Patents by Inventor Kenneth Paul Zarnoch

Kenneth Paul Zarnoch 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: 20200173285
    Abstract: A method of making a master cure tool for applying a texture to an aerodynamic surface includes the steps of: providing a foil which is metallic and has a textured surface; applying the foil to a forming surface of a rigid forming tool which is compound curved, and plastically deforming the foil to conform to the forming surface, so as to define a foil layer; annealing the foil layer using heat or a combination of heat and pressure; and bonding the foil layer to a support body, thereby defining the master cure tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Hannah Rice James, Kenneth Paul Zarnoch, Wendy Wenling Lin, Scott Michael Miller, Laura Liou
  • Patent number: 9045839
    Abstract: The present techniques provide electrochemical devices having enhanced electrodes with surfaces that facilitate operation, such as by formation of a porous nickel layer on an operative surface, particularly of the cathode. The porous metal layer increases the surface area of the electrode, which may result in increasing the efficiency of the electrochemical devices. The formation of the porous metal layer is performed in situ, that is, after the assembly of the electrodes into an electrochemical device. The in situ process offers a number of advantages, including the ability to protect the porous metal layer on the electrode surface from damage during assembly of the electrochemical device. The enhanced electrode and the method for its processing may be used in any number of electrochemical devices, and is particularly well suited for electrodes in an electrolyzer useful for splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Guillermo Daniel Zappi, Kenneth Paul Zarnoch, Christian Andrew Huntley, Dana Ray Swalla
  • Patent number: 8163847
    Abstract: A thermoset composition exhibiting reduced water absorption in the cured state includes an olefinically unsaturated monomer and a capped poly(arylene ether) prepared by the reaction of an uncapped poly(arylene ether) with an anhydride capping agent. The capped poly(arylene ether) is isolated and/or purified by methods that reduce the concentrations of polar impurities that contribute to water absorption by the cured composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Sabic Innovative Plastics IP B.V.
    Inventors: Kenneth Paul Zarnoch, John Robert Campbell, Amy Rene Freshour, Hua Guo, John Austin Rude, Prameela Susarla, Michael Alan Vallance, Gary William Yeager
  • Patent number: 7781537
    Abstract: A curable composition includes an olefinically unsaturated monomer and a poly(arylene ether) having two polymerizable groups and an intrinsic viscosity of about 0.05 to about 0.30 deciliters per gram. The composition exhibits an improved combination of high flow during molding and high post-cure stiffness and impact strength. The composition is particularly useful for fabricating plastic-packaged electronic devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Assignee: Sabic Innovative Plastics IP B.V.
    Inventors: Joop Birsak, Herbert Shin-I Chao, Bryan Duffey, Amy Rene Freshour, Hugo Gerard Edward Ingelbrecht, Qiwei Liu, Michael Joseph O'Brien, Prameela Susarla, Michael Vallance, Kenneth Paul Zarnoch
  • Publication number: 20100087591
    Abstract: A thermoset composition exhibiting reduced water absorption in the cured state includes an olefinically unsaturated monomer and a capped poly(arylene ether) prepared by the reaction of an uncapped poly(arylene ether) with an anhydride capping agent. The capped poly(arylene ether) is isolated and/or purified by methods that reduce the concentrations of polar impurities that contribute to water absorption by the cured composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2009
    Publication date: April 8, 2010
    Inventors: Kenneth Paul Zarnoch, John Robert Campbell, Amy Rene Freshour, Hua Guo, John Austin Rude, Prameela Susarla, Michael Alan Vallance, Gary William Yeager
  • Patent number: 7655734
    Abstract: A thermoset composition exhibiting reduced water absorption in the cured state includes an olefinically unsaturated monomer and a capped poly(arylene ether) prepared by the reaction of an uncapped poly(arylene ether) with an anhydride capping agent. The capped poly(arylene ether) is isolated and/or purified by methods that reduce the concentrations of polar impurities that contribute to water absorption by the cured composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2010
    Assignee: Sabic Innovative Plastics IP B.V.
