Patents by Inventor John D. Morris

John D. Morris 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: 20100204361
    Abstract: The invention provides compositions of matter, methods of their synthesis, and methods of their use in polymerization reactions. The compositions include polyfunctional initiators used to make star polymers when polymerized with monomers. The polyfunctional initiators are synthesized out of a multifunctional core with at least two functional groups and two or more initiator units bonded to the functional groups. The initiator units have two electron-withdrawing groups bonded to a central carbon atom and an azo group between the central carbon atom and the functional group. The polyfunctional initiators are particularly effective because when they decompose to form the radical core of a star polymer, the electron-withdrawing groups prevent the corresponding radical from forming any linear polymer contamination and only desired star polymers result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2009
    Publication date: August 12, 2010
    Inventors: Pious V. Kurian, Jeffrey M. Atkins, John D. Morris, William J. Ward
  • Publication number: 20100139850
    Abstract: A collapsible bladder has flexible outer walls and at least one strut inside the enclosure. The strut is connected to the outer walls and controls the shape into which the enclosure may be collapsed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2008
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Inventors: John D. Morris, Michael A. Lee, Kenneth L. Brook
  • Publication number: 20100139857
    Abstract: A mandrel for composite fabrication includes an open cell foam carrier and at least one vacuum bag enclosing the open cell foam carrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2008
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Inventors: Doan D. Pham, Mark W. Tollan, John D. Morris
  • Publication number: 20100048951
    Abstract: Methods of producing the N-alkyl(alkyl)acrylamides. In a general embodiment, the present disclosure provides a method of producing an N-alkyl (alkyl)acrylamide comprising providing an aqueous solution comprising an N-alkyl amine and adding to the aqueous solution a base and an (alkyl)acrylic anhydride to form a precipitated N-alkyl(alkyl)acrylamide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2008
    Publication date: February 25, 2010
    Inventor: John D. Morris
  • Publication number: 20090317587
    Abstract: A composite stiffener is fabricated using preforms of laminated, unidirectional composite tape. The stiffener includes a void that is reinforced by a filler wrapped with a structural adhesive. The surfaces of the preforms surrounding the void include a layer of composite fabric which is bonded to the filler by the adhesive, thereby increasing the toughness of stiffeners around the void and improving pull-off strength of the stiffener.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2008
    Publication date: December 24, 2009
    Inventors: Lyle R. Deobald, John D. Morris, Karl B. Lee, Jeffery L. Marcoe, Mark C. Iden, Christopher G. Harris
  • Publication number: 20090294374
    Abstract: A method for inhibiting the formation and deposition of silica and silicate compounds in water systems comprising adding to the water in the water system an effective inhibiting amount of one or more water-soluble polymers of formula wherein M is a repeating unit obtained after polymerization of one or more monomers comprising a polymerizable carbon-carbon double bond; r is 0 to about 5 mole percent, s is 100 to about 95 mole percent; R1 is H or C1-C4 alkyl; R2 is a group of formula —(CH2—CHR3—O)n—; R3 is H or CH3, or a mixture thereof; and n is 2 to about 25.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2008
    Publication date: December 3, 2009
    Inventors: Jasbir S. Gill, Srikanth Kidambi, Frank Fun-Yuee Lu, John D. Morris
  • Publication number: 20090264322
    Abstract: This invention is directed to a composition comprising expandable polymeric microparticles comprising hydrophobic polymers having a backbone with labile pendant groups, the microparticles having an unexpanded volume average particle size diameter of from about 0.05 to about 5,000 microns. Labile pendant groups on the backbone are subject to hydrolysis under a change in environmental conditions that results in expansion of the microparticle. The invention is further directed to the use of the composition for modifying the permeability of subterranean formations and increasing the mobilization and/or recovery rate of hydrocarbon fluids present in the formations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2009
    Publication date: October 22, 2009
    Inventors: John D. Morris, Kin-Tai Chang
  • Patent number: 7601789
    Abstract: Fluorescent monomers are described and claimed which are synthesized by reacting a substituted or non-substituted naphthalic anhydride with an amine and with a moiety containing a polymerizable group. Such monomers are useful for the preparation of tagged treatment polymers. Such tagged treatment polymers are useful as scale inhibitors in industrial water systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2009
    Assignee: Nalco Company
    Inventors: John D. Morris, Barbara E. Moriarty, Mingli Wei, Patrick G. Murray, Jerry L. Reddinger
  • Patent number: 7148351
    Abstract: Fluorescent monomers are described and claimed which are synthesized by reacting a substituted or non-substituted naphthalic anhydride with an amine and with a moiety containing a polymerizable group. Such monomers are useful for the preparation of tagged treatment polymers. Such tagged treatment polymers are useful as scale inhibitors in industrial water systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2006
    Assignee: Nalco Company
    Inventors: John D. Morris, Barbara E. Moriarty, Mingli Wei, Patrick G. Murray, Jerry L. Reddinger
  • Patent number: 7111591
    Abstract: A method is disclosed that improves the operation of fuel combustion systems utilizing particulate filters. The method includes the combustion of a fuel emulsion in a fuel combustion system having a particulate filter. The fuel emulsion may comprise water and a fuel with the emulsion including a metal-containing compound, such as, for example, a manganese-containing compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2006
