Patents by Inventor Karl Schroeder

Karl Schroeder 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: 10683395
    Abstract: A dual-curable sealant composition includes a polysulfide having an —SH group, a metal oxide catalyst, and an alkylborane amine catalyst. A cured sealant is also formed from the dual-curable sealant composition. Moreover, a dual-cured sealant is formed that includes the polymerization product of the polysulfide reacted in the presence of the metal oxide catalyst and the alkylborane amine catalyst. Further, a dual-curable sealant system includes a first component including the polysulfide and the alkylborane amine catalyst and a second component including the metal oxide catalyst. An article is formed that includes a substrate and the cured sealant disposed on the substrate. Even further, a method of forming the dual-curable sealant composition includes the steps of providing the polysulfide, the alkylborane amine catalyst, and the metal oxide catalyst, and combining the polysulfide, the alkylborane amine catalyst, and the metal oxide catalyst to form the dual-curable composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: John Michael Davis, Ralph Dieter Maier, Karl Matos, Kevin M. Neigh, Kristin Schroeder
  • Patent number: 10428010
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process to convert cyclic alkylene ureas into their corresponding alkylene amines wherein the process is performed by reaction with an amine compound, and wherein the amine compound comprises a primary amine, a cyclic secondary amine or a tertiary bicyclic amine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Nouryon Chemicals International B.V.
    Inventors: Rolf Krister Edvinsson, Eike Nicolas Kantzer, Per Fredrik Olmo Larsson, Karl Fredrik Lake, Antoon Jacob Berend Ten Kate, Ulf Schröder, Johan Salman Malmberg
  • Publication number: 20190153163
    Abstract: A dual-curable sealant composition includes a polysulfide having an —SH group, a metal oxide catalyst, and an alkyl-borane amine catalyst. A cured sealant is also formed from the dual-curable sealant composition. Moreover, a dual-cured sealant is formed that includes the polymerization product of the polysulfide reacted in the presence of the metal oxide catalyst and the alkylborane amine catalyst. Further, a dual-curable sealant system includes a first component including the polysulfide and the alkylborane amine catalyst and a second component including the metal oxide catalyst. An article is formed that includes a substrate and the cured sealant disposed on the substrate. Even further, a method of forming the dual-curable sealant composition includes the steps of providing the polysulfide, the alkylborane amine catalyst, and the metal oxide catalyst, and combining the polysulfide, the alkylborane amine catalyst, and the metal oxide catalyst to form the dual-curable composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: John Michael Davis, Ralph Dieter Maier, Karl Matos, Kevin M. Neigh, Kristin Schroeder
  • Publication number: 20190153164
    Abstract: A curable sealant composition includes a polysulfide having an —SH group, a compound having at least one carbon-carbon double bond, and an alkylborane amine catalyst. A cured sealant is formed from the curable sealant composition, wherein the cured sealant includes the polymerization product of the polysulfide and the compound having the at least one carbon-carbon double bond reacted in the presence of the alkylborane amine catalyst. Furthermore, a curable sealant system includes a first component including the polysulfide and the alkylborane amine catalyst and a second component including the compound having the at least one carbon-carbon double bond. Moreover, an article includes a substrate and the cured sealant disposed on the substrate. The curable sealant composition is formed using a method including the steps of providing and combining the polysulfide, the alkylborane amine catalyst, and the compound having the at least one carbon-carbon double bond, to form the curable composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: John Michael Davis, Rajesh Kumar, Ralph Dieter Maier, Karl Matos, Kevin M. Neigh, Kristin Schroeder
  • Patent number: 9744590
    Abstract: An apparatus for injecting molten metal into a die cast machine is provided. The apparatus includes a molten metal reservoir having a first open end in fluid communication with a die casting mold and a second open end. The molten metal reservoir includes at least one first cooling fluid path positioned about at least a portion of an outer surface of the molten metal reservoir and in thermal contact with the molten metal reservoir. The apparatus further includes a plunger sized to fit within the second open end. The plunger includes a plunger tip and a second cooling fluid path defined within the plunger tip and in thermal contact with the molten metal reservoir. A plurality of thermal actuators are also provided. Each of the plurality of thermal actuators controls a volume of cooling fluid flowing through one first cooling fluid path of the at least one first cooling fluid path or the second cooling fluid path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Karl Schroeder, Robert C. De Neff, Tom Stasiak, Tim Hider, Shane Homan, Don Whitmore
  • Patent number: 9655245
