Patents by Inventor Miguel Rivera

Miguel Rivera 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: 11407917
    Abstract: A water-based coating composition containing two parts A and B: (A) a binder component containing a waterborne epoxy dispersion, dispersed inorganic particles, and a polymeric dispersant; and (B) a hardener component, and a ratio of the component (A) and the component (B) is 90:1 to 2:1. The polymeric dispersant contains anti-agglomerating functional groups that are unreactive with oxirane groups of the epoxy dispersion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignees: Dow Global Technologies LLC, Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Rui Wang, Hu Li, Weijun Yang, Siyuan Jiang, Hui Chen, Antony K. Van Dyk, Lidaris San Miguel Rivera, Tao Wang, Tao Wang
  • Publication number: 20210076789
    Abstract: Disclosed is a gaming chip and method of manufacturing the gaining chip. The gaming chip can include a chip component with one or more affixing points. A clip insert can be coupled to the one or more affixing points. A second component can be injected to prevent the clip insert from being removed from the chip component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Inventors: Miguel RIVERA, Emmanuel GELINOTTE, Christophe LIBOI, Regis VICAIRE
  • Patent number: 10752526
    Abstract: A method of decreasing the concentration of certain contaminants in liquids by the chemical reduction of the contaminant using a hydride. A suitable reactor is charged with the contaminated liquid. An amount of catalyst and then an amount of hydride are added to the reactor. The hydride reacts with the contaminant in the liquid, chemically reducing and thus destroying a portion of the contaminant and thereby reducing the concentration of the contaminant in the liquid. Additional hydride can be added to further reduce the concentration to meet a desired level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Bluflow Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: William A. Farone, Shane L. Palmer, Miguel A. Rivera, Christian Taylor, Dwayne Chong
  • Publication number: 20200206344
    Abstract: The present invention is based, in part, on the novel discovery of the interaction between EWS-FLI1 and BAF complexes, and methods of modulating same to treat cancer, including Ewing Sarcoma.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Cigall Kadoch, Gabriel Sandoval, Miguel Rivera, Gaylor Boulay
  • Publication number: 20190249032
    Abstract: A water-based coating composition containing two parts (Parts A and B), (A) binder component containing a waterborne epoxy dispersion and dispersed inorganic particles with a polymeric dispersant and (B) hardener component. The polymeric dispersant contains anti-agglomerating functional groups that are unreactive with oxirane groups of the epoxy dispersion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Rui Wang, Hu Li, Weijun Yang, Siyuan Jiang, Hui Chen, Antony K. Van Dyk, Lidaris San Miguel Rivera, Tao Wang, Tao Wang
  • Patent number: 10287738
    Abstract: A system for forming an underwater air curtain, that turns the ocean above it into a gas is anchored on the ocean floor, so the curtain's bubbles travel from the ocean floor to the surface. The system is formed by arrays of air distribution tubes carrying air dispersal heads that are powered by an air supply and air batteries. In the shallows, of 30 ft. or less, ocean waves are deleted, oil is repelled, marine animals have a barrier that they cannot enter when the system is activated. Used at deeper depths, the system has the ability to change ocean temperatures, by using bubbles to bring cold water from the ocean floor to the surface thus protecting coral. The system also works as a sound barrier, because the ocean is no longer solid above it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Inventor: Destino Miguel Rivera
  • Patent number: 10160880
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composition comprising an amphoteric polymer having pendant acid groups, or salts thereof, and pendant mono- or dialkylamino ethylene oxide groups or alkylammonium ethylene oxide groups characterized by either of the following formulas: where R1-R3 and X? are as defined herein. The composition of the present invention improves hiding efficiency for coating compositions formulated using associative rheology modifiers, binders, and titanium dioxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignees: Rohm and Haas Company, Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Kathleen A. Auld, Ward T. Brown, Kevin J. Henderson, Anurima Singh, Antony K. Van Dyk, Lidaris San Miguel Rivera
  • Patent number: 9963615
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a stable aqueous pigment dispersion including: an aqueous medium, pigment particles, and from 0.1% to 15%, by weight based on the weight of pigment, of a certain first water-soluble polymer; and 2) a certain second water-soluble polymer; wherein the dispersant comprises a proportion of the first polymer to the second polymer of from 0.1:1 to 10:1 on a solids basis, and the first polymer and the second polymer are miscible in those proportions; and wherein the dispersant is substantially free of structural units of phosphorus acid monomers and their salts. The invention also relates to a method for forming the stable aqueous dispersion and a dry coating formed from the aqueous dispersion. The stable aqueous dispersion is useful, inter alia, for forming certain composite particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignees: Dow Global Technologies LLC, Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Jonathan DeRocher, Kevin J. Henderson, Lidaris San Miguel Rivera, Antony K. Van Dyk
  • Patent number: 9817748
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure pertain to providing, via a graphical user interface, a set of user-selectable resources available for defining a resource architecture for an application in development; receiving, via the graphical user interface, a selection of a first resource for the application; receiving, via the graphical user interface, a selection of a second resource for the application; functionally connecting the first resource with the second resource, wherein the first resource, the second resource, and the logical relationship between the first resource and the second resource define the resource architecture for the application; verifying the resource architecture, wherein verifying the resource architecture comprises communicating over a network with the first resource and with the second resource and verifying that the first resource can communicate over a network with the second resource; and providing a graphical indication of a result of the verification of the resource architecture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: CA, Inc.
