Patents by Inventor Mark Fagan

Mark Fagan 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: 20190304330
    Abstract: A system and method for training and guiding cleaning professionals in the use of janitorial and cleaning products, includes specifically configured labels for the products and a variety of visual and other support materials provided via a website that are configured to facilitate training of the end user. The support materials are complementary to the labels so that after the end user has been trained using the visual support materials, the labels reinforce the training and provide on-site reminders of proper and effective use of the products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: MIDLAB, INC.
    Inventors: Matthew Jon Schenk, Paul Scoonover, Stacey DeHart, Mark Perriguey, Brookney Morrell, Melissa Fagan, Derek Shropshire, Kira Chelsey Smith, Jordan Kooijman
  • Publication number: 20170164706
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a lighted purse that provides light inside the purse as soon as the Zipper is pulled open and the purse remains in lighted condition until it is fully unzipped. The lighted purse is further embodied with the LED lights such that there is a set of LEDs at each side of the purse. The lighted purse is provided with components: two sets of LED lights, two battery packs for LED, two sets wires: 5 inches long and 3 inches wide, a sensor placed at the zipper. Also the LEDs are placed on each side of the purse, connected to reversible zipper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Inventor: Mark Fagan
  • Publication number: 20140311051
    Abstract: Deployment shelter systems and methods of articulation thereof are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: Dynamic Global LLC
    Inventor: Mark Fagan
  • Publication number: 20140174684
    Abstract: Expandable microspheres formed by suspension polymerization using a shot growth method are provided. The microspheres are formed of a continuous, gas impermeable shell surrounding a blowing agent. The shell includes a first polymer layer formed from primary monomers and a second layer that includes a chemically reactive monomer or a high Tg monomer. To form the microspheres, the primary monomers are polymerized in a reaction vessel to an approximate 90% polymerization, at which time a secondary monomer that is either a monomer having a Tg of at least 85° C. or a chemically reactive monomer, is added to the reaction vessel to drive the polymerization reaction to completion. The outer layer thus contains either a larger amount of the high Tg monomer or a chemically reactive monomer that possesses the ability to covalently bond a cationic species. The microspheres may be used in papermaking processes to increase the paper bulk.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL PAPER COMPANY
    Inventors: YAOLIANG HONG, KOSARAJU KRISHNA MOHAN, VICTORIA LAURENTIA DIMONIE, MARK FAGAN, ANDREW KLEIN, ERIC SCOTT DANIELS, BRIAN BOYARS, PETER M. FROASS, CHRISTOPHER D. ANDERSON, EDWARD DAVID SUDOL
  • Publication number: 20140157685
    Abstract: Deployment shelter systems and methods of articulation thereof are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Inventor: Mark Fagan
  • Patent number: 8382945
    Abstract: Expandable microspheres formed by suspension polymerization using a shot growth method are provided. The microspheres are formed of a continuous, gas impermeable shell surrounding a blowing agent. The shell includes a first polymer layer formed from primary monomers and a second layer that includes a chemically reactive monomer or a high Tg monomer. To form the microspheres, the primary monomers are polymerized in a reaction vessel to an approximate 90% polymerization, at which time a secondary monomer that is either a monomer having a Tg of at least 85° C. or a chemically reactive monomer, is added to the reaction vessel to drive the polymerization reaction to completion. The outer layer thus contains either a larger amount of the high Tg monomer or a chemically reactive monomer that possesses the ability to covalently bond a cationic species. The microspheres may be used in papermaking processes to increase the paper bulk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: International Paper Company
    Inventors: Yaoliang Hong, Kosaraju Krishna Mohan, Peter M. Froass, Mark Fagan, Christopher D. Anderson, Brian Boyars, Eric Scott Daniels, Victoria Laurentia Dimonie, Edward David Sudol, Andrew Klein
  • Publication number: 20100051220
