Patents by Inventor Josè E. Ramirez

Josè E. Ramirez 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: 10612296
    Abstract: A laundry appliance door assembly with a wire cover to protect the wire conductor that passes through the door hinge where it has a tendency to get pulled and damaged when the door is in motion. The wire cover includes a wire cover and a wire conduit coaxially connected together allowing the wire cover to rotate relative to the wiring conduit while within alignment of the hinge rotational axis. The wire cover comprises two lateral halves for ease of installation where it is designed to encase the wire conductor that passes through the door hinge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: William Frantz, Timothy E. Heater, Ndjeka K. Luhahi, Nicholas E. Mawhorr, Jose Aldo Ramirez, Scott T. Thalls
  • Publication number: 20200069979
    Abstract: Stable hydroquinone compositions that are useful for skin care and can have a shelf life of up to three years are prepared in a tank made from a material that does not release metallic ions into the composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Jose E. Ramirez, Austin McNamara, Judy Hattendorf, Steve Goldner
  • Publication number: 20190226272
    Abstract: A laundry appliance door assembly with a wire cover to protect the wire conductor that passes through the door hinge where it has a tendency to get pulled and damaged when the door is in motion. The wire cover includes a wire cover and a wire conduit coaxially connected together allowing the wire cover to rotate relative to the wiring conduit while within alignment of the hinge rotational axis. The wire cover comprises two lateral halves for ease of installation where it is designed to encase the wire conductor that passes through the door hinge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: WILLIAM FRANTZ, TIMOTHY E. HEATER, NDJEKA K. LUHAHI, NICHOLAS E. MAWHORR, JOSE ALDO RAMIREZ, SCOTT T. THALLS
  • Patent number: 10337282
    Abstract: Systems, compositions, and methods for reducing the production of water in subterranean formations having fractures or voids therein are provided. In one embodiment, the methods comprise: introducing a particulate material into a portion of a subterranean formation comprising one or more fractures or voids; and introducing a treatment fluid comprising a relative permeability modifier into the portion of the subterranean formation such that the permeability of the particulate material in the portion of the subterranean formation to water is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Jose R. Sierra, Julio E. Vasquez, Victor Daniel Escobar, Victor Manuel Cancino, Larry Steven Eoff, Cristian R. Ramirez
  • Patent number: 10294712
    Abstract: A laundry appliance door assembly with a wire cover to protect the wire conductor that passes through the door hinge where it has a tendency to get pulled and damaged when the door is in motion. The wire cover includes a wire cover and a wire conduit coaxially connected together allowing the wire cover to rotate relative to the wiring conduit while within alignment of the hinge rotational axis. The wire cover comprises two lateral halves for ease of installation where it is designed to encase the wire conductor that passes through the door hinge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: William Frantz, Timothy E. Heater, Ndjeka K. Luhahi, Nicholas E. Mawhorr, Jose Aldo Ramirez, Scott T. Thalls
  • Patent number: 10252088
    Abstract: Stable hydroquinone compositions that are useful for skin care and can have a shelf life of up to three years are prepared in a tank made from a material that does not release metallic ions into the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Obagi Cosmeceuticals LLC
    Inventors: Jose E. Ramirez, Austin McNamara, Judy Hattendorf, Steve Goldner
  • Patent number: 9884008
    Abstract: Provided are dental cleaning compositions, methods of using and methods of using such compositions which minimize gum damage in the oral cavity. In one form, the dental cleaning composition includes a substantially stoichiometric ratio of one or more oxidizing agents to one or more reducing agents in one or more one or more orally acceptable carriers; where the substantially stoichiometric ratio of one or more oxidizing agents to one or more reducing agents is sufficient to neutralize the oxidizing agent in a subject oral cavity; and where the one or more oxidizing agents and one or more reducing agents are either co-dispensed or sequentially dispensed in the subject oral cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: JR CHEM, LLC
    Inventor: Jose E Ramirez
  • Patent number: 9840686
    Abstract: Provided are wrinkle reducing and deodorizing dryer sheets and methods of making and using the dryer sheets. In one form of the dryer sheet, the wrinkle reducing and deodorizing dryer sheet includes an absorbent wet substrate in sheet form with a polyvinyl alcohol sheet adhered to one surface of the substrate. In another form the PVA sheet is added separately from that of the absorbent wet substrate sheet. The PVA sheet is preferably in the form of an uncoated non-woven of a thickness of 8 mil or less. The wet impregnated sheet contains a solution of quaternary ammonium salts of different water solubility. The method for using, the wrinkle reducing and deodorizing dryer sheet is added to a rotary dryer with a load of wet or dried garments to reduce wrinkling in the garments during the drying process, reduce static cling and refresh the treated clothing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: JR CHEM, INC.
