Patents by Inventor Kevin O'Connor

Kevin O'Connor 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: 20240034886
    Abstract: Dielectric pigments having a metallic appearance for radar compatible coatings and methods for making such dielectric pigments are provided. In one example, the dielectric pigment includes a flake. The flake includes a plurality of alternating layers of dielectric materials including a first layer formed of a first dielectric material having a first refractive index in the visible spectrum range and a second layer disposed adjacent to the first dielectric layer and formed of a second dielectric material having a second refractive index in the visible spectrum range that is different than the first refractive index.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2022
    Publication date: February 1, 2024
    Applicant: AXALTA COATING SYSTEMS IP CO., LLC
    Inventors: Neil Murphy, Kevin O'Connor
  • Publication number: 20230417409
    Abstract: A burner includes an inlet coupling, a plurality of nipples, and jets. The plurality of nipples are fluidly connected to the inlet coupling. The jets are supported by and protrude upwardly from the nipples. At least one of the jets including an oxygen hole. The inlet coupling includes an inlet hole, an outlet hole, and a passageway extending from the inlet hole to the outlet hole. The passageway of the inlet coupling includes a crest between the inlet hole and the outlet hole. The passageway extends upwardly from the inlet hole to the crest and the passageway extends downwardly from the crest to the outlet hole. The crest being above at least one oxygen hole of the jets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2021
    Publication date: December 28, 2023
    Inventors: Timothy Flaherty, Kevin O'Connor, Bryan Small, Jeremiah Bulla
  • Patent number: 11844881
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a composite material with a high dielectric constant. In certain embodiments, the composite material of the invention is biocompatible and is used in an implantable medical device, such as an implantable antenna, probe, sensor or electrode. In certain embodiments, the present invention comprises a biocompatible conductive or semi-conductive filler comprising filler particles dispersed within a biocompatible electrically insulating material. The filler particles may comprise an electrically insulating coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: The Curators of the University of Missouri
    Inventors: Kevin O'Connor, Randy D. Curry
  • Patent number: 11822171
    Abstract: Field serviceable display assemblies are provided. Multiple side assemblies are mounted to a structural framework in a moveable manner, each including a channel located between a transparent layer and an electronic display, which is located behind the transparent layer. A fixed structure is positioned within a cavity located within the structural framework and between the side assemblies. The fixed structure remains stationary when the side assemblies are moved between a closed position where the cavity is enclosed, and an opened position where the fixed structure is exposed to facilitate direct access to electronic components located thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: Manufacturing Resources International, Inc.
    Inventors: William Dunn, Kevin O'Connor, Marcos Diaz
  • Publication number: 20230345683
    Abstract: A fan unit for improved airflow within a display assembly is provided. Fans are provided at a housing which includes a rear wall opposite a forward portion and an upper surface extending therebetween. The rear wall extends laterally beyond each of the fans and defines peaks, each accommodating one of said fans and a valley between adjacent ones of the fans.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2023
    Publication date: October 26, 2023
    Inventors: William Dunn, Marcos Diaz, Mike Brown, Kevin O'Connor, Alex Moreau
  • Publication number: 20230329992
    Abstract: A process for producing a bio-based surfactant comprising an alkyl disulphate salt comprises the steps of methanolysis of medium chain length polyhydroxyalkanoic acid (mcl-PHA) to provide hydroxy fatty acid methyl ester monomers (HFAME's), reduction of the HFAME's to provide 1,3 alkyl diols, sulphation of the 1,3 alkyl diols to provide 1,3 alkyl disulphates, and neutralisation of the alkyl disulphates to provide a bio-based surfactant comprising 1,3 alkyl disulphate salt. A bio-based surfactant comprising a mixture of medium chain length 1,3 alkyl disulphate salts is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2023
    Publication date: October 19, 2023
    Inventors: Ramesh Babu PADAMATI, Federico CERRONE, Shane KENNY, Kevin O'CONNOR, Jasmina RUNIC
  • Patent number: 11762231
    Abstract: A display assembly for inducing turbulent flow includes electronic display subassemblies attached to a structural framework, each including an illumination device for providing illumination to an electronic display layer when powered, a cover forward of said electronic display layer, and a closed loop fan unit located at a first side of the respective one of said electronic display subassemblies. A rear passageway is positioned between the electronic display subassemblies. A closed loop airflow pathway for circulating gas extends through each of the electronic display subassemblies and includes the rear passageway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: Manufacturing Resources International, Inc.
