Patents by Inventor Mark F. Ellis

Mark F. Ellis 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: 20200001569
    Abstract: A composite wingbox structure formed of reinforced thermoplastic. The composite includes carbon fiber reinforcement and a plurality of insulation elements to localize the heat formed during the process of manufacturing the structure. The process of manufacturing the wingbox includes the steps of interleaving a series of insulations elements within a plurality of laminae and consolidating the insulation elements and laminae to form a laminate. The laminate is then aligned with a support structure such that the insulation elements overlie the supports structure. The laminate is then fused to the support structure using a non-contact heating process, such as inductive welding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Mark A. Calder, John F. Ellis, William David Dennison, Martin A. Wimmer, Earl L. Stone, III
  • Publication number: 20190337261
    Abstract: A composite wingbox structure formed of reinforced thermoplastic. The composite includes carbon fiber reinforcement and a plurality of insulation elements to localize the heat formed during the process of manufacturing the structure. The process of manufacturing the wingbox includes the steps of interleaving a series of insulations elements within a plurality of laminae and consolidating the insulation elements and laminae to form a laminate. The laminate is then aligned with a support structure such that the insulation elements overlie the supports structure. The laminate is then fused to the support structure using a non-contact heating process, such as inductive welding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Mark A. Calder, John F. Ellis, William David Dennison, Martin A. Wimmer, Earl L. Stone, III
  • Patent number: 10465017
    Abstract: Methods for preparing silicone-containing polymers by essentially adiabatic polymerization methods are disclosed. The polymerization system includes free radically polymerizable monomers. The monomers include ethylenically unsaturated silicone-containing monomers and/or mercapto-functional silicones as well as additional free radically polymerizable monomers. The silicone-containing polymers are useful as adhesives or release materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Audrey A. Sherman, Mark F. Ellis, Ramesh C. Kumar, Sonja S. Mackey, Richard L. Peloquin, Jeffrey O. Emslander
  • Patent number: 10449749
    Abstract: A composite wingbox structure formed of reinforced thermoplastic. The composite includes carbon fiber reinforcement and a plurality of insulation elements to localize the heat formed during the process of manufacturing the structure. The process of manufacturing the wingbox includes the steps of interleaving a series of insulations elements within a plurality of laminae and consolidating the insulation elements and laminae to form a laminate. The laminate is then aligned with a support structure such that the insulation elements overlie the supports structure. The laminate is then fused to the support structure using a non-contact heating process, such as inductive welding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: TRIUMPH AEROSTRUCTURES, LLC.
    Inventors: Mark A. Calder, John F. Ellis, William David Dennison, Martin A. Wimmer, Earl L. Stone, III
  • Publication number: 20190241690
    Abstract: Crosslinkable compositions, crosslinked compositions, articles containing these compositions, and methods of making the articles are provided. The crosslinkable compositions, which include two (meth)acrylate polymers, are used to form the crosslinked compositions upon exposure to ultraviolet radiation. The crosslinkable and crosslinked compositions are free or substantially free of tackifiers. The crosslinked compositions can function as pressure-sensitive adhesives. The crosslinkable compositions are well suited for use with hot melt processing methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Nicole Morozowich Beveridge, Ross E. Behling, Anish Kurian, Mark F. Ellis, Karl E. Benson, Michele A. Craton, Daniel C. Munson, David J. Yarusso
  • Publication number: 20180265748
    Abstract: Curable adhesive compositions are provided that can be cured using ultraviolet or visible light radiation. These curable adhesive compositions, which contain a curable (meth)acrylate copolymer, have a creep compliance that is less than 5(10?4) inverse Pascals at 25° C., a creep compliance that is greater than 1(10?3) inverse Pascals at 70° C., and a shear storage modulus greater than 40 kiloPascals when measured at 25° C. at a frequency of 1 radian/second.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Inventors: Ross E. Behling, Jason D. Clapper, Albert I. Everaerts, Chun-Yi Ting, Mark F. Ellis, Karl E. Benson, Jianhui Xia
  • Publication number: 20180148517