    Assignee: Afton Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Scott D. Schwab, Lawrence Joseph Cunningham, John D. Morris, Joel A. Evans
  • Patent number: 7008618
    Abstract: A UV-protective composition for treating substrates comprising one or more water-soluble, cationic, UV-absorbing polymers, wherein the cationic, UV-absorbing polymers are prepared by polymerizing one or more vinyl, allyl or acrylic monomers with one or more vinyl or acrylic monomers that absorb ultraviolet light radiation having a wavelength of about 200 to about 420 nm and a method of treating substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2006
    Assignee: Nalco Company
    Inventors: Yin Z. Hessefort, John D. Morris, Wayne M. Carlson, Mingli Wei, Murat Quadir, Larry E. Brammer, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20040135124
    Abstract: Fluorescent monomers are described and claimed which are synthesized by reacting a substituted or non-substituted naphthalic anhydride with an amine and with a moiety containing a polymerizable group. Such monomers are useful for the preparation of tagged treatment polymers. Such tagged treatment polymers are useful as scale inhibitors in industrial water systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2003
    Publication date: July 15, 2004
    Inventors: John D. Morris, Barbara E. Moriarty, Mingli Wei, Patrick G. Murray, Jerry L. Reddinger
  • Publication number: 20040135125
    Abstract: Fluorescent monomers are described and claimed which are synthesized by reacting a substituted or non-substituted naphthalic anhydride with an amine and with a moiety containing a polymerizable group. Such monomers are useful for the preparation of tagged treatment polymers. Such tagged treatment polymers are useful as scale inhibitors in industrial water systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2003
    Publication date: July 15, 2004
    Inventors: John D. Morris, Barbara E. Moriarty, Mingli Wei, Patrick G. Murray, Jerry L. Reddinger
  • Patent number: 6645428
    Abstract: Fluorescent monomers are described and claimed which are synthesized by reacting a substituted or non-substituted naphthalic anhydride with an amine and with a moiety containing a polymerizable group. Such monomers are useful for the preparation of tagged treatment polymers. Such tagged treatment polymers are useful as scale inhibitors in industrial water systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2003
    Assignee: Ondeo Nalco Company
    Inventors: John D. Morris, Barbara E. Moriarty, Mingli Wei, Patrick G. Murray, Jerry L. Reddinger
  • Patent number: 6611631
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for managing a source image that is output in a rotated or skewed orientation to a raster buffer. The source image includes a plurality of source samples arranged in source rows having a source direction. The raster buffer is oriented in a destination space and receives the rotated or skewed image as a series of samples in rows defined by a destination direction. The raster buffer provides rows of samples to a rendering device for rendering scan lines for output on a raster device. The method includes determining an angle between the source direction and the destination direction and adjusting the organization of the source samples to align source samples in scan rows where each scan line can be rendered from the raster buffer using at most a predetermined small number of scan rows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2003
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Stuart R. Blair, Lars U. Borg, Matthew J. Foley, John D. Morris
  • Patent number: 6572789
    Abstract: A method of inhibiting corrosion in aqueous systems comprising adding to the system a composition comprising mono, bis and oligomeric phosphinosuccinic acid adducts and a method of preparing a composition comprising mono, bis and oligomeric phosphinosuccinic acid adducts comprising adding hypophosphite to fumaric acid slurry or solution in water to create a reaction mixture; and effecting a reaction by introducing a free radical initiator to the reaction mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2003
    Assignee: Ondeo Nalco Company
    Inventors: Bo Yang, Peter E. Reed, John D. Morris
  • Publication number: 20020065358
    Abstract: This invention is directed to a method of inhibiting scale formation in industrial water comprising adding to the industrial water an effective amount of a water-soluble polymer having pendant amide functionalities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 1999
    Publication date: May 30, 2002
    Inventors: PHILLIP W. CARTER, JOHN D. MORRIS, PETER E. REED, JIANSHENG TANG, JIN-SHAN WANG, PAUL R. YOUNG
  • Patent number: 6017994
    Abstract: Methods for preventing corrosion and scale deposition in aqueous media are disclosed. The methods utilize water-soluble polymers having pendant derivatized amide functionalities for scale inhibition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2000
    Assignee: Nalco Chemical Company
    Inventors: Phillip W. Carter, John D. Morris, Peter E. Reed, Jiansheng Tang, Jin-Shan Wang, Paul R. Young
  • Patent number: 6005040
    Abstract: Methods for dispersing and binding ceramic materials in aqueous media are disclosed. The methods utilize water-soluble polymers having pendant derivatized amide, ester or ether functionalities for dispersing and binding various classes of ceramic materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 21, 1999
    Assignee: Nalco Chemical Company
    Inventors: Christopher P. Howland, Kevin J. Moeggenborg, John D. Morris, Peter E. Reed, Jiansheng Tang, Jin-Shan Wang
  • Patent number: 5880237
    Abstract: Methods for dispersing and binding ceramic materials in aqueous media are disclosed. The methods utilize water-soluble polymers having pendant derivatized amide, ester or ether functionalities for dispersing and binding various classes of ceramic materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 9, 1999
    Assignee: Nalco Chemical Company
    Inventors: Christopher P. Howland, Kevin J. Moeggenborg, John D. Morris, Peter E. Reed, Jiansheng Tang, Jin-Shan Wang