Patents by Inventor Martin A. Byrne

Martin A. Byrne 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: 20110251726
    Abstract: This invention relates to a method and controller (1) for optimising energy consumption in a building. More specifically, the present invention describes a method and controller (1) for use in a building having a building management system (BMS) (3). Typically, the BMS (3) has sensors distributed throughout the building to determine the environmental conditions in the building and the BMS controls a heating/cooling system of the building.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2007
    Publication date: October 13, 2011
    Inventors: Nicholas McNulty, Ian Packham, Yann Daniel Edgard Vanderstockt, Hani Hagras, Martin Byrne
  • Patent number: 4452938
    Abstract: An improved amorphous metal composite and process of making the composite. The amorphous metal composite comprises amorphous metal (e.g. iron) and a low molecular weight thermosetting polymer binder. The process comprises placing an amorphous metal in particulate form and a thermosetting polymer binder powder into a container, mixing these materials, and applying heat and pressure to convert the mixture into an amorphous metal composite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 1982
    Date of Patent: June 5, 1984
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the United States Department of Energy
    Inventors: Martin A. Byrne, John H. Lupinski
  • Patent number: 4382130
    Abstract: Certain aryloxyphosphonium salts have been found to be effective as curing agents for various cationically polymerizable organic materials, such as epoxy resins, when incorporated into such materials. The materials are found to be moisture curable coating compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 1981
    Date of Patent: May 3, 1983
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Robert H. Ellison, Martin A. Byrne
  • Patent number: 4358419
    Abstract: The process comprises placing an amorphous metal in particulate form and a low molecular weight (e.g., 1000-5000) thermosetting polymer binder powder into a container, mixing these materials, and applying heat and pressure to convert the mixture into an amorphous metal composite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 1980
    Date of Patent: November 9, 1982
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the United States Department of Energy
    Inventors: Martin A. Byrne, John H. Lupinski
  • Patent number: 4341714
    Abstract: Certain aryloxyphosphonium salts have been found to be effective as curing agents for various cationically polymerizable organic materials, such as epoxy resins, when incorporated into such materials. The materials are found to be moisture curable coating compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 1980
    Date of Patent: July 27, 1982
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Robert H. Ellison, Martin A. Byrne
  • Patent number: 4307226
    Abstract: Interaction of ethylene glycol with a preformed polyesterimide resin at elevated temperatures forms mixtures homogeneous and clear at room temperature and also soluble in non-polluting solvents, such as monoethers of glycols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 1980
    Date of Patent: December 22, 1981
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Donald A. Bolon, Martin A. Byrne
  • Patent number: 4233435
    Abstract: An improved substantially solvent-free process for preparing phthalate-moiety based polyesterimide resins, new resins prepared by the process, and substrates (e.g., electrical conductors) coated with compositions comprising the new resins are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 1978
    Date of Patent: November 11, 1980
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Edith M. Boldebuck, Eugene G. Banucci, Martin A. Byrne
  • Patent number: 4197396
    Abstract: Disclosed is a process for preparing oligomeric polyetheramide-acid by reacting an aromatic dianhydride component including an aromatic bis(ether anhydride) with an organic diamine in an inert organic liquid selected from methylene chloride, chloroform, 1,2-dichloroethane, and mixtures thereof with acetone. The oligomeric polyetheramide-acid is substantially insoluble in the inert organic liquid, in which the oligomer typically appears as a precipitate which may be recovered in powder or finely divided particulate form without need for grinding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 1978
    Date of Patent: April 8, 1980
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Eugene G. Banucci, Martin A. Byrne
  • Patent number: 4098800
    Abstract: Disclosed is a process for preparing oligomeric polyetheramide-acid by reacting an aromatic dianhydride component including an aromatic bis(ether anhydride) with an organic diamine in an inert organic liquid selected from methylene chloride, chloroform, 1,2-dichloroethane, and mixtures thereof with acetone. The oligomeric polyetheramide-acid is substantially insoluble in the inert organic liquid, in which the oligomer typically appears as a precipitate which may be recovered in powder or finely divided particulate form without need for grinding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 1977
    Date of Patent: July 4, 1978
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Eugene G. Banucci, Martin A. Byrne