    Abstract: Methods for preparing silicone-containing polymers by essentially adiabatic polymerization methods are disclosed. The polymerization system includes free radically polymerizable monomers. The monomers include ethylenically unsaturated silicone-containing monomers and/or mercapto-functional silicones as well as additional free radically polymerizable monomers. The silicone-containing polymers are useful as adhesives or release materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Inventors: Audrey A. Sherman, Mark F. Ellis, Ramesh C. Kumar, Sonja S. Mackey, Richard L. Peloquin, Jeffrey O. Emslander
  • Publication number: 20180148518
    Abstract: Methods for preparing silicone-containing polymers by essentially adiabatic polymerization methods are disclosed. The polymerization system includes free radically polymerizable monomers. The monomers include ethylenically unsaturated silicone-containing monomers and/or mercapto-functional silicones as well as additional free radically polymerizable monomers. The silicone-containing polymers are useful as adhesives or release materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Inventors: Audrey A. Sherman, Mark F. Ellis, Ramesh C. Kumar, Sonja S. Mackey, Richard L. Peloquin, Jeffrey O. Emslander
  • Patent number: 9890304
    Abstract: The disclosure describes a curable composition comprising a first oligomer having a plurality of polymerizable groups; a second component comprising alkylene oxide repeat units and terminal polymerizable groups, a solvent monomer component; and a photoinitiator. The curable composition may be used as an adhesive in optical applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES
    Inventors: Serkan Yurt, Jason D. Clapper, Ross E. Behling, Christopher J. Campbell, Mark F. Ellis, Larry R. Krepski, Ann R. Fornof, Babu N. Gaddam, James P. DiZio
  • Patent number: 9828532
    Abstract: Crosslinkable compositions, crosslinked compositions, articles containing these compositions, and methods of making the articles are provided. The crosslinkable compositions, which include two (meth)acrylate copolymers plus a tackifier, are used to form the crosslinked compositions upon exposure to ultraviolet radiation. The crosslinked compositions can function as pressure-sensitive adhesives. The crosslinkable compositions are well suited for use with hot melt processing methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATION PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Anish Kurian, Jason D. Clapper, Ross E. Behling, Megan P. Lehmann, David J. Yarusso, Babu N. Gaddam, Mark F. Ellis
  • Patent number: 9803114
    Abstract: A method for preparing an acrylate adhesive is provided by the steps of partially polymerizing a monomer mixture to provide a syrup polymer composition having a high molecular weight solute copolymer. This first syrup composition is again polymerized to provide a second syrup polymer composition having a low molecular weight copolymer. The second syrup polymer composition is provided with a crosslinking agent and further polymerized to provide the adhesive composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Sung-Won Ha, Babu N. Gaddam, Mark F. Ellis, Hae-Seung Lee, John R. Jacobsen
  • Publication number: 20170240676
    Abstract: A composition including at least one moisture-curable, semi-crystalline (meth)acrylic oligomer represented by the formula: wherein R1 is independently a C16 to C40 alkyl group; R2 is independently a C16 to C40 alkyl group; each R3 is independently a methyl, ethyl, or isopropyl group; X is a chain transfer agent as defined further below; Y is independently selected to be a methyl, ethyl, or isopropyl group; a, b and c are each independently selected to be an integer of at least 10, and a+b+c?1500; n?1; and p is 0, 1, 2, or 3. The oligomer may be used advantageously as a coating, primer or adhesion promoter in construction articles, for example, adhesives, caulks, grouts, pavement markings, paving materials, ceramic tiles, or roofing granules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Applicant: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Rajdeep S. Kalgutkar, Mark F. Ellis, John R. Jacobsen, Ramesh C. Kumar, Mary L. Morris, Michael A. Lockett, Jesse R. Behnke
  • Patent number: 9723940
    Abstract: A protective film includes a base layer and a wear layer, the wear layer comprising a UV cured hardcoat resin, and the UV cured hardcoat resin comprising surface modified silica nanoparticles. The protective film may comprise a pressure sensitive adhesive for adhesion to a floor. The protective film may be used, for example, as a protective floor finish.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Adriana Paiva, Jeffrey T. Anderson, Roy Wong, Susan K. Yarmey, Mark A. Strobel, Joel A. Getschel, Albert I. Everaerts, Gregory F. King, John T. Brady, Duane D. Fansler, Kanta Kumar, Jeffrey D. Malmer, Mario A. Perez, Deborah A. Strobel, Wendy L. Thompson, Michael C. Palazzotto, Stefan H. Gryska, Sharon Wang, Mikhail L. Pekurovsky, Mark F. Ellis, Edward G. Stewart, Robert M. Jennings, Gerald R. A. Hofmann, Kelly J. Gibbens, Gezahegn D. Damte, Jie Yang
  • Patent number: 9695343
