Patents by Inventor Glenn Jordan

Glenn Jordan 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: 20190240913
    Abstract: A de-powdering basket comprises an enclosure of at least one side wall and a bottom wall. The enclosure is configured such that, when the enclosure is disposed within a build box, the outer surfaces of the at least one side wall are substantially adjacent to the interior walls of the build box. The enclosure further comprises one or more apertures disposed within the at least one side wall, each of the apertures comprising a void that extends through the at least one side wall from an interior surface of the side wall to an exterior surface of the side wall. The enclosure may be configured to accommodate a build plate situated within the enclosure. Outer edges of the build plate may cooperate with inner surfaces of the side walls of the enclosure to prevent loose powder from passing between the outer edges of the build plate and the side walls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: Desktop Metal, Inc.
    Inventor: Glenn A. JORDAN
  • Publication number: 20190193150
    Abstract: A system and corresponding method for additive manufacturing of a three-dimensional (3D) object to improve packing density of a powder bed used in the manufacturing process. The system and corresponding method enable higher density packing of the powder. Such higher density packing leads to better mechanical interlocking of particles, leading to lower sintering temperatures and reduced deformation of the 3D object during sintering. An embodiment of the system comprises means for adjusting a volume of a powder metered onto a top surface of the powder bed to produce an adjusted metered volume and means for spreading the adjusted metered volume to produce a smooth volume for forming a smooth layer of the powder with controlled packing density across the top surface of the powder bed. The controlled packing density enables uniform shrinkage, without warping, of the 3D object during sintering to produce higher quality 3D printed objects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: George Hudelson, Emanuel M. Sachs, Glenn A. Jordan, Midnight Zero
  • Patent number: 10321724
    Abstract: A personal impact protection device (10) with a first mechanical member (12) that may be a shell, ring or housing, and a second mechanical member (14) that may also be a shell, ring or housing. The two mechanical members (12, 14) are nested and spaced from one another. One or more elastomeric energy-absorption members (16) are mechanically coupled to and span the distance between both of the mechanical members (12, 14) to absorb energy from impacts to the outer mechanical member (12) that displace the outer member (12) relative to the inner member (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: WB Development Company, LLC
    Inventors: Walter Bonin, Glenn Jordan
  • Patent number: 9850759
    Abstract: An engine, such as a circulating piston engine, includes a housing that defines an annular bore, a piston assembly, and a valve. The piston assembly is disposed within the annular bore and is configured to be coupled to a drive mechanism. The valve is configured to be intermittently disposed within the annular bore to define a combustion chamber relative to the piston assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: WB Development Company LLC
    Inventors: Walter T. Bonin, Glenn A. Jordan
  • Patent number: 9284104
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for depositing an ultra-thin inorganic coating on to a packaging film substrate is disclosed. Flame pretreatment enhances the quality of the inorganic coating. Multiple coating layers may be deposited onto the substrate by passing the substrate over various one or more flame head configurations in either a stand-alone or in-line manufacturing environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: FRITO-LAY NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Robert Godfroid, Glenn Jordan, Anthony Robert Knoerzer, Kenneth Scott Laverdure, Eldridge M. Mount, III
  • Publication number: 20140182534
    Abstract: An engine, such as a circulating piston engine, includes a housing that defines an annular bore, a piston assembly, and a valve. The piston assembly is disposed within the annular bore and is configured to be coupled to a drive mechanism. The valve is configured to be intermittently disposed within the annular bore to define a combustion chamber relative to the piston assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: WB Development Company LLC
    Inventors: Walter T. Bonin, Glenn A. Jordan
  • Publication number: 20130344240
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for depositing an ultra-thin inorganic coating on to a packaging film substrate is disclosed. Flame pretreatment enhances the quality of the inorganic coating. Multiple coating layers may be deposited onto the substrate by passing the substrate over various one or more flame head configurations in either a stand-alone or in-line manufacturing environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventors: Robert GODFROID, Glenn JORDAN, Anthony Robert KNOERZER, Kenneth Scott LAVERDURE, Eldridge M. MOUNT, III