    Abstract: Expandable microspheres formed by suspension polymerization using a shot growth method are provided. The microspheres are formed of a continuous, gas impermeable shell surrounding a blowing agent. The shell includes a first polymer layer formed from primary monomers and a second layer that includes a chemically reactive monomer or a high Tg monomer. To form the microspheres, the primary monomers are polymerized in a reaction vessel to an approximate 90% polymerization, at which time a secondary monomer that is either a monomer having a Tg of at least 85° C. or a chemically reactive monomer, is added to the reaction vessel to drive the polymerization reaction to completion. The outer layer thus contains either a larger amount of the high Tg monomer or a chemically reactive monomer that possesses the ability to covalently bond a cationic species. The microspheres may be used in papermaking processes to increase the paper bulk.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2009
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL PAPER COMPANY
    Inventors: Yaoliang Hong, Kosaraju Krishna Mohan, Peter M. Froass, Mark Fagan, Christopher D. Anderson, Brian Boyars, Eric Scott Daniels, Victoria Laurentia Dimonie, Edward David Sudol, Andrew Klein
  • Publication number: 20090274920
    Abstract: The present invention provides a biodegradable polymer composition useful for manufacturing biodegradable in which, the process comprising: (1) providing a renewable polymer and/or natural fiber having: (a) a Ts value of up to about 90° C.; and (b) a heat distortion index of up to about 90° C.; (2) providing a heat-resistant polymer having: (a) a Ts of greater than about 60° C.; and (b) a heat distortion index greater than about 50° C., wherein the Ts value and heat distortion index of the heat-resistant polymer is greater than that of the renewable polymer and/or natural fiber; and (3) coextruding the heat-resistant polymer and the renewable polymer to provide a thermoformable composite comprising a core comprising the renewable polymer and/or natural fiber, wherein the renewable polymer and/or natural fiber comprises at least about 50% by weight of the composite and a heat-resistant outer layer comprising the heat-resistant polymer which substantially surrounds the core.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2009
    Publication date: November 5, 2009
    Applicant: International Paper Company
    Inventors: Wei Li, Zheng Tan, Thomas Robert Christie, Bruce J. Thoman, Richard A. Tedford, Mark Fagan
  • Publication number: 20070137791
    Abstract: A method is disclosed. The method comprises combining at least a polymer adhesive material, a thickener, and water to form adhesive compositions having a pH of 4 to 10, and identifying the adhesive compositions having a stringing length of 9 cm or less and one or more of the following properties: a set time of 180 seconds or less, a phase lag of 45 degrees or less, a viscosity of 3,000 to 50,000 cP, a complex shear modulus of 50 to 1000 Pa, and a sag distance of 10 mm or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2007
    Publication date: June 21, 2007
    Inventors: Kurt Melancon, Mark Fagan, Scott Pearson, William Hunt
  • Publication number: 20060118005
    Abstract: An aqueous adhesive composition includes a polymer adhesive material having a pH of less than 7, a cationic thickener or an anionic thickener formed from at least one anionic monomer having a pKa of less than 3, and water. The adhesive composition has a stringing length of 9 cm or less and a sag distance of 10 mm or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2005
    Publication date: June 8, 2006
    Inventors: Cordell Hardy, Mark Fagan, Scott Pearson, Kurt Melancon, Matthew Scholz
  • Publication number: 20060021272
    Abstract: A device for supporting a substantially planar article, such as a photograph. The device includes a support layer having a size substantially similar to the substantially planar article. The device also includes a plurality of mounts arranged for receiving portions of the substantially planar article therein to secure the substantially planar article relative to the support layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2004
    Publication date: February 2, 2006
    Inventors: Charles Kleissler, Mark Fagan, Janet Keller
  • Publication number: 20060003131
    Abstract: An indicia-bearing adhesive article display sheet includes a substrate having a first major side and a second major side, indicia, a layer of primer material, a layer of adhesive, and a transparent or translucent cover sheet. The indicia is disposed on at least a portion of the first major side of the substrate. The layer of primer material is disposed over the indicia on at least a first portion of the first major side of the substrate. The layer of adhesive is disposed over the primer material on the first major side of the substrate. The transparent or translucent cover sheet is aligned to cover at least the layer of adhesive on the first major side of the substrate. The cover sheet is repositionable relative to the layer of adhesive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2005
