Patents by Inventor Joseph B. Williams

Joseph B. Williams 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: 20190345369
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an adhesive comprising a thermoplastic polyacrylated glycerol polymer, water, and a cross linker that is reactive with the polyacrylated glycerol polymer. This adhesive is useful in the formation of cellulosic products including oriented strand board (OSB), particle board, oriented structural straw board, chipboard, plywood, laminated veneer lumber (LVL), pressed wood, glued laminated timber (glulam), cross-laminated timber (CLT), and other wood products. Methods of producing the adhesive and cellulosic products are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: Eric W. COCHRAN, Nacu B. HERNANDEZ, R. Chris WILLIAMS, Michael FORRESTER, David GREWELL, Andrew BECKER, Joseph J. Marcinko
  • Patent number: 10442219
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices for mitigating print head dry out. In an example embodiment, a system can be implemented, which includes an arrangement of cross rollers and a registration transport for transporting one or more sheets for printing, and a steering mechanism that drives the sheet(s) into the opposing registration print edges of print heads on the registration transportation, wherein the cross rollers only engage when the sheet is being registered to the appropriate edge of the print heads, thereby allowing the print heads to be exercised prior to drying out. When one or more of the sheets are out of the nip, the nip disengages, thereby allowing the next sheet to be stirred on the opposing edge of the registration print heads. The opposing registration print heads comprise an inboard registration edge and an outboard registration edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph M. Ferrara, Jr., Stephen B. Williams
  • Publication number: 20190217637
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices for mitigating print head dry out. In an example embodiment, a system can be implemented, which includes an arrangement of cross rollers and a registration transport for transporting one or more sheets for printing, and a steering mechanism that drives the sheet(s) into the opposing registration print edges of print heads on the registration transportation, wherein the cross rollers only engage when the sheet is being registered to the appropriate edge of the print heads, thereby allowing the print heads to be exercised prior to drying out. When one or more of the sheets are out of the nip, the nip disengages, thereby allowing the next sheet to be stirred on the opposing edge of the registration print heads. The opposing registration print heads comprise an inboard registration edge and an outboard registration edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Joseph M. Ferrara, JR., Stephen B. Williams
  • Patent number: 10355150
    Abstract: A method for producing a surfaced passivated, encapsulated surface III-V type II superlattice (T2SL) photodetector, more specifically a p-type heterojunction device by cleaning, etching and exposing the surface of a III/V material to solution mixtures which simultaneously removes oxides from the surface and encapsulates the surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Daniel B. Knorr, Jr., Nathan C. Henry, Joseph L. Lenhart, Neil F. Baril, Meimei Tidrow, Sumith Bandara, Jan Andzelm, Kristen S. Williams
  • Patent number: 8013040
    Abstract: This invention is directed to an extruded product, extrudable compound, and an extrusion method using a polymer, a cellulosic fiber, and at least one lubricant selected from the group consisting of ethoxylated esters of hydantoins, ethoxylated esters of sorbitol or sorbitan, or N, N?-bisalkanoylethylenediamines containing from 8 to 14 carbons of the alkanoyl group and compositions manufactured through such processes which simulate conventional wood products. The N,N?-bisalkanoylethylenediamines are new compositions of matter containing from 8 to 14 carbons of the alkanoyl group having a particle size range from about 90 to 150 ?m, preferably from about 120 to 140 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Lonza Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph B. Williams, Kenneth S. Geick, Ahmed M. Tafesh, Xiao Jiang
  • Patent number: 7582694
    Abstract: The invention relates to a polymer-cellulosic fiber composition comprising a polymer, a cellulosic fiber, and a quaternary ammonium alkyl salt wherein the latter imparts antimicrobial properties to the composition and functions as a lubricant during the formation of the composition. The quaternary ammonium alkyl salts may be alkyl carboxylate, alkyl sulfate, alkyl sulphonate, alkyl phosphate, or alkyl phosphite. Certain of the salts are new compositions of matter. The method of extruding and the extrudate are also claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2009
    Assignee: Lonza, Inc.
