onto the exposed surface of the insulation to cover the edges at which the exposed surface of the insulation meets an enclosing member of the structure. The layer is then cured to form a polymeric coating on the exposed surface of the insulation. The coating seals the edge or edges at which the exposed surface of the insulation meets the enclosing members of the structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignees: Dow Global Technologies LLC, Rohm and Hass Company
    Inventors: Gary D. Parsons, Michael D. Bowe, Janah C. Szewczyk
  • Patent number: 9677324
    Abstract: Seal a fenestration opening that contains a gap having a width of greater than 1.6 millimeters by providing a dispersion having the following components dispersed in an aqueous phase: (i) a film-forming polymer binder having a glass transition temperature in a range of ?100 degrees Celsius to ?20 degrees Celsius; (ii) a shear thinning rheology modifier at a concentration sufficient to cause the dispersion to have a Brookfield viscosity greater than 300,000 centiPoise as measured using spindle #3 at 0.3 revolutions per minute; and (iii) optionally, a filler; and then spraying the dispersion directly onto the building elements within the fenestration opening so as to form a continuous coating over the building elements and gap within the fenestration opening; wherein there is an absence of reinforcement or sealing material filling or spanning the gap prior to spraying the dispersion over the gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignees: Dow Global Technologies LLC, Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Gary D. Parsons, Michael D. Bowe, Janah C. Szewczyk
  • Publication number: 20160326740
    Abstract: Frame wall constructions are strengthened against lateral forces. A fiber mesh is applied to one side of the stick members as the wall is constructed. A rigid polymer foam is applied between the stick members. It encapsulates the fiber mesh and upon curing adheres to the stick members. No rigid sheathing material such as oriented strand board is needed to produce a frame wall construction having excellent racking strength resistance. The rigid polymeric foam also insulates and seals the structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Inventors: Gary D. Parsons, Anthony D. Mazurowski
  • Publication number: 20160305119
    Abstract: Air flow is reduced through a structure insulated with one more layers of fiber wool or particulate insulating material. A layer of a foamed fluid polymeric composition is applied onto the exposed surface of the insulation to cover the edges at which the exposed surface of the insulation meets an enclosing member of the structure. The layer is then cured to form a polymeric coating on the exposed surface of the insulation. The coating seals the edge or edges at which the exposed surface of the insulation meets the enclosing members of the structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Publication date: October 20, 2016
    Inventors: Gary D. Parsons, Michael D. Bowe, Janah C. Szewczyk
  • Patent number: 8720141
    Abstract: A building structure includes a framework of: (a) metal studs having walls that define an interior channel; (b) a cellular backing material extending lengthwise within the interior channel of at least a portion of the metal studs; (c) a thermally insulating layer extending over multiple metal studs; (d) fasteners extending through the thermally insulating layer, through a wall of a metal stud and into the cellular backing material within the interior channel of the metal stud; and (e) a cladding attached to the framework of metal studs by means of the fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Prashant Sharad Shembekar, Myron J. Maurer, Elena Enache Pommer, Gary D. Parsons, Jeffrey M. Hansbro, John E. Lastovica, III, Michael H. Mazor, Craig S. Buck
  • Patent number: 8701582
    Abstract: A floating dock system contains a polymeric foam core, a structural collar, attachment means connected to the structural collar and a protective coating adhering to and completely covering the polymer foam core and structural collar and is free of decking or plates that are independent of the structural collar between the top surface of the polymeric foam core and the protective coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Clinton M. Schmidt, Daniel G. Darling, Gary D. Parsons, Jeffrey M. Alcott
  • Publication number: 20140044882
    Abstract: Seal a fenestration opening that contains a gap having a width of greater than 1.6 millimeters by providing a dispersion having the following components dispersed in an aqueous phase: (i) a film-forming polymer binder having a glass transition temperature in a range of ?100 degrees Celsius to ?20 degrees Celsius; (ii) a shear thinning rheology modifier at a concentration sufficient to cause the dispersion to have a Brookfield viscosity greater than 300,000 centiPoise as measured using spindle #3 at 0.3 revolutions per minute; and (iii) optionally, a filler; and then spraying the dispersion directly onto the building elements within the fenestration opening so as to form a continuous coating over the building elements and gap within the fenestration opening; wherein there is an absence of reinforcement or sealing material filling or spanning the gap prior to spraying the dispersion over the gap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicants: ROHM AND HAAS COMPANY, DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Gary D. Parsons, Michael D. Bowe, Janah C. Szewczyk
  • Patent number: 8641846
    Abstract: Seal a fenestration opening that contains a gap having a width of greater than 1.6 millimeters by providing a dispersion having the following components dispersed in an aqueous phase: (i) a film-forming polymer binder having a glass transition temperature in a range of ?100 degrees Celsius to ?20 degrees Celsius; (ii) a shear thinning rheology modifier at a concentration sufficient to cause the dispersion to have a Brookfield viscosity greater than 300,000 centiPoise as measured using spindle #3 at 0.3 revolutions per minute; and (iii) optionally, a filler; and then spraying the dispersion directly onto the building elements within the fenestration opening so as to form a continuous coating over the building elements and gap within the fenestration opening; wherein there is an absence of reinforcement or sealing material filling or spanning the gap prior to spraying the dispersion over the gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignees: Dow Global Technologies LLC, Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Gary D. Parsons, Michael D. Bowe, Janah C. Szewczyk