    Inventors: Jose E. Ramirez, Donna F. Ramirez
  • Patent number: 9737468
    Abstract: Provided are methods of screening antioxidants for skin protective capacity and antioxidant formulations which protect the skin from UV radiation. The method of screening antioxidants for protecting the skin from UV radiation includes using the Briggs-Rauscher Oxidant Method (BROM) method to one or more antioxidants for predicting protection to the epidermal layer. One advantageous antioxidant formulation for use in sun screens, lip balms and other types of topically applied skin care products for protecting the skin from UV radiation includes a mixture of antioxidants in the skin care product including an effective amount of arbutin in combination with BHT, wherein the ratio of arbutin to BHT in the skin care product ranges from 1:4 to 4:1, and wherein the measured BROM value of the antioxidant mixture is greater than the sum of the BROM values of the individual antioxidants in the mixture at the same concentration. The measured BROM value of the resultant product is greater than or equal to 0.2 sec/?g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: JR Chem, LLC
    Inventor: Jose E. Ramirez
  • Patent number: 9707165
    Abstract: Provided are methods of screening antioxidants for skin protective capacity and antioxidant formulations which protect the skin from UV radiation. The method of screening antioxidants for protecting the skin from UV radiation includes using the Briggs-Rauscher Oxidant Method (BROM) method to one or more antioxidants for predicting protection to the epidermal layer. One advantageous antioxidant formulation for use in sun screens, lip balms and other types of topically applied skin care products for protecting the skin from UV radiation includes a mixture of antioxidants in the skin care product including an effective amount of arbutin in combination with BHT, wherein the ratio of arbutin to BHT in the skin care product ranges from 1:4 to 4:1, and wherein the measured BROM value of the antioxidant mixture is greater than the sum of the BROM values of the individual antioxidants in the mixture at the same concentration. The measured BROM value of the resultant product is greater than or equal to 0.2 sec/?g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: JR Chem, LLC
    Inventor: Jose E. Ramirez
  • Patent number: 9662733
    Abstract: Methods for welding a particle-matrix composite body to another body and repairing particle-matrix composite bodies are disclosed. Additionally, earth-boring tools having a joint that includes an overlapping root portion and a weld groove having a face portion with a first bevel portion and a second bevel portion are disclosed. In some embodiments, a particle-matrix bit body of an earth-boring tool may be repaired by removing a damaged portion, heating the particle-matrix composite bit body, and forming a built-up metallic structure thereon. In other embodiments, a particle-matrix composite body may be welded to a metallic body by forming a joint, heating the particle-matrix composite body, melting a metallic filler material forming a weld bead and cooling the welded particle-matrix composite body, metallic filler material and metallic body at a controlled rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventors: John H. Stevens, Redd H. Smith, James A. Oxford, Jose E. Ramirez, Nathan D. Ames, Shuchi P. Khurana
  • Patent number: 9629789
    Abstract: Described herein are novel methods for the treatment of rosacea which include the step of applying of a composition containing a polymetal complex to an area of the skin afflicted with rosacea and novel regimens using such compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Obagi Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph R. Faryniarz, Jose E Ramirez, Hovig Ounian
  • Patent number: 9427397
    Abstract: Regimen for the treatment of rosacea include the application of an anti-redness composition to at least a portion of the cleansed area of skin afflicted with rosacea. The regimen may include the application of one or more of a polymetal complex, a composition containing metronidazole, and/or a protective composition. Kits containing components useful in performing such regimens are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Obagi Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: José E. Ramirez, Hovig Ounanian
  • Publication number: 20160184354
    Abstract: Regimen for the treatment of rosacea include the application of an anti-redness composition to at least a portion of the cleansed area of skin afflicted with rosacea. The regimen may include the application of one or more of a polymetal complex, a composition containing metronidazole, and/or a protective composition. Kits containing components useful in performing such regimens are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2010
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Applicant: JR CHEM, LLC
    Inventors: Jose E. Ramirez, Joseph Faryniarz, Hovig Ounanian
  • Publication number: 20160090566