    Abstract: This application discloses a standoff device for surface-mounting light emitting diodes (LEDs). In some embodiments, the standoff has asymmetric features to control orientation of a part in tube or reel packaging. The standoff has a broad base to keep the part upright during the reflow process. The standoff has a lifted bottom surface to allow room for solder flowing onto leads. The standoff has lead holes spaced at a standard distance to hold many different LEDs. In addition, the standoff has a variable height designed to allow one mold to make parts of different heights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY
    Inventors: Christopher Karl Schroeder, Mark Warner Baker
  • Patent number: 9470457
    Abstract: A melt furnace including a first reservoir, a second reservoir, a holding reservoir, and a control system including a controller is provided. The first reservoir and the second reservoir are in fluid communication with the holding reservoir to flow molten materials to the holding reservoir. The controller is in communication with a first material level sensor, a second material level sensor, a holding reservoir temperature sensor, and a molten material level sensor assembly. The controller is adapted to adjust an output level of at least one of the first reservoir melt burner and the second reservoir melt burner based, at least in part, on one or more received signals to control the flow of molten materials from the first reservoir and the second reservoir to maintain a level of molten material in the holding reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Karl Schroeder, Charles W. Drake, Jr., Michael E. Devine, II
  • Publication number: 20160238200
    Abstract: This application discloses a standoff device for surface-mounting light emitting diodes (LEDs). In some embodiments, the standoff has asymmetric features to control orientation of a part in tube or reel packaging. The standoff has a broad base to keep the part upright during the reflow process. The standoff has a lifted bottom surface to allow room for solder flowing onto leads. The standoff has lead holes spaced at a standard distance to hold many different LEDs. In addition, the standoff has a variable height designed to allow one mold to make parts of different heights.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Inventors: Christopher Karl Schroeder, Mark Warner Baker
  • Patent number: 9234672
    Abstract: An aircraft cabin pressure control system outflow thrust recovery valve includes a frame, a valve element, and actuation hardware. The frame, valve element, and at least a portion of the actuation hardware are made of composite material. The actuation hardware is disposed external to the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Darrell Horner, Ross F. Meyer, Albert Kang, Kevin Prodromides, Barrett Fuhrmann, Karl Schroeder, Beth Miller, David P. Gentile, Govind Yadav
  • Publication number: 20150321248
    Abstract: An apparatus for injecting molten metal into a die cast machine is provided. The apparatus includes a molten metal reservoir having a first open end in fluid communication with a die casting mold and a second open end. The molten metal reservoir includes at least one first cooling fluid path positioned about at least a portion of an outer surface of the molten metal reservoir and in thermal contact with the molten metal reservoir. The apparatus further includes a plunger sized to fit within the second open end. The plunger includes a plunger tip and a second cooling fluid path defined within the plunger tip and in thermal contact with the molten metal reservoir. A plurality of thermal actuators are also provided. Each of the plurality of thermal actuators controls a volume of cooling fluid flowing through one first cooling fluid path of the at least one first cooling fluid path or the second cooling fluid path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2014
    Publication date: November 12, 2015
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Karl Schroeder, Robert C. De Neff, Tom Stasiak, Tim Hider, Shane Homan, Don Whitmore
  • Publication number: 20150276317
    Abstract: A melt furnace including a first reservoir, a second reservoir, a holding reservoir, and a control system including a controller is provided. The first reservoir and the second reservoir are in fluid communication with the holding reservoir to flow molten materials to the holding reservoir. The controller is in communication with a first material level sensor, a second material level sensor, a holding reservoir temperature sensor, and a molten material level sensor assembly. The controller is adapted to adjust an output level of at least one of the first reservoir melt burner and the second reservoir melt burner based, at least in part, on one or more received signals to control the flow of molten materials from the first reservoir and the second reservoir to maintain a level of molten material in the holding reservoir.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Inventors: Karl Schroeder, Charles W. Drake, JR., Michael E. Devine, II
  • Patent number: 9127620
    Abstract: A system includes a first sensor positioned at a first location that senses a pallet identifier associated with a transfer pallet. A component is associated with the transfer pallet. A second sensor positioned at a second location remote from the first sensor senses the pallet identifier associated with the transfer pallet. A marking machine proximate to the second location marks the component with a component identifier associated with component unique birth data based on the pallet identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Karl Schroeder, Richard H. Snyder, II, Arland L. Glosette, Donald Rethman, David M. Minton
