Patents by Inventor John Fitch

John Fitch 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: 20190344537
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to insulation articles including corrosion inhibitors and methods of producing the same are disclosed. In some embodiments, an article of manufacture comprising an insulation mat comprising an uncured combination of a plurality of randomly oriented fibers and a binder is provided. In further embodiments, the insulation mat extends between a first surface and a second surface, and a veil attached to the first surface and structured to inhibit physical movement of the cured combination through the veil is provided, as well as a metal sheet attached to the second surface by a water-containing adhesive contacting the metal sheet and the second surface, and a corrosion inhibitor composition deposited on the cured combination of the insulation mat, wherein the corrosion inhibitor composition is capable of modifying toward neutral a pH of the cured combination in contact with water from the water-containing adhesive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: Christopher George Hardy, John P. Wade, Michael Dean Hoops, Charles Fitch Appley, Robert W. Zembrodt
  • Patent number: 10338390
    Abstract: Techniques and mechanisms for fabricating an eyepiece from a lens blank including blank bodies that are bonded to each other. In an embodiment, the blank bodies are formed by injection molding and adhered to one another. Fabrication of the eyepiece includes variously machining the blank bodies to shape respective lens bodies of the eyepiece. One or more blocking structures are coupled to reinforce the lens blank during at least part of such machining. In another embodiment, any blocking structures that are to resist forces of a particular machining process are coupled only indirectly to one of the blank bodies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Ozan Cakmakci, Oscar A. Martinez, James C. Dunphy, Hongqin Shi, John Fitch, Omar Negrete, Yeh Tung
  • Patent number: 10040919
    Abstract: A multi-layer biaxially oriented polyester (BOPET) film having at least one BOPET film layer and at least one coating layer comprising a polyester polymer and particles that are partially or fully embedded in the coating layer is described herein. The particles have an average particle size of about 4 to 8 microns, the coating layer has a gloss of 25 GU or less measured by a 60 degree glossmeter, and the paint adhesion crosshatch test value of the BOPET film as per ASTM D3359-09 is 10% or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: TORAY PLASTICS (AMERICA) INC.
    Inventor: John Fitch
  • Patent number: 9937525
    Abstract: This invention relates to a highly optically clear, composite film having a predominantly thermoplastic polyester base layer and a primer layer of a polyester and polyurethane blend composition. The base layer preferably has an A/B/C layered structure with a substantially particle-free core layer B of polyester and outer layers A and C of polyester containing nonpolyester, organic and/or inorganic particles. The primer layer is preferably applied to the base layer from solution that is organic solvent-free and is crosslinked using a carbodiimide crosslinking agent. The primer layer and base layer composite can be laminated with a protective layer of primarily acrylic polymer for a solar control film. Various layers of the composite and solar control films can contain effective amounts of functional additives, such as UV light blockers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Toray Plastics (America), Inc.
    Inventors: Tracy Paolilli, John Fitch
  • Publication number: 20170363870
    Abstract: Techniques and mechanisms for fabricating an eyepiece from a lens blank including blank bodies that are bonded to each other. In an embodiment, the blank bodies are formed by injection molding and adhered to one another. Fabrication of the eyepiece includes variously machining the blank bodies to shape respective lens bodies of the eyepiece. One or more blocking structures are coupled to reinforce the lens blank during at least part of such machining. In another embodiment, any blocking structures that are to resist forces of a particular machining process are coupled only indirectly to one of the blank bodies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Inventors: Ozan Cakmakci, Oscar A. Martinez, James C. Dunphy, Hongqin Shi, John Fitch, Omar Negrete, Yeh Tung
  • Publication number: 20170218153
    Abstract: A multi-layer biaxially oriented polyester (BOPET) film having at least one BOPET film layer and at least one coating layer comprising a polyester polymer and particles that are partially or fully embedded in the coating layer is described herein. The particles have an average particle size of about 4 to 8 microns, the coating layer has a gloss of 25 GU or less measured by a 60 degree glossmeter, and the paint adhesion crosshatch test value of the BOPET film as per ASTM D3359-09 is 10% or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2016
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Inventor: John FITCH
  • Publication number: 20160183544
    Abstract: An embodiment relates to a multi-layer, biaxially oriented polyester (BOPET) film comprising a food contact substance, wherein the BOPET has a percent release in a retort test after can lamination such that substantially all food contacting the BOPET during the retort test is released. Another embodiment relates to a method comprising applying a food contact material comprising a food contact substance to a multi-layer, biaxially oriented polyester (BOPET) film, wherein the food contact material is prepared at around room temperature without heating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Inventors: John FITCH, Jan MORITZ, Pat ANDREWS
  • Patent number: 9333734
    Abstract: A method is presented for making releasable transfer film suitable to provide a metalized embossed composite onto a paper substrate without a release layer between the composite and a polymeric carrier layer. The transfer film includes a polymeric base layer, an embossing material layer and a metal layer. The transfer film is bonded to the paper substrate with an adhesive layer allowing the polymeric barrier layer to peel away from and to expose the metal-backed, embossing material layer. The substrate covered with the metalized embossed composite can be used to impart holographic style images to packaging, printed media products such as magazines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: TORAY PLASTICS (AMERICA), INC.
