Patents by Inventor Michael Joseph O'Brien

Michael Joseph O'Brien 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: 20200115284
    Abstract: A ceramic slurry for forming a ceramic article includes a binder, a first plurality of ceramic particles having a first morphology, a second plurality of ceramic particles having a second morphology that is different from the first morphology; and a photoinitiator. A method for using this slurry for fabricating ceramic articles is presented as well.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Cathleen Ann Hoel, Xi Yang, Michael Joseph O'Brien
  • Patent number: 10538460
    Abstract: A ceramic slurry for forming a ceramic article includes a binder, a first plurality of ceramic particles having a first morphology, a second plurality of ceramic particles having a second morphology that is different from the first morphology; and a photoinitiator. A method for using this slurry for fabricating ceramic articles is presented as well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Cathleen Ann Hoel, Xi Yang, Michael Joseph O'Brien
  • Publication number: 20190339249
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a method of altering chemical properties of an in-process resin used with a 3D printing apparatus. The method includes monitoring the in-process resin using an imaging spectrometer, comparing the in-process resin and a model using one or more spectrums from the imaging spectrometer, and diluting the in-process resin with a diluting resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Stephanie Lynn DePalma, Michael Joseph O'Brien, Brittany Nicole Potter
  • Publication number: 20190284096
    Abstract: A ceramic slurry for forming a ceramic article includes a binder, a first plurality of ceramic particles having a first morphology, a second plurality of ceramic particles having a second morphology that is different from the first morphology; and a photoinitiator. A method for using this slurry for fabricating ceramic articles is presented as well.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Cathleen Ann Hoel, Xi Yang, Michael Joseph O'Brien
  • Patent number: 10408812
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a method of altering chemical properties of an in-process resin used with a 3D printing apparatus. The method includes monitoring the in-process resin using an imaging spectrometer, comparing the in-process resin and a model using one or more spectrums from the imaging spectrometer, and diluting the in-process resin with a diluting resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Stephanie Lynn DePalma, Michael Joseph O'Brien, Brittany Nicole Potter
  • Patent number: 10030483
    Abstract: An efficient and cost-effective process of carbon dioxide recycling in enhanced oil recovery wells or in fracturing wells is provided. The process comprises recovering a hydrocarbon enriched stream of condensed carbon dioxide from and enhanced oil recovery (EOR) well or a fracturing well; adding to said stream one or more thickeners; and directing the thickened stream to the EOR well or fracturing well for recycled usage in EOR.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Dan Hancu, Michael Joseph O'Brien, Robert James Perry, Stanlee Teresa Buddle, Mark Daniel Doherty
  • Patent number: 10023500
    Abstract: The subject matter disclosed herein relates generally to light-curable ceramic slurries, and more specifically, to hybrid binders for light-curable ceramic slurries. A light-curable ceramic slurry includes a hybrid binder having an organic resin component and a multi-functional reactive siloxane component that is miscible with the organic resin component. The slurry also includes a photoinitiator having a corresponding photoactivation wavelength range and ceramic particles. The slurry is cured via exposure to light in the photoactivation wavelength range of the photoinitiator such that both the organic resin component and the multi-functional reactive siloxane component of the hybrid binder polymerize.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Michael Joseph O'Brien, Cathleen Ann Hoel
  • Patent number: 9957438
    Abstract: A compound represented by the following formula is provided: Also provided is a solution including a compound disclosed herein, a volume of dense carbon dioxide (CO2), and a co-solvent, where the solution has an increased viscosity greater than the viscosity of dense CO2. Methods of increasing the viscosity of dense CO2 and natural gas liquids (NGLs) by, for example, dissolving a compound disclosed herein to form a solution, are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Mark Daniel Doherty, Michael Joseph O'Brien, Jason Lee, Robert James Perry, Robert Enick
  • Patent number: 9956520
    Abstract: A carbon dioxide absorbent composition is described, including (i) a liquid, nonaqueous silicon-based material, functionalized with one or more groups that either reversibly react with CO2 or have a high-affinity for CO2, and (ii) a hydroxy-containing solvent that is capable of dissolving both the silicon-based material and a reaction product of the silicon-based material and CO2. The absorbent may be utilized in methods to reduce carbon dioxide in an exhaust gas, and finds particular utility in power plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Robert James Perry, Grigorii Lev Soloveichik, Malgorzata Iwona Rubinsztajn, Michael Joseph O'Brien, Larry Neil Lewis, Tunchiao Hubert Lam, Sergei Kniajanski, Dan Hancu
  • Publication number: 20180100847
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a method of altering chemical properties of an in-process resin used with a 3D printing apparatus. The method includes monitoring the in-process resin using an imaging spectrometer, comparing the in-process resin and a model using one or more spectrums from the imaging spectrometer, and diluting the in-process resin with a diluting resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2016
    Publication date: April 12, 2018
    Inventors: Stephanie Lynn DePalma, Michael Joseph O'Brien, Brittany Nicole Potter
  • Patent number: 9919263
    Abstract: An amino-siloxane composition is presented. The amino-siloxane composition includes structure (I): wherein R1 is independently at each occurrence a C1-C5 aliphatic radical; R2 is a C3-C4 aliphatic radical; R3 is a C1-C5 aliphatic radical or R4, wherein R4 comprises structure (II): and X is an electron donating group. Methods of reducing an amount of carbon dioxide in a process stream using the amino-siloxane composition are also presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Michael Joseph O'Brien, Rachel Lizabeth Farnum, Robert James Perry
  • Publication number: 20180057414
