Patents by Inventor Michelle L. Boven

Michelle L. Boven 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).

  • Patent number: 10106301
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a flexible container. In an embodiment, the flexible container includes (A) four panels adjoined along a common peripheral seal. The common peripheral seal is composed of a first side seal, an opposing second side seal, a top seal, and an opposing bottom seal. The four seals form a chamber. (B) Each panel includes a bottom face, and the four bottom faces are sealed together to define a bottom section. The flexible container includes (C) an upper spout seal extending from the first side seal to the second side seal. The flexible container also includes (D) a lower spout seal. (E) The upper spout seal and the lower spout seal each include a respective spout seal segment and a respective chamber seal segment. (F) The chamber seal segments define a sealed chamber top. (G) The lower spout seal segment is reciprocally aligned with the upper spout seal segment to form a spout. The spout extends from the sealed chamber top to the second side seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Peter J. Schulz, Lamy J. Chopin, III, Michelle L. Boven, Jeffrey E. Bonekamp
  • Publication number: 20180086526
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a flexible container. In an embodiment, the flexible container includes a front panel, a rear panel, a first gusset side panel, and a second gusset side panel. The gusset side panels adjoin the front panel and the rear panel along (i) peripheral seals to form a chamber, and (ii) handle seals to form a handle, the handle located at an end of the chamber. The flexible container includes a tube member sealed to the flexible container. The tube member is in fluid communication with the chamber. The tube member comprises an ethylene/?-olefin multi-block copolymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Inventors: Peter J. Schulz, Lamy J. Chopin, III, Michelle L. Boven, Jeffrey E. Bonekamp
  • Publication number: 20180057225
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a flexible container. In an embodiment, the flexible container includes (A) four panels adjoined along a common peripheral seal. The common peripheral seal is composed of a first side seal, an opposing second side seal, a top seal, and an opposing bottom seal. The four seals form a chamber. (B) Each panel includes a bottom face, and the four bottom faces are sealed together to define a bottom section. The flexible container includes (C) an upper spout seal extending from the first side seal to the second side seal. The flexible container also includes (D) a lower spout seal. (E) The upper spout seal and the lower spout seal each include a respective spout seal segment and a respective chamber seal segment. (F) The chamber seal segments define a sealed chamber top. (G) The lower spout seal segment is reciprocally aligned with the upper spout seal segment to form a spout. The spout extends from the sealed chamber top to the second side seal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Inventors: Peter J. Schulz, Lamy J. Chopin, III, Michelle L. Boven, Jeffrey E. Bonekamp
  • Publication number: 20180002090
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a flexible container. In an embodiment, the flexible container includes a front panel, a rear panel, a first gusseted side panel, and a second gusseted side panel, the gusseted side panels adjoining the front panel and the rear panel along (i) peripheral seals to form a chamber; and (ii) handle seals to form a handle, the handle located at an end of the chamber and including a pocket formed from the handle seals. The pocket contains a grip member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventors: Peter J. Schulz, Lamy J. Chopin, III, Michelle L. Boven, Jeffrey E. Bonekamp
  • Patent number: 9856063
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a flexible container. In an embodiment, the flexible container includes a front panel, a rear panel, a first gusseted side panel, and a second gusseted side panel, the gusseted side panels adjoining the front panel and the rear panel along (i) peripheral seals to form a chamber; and (ii) handle seals to form a handle, the handle located at an end of the chamber and including a pocket formed from the handle seals. The pocket contains a grip member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Peter J. Schulz, Lamy J. Chopin, III, Michelle L. Boven, Jeffrey E. Bonekamp
  • Patent number: 9196756
    Abstract: The present invention is premised upon an improved photovoltaic device (“PVD”) and method of use, more particularly to an improved photovoltaic device with an integral locator and electrical terminal mechanism for transferring current to or from the improved photovoltaic device and the use as a system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Robert Cleereman, Michael J. Lesniak, James R. Keenihan, Joe A. Langmaid, Ryan Gaston, Gerald K. Eurich, Michelle L. Boven
  • Publication number: 20150129032