  • Publication number: 20130340673
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for depositing an ultra-thin inorganic coating on to a packaging film substrate is disclosed. Flame pretreatment enhances the quality of the inorganic coating. Multiple coating layers may be deposited onto the substrate by passing the substrate over various one or more flame head configurations in either a stand-alone or in-line manufacturing environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventors: Robert GODFROID, Glenn JORDAN, Anthony Robert KNOERZER, Kenneth Scott LAVERDURE, Eldridge M. MOUNT, III
  • Publication number: 20130212783
    Abstract: A personal impact protection device (10) with a first mechanical member (12) that may be a shell, ring or housing, and a second mechanical member (14) that may also be a shell, ring or housing. The two mechanical members (12, 14) are nested and spaced from one another. One or more elastomeric energy-absorption members (16) are mechanically coupled to and span the distance between both of the mechanical members (12, 14) to absorb energy from impacts to the outer mechanical member (12) that displace the outer member (12) relative to the inner member (14).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Inventors: Walter Bonin, Glenn Jordan
  • Patent number: 7434874
    Abstract: A bench/table combination suitable for picnic tables and the like which is easily collapsible and is strong when erected. The folding action allows the table top, legs and benches to be folded to assume a generally vertical position, the table top being made of two halves and hinged about a central axis, a pair of legs attached to each table top half and being pivotally attached to their respective table top half, and bench supports extending between each pair of legs being pivotally attached to the legs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2008
    Inventor: Glenn Jordan
  • Publication number: 20070191256
    Abstract: Fabric care compositions comprising formaldehyde scavengers exhibit low levels of free formaldehyde.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2006
    Publication date: August 16, 2007
    Inventors: Renae Fossum, Jean-Francois Bodet, Jiten Dihora, Glenn Jordan, Sanford Kirksey, Leslie Waits
  • Publication number: 20060276356
    Abstract: Premoistened wipes for household use. The wipes are disposable. The wipes may be used to treat household surfaces including fabric-based surfaces. The wipes may include microencapsulated materials such as perfume and/or other benefit agents. The present invention also relates to a method for treating household surfaces utilizing the wipes of the present invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2006
    Publication date: December 7, 2006
    Inventors: Rajan Panandiker, Glenn Jordan, Alice Michels
  • Publication number: 20060276370
    Abstract: A fabric care composition and process for using the composition to treat fabrics are provided. The fabric care composition comprises a sucrose ester, a cationic polysaccharide and a dispersing medium, wherein the charge density of the cationic polysaccharide is from about 0.05 to about 5.5 meq/gram. Optionally, deposition agents and adjunct materials may also be included. The present compositions are used to treat fabrics to impart one or more of the following benefits tot eh treated fabrics: improved fabric softness, wrinkle reduction after drying, ease of ironing, in-wear shape retention, fabric elasticity, fabric tensile strength, fabric tear strength, and/or color protection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2006
    Publication date: December 7, 2006
    Inventors: Shulin Zhang, Eric Wells, Michelle Mulvaney, Glenn Jordan, Mark Sivik, Yonas Gizaw, Joseph Heatherly
  • Publication number: 20060270586
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cleaning wipe suitable for cleaning a surface comprising a cleaning substrate, and microcapsules comprising an active ingredient. The majority of the microcapsules are located adjacent to at least one point on the perimeter of said cleaning substrate. The present invention also relates to (1) a cleaning kit suitable for cleaning a surface, comprising the cleaning wipe and a cleaning implement, and (2) a method of cleaning a surface, comprising the step of contacting the surface with the cleaning wipe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2006
    Publication date: November 30, 2006
    Inventors: Glenn Jordan, Daniel Ditullio
  • Publication number: 20060270585
