Patents by Inventor John Michael Allen

John Michael Allen 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: 10286503
    Abstract: A fastener delivery system includes an escapement mechanism configured to control dispensing of associated fasteners located in a column one associated fastener at a time and a rotate and present apparatus operable with the escapement mechanism. The apparatus is configured to rotate between a fastener receiving position and a fastener loading position. In the fastener receiving position the apparatus is adapted to receive each associated fastener released from the escapement mechanism, and in the fastener loading position the apparatus is configured to present each associated fastener to an associated fastener installation device. The escapement mechanism is adjustable in a height direction relative to the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Samuel J. Neumeier, George Alexander Hollis, Samuel Thompson, Kaleb T. Allen, John Michael Scelsi
  • Patent number: 8906466
    Abstract: Methods of making esterified lignocellulosic materials and resulting compositions and articles are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Jarvey Eugene Felty, Jr., Timothy L. Guinn, David Chris Spencer, John Michael Allen
  • Publication number: 20140065340
    Abstract: The invention provides flat-packed bundles of wooden boards in which at least some of the internal boards that contain acetylated wood possess certain moisture levels. The invention further provides flat-packed bundles of wooden boards in which at least some of the internal boards that contain acetylated wood have certain degrees of widthwise swelling. Although swelling can occur in several board dimensions, widthwise swelling provides a convenient measure. The invention also provides methods for moisturizing acetylated wood boards prior to assembling them into flat-packed bundles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: John Michael Allen, James Palmer Dickerson
  • Publication number: 20110145030
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for determining optimal or near-optimal product order quantities for receipt on one or more predetermined days is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2010
    Publication date: June 16, 2011
    Inventor: John Michael Allen
  • Publication number: 20110091736
    Abstract: Methods of making esterified lignocellulosic materials and resulting compositions and articles are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2010
    Publication date: April 21, 2011
    Applicant: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Jarvey Eugene Felty, JR., Timothy L. Guinn, David Chris Spencer, John Michael Allen
  • Patent number: 5792856
    Abstract: This invention provides certain carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC) esters of higher acids (e.g., CMC acetate propionate, CMC propionate, CMC acetate butyrate, and CMC butyrate). These new ether derivatives of cellulose esters exhibit solubility in a wide range of organic solvents, compatibility with a variety of resins, and ease of dispersion in a water-borne formulation and are useful in coating compositions as binder resins and rheology modifiers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 11, 1998
    Inventors: John Michael Allen, Alan Kent Wilson, Paul Lee Lucas, Larry Gerald Curtis
  • Patent number: 5668273
    Abstract: This invention provides certain carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC) esters of higher acids (e.g., CMC acetate propionate, CMC propionate, CMC acetate butyrate, and CMC butyrate). These new ether derivatives of cellulose esters exhibit solubility in a wide range of organic solvents, compatibility with a variety of resins, and ease of dispersion in a water-borne formulation and are useful in coating compositions as binder resins and theology modifiers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 16, 1997
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: John Michael Allen, Alan Kent Wilson, Paul Lee Lucas, Larry Gerald Curtis
  • Patent number: 3972245
    Abstract: There is disclosed a Derailleur block comprising a sleeve adapted to be secured to a bicycle wheel hub, a sprocket carrier mounted on the sleeve with interposed ball races and free wheeling mechanism, and a number of sprockets having different numbers of teeth secured in axially spaced relationship on the carrier. At one end of the block there is a cone for adjusting the ball-race clearances in co-axial screw threaded engagement in the carrier, and in screw-threaded engagement with the protruding end of the cone, there is a lock nut. The lock nut serves not only to secure the cone after adjustment, but as an abutment for the sprocket assembly which is thereby readily removable. Both cone and lock nut are accessible for manipulation externally of the block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 1974
    Date of Patent: August 3, 1976
    Assignee: Raleigh Industries Limited
    Inventor: John Michael Allen