    Inventors: John Fitch, Tracy Paolilli, Scott Narkevicius, Bonnie Adams
  • Patent number: 9227381
    Abstract: A moisture vapor and oxygen transmission resistant flexible film has a polymeric base layer and a barrier layer of discrete particles of a first organic polymer dispersed throughout a matrix of a second organic polymer. Preferably, the first and second polymers are water insoluble and water soluble, respectively. The barrier layer is formed by depositing onto the base layer a coating composition of finely divided insoluble organic polymer particles suspended in an aqueous solution of the water soluble organic polymer, a crosslinking agent and surfactant. The coating composition is heated to crosslink the barrier layer polymers and evaporate solvent to provide a barrier film suitable for packaging applications. Optionally, the film can be metalized to increase barrier properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: Toray Plastics (America), Inc.
    Inventors: Tracy Paolilli, John Fitch
  • Publication number: 20150306629
    Abstract: This invention relates to a highly optically clear, composite film having a predominantly thermoplastic polyester base layer and a primer layer of a polyester and polyurethane blend composition. The base layer preferably has an A/B/C layered structure with a substantially particle-free core layer B of polyester and outer layers A and C of polyester containing nonpolyester, organic and/or inorganic particles. The primer layer is preferably applied to the base layer from solution that is organic solvent-free and is crosslinked using a carbodiimide crosslinking agent. The primer layer and base layer composite can be laminated with a protective layer of primarily acrylic polymer for a solar control film. Various layers of the composite and solar control films can contain effective amounts of functional additives, such as UV light blockers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2015
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Applicant: TORAY PLASTICS (AMERICA), INC.
    Inventors: Tracy Paolilli, John Fitch
  • Patent number: 9109138
    Abstract: A highly optically clear, composite film has a predominantly thermoplastic polyester base layer of A/B/C-layered structure and a polyester and polyurethane blend primer layer Preferably core layer B of the base layer is substantially particle-free polyester and outer layers A and C include organic and/or inorganic particles. The primer layer is crosslinked using a carbodiimide crosslinking agent. The primer layer and base layer composite can be laminated with a protective layer of primarily acrylic polymer for a solar control film. Functional additives, such as UV light blockers can be present in layers of the composite and solar control films. The primer layer combination of polyurethane and crosslinking by carbodiimide, provides the acrylic coated polyester solar control film with notably reduced iridescence and durable adhesion between polyester and acrylic layers in moist and warm service conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: TORAY PLASTICS (AMERICA), INC.
    Inventors: Tracy Paolilli, John Fitch
  • Publication number: 20150158985
    Abstract: A biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) film with a novel coating layer which has an O2TR value in cc/m2/day in a range from 100 to 2000, and a MOSH value of 0.6 mg/kg or less is disclosed. This coating layer comprises a blend of additives that are approved for coatings for direct contact with food. In one embodiment, the coating layer comprises a poly-vinyl amine and a styrene butadiene resin emulsion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Publication date: June 11, 2015
    Applicant: TORAY PLASTICS (AMERICA), INC.
    Inventors: John FITCH, Tracy PAOLILLI, Adam HANKS
  • Patent number: 8986827
    Abstract: A moisture vapor and oxygen transmission resistant flexible film has a polymeric base layer and a barrier layer of discrete particles of a first organic polymer dispersed throughout a matrix of a second organic polymer. Preferably, the first and second polymers are water insoluble and water soluble, respectively. The barrier layer is formed by depositing onto the base layer a coating composition of finely divided insoluble organic polymer particles suspended in an aqueous solution of the water soluble organic polymer, a crosslinking agent and surfactant. The coating composition is heated to crosslink the barrier layer polymers and evaporate solvent to provide a barrier film suitable for packaging applications. Optionally, the film can be metalized to increase barrier properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Toray Plastics (America), Inc.
    Inventors: Tracy Paolilli, John Fitch
  • Publication number: 20150000832
    Abstract: A method is presented for making releasable transfer film suitable to provide a metalized embossed composite onto a paper substrate without a release layer between the composite and a polymeric carrier layer. The transfer film includes a polymeric base layer, an embossing material layer and a metal layer. The transfer film is bonded to the paper substrate with an adhesive layer allowing the polymeric barrier layer to peel away from and to expose the metal-backed, embossing material layer. The substrate covered with the metalized embossed composite can be used to impart holographic style images to packaging, printed media products such as magazines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicant: TORAY PLASTICS (AMERICA), INC.