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cleaning wipe suitable for cleaning a surface comprising a cleaning substrate, and microcapsules comprising a perfume composition. At least 40% of the perfume raw materials in the perfume composition have a boiling point of 250 ° C. or less, a Kovats Index value of 1450 or less, or a combination thereof. The present invention also relates to (1) a cleaning kit for cleaning a surface comprising the cleaning wipe, and a cleaning implement comprising a handle, and (2) to a method of cleaning a surface comprising the step of contacting the surface with the cleaning wipe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2006
    Publication date: November 30, 2006
    Inventors: Glenn Jordan, Patricia Blondin, Zaiyou Liu, Kristin Finley
  • Publication number: 20060170256
    Abstract: A bench/table combination suitable for picnic tables and the like which is easily collapsible and is strong when erected. The folding action allows the table top, legs and benches to be folded to assume a generally vertical position, the table top being made of two halves and hinged about a central axis, a pair of legs attached to each table top half and being pivotally attached to their respective table top half, and bench supports extending between each pair of legs being pivotally attached to the legs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2005
    Publication date: August 3, 2006
    Inventor: Glenn Jordan
  • Publication number: 20060120882
    Abstract: A hydraulic device includes a rotatable drum, at least one piston, a transition arm, and at least one compensating piston. The rotatable drum defines a cylinder that houses the piston. The transition arm is coupled to the piston to translate between linear motion of the piston and rotation of the rotatable drum. The compensating piston is in fluidic communication with the cylinder and is configured to counteract a force caused by an inlet or an output pressure during operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2005
    Publication date: June 8, 2006
    Inventors: Glenn Jordan, Albert Sanderson, Robert Sanderson
  • Publication number: 20060094621
    Abstract: Methods for improving the processability of an active concentrate are disclosed. Specifically, an ionic liquid is incorporated into the diluting process to lower the viscosity and avoid the formation of a viscosity-increasing gel phase. Moreover, the ionic liquid may comprise an ion active capable of delivering a desired benefit, which accompanies and/or enhances the benefit provided by the active in the concentrate. The present invention also encompasses a dilution process for forming a product composition from a conventional active concentrate or an ionic liquid containing composition. The present invention further comprises compositions made by these processes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2005
    Publication date: May 4, 2006
    Inventors: Glenn Jordan, Stacie Hecht, Kenneth Price, Patricia Berger, Yousef Aouad, Jean Wevers, Dennis Beckholt, Frank Denome, Kevin Goodall, Jose Vega, Michael Showell
  • Publication number: 20060094620
    Abstract: Compositions comprising an ionic liquid active composed of an ion active and an ionic liquid-forming counter ion, wherein the ion active is capable of delivering a fabric treating benefit, a surface treating benefit, and/or an air treating benefit. The compositions are substantially free of added water and have a viscosity less than about 5000 mPa·s at room temperature. The compositions are easily diluted with water and/or organic solvent, without formation a gel phase during the dilution process. Various products, especially a unit dose product, made with such compositions are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2005
    Publication date: May 4, 2006
    Inventors: Glenn Jordan, Stacie Hecht, Kenneth Price, Patricia Berger, Yousef Aouad, Jean Wevers, Dennis Beckholt, Frank Denome, Kevin Goodall, Jose Vega, Michael Showell, Kenneth Seddon, Harambage Gunaratne
  • Publication number: 20060094617
    Abstract: A benefit agent delivery system comprises a benefit agent, wherein the benefit agent is protected or stabilized by an ionic liquid and wherein the benefit agent is releasable from the system to provide the benefit. For example, the ionic liquid may be physically associated with the benefit agent, such as by coating, encapsulation, or co-crystallization, or may be chemically associated with the benefit agent, such as by chemical reaction. The benefit agent delivery system may be in the form of a concentrate, in a product formulation, or on or associated with a substrate or package. Detergent compositions may include the benefit agent delivery system. Methods for cleaning a soiled substrate comprise contacting a soiled substrate with such a composition, and removing soil from the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2005
    Publication date: May 4, 2006
    Inventors: Kenneth Price, Stacie Hecht, Glenn Jordan, Corey Kenneally, Yousef Aouad, Michael Showell, Gregory Miracle