Patents by Inventor James E. Kuder

James E. Kuder 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: 20190281702
    Abstract: An interconnect structure that includes a component circuit board containing a plurality of electrical components, and a wafer connector assembly. The wafer connector assembly includes a plurality of interconnect circuit boards that are in electrical connection with the components circuit board through a plurality of rows of solder joints, the plurality of interconnect circuit boards having a connection end including at least one contact. An adhesive is present structurally reinforcing at least a row of the solder joints that is proximate to the connection end of the plurality of interconnect circuit boards of the wafer assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Michael A. Gaynes, Jeffrey D. Gelorme, Robert P. Kuder, II, Daniel J. Littrell, Thomas E. Lombardi, Marie-Claude Paquet, Frank L. Pompeo, David L. Questad, James Speidell, Sri M. Sri-Jayantha, Son K. Tran
  • Patent number: 10368441
    Abstract: An interconnect structure that includes a component circuit board containing a plurality of electrical components, and a wafer connector assembly. The wafer connector assembly includes a plurality of interconnect circuit boards that are in electrical connection with the components circuit board through a plurality of rows of solder joints, the plurality of interconnect circuit boards having a connection end including at least one contact. An adhesive is present structurally reinforcing at least a row of the solder joints that is proximate to the connection end of the plurality of interconnect circuit boards of the wafer assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael A. Gaynes, Jeffrey D. Gelorme, Robert P. Kuder, II, Daniel J. Littrell, Thomas E. Lombardi, Marie-Claude Paquet, Frank L. Pompeo, David L. Questad, James Speidell, Sri M. Sri-Jayantha, Son K. Tran
  • Patent number: 6312772
    Abstract: Multilayer laminates including films, sheets, preforms, containers and other articles having at least one wholly aromatic, amorphous, stretchable liquid crystalline polymer layer with at least one non-polyester thermoplastic polymer layer are provided as well as methods for producing and stretching the multilayer articles. The laminates are suitable for thermoforming and stretch blow molding applications and may be stretched at temperatures lower than the molten state of the liquid crystal polymer and at high total draw ratios without fractures or tears. Containers suitable for food or beverage products may be produced from the laminates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2001
    Assignee: Hoechst Celanese Corporation
    Inventors: James E. Kuder, Ronald N. Demartino, Dominick Cangiano, Randy Douglas Jester, Arnold E. Wolf, Robert M. Kimmel, Sherman H. Rounsville, John Arthur Penoyer
  • Patent number: 6294640
    Abstract: A stretchable liquid crystal polymer having recurring units derived from p-hydroxybenzoic acid, 6-hydroxy-2-naphthoic acid, at least one aromatic diacid and at least one aromatic diol and/or hydroxyamine component, at least a portion of which is 4,4′-biphenol, and one or more aromatic monomers that provide the polymers with selected 1,3-(meta-) linkages. Stretchable polymers are especially suitable for multilayer laminates and bicomponent fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2001
    Assignee: Ticona LLC
    Inventors: H. Clay Linstid, III, Dominick L. Cangiano, Ronald N. DeMartino, James E. Kuder, Vincent J. Provino, Randy Jester
  • Patent number: 6222000
    Abstract: Process for producing highly stretchable, amorphous anisotropic melt-forming polymers having recurring units derived from p-hydroxybenzoic acid, 6-hydroxy-2-naphthoic acid, at least one aromatic diacid and at least one aromatic diol and/or hydroxyamine component, at least a portion of which is 4,4′-biphenol, which process comprises incorporating into such polymers recurring units derived from one or more aromatic monomers that provide the polymers with selected meta-linkages wherein each of said recurring units is present in the polymer in specific amounts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2001
    Assignee: Ticona LLC
    Inventors: H. Clay Linstid, III, Dominick L. Cangiano, Ronald N. DeMartino, James E. Kuder, Vincent J. Provino
  • Patent number: 6132884
    Abstract: Process for producing highly stretchable, amorphous anisotropic melt-forming polymers having recurring units derived from p-hydroxybenzoic acid, 6-hydroxy-2-naphthoic acid, at least one aromatic diacid and an aromatic diol and/or hydroxyamine component, at least a portion of which is 4,4'-biphenol, which comprises incorporating into such polymers recurring units derived from resorcinol and at least one additional monomer that provides the resulting polymer with selected meta linkages, wherein each of said recurring units is present in the polymer in specified amounts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2000
