Patents by Inventor John M. Noonan

John M. Noonan 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: 7645574
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods of metallizing nucleic acid molecules and to methods of attaching nucleic acid molecules to conductive surfaces. Methods of detecting target nucleic acid molecules based on these techniques are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2010
    Assignee: Integrated Nano-Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Charles D. DeBoer, Roberta J. Greco, John M. Noonan, Richard S. Murante
  • Publication number: 20090270593
    Abstract: A nucleic acid binding substance having an affinity for nucleic acid polymers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2009
    Publication date: October 29, 2009
    Inventors: David B. Bailey, Charles DeBoer, John M. Noonan, Richard S. Murante
  • Publication number: 20090258368
    Abstract: A nucleic acid binding substance which has affinity for nucleic acid polymers. The nucleic acid binding substance is comprised of a nucleic acid binding element capable of specific binding to nucleic acid molecules and connected to a nucleation nanoparticle having paramagnetic properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2009
    Publication date: October 15, 2009
    Inventors: John M. Noonan, Charles DeBoer, Richard S. Murante, David B. Bailey, D. Michael Connolly
  • Publication number: 20040229247
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods of metallizing nucleic acid molecules and to methods of attaching nucleic acid molecules to conductive surfaces. Methods of detecting target nucleic acid molecules based on these techniques are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2004
    Publication date: November 18, 2004
    Inventors: Charles D. DeBoer, Roberta J. Greco, John M. Noonan, Richard S. Murante
  • Patent number: 6386679
    Abstract: A method for correcting the performance of a continuous ink jet print head having a nozzle plate with a plurality of nozzles each having an orifice, at least one of the nozzles being a malfunctioning nozzle, the method including: a) determining which nozzle of the nozzle plate is malfunctioning; b) applying a heat-activatable material over the surface of the nozzle plate; c) applying heat to the malfunctioning nozzle, thereby causing the heat-activatable material to flow into the orifice of the malfunctioning nozzle to block it; and d) removing any excess heat-activatable material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2002
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Zhihao Yang, Ravi Sharma, Michael E. Meichle, John M. Noonan
  • Patent number: 6379876
    Abstract: This invention comprises a thermally processable element comprising at least one imaging layer on a support, wherein the imaging element also comprises at least one photographically useful reducing agent ionically bound to an ion exchange matrix. The imaging element preferably is a photothermographic element in which the imaging layer comprises a light sensitive silver halide, an oxidizing agent, preferably an organic silver salt, and a reducing agent. The invention also comprises developing said photothermographic element by heating the element to a temperature above about 50° C. The invention also comprises a methods of forming an image by scanning the developed photothermographic element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2002
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Mark E. Irving, Lyn M. Irving, John M. Noonan
  • Patent number: 6316173
    Abstract: This invention comprises a sheet comprising at least one photographically useful reducing agent ionically bound to an ion exchange matrix. In preferred embodiments of the invention, the sheet further comprises a binder and/or support and the ion exchange matrix comprises particles having an average particle size of less than about 10 micrometers (&mgr;m). This invention further comprises methods or processing photographic elements using said sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2001
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Lyn M. Irving, Mark E. Irving, John M. Noonan
  • Patent number: 6280913
    Abstract: A photographic element comprises at least one light-sensitive layer on a support wherein the photographic element also comprises at least one photographically useful compound, other than a reducing agent, ionically bound to an ion exchange matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2001
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Mark E. Irving, Lyn M. Irving, John M. Noonan
  • Patent number: 6261757
    Abstract: A photographic element comprises at least one light-sensitive layer on a support wherein the photographic element also comprises a particulate ion exchange material having an average particle size of about 0.01 to about 10 &mgr;m and comprising at least one reducing agent ionically bound to an ion exchange matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2001
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Lyn M. Irving, John M. Noonan, Mark E. Irving
  • Patent number: 6168911
    Abstract: The present invention is an imaging element which includes a support, an image-forming layer superposed on the support and an electrically-conductive layer superposed on the support. The electrically-conductive layer includes an electrically-conductive particle having an average particle size less than 0.1 micrometer and a binder, said binder comprising at least 25 weight percent of a polyesterionomer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2001
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Mark Lelental, John M. Noonan, Ralph H. Young
  • Patent number: 6051531
    Abstract: A colorant-donor element for thermal colorant transfer comprising a support having thereon a colorant layer having a laser radiation-absorbing material associated therewith, and wherein the laser radiation-absorbing material comprises an ionic polymer having a certain charge having associated therewith an ionic dye of opposite charge, the ionic dye comprising a laser radiation-absorbing chromophore comprising an organic moiety having a plurality of conjugated double bonds and an optical absorption of from about 400 to about 1200 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2000