    Inventors: Kenneth Paul Zarnoch, John Robert Campbell, Amy Rene Freshour, Hua Guo, John Austin Rude, Prameela Susarla, Michael Alan Vallance, Gary William Yeager
  • Publication number: 20090301871
    Abstract: The present techniques provide electrochemical devices having enhanced electrodes with surfaces that facilitate operation, such as by formation of a porous nickel layer on an operative surface, particularly of the cathode. The porous metal layer increases the surface area of the electrode, which may result in increasing the efficiency of the electrochemical devices. The formation of the porous metal layer is performed in situ, that is, after the assembly of the electrodes into an electrochemical device. The in situ process offers a number of advantages, including the ability to protect the porous metal layer on the electrode surface from damage during assembly of the electrochemical device. The enhanced electrode and the method for its processing may be used in any number of electrochemical devices, and is particularly well suited for electrodes in an electrolyzer useful for splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2008
    Publication date: December 10, 2009
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Guillermo Daniel Zappi, Kenneth Paul Zarnoch, Christian Andrew Huntley, Dana Ray Swalla
  • Publication number: 20090017195
    Abstract: An encapsulant for encapsulating electronic components and a method of making and/or using the encapsulant may be provided. An electronic device that includes the encapsulant may be provided. The curable encapsulant composition may include a mixture of a functionalized polymer and at least one reactive monomer composition. The reactive monomer composition may include a reactive monomer component that may be a low temperature solid and may be present in an amount in the reactive monomer composition a range of greater than about 20 weight percent based on the total weight of reactive monomer composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2007
    Publication date: January 15, 2009
    Inventors: Michael Alan Vallance, John Robert Campbell, Kenneth Paul Zarnoch, Prameela Susarla, Bryan Patrick Duffey, Gary William Yeager, Michael Joseph O'Brien
  • Publication number: 20080107869
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are mounting plates and methods for making an electroforms. In one embodiment, the master comprises an edge, a back, a master area, and a pattern having a pattern area. The mounting plate comprises a cutout having a cutout size that is smaller than the master area and larger than the pattern area, and an electrically conductive over-plate area extending around the cutout, between the cutout and an outer edge of the mounting plate. In one embodiment the method comprises: attaching a master to a mounting plate, masking the edge and the back of the master and portions of the mounting plate that will be exposed to plating material, other than the over-plate area, plating the pattern to form the electroform having an edge thickness, and removing the electroform from the master.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2006
    Publication date: May 8, 2008
    Inventors: Paul William Buckley, Kenneth Paul Zarnoch, Brett Michael Dening
  • Patent number: 7354533
    Abstract: A conductive thermosetting composition comprises a functionalized poly(arylene ether), an alkenyl aromatic monomer, an acryloyl monomer, and a conductive agent. After curing, the composition exhibits good stiffness, toughness, heat resistance, and conductivity, and it is useful in the fabrication of a variety of conductive components, including the bipolar plates of fuel cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2008
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Gary William Yeager, Manuel Cavazos, Hua Guo, Glen David Merfeld, John Rude, Erich Otto Teutsch, Kenneth Paul Zarnoch
  • Patent number: 7329708
    Abstract: A curable composition includes an olefinically unsaturated monomer and a poly(arylene ether) having two polymerizable groups and an intrinsic viscosity of about 0.05 to about 0.30 deciliters per gram. The composition exhibits an improved combination of high flow during molding and high post-cure stiffness and impact strength. The composition is particularly useful for fabricating plastic-packaged electronic devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2008
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Joop Birsak, Herbert Shin-I Chao, Bryan Duffey, Amy Rene Freshour, Hugo Gerard Eduard Ingelbrecht, Qiwei Lu, Michael Joseph O'Brien, Prameela Susarla, Michael Vallance, Kenneth Paul Zarnoch
  • Patent number: 7297370
    Abstract: An encapsulant for encapsulating electronic components and a method of making and/or using the encapsulant may be provided. An electronic device that includes the encapsulant may be provided. The curable encapsulant composition may include a mixture of a functionalized polymer and at least one reactive monomer composition. The reactive monomer composition may include a reactive monomer component that may be a low temperature solid and may be present in an amount in the reactive monomer composition a range of greater than about 20 weight percent based on the total weight of reactive monomer composition. The mixture, at about low temperature, may be solid or tack-free, or both solid and tack-free.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2007
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Michael Alan Vallance, John Robert Campbell, Kenneth Paul Zarnoch, Prameela Susarla, Bryan Patrick Duffey, Gary William Yeager, Michael Joseph O'Brien
