Patents by Inventor Jason P. Rolland

Jason P. Rolland 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).

  • Patent number: 10800094
    Abstract: Provided herein is a polymerizable liquid composition useful for additive manufacturing, which composition may include: (i) a free radical photoinitiator; (ii) monomers and/or prepolymers (e.g., reactive diluents) that are polymerizable by exposure to actinic radiation or light, optionally wherein some or all of said monomers and/or prepolymers comprise one or more acid-labile or base-labile groups; (iii) a crosslinker comprising one or more acid-labile or base-labile groups; and (iv) a photoacid generator or a photobase generator, wherein said free radical photoinitiator and said photoacid generator or photobase generator are, or are selected to be, activated by light at different ranges of wavelengths or intensities. Methods of forming a three-dimensional object with the composition, and articles so formed are also provided. Methods of removing a portion of the article by dissolving in a polar or non-polar solvent are further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Carbon, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason P. Rolland, Nordstrom Kirk Phelps, Ariel M. Herrmann, Xinyu Gu
  • Patent number: 10792858
    Abstract: A method of forming a three-dimensional object, which method includes a cleaning or washing step, is carried out by: (a) providing a carrier and a fill level, and optionally an optically transparent member having a build surface defining the fill level, the carrier and the fill level having a build region therebetween; (b) filling the build region with a polymerizable liquid, the polymerizable liquid comprising a mixture of (i) a light polymerizable liquid first component, and (ii) a second solidifiable component that is different from the first component; (c) irradiating the build region with light, to form a solid polymer scaffold from the first component and also advancing the carrier away from the build surface to form a three-dimensional intermediate having the same shape as, or a shape to be imparted to, the three-dimensional object and containing the second solidifiable component carried in the scaffold in unsolidified and/or uncured form; (d) washing the three-dimensional intermediate; and (e) concurr
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Carbon, Inc.
    Inventors: William R. McCall, Jason P. Rolland, Courtney F. Converse
  • Patent number: 10787583
    Abstract: A polymerizable liquid useful for the production of a three-dimensional object comprised of silicone, or a copolymer thereof, which includes at least one constituent selected from the group consisting of (i) a blocked or reactive blocked siloxane-containing prepolymer, (ii) a blocked or reactive blocked siloxane-containing polyisocyanate, and (iii) a blocked or reactive blocked siloxane-containing polyisocyanate chain extender. Methods of using the same in additive manufacturing processes such as continuous liquid interface production are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Carbon, Inc.
    Inventors: Jessica D. Drazba, Kai Chen, Jason P. Rolland
  • Patent number: 10774177
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods of forming a three-dimensional object having a biodegradable or bioerodible polymer or copolymer. In some embodiments, the methods include providing a dual cure resin with a photoinitiator, monomers and/or prepolymers that are polymerizable by exposure to actinic radiation or light, at least one cyclic ester, a ring-opening polymerization initiator, and a ring-opening polymerization catalyst. Resins useful for carrying out such methods, and products produced from such methods, are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Carbon, Inc.
    Inventors: Xinyu Gu, Jason P. Rolland
  • Publication number: 20200231841
    Abstract: A method of forming a three-dimensional object, wherein said three-dimensional object is a footwear sole, heel, innersole or midsole, is described. The method may use a polymerizable liquid, or resin, useful for the production by additive manufacturing of a three-dimensional object, comprising a mixture of (i) a light polymerizable liquid first component, and (ii) a second solidifiable component that is different from said first component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Jason P. Rolland, Kai Chen, Justin Poelma, James Goodrich, Robert K. Pinschmidt, JR., Joseph M. DeSimone, Lloyd M. Robeson
  • Patent number: 10717209
    Abstract: A laminate nanomold includes a layer of perfluoropolyether defining a cavity that has a predetermined shape and a support layer coupled with the layer of perfluoropolyether. The laminate can also include a tie-layer coupling the layer of perfluoropolyether with the support layer. The tie-layer can also include a photocurable component and a thermal curable component. The cavity can have a broadest dimension of less than 500 nanometers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: LIQUIDIA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Jason P. Rolland, Benjamin Maynor, Robert Lyon Henn
  • Publication number: 20200223992
    Abstract: An epoxy dual cure resin useful for additive manufacturing of three-dimensional objects includes:(i) a photoinitiator; (ii) monomers and/or prepolymers that are polymerizable by exposure to actinic radiation or light; (iii) optionally, a light absorbing pigment or dye; (iv) an epoxy resin; (v) optionally, but in some embodiments preferably, an organic hardener co-polymerizable with the epoxy resin; (vi) optionally but preferably a dual reactive compound having substituted thereon a first reactive group reactive with said monomers and/or prepolymers that are polymerizable by exposure to actinic radiation or light, and a second reactive group reactive with said epoxy resin (e.g., an epoxy acrylate); (vii) optionally a diluent; (viii) optionally a filler; and (ix) optionally, a co-monomer and/or a co-prepolymer. Methods of using the same in additive manufacturing are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Julia D. Cushen, James Goodrich, Jason P. Rolland