    Assignee: Ticona LLC
    Inventors: H. Clay Linstid, III, Dominick L. Cangiano, Ronald N. DeMartino, James E. Kuder, Vincent J. Provino
  • Patent number: 6042902
    Abstract: Multilayer films that include a thermotropic liquid crystalline polymer film layer and a poly(ethylene terephthalate) or polycarbonate film layer are bound together using a hot melt adhesive, which may be either (1) a blend of poly(.alpha.-olefins) that includes isotactic polypropylene, a polymer of a second lower poly(.alpha.-olefin), and a small amount of a higher poly(.alpha.-olefin); or (2) a polyamide-based hot melt adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2000
    Assignee: Hoechst Celanese Corporation
    Inventors: James E. Kuder, Dominick Cangiano, Vincent J. Provino, Wayne Xu
  • Patent number: 6015524
    Abstract: Multilayer films that include a thermotropic liquid crystalline polymer film layer and a polyethylene film layer are bound together using one of the following hot melt adhesives: ethylene-glycidyl methacrylate copolymer, ethylene-methyl acrylate-glycidyl methacrylate terpolymer, ethylene vinyl acetate copolymer, a polyolefin blend, ethylene-acrylic acid copolymer, and mixtures thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2000
    Assignee: Hoechst Celanese Corporation
    Inventors: James E. Kuder, Dominick Cangiano, Vincent J. Provino, Wayne Xu
  • Patent number: 6013373
    Abstract: Multilayer films that include a thermotropic liquid crystalline polymer film layer and a polypropyene film layer are bound together using hot melt adhesives which may be either (1) a blend of poly(.alpha.-olefins), comprised of isotactic polypropylene, a polymer of a second lower poly(.alpha.-olefin), and a small amount of a higher poly(.alpha.-olefin), or (2) a blend of poly(propylene-graft-maleic anhydride) and a dimer acid based polyamide. These hot melt adhesives also act as compatiblizers for blends of polypropylene and thermotropic liquid crystalline polymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2000
    Assignee: Hoechst Celanese Corporation
    Inventors: James E. Kuder, Dominick Cangiano, Vincent J. Provino, Wayne Xu
  • Patent number: 5772949
    Abstract: A thermally expandable wax composition and its use in polymer-based actuators is disclosed and claimed. The compositions are wax-based and include conductive filler as well as a viscosity modifier to stabilize the composition against segregation. Optionally included are thermoxidative stabilizers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 30, 1998
    Assignee: Hoechst Celanese Corp.
    Inventors: M. Ishaq Haider, James E. Kuder, Barbara J. Long, Joseph D. Menczel, James B. Stamatoff, Michael Bayer
  • Patent number: 5754725
    Abstract: The invention relates to multiple fiber connectors for thermoplastic optical couplers and fibers. The multiple-fiber connectors facilitate the connection of optical fibers to a star coupler and provide low levels of light loss between input/output ports of a coupler. The invention further relates to a terminator hot plate apparatus for the semiautomatic termination of optical fiber ends, and a new cladding material for thermoplastic optical couplers and fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 19, 1998
    Assignee: Hoechst Celanese Corp.
    Inventors: James E. Kuder, Kevin F. Manning, Pascal J. B. Landi, Elizabeth E. Fernekess, Matthew Cardone
  • Patent number: 5709740
    Abstract: A thermally expandable wax composition and its use in polymer-based actuators is disclosed and claimed. The compositions are wax-based and include conductive filler as well as a viscosity modifier to stabilize the composition against segregation. Optionally included are thermoxidative stabilizers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 20, 1998
    Assignee: Hoechst Celanese Corp.
    Inventors: M. Ishaq Haider, James E. Kuder, Barbara J. Long, Joseph D. Menczel, James B. Stamatoff, Michael Bayer
  • Patent number: 5604830
    Abstract: The invention relates to multiple fiber connectors for thermoplastic optical couplers and fibers. The multiple-fiber connectors facilitate the connection of optical fibers to a star coupler and provide low levels of light loss between input/output ports of a coupler. The invention further relates to a terminator hot plate apparatus for the semiautomatic termination of optical fiber ends, and a new cladding material for thermoplastic optical couplers and fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1994
    Date of Patent: February 18, 1997
    Assignee: Hoechst Celanese Corp.