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: John M. Noonan, Mitchell Burberry, Douglas R. Robello
  • Patent number: 5538935
    Abstract: A dye-receiving element comprising a support having thereon a dye image-receiving layer, the dye image-receiving element containing crosslinked elastomeric beads having a Tg of 45.degree. C. or less, the elastomeric beads being made from an acrylic polymer, an acrylic copolymer or a styrenic copolymer, the elastomeric beads having from about 5 to about 40% by weight of a crosslinking agent, the beads having a particle size of from about 2 to about 20 .mu.m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 23, 1996
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Jacob J. Hastreiter, Jr., Christine J. T. Landry, William H. Simpson, John M. Noonan, Paul E. Woodgate
  • Patent number: 5514637
    Abstract: A dye-donor element for thermal dye transfer comprising a support having thereon at least one dye layer area comprising an image dye in a binder and another area comprising a transferable protection layer, the transferable protection layer area being approximately equal in size to the dye layer area, wherein the transferable protection layer comprises poly(vinyl benzal) having a polymethylmethacrylate equivalent molecular weight of less than about 75,000 as measured by size exclusion chromatography or poly(vinyl acetal) having a polymethylmethacrylate equivalent molecular weight of less than about 65,000 as measured by size exclusion chromatography.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 7, 1996
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Kin K. Lum, John M. Noonan
  • Patent number: 5512532
    Abstract: A thermal dye transfer assemblage comprising:(a) a dye-donor element comprising a support having thereon a dye layer comprising a dye dispersed in a polymeric binder, the dye being substituted with a reactive primary or secondary aliphatic or primary aromatic amino group, and(b) a dye-receiving element comprising a support having thereon a dye image-receiving layer, the dye-receiving element being in a superposed relationship with the dye-donor element so that the dye layer is in contact with the dye image-receiving layer, the dye image-receiving layer comprising a polymer containing a plurality of .beta.-diketone, .beta.-ketoester or .beta.-ketoamide functional groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 30, 1996
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: David B. Bailey, Wayne A. Bowman, Steven Evans, Kristine B. Lawrence, John M. Noonan
  • Patent number: 5334575
    Abstract: This invention relates to a monocolor dye donor element for laser-induced thermal dye transfer comprising a support having thereon a dye layer comprising solid, homogeneous beads which contain an image dye, a binder and a laser light-absorbing material, said beads being dispersed in a vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 1992
    Date of Patent: August 2, 1994
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: John M. Noonan, Mitchell S. Burberry
  • Patent number: 5234891
    Abstract: This invention relates to a multicolor dye donor element for laser-induced thermal dye transfer comprising a support having thereon a single dye layer comprising a mixture of at least two different colors of solid, homogeneous beads, each of which contains an image dye, a binder and a laser light-absorbing material, the beads being dispersed in a vehicle, and the beads of each color being sensitized to a different wavelength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 1992
    Date of Patent: August 10, 1993
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Mitchell S. Burberry, John M. Noonan, Danny R. Thompson, Thomas A. Machell
  • Patent number: 5234890
    Abstract: This invention relates to a multicolor, multilayer dye donor element for laser-induced thermal dye transfer comprising a support having thereon two or more dye layers of different colors on top of each other, each dye layer comprising solid, homogeneous beads which contain an image dye, a binder and a laser light-absorbing material, the beads being dispersed in a vehicle, and the beads of each dye layer being sensitized to a different wavelength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 1992
    Date of Patent: August 10, 1993
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Mitchell S. Burberry, John M. Noonan, Thomas A. Machell, Danny R. Thompson
  • Patent number: 5213853
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display element comprising:1) a pair of substrates including a first transparent substrate having thereon a transparent electrode and a polymeric alignment layer, and a second transparent substrate having thereon a transparent electrode and a polymeric alignment layer;2) a ferroelectric liquid crystal material disposed between the pair of substrates; and3) at least one of the first or second substrates further comprising a color filter array;and wherein the polymeric alignment layer is a crosslinked polyester which is derived from 1,4-phenylene bis(2-acrylic acid) and at least one aliphatic glycol that does not contain any aromatic dibasic acid component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 1991
    Date of Patent: May 25, 1993
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventor: John M. Noonan
  • Patent number: 4902605
    Abstract: A flexible and nonbrittle negative-working photoresist composition comprises a polymeric binder, a photoinitiator composition, and a polymerizable cyclohexyleneoxyalkyl acrylate monomer characterized by the structural formula: ##STR1## wherein R is H or CH.sub.3,a is an integer of from 1 to 10 andb is 1 or 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 1987
    Date of Patent: February 20, 1990
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Gerald W. Klein, Robert C. McConkey, Michel F. Molaire, John M. Noonan
  • Patent number: 4830952
    Abstract: An article is disclosed containing a Langmuir-Blodgett film assembly comprised of at least one oriented polymer layer of monomolecular thickness containing repeating units comprised of a hydrophilic group linking two hydrophobic groups each containing at least two crosslinking moieties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 1987
    Date of Patent: May 16, 1989
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Thomas L. Penner, John M. Noonan, Ignazio S. Ponticello