  • Publication number: 20200190357
    Abstract: A method of forming a three-dimensional object (e.g. comprised of polyurethane, polyurea, or copolymer thereof) is carried out by: (a) providing a carrier and an optically transparent member having a build surface, the carrier and the build surface defining a build region therebetween; (b) filling the build region with a polymerizable liquid, the polymerizable liquid comprising a mixture of: (i) a light polymerizable liquid first component, and (ii) a second solidifiable component that is different from the first component; (c) irradiating the build region with light through the optically transparent member to form a solid blocked polymer scaffold and advancing the carrier away from the build surface to form a three-dimensional intermediate having the same shape as, or a shape to be imparted to, the three-dimensional object, with the intermediate containing the second solidifiable component; and then (d) contacting the three-dimensional intermediate to water to form the three-dimensional object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Jason P. Rolland, Kai Chen, Justin Poelma, James Goodrich, Robert Pinschmidt, Joseph M. DeSimone, Lloyd M. Robeson
  • Patent number: 10668709
    Abstract: A method of forming a three-dimensional object (17) includes: providing a carrier (18) and an optically transparent member (15) having a build surface, the carrier (18) and the build surface defining a build region therebetween; filling the build region with a polymerizable liquid (16); irradiating the build region with light (12) through the optically transparent member (15) to form a solid polymer from the polymerizable liquid; and advancing the carrier (18) away from the build surface to form the three-dimensional object (17) from the solid polymer. The carrier (18) includes at least one retain and release (34) feature that is configured to: i) retain the three-dimensional object (17) formed from the solid polymer on the carrier (18) in a first state; and ii) facilitate release of the three-dimensional object (17) formed from the solid polymer from the carrier (18) in a second state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Carbon, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Ermoshkin, David Shirvanyants, Joseph M. DeSimone, Nordstrom Kirk Phelps, Jason P. Rolland
  • Publication number: 20200156311
    Abstract: A method of making a three-dimensional object by additive manufacturing from a blended resin (e.g.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Jason P. Rolland, Courtney F. Converse, Oshin Nazarian, Matthew Panzer
  • Patent number: 10647054
    Abstract: A method of forming a three-dimensional object is provided herein, which may be carried out by: (a) providing a carrier and a fill level, the carrier and the fill level having a build region therebetween; (b) filling the build region with a polymerizable liquid, the polymerizable liquid comprising a mixture of (i) a light polymerizable liquid first component, and (ii) a second solidifiable component that is different from the first component; the polymerizable liquid further comprising a Lewis acid or an oxidizable tin salt in an amount effective to accelerate the formation of the three-dimensional intermediate during the irradiating; and (c) irradiating the build region with light to form a solid polymer scaffold from the first component and also advancing the carrier away from the build surface to form a three-dimensional intermediate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Carbon, Inc.
    Inventors: Xinyu Gu, Jason P. Rolland
  • Patent number: 10647873
    Abstract: Provided herein is a polymerizable liquid composition useful for additive manufacturing, which composition may include: (i) a free radical photoinitiator; (ii) monomers and/or prepolymers (e.g., reactive diluents) that are polymerizable by exposure to actinic radiation or light, optionally wherein some or all of said monomers and/or prepolymers comprise one or more acid-labile groups; (iii) a chain extender, optionally wherein said chain extender comprises one or more acid-labile groups; and (iv) a photoacid generator, wherein at least one of said monomers and/or prepolymers, or said chain extender, comprises one or more acid-labile groups, and wherein said free radical photoinitiator and said photoacid generator are, or are selected to be, activated by light at different ranges of wavelengths or intensities. Methods of forming a three-dimensional object with the composition, and articles so formed are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Carbon, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason P. Rolland, Nordstrom Kirk Phelps, Ariel M. Herrmann
  • Patent number: 10647879
    Abstract: A polymerizable liquid, or resin, useful for the production by additive manufacturing of a three-dimensional object of polyurethane, polyurea, or a copolymer thereof, is described. The resin includes at least one of (i) a blocked or reactive blocked prepolymer, (ii) a blocked or reactive blocked diisocyanate, or (iii) a blocked or reactive blocked diisocyanate chain extender.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Carbon, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason P. Rolland, Kai Chen, Justin Poelma, James Goodrich, Robert Pinschmidt, Joseph M. DeSimone, Lloyd M. Robeson
  • Patent number: 10647880