  • Publication number: 20140007534
    Abstract: A building structure includes a framework of: (a) metal studs having walls that define an interior channel; (b) a cellular backing material extending lengthwise within the interior channel of at least a portion of the metal studs; (c) a thermally insulating layer extending over multiple metal studs; (d) fasteners extending through the thermally insulating layer, through a wall of a metal stud and into the cellular backing material within the interior channel of the metal stud; and (e) a cladding attached to the framework of metal studs by means of the fasteners.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2013
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Inventors: Prashant Sharad Shembekar, Myron J. Maurer, Elena Enache Pommer, Gary D. Parsons, Jeffrey M. Hansbro, John E. Lastovica, III, Michael H. Mazor, Craig S. Buck
  • Patent number: 8468750
    Abstract: Seal a flashing joint on an open frame structure using a first barrier sheet having first and second adhesive strips on opposing primary surfaces proximate to opposing edges and running the length of the first barrier sheet by applying the first barrier sheet over the flashing joint with one edge below the flashing joint and adhering an adhesive strip to a building element below the flashing joint with the first adhesive strip and applying a second barrier sheet overlapping the first barrier sheet and adhere the first and second barrier sheets together using the second adhesive strip. The process can include applying flashing over the first barrier sheet and flashing joint and then overlaying the flashing with the second barrier sheet and sealing the second barrier sheet to both the first barrier sheet and the flashing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Howard M. Clearfield, Gary D. Parsons, Katherine L. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20130042961
    Abstract: Seal a fenestration opening that contains a gap having a width of greater than 1.6 millimeters by providing a dispersion having the following components dispersed in an aqueous phase: (i) a film-forming polymer binder having a glass transition temperature in a range of ?100 degrees Celsius to ?20 degrees Celsius; (ii) a shear thinning rheology modifier at a concentration sufficient to cause the dispersion to have a Brookfield viscosity greater than 300,000 centiPoise as measured using spindle #3 at 0.3 revolutions per minute; and (iii) optionally, a filler; and then spraying the dispersion directly onto the building elements within the fenestration opening so as to form a continuous coating over the building elements and gap within the fenestration opening; wherein there is an absence of reinforcement or sealing material filling or spanning the gap prior to spraying the dispersion over the gap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Applicants: ROHM AND HAAS COMPANY, DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Gary D. Parsons, Michael D. Bowe, Janah C. Szewczyk
  • Publication number: 20130019791
    Abstract: A floating dock system contains a polymeric foam core, a structural collar, attachment means connected to the structural collar and a protective coating adhering to and completely covering the polymer foam core and structural collar and is free of decking or plates that are independent of the structural collar between the top surface of the polymeric foam core and the protective coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2012
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Applicant: DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC.
    Inventors: Clinton M. Schmidt, Daniel G. Darling, Gary D. Parsons, Jeffrey M. Alcott
  • Publication number: 20110296768
    Abstract: Seal a flashing joint on an open frame structure using a first barrier sheet having first and second adhesive strips on opposing primary surfaces proximate to opposing edges and running the length of the first barrier sheet by applying the first barrier sheet over the flashing joint with one edge below the flashing joint and adhering an adhesive strip to a building element below the flashing joint with the first adhesive strip and applying a second barrier sheet overlapping the first barrier sheet and adhere the first and second barrier sheets together using the second adhesive strip. The process can include applying flashing over the first barrier sheet and flashing joint and then overlaying the flashing with the second barrier sheet and sealing the second barrier sheet to both the first barrier sheet and the flashing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2011
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Inventors: Howard M. Clearfield, Gary D. Parsons, Katherine L. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20090202829
    Abstract: Disclosed is a process to make a long fiber-reinforced thermoplastic concentrate wherein a continuous fiber strand is coated with an aqueous melt-kneaded thermoplastic dispersion, dried, and chopped.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2006
    Publication date: August 13, 2009
    Inventors: Richard T. Fox, Vijay Wani, Ludo M. Aerts, Robert W. Ranger, Gary D. Parsons
  • Publication number: 20080178557
    Abstract: An improved flashing for sealing an opening of an architectural structure, comprising a generally vertically disposed substantially planar forward portion having an upper end and a lower end. A base portion rearwardly projects generally from the upper end of the forward portion and has an upper surface that includes a generally inclined portion and also includes a plurality of outwardly projecting spaced apart ribs. Kits and methods employing the flashing are described as well.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2008
    Publication date: July 31, 2008
    Inventors: Gary D. Parsons, Jeff M. Hansbro, Joseph A. Langmaid
  • Patent number: 6815475
    Abstract: Compositions comprising hydrogenated block copolymers can be successfully used in a variety of applications including films, profiles, sheets, pultruded articles, fibers, coated articles, injection molded articles and blow or rotational molded articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2004
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Donald, Jerry L. Hahnfeld, Gary D. Parsons, Stephen F. Hahn, Rajen M. Patel, Calvin P. Esneault, Laura M. Phipps, James E. Pate, III