    Abstract: The subject matter disclosed herein relates generally to light-curable ceramic slurries, and more specifically, to hybrid binders for light-curable ceramic slurries. A light-curable ceramic slurry includes a hybrid binder having an organic resin component and a multi-functional reactive siloxane component that is miscible with the organic resin component. The slurry also includes a photoinitiator having a corresponding photoactivation wavelength range and ceramic particles. The slurry is cured via exposure to light in the photoactivation wavelength range of the photoinitiator such that both the organic resin component and the multi-functional reactive siloxane component of the hybrid binder polymerize.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Inventors: Michael Joseph O'Brien, Cathleen Ann Hoel
  • Patent number: 9873798
    Abstract: A composition suitable for forming a support using a three-dimensional (3D) deposition method is presented. The composition includes a wax including at least one functional group capable of reacting with a build material used in the 3D deposition method, when exposed to an actinic radiation, wherein the functional group is itself substantially non-reactive to the actinic radiation. A method of forming a three dimensional (3D) article is also presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Michael Joseph O'Brien, Thomas Francis McNulty, Kwok Pong Chan
  • Patent number: 9777122
    Abstract: A silicone polymer is provided, modified with at least one functional group from the class of anthraquinone amide groups; anthraquinone sulfonamide groups; thioxanthone amide groups; or thioxanthone sulfone amide groups. The polymer can be combined with a hydrocarbon solvent or with supercritical carbon dioxide (CO2), and is very effective for increasing the viscosity of either medium. A process for the recovery of oil from a subterranean, oil-bearing formation is also described, using supercritical carbon dioxide modified with the functionalized silicone polymer. A process for extracting natural gas or oil from a bedrock-shale formation is also described, again using the modified silicone polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Michael Joseph O'Brien, Robert James Perry, Robert Michael Enick, Jason Jiwoo Lee
  • Publication number: 20170210975
    Abstract: A compound represented by the following formula is provided: Also provided is a solution including a compound disclosed herein, a volume of dense carbon dioxide (CO2), and a co-solvent, where the solution has an increased viscosity greater than the viscosity of dense CO2. Methods of increasing the viscosity of dense CO2 and natural gas liquids (NGLs) by, for example, dissolving a compound disclosed herein to form a solution, are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2016
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Applicants: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY, University of Pittsburgh-Of The Commonwealth System of Higher Education
    Inventors: Mark Daniel DOHERTY, Michael Joseph O'BRIEN, Jason LEE, Robert James PERRY, Robert ENICK
  • Publication number: 20170114269
    Abstract: Provided herein are methods for efficient and cost effective carbon dioxide recycling in enhanced oil recovery wells or in fracturing wells. Also provided are functionalized polymers which can be used as thickeners in the methods for efficient and cost effective carbon dioxide recycling in enhanced oil recovery wells or in fracturing wells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Inventors: Dan Hancu, Michael Joseph O'Brien, Robert James Perry, Stanlee Teresa Buddle, Mark Daniel Doherty
  • Publication number: 20160375400
    Abstract: A carbon dioxide absorbent composition is described, including (i) a liquid, nonaqueous silicon-based material, functionalized with one or more groups that either reversibly react with CO2 or have a high-affinity for CO2, and (ii) a hydroxy-containing solvent that is capable of dissolving both the silicon-based material and a reaction product of the silicon-based material and CO2. The absorbent may be utilized in methods to reduce carbon dioxide in an exhaust gas, and finds particular utility in power plants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Inventors: Robert James Perry, Grigorii Lev Soloveichik, Malgorzata Iwona Rubinsztajn, Michael Joseph O'Brien, Larry Neil Lewis, Tunchiao Hubert Lam, Sergei Kniajanski, Dan Hancu
  • Publication number: 20160297934
    Abstract: A silicone polymer is provided, modified with at least one functional group from the class of anthraquinone amide groups; anthraquinone sulfonamide groups; thioxanthone amide groups; or thioxanthone sulfone amide groups. The polymer can be combined with a hydrocarbon solvent or with supercritical carbon dioxide (CO2), and is very effective for increasing the viscosity of either medium. A process for the recovery of oil from a subterranean, oil-bearing formation is also described, using supercritical carbon dioxide modified with the functionalized silicone polymer. A process for extracting natural gas or oil from a bedrock-shale formation is also described, again using the modified silicone polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Inventors: Michael Joseph O'Brien, Robert James Perry, Robert Michael Enick, Jason Jiwoo Lee
  • Patent number: 9440182
    Abstract: A carbon dioxide absorbent composition is described, including (i) a liquid, nonaqueous silicon-based material, functionalized with one or more groups that either reversibly react with CO2 or have a high-affinity for CO2; and (ii) a hydroxy-containing solvent that is capable of dissolving both the silicon-based material and a reaction product of the silicon-based material and CO2. The absorbent may be utilized in methods to reduce carbon dioxide in an exhaust gas, and finds particular utility in power plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Michael Joseph O'Brien, Robert James Perry, Tunchiao Hubert Lam, Grigorii Lev Soloveichik, Sergei Kniajanski, Larry Neil Lewis, Malgorzata Iwona Rubinsztajn, Dan Hancu
  • Patent number: 9427698
    Abstract: An amino-siloxane composition is presented. The amino-siloxane composition includes structure (I): wherein R1 is independently at each occurrence a C1-C5 aliphatic radical; R2 is a C3-C4 aliphatic radical; R3 is a C1-C5 aliphatic radical or R4, wherein R4 comprises structure (II): and X is an electron donating group. Methods of reducing an amount of carbon dioxide in a process stream using the amino-siloxane composition are also presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Michael Joseph O'Brien, Rachel Lizabeth Farnum, Robert James Perry