    Abstract: A method of forming a three-dimensional object of polyurethane, polyurea, or copolymer thereof is carried out by: (a) providing a carrier and an optically transparent member having a build surface, the carrier and the build surface defining a build region therebetween; (b) filling the build region with a polymerizable liquid, the polymerizable liquid including at least one of: (i) a blocked or reactive blocked prepolymer, (ii) a blocked or reactive blocked diisocyanate, or (iii) a blocked or reactive blocked diisocyanate chain extender; (c) irradiating the build region with light through the optically transparent member to form a solid blocked polymer scaffold and advancing the carrier away from the build surface to form a three-dimensional intermediate having the same shape as, or a shape to be imparted to, the three-dimensional object, with the intermediate containing the chain extender; and then (d) heating or microwave irradiating the three-dimensional intermediate sufficiently to form from the three-dime
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Carbon, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason P. Rolland, Kai Chen, Justin Poelma, James Goodrich, Robert Pinschmidt, Joseph M. DeSimone, Lloyd M. Robeson
  • Patent number: 10639844
    Abstract: Provided herein according to some embodiments is a method of forming a three-dimensional object, comprising: (a) forming a first intermediate object from a first polymerizable liquid; (b) forming a second intermediate object from a second polymerizable liquid; (c) optionally washing said first intermediate and said second intermediate; (d) contacting said first intermediate object to said second intermediate object; and then, (e) solidifying and/or curing a second solidifiable component (e.g., said second reactive component) in each of said first and second intermediate objects while said first and second intermediate objects are in contact with one another to couple said first and second intermediate objects to one another and form said three-dimensional object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Carbon, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason P. Rolland, Philip M. DeSimone
  • Publication number: 20200108550
    Abstract: Provided herein is a method of forming a three-dimensional object, comprising: (a) providing a carrier and a fill level having a build region therebetween; (b) filling said build region with a polymerizable liquid comprising a mixture of (i) a light polymerizable liquid first component, and (ii) a second solidifiable component; (c) irradiating said build region with light to form a solid polymer scaffold from said first component and also advancing said carrier away from said build surface to form a three-dimensional intermediate having the same shape as, or a shape to be imparted to, said three-dimensional object and containing said second solidifiable component carried in said scaffold in unsolidified and/or uncured form; and (d) solidifying and/or curing said second solidifiable component in said three-dimensional intermediate. The solidifying and/or curing step (d) may increase the elasticity and/or decrease the rigidity of said intermediate in forming said three-dimensional object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Inventors: Kai Chen, Lloyd M. Robeson, Jason P. Rolland
  • Publication number: 20200094470
    Abstract: A method of forming a three-dimensional object by bottom-up three-dimensional fabrication by irradiating a polymerizable liquid to produce the three-dimensional object, is described. In the method: (i) a Lewis acid or an oxidizable tin salt (e.g., stannous octoate) is included in said polymerizable liquid in an amount effective to accelerate the formation of said three-dimensional object during said fabrication; and/or (ii) the three-dimensional object is irradiated after forming to further polymerize unpolymerized material remaining in the three-dimensional object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Jason P. Rolland, Joseph M. DeSimone
  • Patent number: 10589512
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for additive manufacturing of three-dimensional objects from polymerizable liquids are described. The methods and apparatus are implemented in the form of a bottom up additive manufacturing apparatus, and in preferred embodiments are implemented in the form of Continuous Liquid Interface Production (or “CLIP”) methods and apparatus. Rotation of at least one of the carrier and the build plate is preferably included, for example to facilitate the filling of the build region with the polymerizable liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Carbon, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph M. DeSimone, Edward T. Samulski, Jason P. Rolland
  • Publication number: 20200079898
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods of forming a three-dimensional object having a biodegradable or bioerodible polymer or copolymer. In some embodiments, the methods include providing a dual cure resin with a photoinitiator, monomers and/or prepolymers that are polymerizable by exposure to actinic radiation or light, at least one cyclic ester, a ring-opening polymerization initiator, and a ring-opening polymerization catalyst. Resins useful for carrying out such methods, and products produced from such methods, are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Xinyu Gu, Jason P. Rolland
  • Publication number: 20200078301
    Abstract: The presently disclosed subject matter describes the use of fluorinated elastomer-based materials, in particular perfluoropolyether (PFPE)-based materials, in high-resolution soft or imprint lithographic applications, such as micro- and nanoscale replica molding, and the first nano-contact molding of organic materials to generate high fidelity features using an elastomeric mold. Accordingly, the presently disclosed subject matter describes a method for producing free-standing, isolated nanostructures of any shape using soft or imprint lithography technique.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: JOSEPH M. DESIMONE, Jason P. Rolland, Benjamin W. Maynor, Larken E. Euliss, Ginger Denison Rothrock, Ansley E. Dennis, Edward T. Samulski, R. Jude Samulski