    Inventors: James E. Kuder, Kevin F. Manning, Pascal J. B. Landi, Elizabeth E. Fernekess, Matthew Cardone
  • Patent number: 5472641
    Abstract: A paint remover composition consisting essentially of a single phase mixture of water, trioxane and an organic co-solvent having a flash paint above about 80.degree. C. is disclosed and claimed. Particularly preferred co-solvents are gamma-butyrolactone and N-methyl pyrrolidone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 5, 1995
    Assignee: Hoechst Celanese Corp.
    Inventors: James E. Kuder, Larry F. Charbonneau, Elizabeth E. Fernekess
  • Patent number: 5255336
    Abstract: A unitary injection molded waveguiding optical element is disclosed and claimed. In a preferred embodiment, there is shown an NXN star coupler 310 with a plurality of fibers 314, 316 integrally formed with the mixing body. Preferably, the fibers are continuously transitioned to the signal mixing body such that the optical path is substantially constant and the surfaces are free from lateral discontinuities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 1992
    Date of Patent: October 19, 1993
    Assignee: Hoechst Celanese Corp.
    Inventors: James E. Kuder, Kevin F. Manning
  • Patent number: 5222180
    Abstract: An optical fiber bundle 10 is disclosed including a plurality of polymer optical fibers 12 disposed within a rigid sleeve 14. The fibers have been drawn to a draw ratio of at least 1:1.5 prior to placing them within the sleeve, whereupon the structure 13 is heated to induce elastic relaxation of the fibers which contract in length and expand in girth. The expansion within the rigid sleeve results in a close-packed geometry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 1992
    Date of Patent: June 22, 1993
    Assignee: Hoechst Celanese Corp.
    Inventors: James E. Kuder, Douglas P. Karim, Martin Schorning
  • Patent number: 5128223
    Abstract: In one embodiment this invention provides a process for preparing a holographic composition which is a thin film of polyphenyl acylate polymer which has a photo-Fries molecular rearrangement corresponding to a recorded refractive index pattern induced by exposure to a coherent light interference pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 1990
    Date of Patent: July 7, 1992
    Assignee: Hoechst Celanese Corp.
    Inventors: Gunilla E. Gillberg-LaForce, Edward Yokley, James E. Kuder, Elizabeth Fernekess
  • Patent number: 5121376
    Abstract: An apparatus and a process for storing and retrieving information comprising an optical disk having a substrate and a recording layer of a predetermined optical thickness disposed on the substrate. The indices of refraction of the substrate and recording layer are unequal, causing Fresnel reflections from the surface of the layer and the boundary between the substrate and the layer. The optical thickness of the layer is selectively changeable to a plurality of distinct values different from the predetermined value, thereby changing the intensity reflectance of the optical disk to one of a plurality of values. Differences in the intensity of light reflected or transmitted by the disk are detected and serve to represent information according to a multi-level rather than binary digital system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 1990
    Date of Patent: June 9, 1992
    Assignee: Hoechst Celanese Corp.
    Inventors: James E. Kuder, Harris A. Goldberg
  • Patent number: 5089304
    Abstract: A method is provided for producing a corrosion resistant metallic article. The article to be protected is coated with a solution containing a polymeric composition drawn from the class of polymers commonly known as polybenzimidazoles, followed by drying or curing of the coated article. The coated metallic article resists corrosion under severe conditions. The coating adheres well, being non-peeling and resistant to organic solvents and heat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 1990
    Date of Patent: February 18, 1992
    Assignee: Hoechst Celanese Corp.
    Inventor: James E. Kuder
  • Patent number: 4949329
    Abstract: Provided is a process for the erasure of information recorded in an optical information medium. The erasure is effected by irradiating the medium with a laser beam, with the duty cycle, laser power and focus offset having been adjusted from that used during writing such that upon the irradiation complete and clean erasure of the information is effected. It is preferred that the focus offset and laser power are adjusted the minimal amount possible and that the duty cycle is the parameter of the three for which the greatest adjustment is made. Control and adjustment of the three parameters in accordance with the present invention permits one to realize more accurate, efficient and clean erasure, even bit-by-bit erasure if desired, than has heretofore been possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 1988
    Date of Patent: August 14, 1990
    Assignee: Hoechst Celanese Corp.
    Inventors: Steven R. Furman, James E. Kuder