    Abstract: The present invention is premised upon an improved photovoltaic device (“PVD”) and method of use, more particularly to an improved photovoltaic device with an integral locator and electrical terminal mechanism for transferring current to or from the improved photovoltaic device and the use as a system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Robert Cleereman, Michael J. Lesniak, James R. Keenihan, Joe A. Langmaid, Ryan Gaston, Gerald K. Eurich, Michelle L. Boven
  • Patent number: 8938920
    Abstract: The present invention is premised upon an improved photovoltaic device (“PVD”) and method of use, more particularly to an improved photovoltaic device with an integral locator and electrical terminal mechanism for transferring current to or from the improved photovoltaic device and the use as a system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Robert J. Cleereman, Michael J. Lesniak, James R. Keenihan, Joe A. Langmaid, Ryan Gaston, Gerald K. Eurich, Michelle L. Boven
  • Patent number: 8915030
    Abstract: The present invention is premised upon a photovoltaic device suitable for directly mounting on a structure. The device includes an active portion including a photovoltaic cell assembly having a top surface portion that allows transmission of light energy to a photoactive portion of the photovoltaic device for conversion into electrical energy and a bottom surface having a bottom bonding zone; and an inactive portion immediately adjacent to and connected to the active portion, the inactive portion having a region for receiving a fastener to connect the device to the structure and having on a top surface, a top bonding zone; wherein one of the top and bottom bonding zones comprises a first bonding element and the other comprises a second bonding element, the second bonding element designed to interact with the first bonding element on a vertically overlapped adjacent photovoltaic device to bond the device to such adjacent device or to the structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Michelle L. Boven, James R. Keenihan, Stan Lickly, Claude Brown, Jr., Robert J. Cleereman, Timothy C. Plum
  • Patent number: 8829634
    Abstract: The invention is an optoelectronic device comprising an active portion which converts light to electricity or converts electricity to light, the active portion having a front side for the transmittal of the light and a back side opposite from the front side, at least two electrical leads to the active portion to convey electricity to or from the active portion, an enclosure surrounding the active portion and through which the at least two electrical leads pass wherein the hermetically sealed enclosure comprises at the front side of the active portion a barrier material which allows for transmittal of light, one or more getter materials disposed so as to not impede the transmission of light to or from the active portion, and a contiguous gap pathway to the getter material which pathway is disposed between the active portion and the barrier material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey E. Bonekamp, Michelle L. Boven, Ryan S. Gaston
  • Patent number: 8609231
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to composite laminates and uses thereof in articles in need of protection from mechanical damage and water or oxygen based degradation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Shaofu Wu, Peter S. Martin, Xuming Chen, Michelle L. Boven, Weijun Zhou, Valentina A. Kuznetsova
  • Patent number: 8584407
    Abstract: The present invention is premised upon a photovoltaic assembly system for securing and/or aligning at least a plurality of vertically adjacent photovoltaic device assemblies to one another. The securing function being accomplished by a clip member that may be a separate component or integral to one or more of the photovoltaic device assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: James R. Keenihan, Michelle L. Boven, Claude Brown, Jr., Gerald K. Eurich, Ryan S. Gaston, Michael Hus
  • Patent number: 8092727
    Abstract: The invention a method of forming complex shape of styrenic polymer foams in which a pressing surface is created, for example, by planing/machining a layer of an as formed extruded styrenic polymer plank, contacting said plank with a contoured die face and pressing the foam to form the complex shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Myron J. Maurer, Alain Michel Andre Sagnard, Dominicus L. Bindels, Michelle L. Boven, Byoung-Ho Choi, Robert J. Cleereman, Ryan S. Gaston, Joseph A. Langmaid, Curtis Alan Browning
  • Publication number: 20110162705
    Abstract: Improved protection systems for CIGS-based microelectronic devices of the type incorporating electric conductor(s) such as an electronic collection grid. In one aspect, the present invention relates to a photovoltaic device having a light incident surface and a backside surface. The device includes a chalcogenide-containing photovoltaic layer comprising at least one of copper, indium and/or gallium. A transparent conductive layer is interposed between the photovoltaic layer and the light incident surface, wherein the transparent conductive layer is electrically coupled to the photovoltaic layer. An electronic collection grid is electrically coupled to the transparent conductive layer and overlying at least a portion of the transparent conductive layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Publication date: July 7, 2011