    Publication date: January 5, 2006
    Inventor: Mark Fagan
  • Publication number: 20050285898
    Abstract: The invention provides an apparatus and method for printing an image using the printhead of an ink jet printer. The printhead ejects ink drops on a print medium in a series of scanning passes, and different addressing patterns are selected in each scanning pass to address ink drop locations for different portions of the raster lines addressed by each scanning pass. Addressing patterns having various interlacing percentages are selected in order to produce overlapping boundary regions between passes. The overlapping boundary regions minimize the banding effects that occur with inexact ink drop placement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2004
    Publication date: December 29, 2005
    Inventors: Mark Fagan, Michael Marra III, Randall Mayo
  • Publication number: 20050271850
    Abstract: A coated film is provided having a textured film with a top surface and a bottom surface, wherein at least one LAB coated area and at least one uncoated area are on the top surface of a textured film, and the appearance of the coated and uncoated areas on a textured film is visibly uniform and generally provides a coated film that has a surface that has visually indiscernible areas, even when at least one portion of the films is coated with particulate filled LAB, and the remainder of the film is uncoated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2005
    Publication date: December 8, 2005
    Inventors: Mark Fagan, Susan Bohlke, Neil Randen
  • Publication number: 20050207816
    Abstract: A method for reducing the effects of printhead carrier disturbance during printing with an imaging apparatus having a printhead carrier for carrying at least one printhead includes the steps of accelerating the printhead carrier from a first position in a first direction; printing with the printhead in the first direction; and changing a rate of acceleration of the printhead carrier for a subsequent accelerating of the printhead carrier from the first position in the first direction prior to a subsequent printing with the printhead in the first direction to phase shift the printhead carrier disturbance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2004
    Publication date: September 22, 2005
    Inventors: Mark Fagan, Frederick Griesemer, Michael Marra, Randall Mayo
  • Publication number: 20050137320
    Abstract: An adhesive composition includes a polymer adhesive material and a thickener. The adhesive composition has a stringing length of 9 cm or less and a phase lag of 45 degrees or less or a sag distance of 5 mm or less. The adhesive can be formed by combining a vinyl acetate polymer, an alkali swellable thickener, an alkali material, and water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2004
    Publication date: June 23, 2005
    Inventors: Kurt Melancon, Mark Fagan, Scott Pearson, William Hunt
  • Publication number: 20050024405
    Abstract: A method of informing a user of an imaging apparatus of an event, the imaging apparatus having a plurality of print modes, includes the steps of defining a notice threshold that is associated with the event; determining whether the notice threshold has been reached; and upon reaching the notice threshold, progressively reducing an image density of an image formed by the imaging apparatus based on a print mode the imaging apparatus was operating in when the notice threshold was reached. Alternatively, imaging density may be progressively reduced based on reaching a next fade area of a plurality of fade areas for the print medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2003
    Publication date: February 3, 2005
    Inventors: Mark Fagan, Brian Jones
  • Patent number: 5966891
    Abstract: When installing vinyl siding on homes or other type buildings, a drawback to the trim pieces around windows, doors, etc., is the method of connecting two (2) retainer strips (J-Channels) together. The original method is to miter the horizontally and vertically placed retainer strips together. This method has proven to be too time consuming and is not neat in appearance. Since then, another way was invented. The new method being a corner piece that must be affixed to the structure having the siding installed. This, too, proved to be time consuming. Our invention is a corner siding piece having an L-shaped base plate with a first leg integral with a second leg, both of which have a first flange and a second flange extending inwardly at the bottom and a curved channel along the top of said first leg and second leg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 19, 1999
    Assignee: Mark A. Fagan
    Inventors: Mark A Fagan, Michael A Fagan