    Inventors: William Dunn, Marcos Diaz, Mike Brown, Kevin O'Connor, Alex Moreau
  • Patent number: 11755199
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method causing a linear on-screen keyboard that includes an array of input keys and a focus indicator to be displayed, wherein navigation of the focus indicator to an input key in the array enables a selection of a character corresponding to the input key; and upon determining that the focus indicator has navigated to a first input key in the array, causing one or more utility keys to be displayed proximate to the first input key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: NETFLIX, INC.
    Inventors: Emily Loper, Eric Hsieh, Kevin O'Connor, Joseph William Lesko, David Aragon
  • Patent number: 11747830
    Abstract: A system and method that function to generate an updated vehicle state based on a previous vehicle state and a set of sensor measurements. The previous vehicle state can be selected from a set of redundant prior vehicle state candidates. The system and method can optionally detect and correct for sensor measurement faults or failures, prior to updating the vehicle state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: Joby Aero, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Burghardt, JoeBen Bevirt, Daniel Burghardt, Kevin O'Connor, Tianyu Gu, Kyle Cordes, Steven Waller
  • Patent number: 11744054
    Abstract: A fan unit for improved airflow within a display assembly is provided. Fans are provided at a housing which includes a rear wall defining a curved shape with peaks to accommodate one of the fans and a valley between adjacent ones of the fans. The fan units induce relatively laminar flow within certain portions of an airflow pathways extending with the display assembly and relatively turbulent flows in other portions of the display assembly when activated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: Manufacturing Resources International, Inc.
    Inventors: William Dunn, Marcos Diaz, Mike Brown, Kevin O'Connor, Alex Moreau
  • Publication number: 20230160774
    Abstract: Systems and methods for detecting and alerting to likely leaks in an electronic display assembly are provided. An electronic display assembly includes an electronic display, a testing area, and a differential pressure sensor fluidly connected to ambient air in an ambient environment and gas within the testing area. A controller determines one or more differential pressure readings based on data received from the differential pressure sensor, and generates and transmits an electronic notification where the differential pressure readings are below a predetermined threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2022
    Publication date: May 25, 2023
    Inventors: William Dunn, Mike Brown, Douglas Bennett, Kevin O'Connor, Alex Moreau
  • Patent number: 11649373
    Abstract: A coating composition for application to a substrate utilizing a high transfer efficiency applicator is provided herein. The coating composition includes monomeric, oligomeric, or polymeric compounds having a number average molecular weight of from about 400 to about 20,000 and having a free-radically polymerizable double bond. The coating composition further includes a photo initiator. The coating composition has an Ohnesorge number (Oh) of from about 0.01 to about 12.6. The coating composition has a Reynolds number (Re) of from about 0.02 to about 6,200. The coating composition has a Deborah number (De) of from greater than 0 to about 1730.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignee: AXALTA COATING SYSTEMS IP CO., LLC
    Inventors: John R. Moore, Michael R. Koerner, Christian Jackson, Bradley A. Jacobs, Shih-Wa Wang, Matthew Irwin, Matthew Boland, Joanne Hardy, Daniel Naugle, Kevin O'Connor, Barry Snyder
  • Patent number: 11649372
    Abstract: A coating composition for application to a substrate utilizing a high transfer efficiency applicator. The coating composition includes a carrier and a binder comprising an elastomeric resin in an amount of at least 50 weight %, wherein the elastomeric resin has an Elongation to Break of at least 500% according to DIN 53 504. The coating composition has an Ohnesorge number (Oh) of from about 0.01 to about 12.6. The coating composition has a Reynolds number (Re) of from about 0.02 to about 6,200. The coating composition has a Deborah number (De) of from greater than 0 to about 1730.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignee: AXALTA COATING SYSTEMS IP CO., LLC
    Inventors: John R. Moore, Michael R. Koerner, Christian Jackson, Bradley A. Jacobs, Shih-Wa Wang, Matthew Irwin, Matthew Boland, Joanne Hardy, Daniel Naugle, Kevin O'Connor, Barry Snyder
  • Publication number: 20230103813