    Abstract: Provided are wrinkle reducing and deodorizing dryer sheets and methods of making and using the dryer sheets. In one form of the dryer sheet, the wrinkle reducing and deodorizing dryer sheet includes an absorbent wet substrate in sheet form with a polyvinyl alcohol sheet adhered to one surface of the substrate. In another form the PVA sheet is added separately from that of the absorbent wet substrate sheet. The PVA sheet is preferably in the form of an uncoated non-woven of a thickness of 8 mil or less. The wet impregnated sheet contains a solution of quaternary ammonium salts of different water solubility. The method for using, the wrinkle reducing and deodorizing dryer sheet is added to a rotary dryer with a load of wet or dried garments to reduce wrinkling in the garments during the drying process, reduce static cling and refresh the treated clothing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Publication date: March 31, 2016
    Inventors: Jose E. Ramirez, Donna F. Ramirez
  • Patent number: 9212342
    Abstract: Provided are wrinkle reducing and deodorizing dryer sheets and methods of making and using the dryer sheets. In one form of the dryer sheet, the wrinkle reducing and deodorizing dryer sheet includes an absorbent wet substrate in sheet form with a polyvinyl alcohol sheet adhered to one surface of the substrate. In another form the PVA sheet is added separately from that of the absorbent wet substrate sheet. The PVA sheet is preferably in the form of an uncoated non-woven of a thickness of 8 mil or less. The wet impregnated sheet contains a solution of quaternary ammonium salts of different water solubility. The method for using, the wrinkle reducing and deodorizing dryer sheet is added to a rotary dryer with a load of wet or dried garments to reduce wrinkling in the garments during the drying process, reduce static cling and refresh the treated clothing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: JR Chem LLC
    Inventors: Jose E. Ramirez, Donna F. Ramirez
  • Publication number: 20150335559
    Abstract: Provided are methods of screening antioxidants for skin protective capacity and antioxidant formulations which protect the skin from UV radiation. The method of screening antioxidants for protecting the skin from UV radiation includes using the Briggs-Rauscher Oxidant Method (BROM) method to one or more antioxidants for predicting protection to the epidermal layer. One advantageous antioxidant formulation for use in sun screens, lip balms and other types of topically applied skin care products for protecting the skin from UV radiation includes a mixture of antioxidants in the skin care product including an effective amount of arbutin in combination with BHT, wherein the ratio of arbutin to BHT in the skin care product ranges from 1:4 to 4:1, and wherein the measured BROM value of the antioxidant mixture is greater than the sum of the BROM values of the individual antioxidants in the mixture at the same concentration. The measured BROM value of the resultant product is greater than or equal to 0.2 sec/?g.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Publication date: November 26, 2015
    Inventor: Jose E. Ramirez
  • Publication number: 20150335561
    Abstract: Provided are methods of screening antioxidants for skin protective capacity and antioxidant formulations which protect the skin from UV radiation. The method of screening antioxidants for protecting the skin from UV radiation includes using the Briggs-Rauscher Oxidant Method (BROM) method to one or more antioxidants for predicting protection to the epidermal layer. One advantageous antioxidant formulation for use in sun screens, lip balms and other types of topically applied skin care products for protecting the skin from UV radiation includes a mixture of antioxidants in the skin care product including an effective amount of arbutin in combination with BHT, wherein the ratio of arbutin to BHT in the skin care product ranges from 1:4 to 4:1, and wherein the measured BROM value of the antioxidant mixture is greater than the sum of the BROM values of the individual antioxidants in the mixture at the same concentration. The measured BROM value of the resultant product is greater than or equal to 0.2 sec/?g.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Publication date: November 26, 2015
    Inventor: Jose E. Ramirez
  • Patent number: 9116112
    Abstract: Methods of screening antioxidants for skin protective capacity and antioxidant formulations which protect the skin from UV radiation are disclosed, including using the Briggs-Rauscher Oxidant Method method to one or more antioxidants for predicting protection to the epidermal layer. One antioxidant formulation for use in sunscreens, lip-balms and other types of skincare products for protecting the skin from UV radiation includes a mixture of antioxidants in the skincare product including an effective amount of arbutin in combination with BHT, wherein the ratio of arbutin to BHT ranges from 1:4 to 4:1, and wherein the measured BROM value of the antioxidant mixture is greater than the sum of the BROM values of the individual antioxidants in the mixture at the same concentration. The measured BROM value of the resultant product is greater than or equal to 0.2 sec/?g. The antioxidant formulation may also optionally include hydroquinone, resveratrol, uric acid and/or atorvastatin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: JR Chem LLC
    Inventor: Jose E. Ramirez
  • Patent number: D899720
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Anna C. Schelling, Gregg P. Fitzgerald, Jose Aldo Ramirez, Richard K. Gresens, Seth E. Bixby