    Abstract: The methods of preparing hot melt processable pressure sensitive adhesives include combining an elastomeric (meth)acrylate random copolymer and a discontinuous fibrous material in a hot melt mixing apparatus, and mixing to form a hot melt processable pressure sensitive adhesive. The elastomeric (meth)acrylate random copolymer may be contained within a thermoplastic pouch, and the hot melt mixture may include a relatively high level of tackifying resin. The elastomeric (meth)acrylate random copolymer may contain branching agents and photosensitive crosslinking agents. The hot melt processable pressure sensitive adhesives can be used to prepare transfer tapes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Andrew Satrijo, Megan P. Lehmann, Nathan B. Fong, Craig E. Hamer, John R. Jacobsen, Mark F. Ellis
  • Publication number: 20170081567
    Abstract: A method for preparing an acrylate adhesive is provided by the steps of partially polymerizing a monomer mixture to provide a syrup polymer composition having a high molecular weight solute copolymer. This first syrup composition is again polymerized to provide a second syrup polymer composition having a low molecular weight copolymer. The second syrup polymer composition is provided with a crosslinking agent and further polymerized to provide the adhesive composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2015
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Inventors: Sung-Won Ha, Babu N. Gaddam, Mark F. Ellis, Hae-Seung Lee, John R. Jacobsen
  • Publication number: 20170081565
    Abstract: A pressure-sensitive adhesive obtained from crosslinking a pre-adhesive composition comprising poly(meth)acrylate macromolecules that comprise a number-average molecular weight of from about 25000 to about 200000.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2015
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Applicant: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Joon Chatterjee, Erick I. Soto Cantu, Mark F. Ellis, Babu N. Gaddam, Scott P. Lundequam, Adam R. Wohl
  • Publication number: 20160326290
    Abstract: A composition suitable for use as a low adhesion backsize or a primer for low surface energy adhesives, including the reaction product of at least one moisture-curable, semi-crystalline (meth)acrylic oligomer represented by the formula: wherein R1 is independently a C16 to C40 alkyl group; R2 is independently a C1 to C40 alkyl group; each R3 is independently a methyl, ethyl, or isopropyl group; X is a chain transfer agent as defined further below; Y is independently selected to be a methyl, ethyl, or isopropyl group; a, b and c are each independently selected to be an integer of at least 10, and a+b+c<1500; n>1; and p is 0, 1, 2, or 3. Articles and methods of using the composition as a low adhesion backsize or a primer for a low surface energy adhesive are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Applicant: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Ramesh C. Kumar, Mark F. Ellis, John R. Jacobsen, Michael A. Lockett, Rajdeep S. Kalgutkar
  • Publication number: 20160289514
    Abstract: Crosslinkable compositions, crosslinked compositions, articles containing these compositions, and methods of making the articles are provided. The crosslinkable compositions, which include two (meth)acrylate copolymers plus a tackifier, are used to form the crosslinked compositions upon exposure to ultraviolet radiation. The crosslinked compositions can function as pressure-sensitive adhesives. The crosslinkable compositions are well suited for use with hot melt processing methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Inventors: Anish Kurian, Jason D. Clapper, Ross E. Behling, Megan P. Lehmann, David J. Yarusso, Babu N. Gaddam, Mark F. Ellis
  • Patent number: 9309443
    Abstract: The disclosure describes a curable composition comprising a) a solute (meth)acryloyl oligomer having a plurality of pendent, ethylenically unsaturated, free-radically polymerizable functional groups and nucleophilic, hydrophilic groups, a) Mw of 5 k to 30 k, a Tg<20° C.; b) a solvent monomer component; and a photoinitiator. The curable composition may be used as an adhesive in optical applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Serkan Yurt, Jason D. Clapper, Ross E. Behling, Christopher J. Campbell, Mark F. Ellis
  • Publication number: 20150307668
    Abstract: A composition including at least one moisture-curable, semi-crystalline (meth)acrylic oligomer represented by the formula: wherein R1 is independently a C16 to C40 alkyl group; R2 is independently a C16 to C40 alkyl group; each R3 is independently a methyl, ethyl, or isopropyl group; X is a chain transfer agent as defined further below; Y is independently selected to be a methyl, ethyl, or isopropyl group; a, b and c are each independently selected to be an integer of at least 10, and a+b+c?1500; n?1; and p is 0, 1, 2, or 3. The oligomer may be used advantageously as a coating, primer or adhesion promoter in construction articles, for example, adhesives, caulks, grouts, pavement markings, paving materials, ceramic tiles, or roofing granules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Inventors: Rajdeep S. Kalgutkar, Mark F. Ellis, John R. Jacobsen, Ramesh C. Kumar, Mary L. Morris, Michael A. Lockett, Jesse R. Behnke