    Inventors: Paul J. Popa, Michelle L. Boven, Zenon Lysenko, Michael E. Mills, Leonardo C. Lopez
  • Publication number: 20110146792
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to composite laminates and uses thereof in articles in need of protection from mechanical damage and water or oxygen based degradation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2010
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Inventors: Shaofu Wu, Peter S. Martin, Xuming Chen, Michelle L. Boven, Weijun Zhou, Valentina A. Kuznetsova
  • Publication number: 20110100436
    Abstract: The present invention is premised upon an improved photovoltaic device (“PVD”) and method of use, more particularly to an improved photovoltaic device with an integral locator and electrical terminal mechanism for transferring current to or from the improved photovoltaic device and the use as a system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2009
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Applicant: DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventors: Robert J. Cleereman, Michael J. Lesniak, James R. Keenihan, Joe A. Langmaid, Ryan Gaston, Gerald K. Eurich, Michelle L. Boven
  • Publication number: 20110094568
    Abstract: The present invention is premised upon a photovoltaic assembly system for securing and/or aligning at least a plurality of vertically adjacent (overlapping) photovoltaic device assemblies to one another. The securing function being accomplished by a clip member that may be a separate component or integral to one or more of the photovoltaic device assemblies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2010
    Publication date: April 28, 2011
    Inventors: James R. Keenihan, Michelle L. Boven, Claude Brown, JR., Ryan S. Gaston, Michael E. Hus, Joseph A. Langmaid, Michael J. Lesniak
  • Publication number: 20110094560
    Abstract: The present invention is premised upon a photovoltaic assembly system for securing and/or aligning at least a plurality of vertically adjacent photovoltaic device assemblies to one another. The securing function being accomplished by a clip member that may be a separate component or integral to one or more of the photovoltaic device assemblies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2010
    Publication date: April 28, 2011
    Inventors: James R. Keenihan, Michelle L. Boven, Claude Brown, JR., Gerald K. Eurich, Ryan S. Gaston, Michael E. Hus
  • Publication number: 20110094570
    Abstract: The present invention is premised upon a photovoltaic device suitable for directly mounting on a structure. The device includes an active portion including a photovoltaic cell assembly having a top surface portion that allows transmission of light energy to a photoactive portion of the photovoltaic device for conversion into electrical energy and a bottom surface having a bottom bonding zone; and an inactive portion immediately adjacent to and connected to the active portion, the inactive portion having a region for receiving a fastener to connect the device to the structure and having on a top surface, a top bonding zone; wherein one of the top and bottom bonding zones comprises a first bonding element and the other comprises a second bonding element, the second bonding element designed to interact with the first bonding element on a vertically overlapped adjacent photovoltaic device to bond the device to such adjacent device or to the structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2010
    Publication date: April 28, 2011
    Inventors: Michelle L. Boven, James R. Keenihan, Stan Lickly, Claude Brown, JR., Robert J. Cleereman, Timothy C. Plum
  • Publication number: 20100237453
    Abstract: The invention is an optoelectronic device comprising an active portion which converts light to electricity or converts electricity to light, the active portion having a front side for the transmittal of the light and a back side opposite from the front side, at least two electrical leads to the active portion to convey electricity to or from the active portion, an enclosure surrounding the active portion and through which the at least two electrical leads pass wherein the hermetically sealed enclosure comprises at the front side of the active portion a barrier material which allows for transmittal of light, one or more getter materials disposed so as to not impede the transmission of light to or from the active portion, and a contiguous gap pathway to the getter material which pathway is disposed between the active portion and the barrier material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2010
    Publication date: September 23, 2010
    Inventors: Jeffrey E. Bonekamp, Michelle L. Boven, Ryan S. Gaston