Patents by Inventor Gerrad S. Allison

Gerrad S. Allison 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: 20130160638
    Abstract: A fiber includes at least a first portion extending axially and including a shear thickening fluid. The fiber further includes at least a second portion extending radially outwardly from the first portion. The second portion extends axially and radially encompasses the first portion over a length thereof. The shear thickening fluid may, for example, include particles suspended in a liquid phase. The second portion may, for example, include an abrasion resistant material. The fiber may further include at least a third portion extending axially and positioned radially inward of the first portion. The third portion may, for example, include a material having a higher strength than the second portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: Protective Products Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Gerrad S. Allison
  • Patent number: 7479198
    Abstract: A method for forming a nanofiber adhesive structure includes, in one embodiment, providing a plurality of generally parallel fiber bundles secured in a first binder and in which each of the fiber bundles includes a plurality of generally parallel fibers secured in a second binder. The fibers have a diameter between about 200 nanometers to about 400 nanometers. A portion of the first binder is dissolved from the structure to expose end portions of the plurality of fiber bundles having a length of about 100 microns. A portion of the second binder of the exposed end portions of the plurality of fiber bundle is dissolved to expose the fibers having a length of about 15 microns. Thin slices may be made and assembled on a web to provide a gecko tape having adhesive properties based on Van der Waals forces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2009
    Inventors: Erik Guffrey, Gerrad S. Allison