Patents by Inventor Gerard Finnegan

Gerard Finnegan 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: 20220144712
    Abstract: Use of porous metal oxide microspheres as light stabilizers for shaped artificial polymer articles, wherein the porous metal oxide microspheres are prepared via a process comprising forming a liquid dispersion of polymer nanoparticles and a metal oxide; forming liquid droplets of the dispersion; drying the droplets to provide polymer template microspheres comprising polymer nanospheres; and removing the polymer nanospheres from the template microspheres to provide the porous metal oxide microspheres.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2020
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Inventors: Gerard Finnegan, Thomas Thompson, Juan Capote, Rupa Darji
  • Patent number: 8473787
    Abstract: A method for generating and managing logical units (LUNs) in a storage network environment is disclosed herein. In one embodiment, such a method includes determining a type of LUN, identifying one or more servers that will access the LUN, and identifying a storage system that will host the LUN. The method then generates a LUN name that encapsulates the type, the one or more servers, and the storage system. The method then assigns the LUN name to the LUN. A corresponding apparatus and computer program product are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Gerard Finnegan, Mark Sean Fleming, Jin Yan Huang, Michael Allan Nelsen, Wei Yin
  • Patent number: 8402118
    Abstract: An apparatus for generating and managing logical units (LUNs) in a storage network environment is disclosed herein. In one embodiment, such an apparatus includes an identification module to identify a type of LUN, one or more servers that will access the LUN, and a storage system that will host the LUN. A mapping module maps the type, the one or more servers, and the storage system to one more abbreviations. A naming module then generates a LUN name that encapsulates the abbreviations. An assignment module may then assign the LUN name to the LUN. A corresponding method and computer program product are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Gerard Finnegan, Mark Sean Fleming, Jin Yan Huang, Michael Allan Nelsen, Wei Yin
  • Patent number: 7789957
    Abstract: Solid, low dust pigment compositions are formed i by mixing pigments with certain polymer stabilizers under conditions wherein the stabilizers are in a liquefied state. The pigment compositions are easily handled and have a high color yield when incorporated into polymer substrates. In many cases, the color development attained is not readily achievable using pigment compositions comprising conventional carriers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Assignee: Ciba Corporation
    Inventors: John Adams, Roger Reinicker, Damien Thurber Cole, Gerard Finnegan
  • Publication number: 20080306186
    Abstract: Solid, low dust pigment compositions are formed i by mixing pigments with certain polymer stabilizers under conditions wherein the stabilizers are in a liquefied state. The pigment compositions are easily handled and have a high color yield when incorporated into polymer substrates. In many cases, the color development attained is not readily achievable using pigment compositions comprising conventional carriers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2008
    Publication date: December 11, 2008
    Inventors: John Adams, Roger Reinicker, Damien Thurber Cole, Gerard Finnegan