  • Patent number: 7148296
    Abstract: A thermoset composition exhibiting reduced water absorption in the cured state includes an olefinically unsaturated monomer and a capped poly(arylene ether) prepared by the reaction of an uncapped poly(arylene ether) with an anhydride capping agent. The capped poly(arylene ether) is isolated and/or purified by methods that reduce the concentrations of polar impurities that contribute to water absorption by the cured composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2006
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Kenneth Paul Zarnoch, John Robert Campbell, Amy Rene Freshour, Hua Guo, John Austin Rude, Prameela Susarla, Michael Alan Vallance, Gary William Yeager
  • Patent number: 7119136
    Abstract: A curable composition includes a functionalized poly(arylene ether) resin, an acryloyl monomer, and a phosphorus flame retardant. The composition exhibits an improved balance of properties such as toughness, flame retardance, heat-resistance, and moisture resistance. It is useful, for example, as an encapsulant for semiconductor products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2006
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: John Robert Campbell, Bryan Duffey, John Austin Rude, Prameela Susarla, Michael Alan Vallance, Gary William Yeager, Kenneth Paul Zarnoch
  • Patent number: 7101923
    Abstract: A curable composition includes a functionalized poly(arylene ether) resin, an acryloyl monomer, and a metallophosphorus flame retardant. The composition exhibits an improved balance of properties such as toughness, flame retardance, heat-resistance, and moisture resistance. It is useful, for example, as an encapsulant for semiconductor products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2006
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: John Robert Campbell, Bryan Duffey, John Rude, Prameela Susarla, Michael Alan Vallance, Gary William Yeager, Kenneth Paul Zarnoch
  • Patent number: 7067595
    Abstract: A curable composition includes a functionalized poly(arylene ether), an olefinically unsaturated monomer, about 0.2 to about 5 parts by weight of a curing initiator per 100 parts by weight total of the functionalized poly(arylene ether) and the olefinically unsaturated monomer, and about 0.005 to about 1 part by weight of a curing inhibitor per 100 parts by weight total of the functionalized poly(arylene ether) and the olefinically unsaturated monomer. The weight ratio of the curing initiator to the curing inhibitor is about 1.2:1 to about 50:1. The composition provides improved and reproducible flow during the early stages of molding without compromising curing time. The composition is useful for preparing plastic-packaged electronic devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2006
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Kenneth Paul Zarnoch, John Robert Campbell, Glen David Merfeld, John Austin Rude, Prameela Susarla, Michael Alan Vallance, Gary William Yeager
  • Patent number: 7019062
    Abstract: A high performance thermoplastic polymer composition having improved melt flow properties, comprising a thermoplastic polymer resin and a low intrinsic viscosity poly(arylene ether). Preferred thermoplastic polymers are poly(imide) polymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2006
    Assignee: General Electric
    Inventors: Franciscus Johannes Maria van Beek, Glen D. Merfeld, Alan Oshinski, Robert Puyenbroek, Kenneth Paul Zarnoch
  • Patent number: 6905637
    Abstract: A conductive thermosetting composition comprises a functionalized poly(arylene ether), and alkenyl aromatic monomer, an acryloyl monomer, and a conductive agent. After curing, the composition exhibits good stiffness, toughness, heat resistance, and conductivity, and it is useful in the fabrication of a variety of conductive components, including the bipolar plates of fuel cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2005
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Gary William Yeager, Manuel Cavazos, Hua Guo, Glen David Merfeld, John Rude, Erich Otto Teutsch, Kenneth Paul Zarnoch
  • Patent number: 6878781
    Abstract: A curable resin composition including a poly(arylene ether), an allylic monomer, and an acryloyl monomer may be formulated as a powder. The resin composition exhibits improved toughness, and it is useful in thermoset processing applications where use of powdered resins is preferred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2005
    Assignee: General Electric
    Inventors: Kenneth Paul Zarnoch, Gary William Yeager, Hua Guo
  • Publication number: 20040253428
    Abstract: Disclosed are weatherable multilayer articles comprising (i) a coating layer comprising a block copolyestercarbonate comprising structural units derived from at least one 1,3-dihydroxybenzene and at least one aromatic dicarboxylic acid, (ii) a second layer comprising a polymer comprising carbonate structural units, (iii) an adhesive layer comprising a polyester with structural units derived from at least one glycol and at least one dibasic carboxylic acid, and (iv) a substrate layer, wherein the coating layer is in contiguous contact with the second layer, and the adhesive layer is in contiguous contact with the second layer and the substrate layer. Also disclosed is a method for making the multilayer article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2003
    Publication date: December 16, 2004
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Hua Wang, Kenneth Paul Zarnoch, Joseph Anthony Suriano