  • Patent number: 9109531
    Abstract: A method for testing casting quality includes collecting sand that has fallen from an internal cavity of the casting at a collection area. The collection area includes a screen and a pad. The method further includes capturing a first image of sand that has fallen onto the pad and analyzing the first image to determine an amount of black sand that has fallen onto the pad. The method further includes capturing a second image of sand that has been retained on the screen and analyzing the second image to determine an amount of black sand chunks retained on the screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Karl Schroeder, Richard H. Snyder, II, Brad Heitkamp, Donald Rethman, Gregory Staley, Joseph Timmerman
  • Publication number: 20140134936
    Abstract: An aircraft cabin pressure control system outflow thrust recovery valve includes a frame, a valve element, and actuation hardware. The frame, valve element, and at least a portion of the actuation hardware are made of composite material. The actuation hardware is disposed external to the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2014
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Darrell Horner, Ross F. Meyer, Albert Kang, Kevin Prodromides, Barrett Fuhrmann, Karl Schroeder, Beth Miller, David P. Gentile, Govind Yadav
  • Patent number: 8632381
    Abstract: An aircraft cabin pressure control system outflow thrust recovery valve includes a frame, a valve element, and actuation hardware. The frame, valve element, and at least a portion of the actuation hardware are made of composite material. The actuation hardware is disposed external to the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Darrell Horner, Ross F. Meyer, Albert Kang, Kevin Prodromides, Barry Fuhrmann, Karl Schroeder, Beth Miller, David P. Gentile, Govind Yadav
  • Publication number: 20130176420
    Abstract: A method for testing casting quality includes collecting sand that has fallen from an internal cavity of the casting at a collection area. The collection area includes a screen and a pad. The method further includes capturing a first image of sand that has fallen onto the pad and analyzing the first image to determine an amount of black sand that has fallen onto the pad. The method further includes capturing a second image of sand that has been retained on the screen and analyzing the second image to determine an amount of black sand chunks retained on the screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2012
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Karl Schroeder, Richard H. Synder, II, Brad Heitkamp, Donald Rethman, Gregory Staley, Joseph Timmerman
  • Publication number: 20130025104
    Abstract: A system includes a first sensor positioned at a first location that senses a pallet identifier associated with a transfer pallet. A component is associated with the transfer pallet. A second sensor positioned at a second location remote from the first sensor senses the pallet identifier associated with the transfer pallet. A marking machine proximate to the second location marks the component with a component identifier associated with component unique birth data based on the pallet identifier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Karl Schroeder, Richard H. Snyder, II, Arland L. Glosette, Donald Rethman, David M. Minton
  • Publication number: 20110165828
    Abstract: An aircraft cabin pressure control system outflow thrust recovery valve includes a frame, a valve element, and actuation hardware. The frame, valve element, and at least a portion of the actuation hardware are made of composite material. The actuation hardware is disposed external to the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2010
    Publication date: July 7, 2011
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Darrell Horner, Ross F. Meyer, Albert Kang, Kevin Prodromides, Barrett Fuhrmann, Karl Schroeder, Beth Miller, David P. Gentile, Govind Yadav
  • Patent number: 7514033
    Abstract: A control system and method for controlling a temperature and molten metal height in a gas-fired metal melting furnace whereby metal height and temperature may be more reliably maintained. The control system includes a controller that receives information on metal temperature and metal height. The controller controls metal melting burners so as to operate at different settings between a high output and a low output based upon sensed metal height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2009
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Karl Schroeder, Don Rethman
  • Publication number: 20070252381
    Abstract: A supply of labels may be configured to facilitate folding. A label handling method involves initiating a label fold prior to a label completely exiting a label exit opening. A label apparatus includes a label obstructing member to promote label folding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2006
    Publication date: November 1, 2007
    Inventors: Robert Weisz, Nigel Mills, Kinred Bowling, Karl Schroeder