    Inventors: Xiao Jiang, Ahmed M. Tafesh, Joseph B. Williams, Howard A. Cash, Kenneth S. Geick
  • Patent number: 7151125
    Abstract: This invention is directed to an extrudable compound, an extrusion method using a polymer, a cellulosic fiber, and at least one lubricant selected from the group consisting of ethoxylated esters of hydantoins, ethoxylated esters of sorbitol and sorbitan, and ethylene bisamides made from fatty acids containing 6–10 carbons and composites manufactured through such processes which simulate conventional wood products. Another embodiment of the invention is directed to a composition containing polymer, a cellulosic fiber from an agricultural waste product and a lubricant containing a mixture of an alkylene bisamide derived from a C10–C18 is fatty acid and an alkaline earth salt of a fatty acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2006
    Assignee: Lonza Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph B. Williams, Kenneth S. Geick, Ahmed M. Tafesh, Xiao Jiang
  • Publication number: 20030229160
    Abstract: This invention is directed to an extrudable compound, an extrusion method using a polymer, a cellulosic fiber, and at least one lubricant selected from the group consisting of ethoxylated esters of hydantoins, ethoxylated esters of sorbitol and sorbitan, and ethylene bisamides made from fatty acids containing 6-10 carbons and composites manufactured through such processes which simulate conventional wood products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2003
    Publication date: December 11, 2003
    Applicant: Lonza Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph B. Williams, Kenneth S. Geick, Ahmed M. Tafesh, Xiao Jiang
  • Publication number: 20020063359
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to processing aid compositions which are particularly useful in the melt extrusion of single site catalyzed polymers, such as linear low density polyethylene. The processing additives include one or more C8-C22 saturated fatty acid esters of a polyhydroxy alkane, wherein the alkane has from 2-6 carbon atoms and mixtures of one or more of an aforesaid saturated fatty acid ester of a polyhydroxyl alkane and one or more saturated fatty acid esters of a poly(oxyalkylene) polymer The invention is also directed to methods of melt extruding polymers containing one or more fatty acid esters of the present invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2001
    Publication date: May 30, 2002
    Inventors: Joseph B. Williams, Kenneth S. Geick
  • Patent number: 5470032
    Abstract: An airborne monitoring system for measuring conditions in the lower atmospheric boundary layer of a tropical cyclone or other concerted atmospheric systems. The system flies on the wind. In the case of a tropical cyclone it flies over the sea, into the eye and tracks the storm, transmitting meteorological data and receiving commands from a remote base station. The system includes a hybrid lifting body tethered from a line contacting the surface of the sea. It is maintained in aerodynamic and hydrodynamic balance at a substantially constant altitude.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 1994
    Date of Patent: November 28, 1995
    Inventors: Joseph B. Williams, Jr., Marvin B. Sullivan
  • Patent number: 4268429
    Abstract: This invention is concerned with a new class of flame retardant polycarbonate compositions. More particularly, the invention is concerned with admixtures of an aromatic polycarbonate and a flame retardant additive combination consisting of a halogenated organic compound and an alkali or alkaline earth metal salt of an inorganic sulfur compound. The flame retardant polycarbonates can be molded or formed into flame retardant articles such as films, sheets, fibers, laminates or reinforced plastics by conventional techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 1975
    Date of Patent: May 19, 1981
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Jimmy L. Webb, Joseph B. Williams
  • Patent number: 4263201
    Abstract: A flame retardant polycarbonate composition comprising in admixture an aromatic carbonate polymer and a minor amount of a mixture of a metal salt of an organic sulfonate or organic carboxylate, and an organic halogenated compound.This invention relates generally to flame retardant polycarbonate compositions and more particularly to flame retardant compositions containing an aromatic carbonate polymer and a minor amount of a mixture of a metal salt of an organic sulfonate or organic carboxylate, and an organic halogenated compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 1978
    Date of Patent: April 21, 1981
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Victor Mark, Jimmy L. Webb, Joseph B. Williams
  • Patent number: 4239678
    Abstract: A flame retardant thermoplastic composition comprising an organic sulfonate flame retardant additive in admixture with a composition selected from the group comprising a polyarylsulfone, a polyarylethersulfone, a polyphenylsulfide, blends of a polyarylethersulfone and a polyarylsulfone, blends of a polyarylethersulfone and a polyphenylsulfide, blends of a polyarylsulfone and a polyphenylsulfide, blends of a polyarylenecarbonate and acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene copolymer (ABS), blends of a polyarylenecarbonate, acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene copolymer (ABS) and a polyarylsulfone, blends of a polyarylenecarbonate, acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene copolymer (ABS) and a polyarylethersulfone, blends of a polyarylenecarbonate, acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene copolymer (ABS) and a polyphenylsulfide, and blends of a polyarylenecarbonate, acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene copolymer (ABS), together with two or more compounds selected from the group comprising polyarylsulfones, polyarylethersulfones and polyphenylsulfi
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 1978
    Date of Patent: December 16, 1980
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Joseph B. Williams
  • Patent number: 4221728
    Abstract: A thermal oxidative stabilized polycarbonate composition comprises in admixture (a) a high molecular weight aromatic carbonate polymer and (b) a minor amount of an end-blocked polyorganohydrogen siloxane and, optionally, an organic phosphite or phosphonite and/or epoxy compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 1977
    Date of Patent: September 9, 1980
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Donald B. G. Jaquiss, Steven W. Scott, Howard A. Vaughn, Jr., Joseph B. Williams
  • Patent number: 4209427
    Abstract: A flame retardant polycarbonate composition comprising in admixture an aromatic carbonate polymer and a flame retardant additive chosen from the group comprising melamine-formaldehyde, phenol-formaldehyde, urea formaldehyde, lignin, lignosulfonates and mixtures thereof. The composition may additionally contain an organic halogen-containing flame retardant additive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 1977
    Date of Patent: June 24, 1980
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Joseph B. Williams
  • Patent number: 4197384
    Abstract: A thermal oxidative stabilized polycarbonate composition comprises in admixture (a) a high molecular weight aromatic carbonate polymer and (b) a minor amount of an oligomeric or polymeric hydrocarbonoxy siloxane and, optionally, an organophosphite or organophosphonite and/or an epoxy compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 1977
    Date of Patent: April 8, 1980
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Charles A. Bialous, deceased, by Edwin E. Reder, administrator, Howard A. Vaughn, Jr., Joseph B. Williams