    Abstract: A burner includes a plurality of end nipples and at least one jet supported by and protruding outwardly from each end nipple. The end nipples and the jets are brass. Each end nipple includes a first end that is threaded and a second end that is closed. Each end nipple includes a wall extending from the first end to the second end and including a bore extending through the first end to the second end. Each end nipple includes a threaded hole extending through the wall to the bore. The first end of the end nipple, the second end of the end nipple, and the wall of the end nipple are unitary. Each jet includes a threaded portion threadedly engaged with the threaded hole and a fuel combustion outlet spaced from the threaded portion. Each jet includes a barrel extending from the fuel combustion outlet toward the threaded portion. The barrel has a larger outer diameter than the threaded portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2021
    Publication date: April 6, 2023
    Inventors: Kevin O'Connor, Timothy Flaherty, Voni Flaherty, Bryan Small, Timothy Allons, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20230058547
    Abstract: A display assembly for inducing turbulent flow and integrating an electric vehicle charger. A first and second subassembly are connected to a structural framework, each including a cover, an electronic display layer located behind the cover, a rear panel located behind the electronic display layer, and a fan assembly located at a rear surface of the rear panel. The electric vehicle charger is also connected to the structural framework.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2021
    Publication date: February 23, 2023
    Inventors: William Dunn, Marcos Diaz, Mike Brown, Kevin O'Connor, Alex Moreau
  • Publication number: 20230059819
    Abstract: A fan unit for improved airflow within a display assembly is provided. Fans are provided at a housing which includes a rear wall defining a curved shape with peaks to accommodate one of the fans and a valley between adjacent ones of the fans. The fan units induce relatively laminar flow within certain portions of an airflow pathways extending with the display assembly and relatively turbulent flows in other portions of the display assembly when activated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2021
    Publication date: February 23, 2023
    Inventors: William Dunn, Marcos Diaz, Mike Brown, Kevin O'Connor, Alex Moreau
  • Publication number: 20230056061
    Abstract: A display assembly for inducing turbulent flow includes electronic display subassemblies attached to a structural framework, each including an illumination device for providing illumination to an electronic display layer when powered, a cover forward of said electronic display layer, and a closed loop fan unit located at a first side of the respective one of said electronic display subassemblies. A rear passageway is positioned between the electronic display subassemblies. A closed loop airflow pathway for circulating gas extends through each of the electronic display subassemblies and includes the rear passageway.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2021
    Publication date: February 23, 2023
    Inventors: William Dunn, Marcos Diaz, Mike Brown, Kevin O'Connor, Alex Moreau
  • Publication number: 20230029615
    Abstract: Electronic display assemblies providing enhanced leak detection, and systems and methods related to the same, are provided. A differential pressure sensor detects a differential pressure between an ambient environment and a testing area of the electronic display assembly. A controller determines differential pressure readings based on data received from the differential pressure sensor and selectively generates electronic notifications based on said differential pressure readings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2022
    Publication date: February 2, 2023
    Inventors: William Dunn, Mike Brown, Douglas Bennett, Kevin O'Connor, Alex Moreau
  • Patent number: 11566146
    Abstract: A coating composition for application to a substrate utilizing a high transfer efficiency applicator is provided herein. The coating composition includes monomeric, oligomeric, or polymeric compounds having a number average molecular weight of from about 400 to about 20,000 and having a free-radically polymerizable double bond. The coating composition further includes a photo initiator. The coating composition has an Ohnesorge number (Oh) of from about 0.01 to about 12.6. The coating composition has a Reynolds number (Re) of from about 0.02 to about 6,200. The coating composition has a Deborah number (De) of from greater than 0 to about 1730.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: AXALTA COATING SYSTEMS IP CO., LLC
    Inventors: John R. Moore, Michael R. Koerner, Christian Jackson, Bradley A. Jacobs, Shih-Wa Wang, Matthew Irwin, Matthew Boland, Joanne Hardy, Daniel Naugle, Kevin O'Connor, Barry Snyder
  • Publication number: 20230026468
    Abstract: An adhesive formulation such as a hot melt adhesive or a pressure sensitive adhesive is provided comprising 5 to 98% (by weight) biodegradable substantially non-crystalline mcl-PHA. The mcl-PHA may be cured with a peroxide curing agent. The adhesive formulation may include an additional biodegradable polymer, or a non-biodegradable thermoplastic elastomer. Hot melt adhesives comprising significant amounts of biodegradable mcl-PHA, waxes, and tackifiers are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2022
    Publication date: January 26, 2023
    Inventors: Srinivasa Reddy Chaganti, Laura Morales-Gamez, Kevin O'Connor, Ramesh Babu Padamati