    Inventors: John Fitch, Tracy Paolilli, Scott Narkevicius, Bonnie Adams
  • Patent number: 8852719
    Abstract: A releasable transfer film is suitable to provide a metalized embossed composite onto a paper substrate without a release layer between the composite and a polymeric carrier layer. The transfer film includes a polymeric base layer, an embossing material layer and a metal layer. The transfer film is bonded to the paper substrate with an adhesive layer allowing the polymeric barrier layer to peel away from and to expose the metal-backed, embossing material layer. The substrate covered with the metalized embossed composite can be used to impart holographic style images to packaging, printed media products such as magazines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Toray Plastics (America), Inc.
    Inventors: John Fitch, Tracy Paolilli, Scott Narkevicius, Bonnie Adams
  • Patent number: 8765215
    Abstract: The novel method can produce a grooved profile metalized polymeric film capable of generating a rainbow iridescent effect without mechanically embossing the film. The method calls for applying a thin uniform thickness coating layer of thermally deformable polymer composition on a thermally stable base layer. Process operating conditions are controlled to heat the composite coating layer surface effectively such that light diffraction-scale grooves of about 5,000-10,000 grooves/cm develop in the coating layer. The grooves are created by shocking the coating layer surface with a sudden burst of heat supplied by film metalization after coating layer application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Toray Plastics (America), Inc.
    Inventors: John Fitch, Jan Moritz
  • Publication number: 20130143053
    Abstract: A moisture vapor and oxygen transmission resistant flexible film has a polymeric base layer and a barrier layer of discrete particles of a first organic polymer dispersed throughout a matrix of a second organic polymer. Preferably, the first and second polymers are water insoluble and water soluble, respectively. The barrier layer is formed by depositing onto the base layer a coating composition of finely divided insoluble organic polymer particles suspended in an aqueous solution of the water soluble organic polymer, a crosslinking agent and surfactant. The coating composition is heated to crosslink the barrier layer polymers and evaporate solvent to provide a barrier film suitable for packaging applications. Optionally, the film can be metalized to increase barrier properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Applicant: TORAY PLASTICS (AMERICA) INC.
    Inventors: Tracy Paolilli, John Fitch
  • Publication number: 20130089721
    Abstract: This invention relates to an optically clear film of predominantly thermoplastic polyester base layer and a carbodiimide-crosslinked, polyester and polymethylmethacrylate blend primer layer. The base layer preferably has a particle-free core layer and outer layers containing nonpolyester, organic and/or inorganic particles. The primer layer is preferably applied to the base layer from solution that is organic solvent-free. The primer layer and base layer composite can be laminated with a protective layer of primarily acrylic polymer to form a solar control film. Functional additives, such as UV light blockers, can be present in various layers of the solar control film. Polymethylmethacrylate in the primer, especially in combination with crosslinking by the carbodiimide, provides the acrylic coated polyester base solar control film with notably reduced iridescence. Adhesion between the acrylic layer applied from organic solvent solutions and the polyester layers is durable in moist and warm service conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Inventors: Tracy Paolilli, John Fitch
  • Publication number: 20130034710
    Abstract: A highly optically clear, composite film has a predominantly thermoplastic polyester base layer of A/B/C-layered structure and a polyester and polyurethane blend primer layer Preferably core layer B of the base layer is substantially particle-free polyester and outer layers A and C include organic and/or inorganic particles. The primer layer is crosslinked using a carbodiimide crosslinking agent. The primer layer and base layer composite can be laminated with a protective layer of primarily acrylic polymer for a solar control film. Functional additives, such as UV light blockers can be present in layers of the composite and solar control films. The primer layer combination of polyurethane and crosslinking by carbodiimide, provides the acrylic coated polyester solar control film with notably reduced iridescence and durable adhesion between polyester and acrylic layers in moist and warm service conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 25, 2011
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Applicant: TORAY PLASTICS (AMERICA), INC.
    Inventors: Tracy PAOLILLI, John FITCH
  • Publication number: 20120088108
    Abstract: A moisture vapor and oxygen transmission resistant flexible film has a polymeric base layer and a barrier layer of discrete particles of a first organic polymer dispersed throughout a matrix of a second organic polymer. Preferably, the first and second polymers are water insoluble and water soluble, respectively. The barrier layer is formed by depositing onto the base layer a coating composition of finely divided insoluble organic polymer particles suspended in an aqueous solution of the water soluble organic polymer, a crosslinking agent and surfactant. The coating composition is heated to crosslink the barrier layer polymers and evaporate solvent to provide a barrier film suitable for packaging applications. Optionally, the film can be metalized to increase barrier properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2010
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Applicant: TORAY PLASTICS (AMERICA) INC.
    Inventors: Tracy Paolilli, John Fitch