    Inventors: Miguel A. Rivera, Rich J. Lau, Fang Yang
  • Publication number: 20170286266
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure pertain to providing, via a graphical user interface, a set of user-selectable resources available for defining a resource architecture for an application in development; receiving, via the graphical user interface, a selection of a first resource for the application; receiving, via the graphical user interface, a selection of a second resource for the application; functionally connecting the first resource with the second resource, wherein the first resource, the second resource, and the logical relationship between the first resource and the second resource define the resource architecture for the application; verifying the resource architecture, wherein verifying the resource architecture comprises communicating over a network with the first resource and with the second resource and verifying that the first resource can communicate over a network with the second resource; and providing a graphical indication of a result of the verification of the resource architecture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventors: Miguel A. Rivera, Rich J. Lau, Fang Yang
  • Publication number: 20170166776
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a stable aqueous pigment dispersion including: an aqueous medium, pigment particles, and from 0.1% to 15%, by weight based on the weight of pigment, of a certain first water-soluble polymer; and 2) a certain second water-soluble polymer; wherein the dispersant comprises a proportion of the first polymer to the second polymer of from 0.1:1 to 10:1 on a solids basis, and the first polymer and the second polymer are miscible in those proportions; and wherein the dispersant is substantially free of structural units of phosphorus acid monomers and their salts. The invention also relates to a method for forming the stable aqueous dispersion and a dry coating formed from the aqueous dispersion. The stable aqueous dispersion is useful, inter alia, for forming certain composite particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Inventors: Jonathan DeRocher, Kevin J. Henderson, Lidaris San Miguel Rivera, Antony K. Van Dyk
  • Patent number: 9587135
    Abstract: A stable aqueous dispersion including certain composite particles and a method for forming the stable aqueous dispersion is provided. The composite particles include a pigment particle, the pigment particle having disposed thereon a certain water-soluble polymer including copolymerized carboxylic acid monomer and N-containing monomer and the pigment particle bearing the water-soluble polymer having disposed on it a plurality of water-insoluble polymer particles. Also provided is a dry coating formed from the aqueous dispersion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignees: Dow Global Technologies LLC, Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Antony K. Van Dyk, Jonathan P. DeRocher, Kevin J. Henderson, Lidaris San Miguel Rivera, Anurima Singh
  • Publication number: 20160362860
    Abstract: Poseidon's Curtain is an underwater air curtain, that turns the ocean above it into a gas. The system is anchored on the ocean floor, so the curtain's bubbles are from the ocean floor to the surface. In the shallows, of 30 ft. or less, this means that ocean waves are deleted, oil is repelled, marine animals have a barrier that they cannot enter when the system is activated. Used at deeper depths, the system has the ability to change ocean temperatures, by using bubbles to bring cold water from the ocean floor to the surface thus protecting coral. The system also works as a sound barrier, because the ocean is no longer solid above it. Construction sounds and detonations are deleted as the system can be 10, 20 or more feet thick, protecting whole coastlines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2016
    Publication date: December 15, 2016
    Inventor: Destino Miguel Rivera
  • Patent number: 9469749
    Abstract: The present invention is a composition comprising a) a stable aqueous dispersion of polymer particles functionalized with structural units of a phosphorus acid monomer or a salt thereof and; b) a dispersion of pigment particles stabilized by an adsorbing water-soluble dispersant functionalized with structural units of a sulfonic acid monomer or a salt thereof. The composition of the present invention is useful in providing excellent storage stability for pigmented paints formulated with the sulfonic acid functionalized dispersant described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignees: Rohm and Haas Company, Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan DeRocher, Kevin J. Henderson, Lidaris San Miguel Rivera, Anurima Singh, Antony K. Van Dyk, Tao Wang
  • Publication number: 20160090502
    Abstract: A stable aqueous dispersion including certain composite particles and a method for forming the stable aqueous dispersion is provided. The composite particles include a pigment particle, the pigment particle having disposed thereon a certain water-soluble polymer including copolymerized carboxylic acid monomer and N-containing monomer and the pigment particle bearing the water-soluble polymer having disposed on it a plurality of water-insoluble polymer particles. Also provided is a dry coating formed from the aqueous dispersion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Publication date: March 31, 2016
    Inventors: Antony K. Van Dyk, Jonathan P. DeRocher, Kevin J. Henderson, Lidaris San Miguel Rivera, Anurima Singh
  • Patent number: 9189249
    Abstract: A method for generating a graphical icon to represent a software module is disclosed. The method includes the steps of processing a description of the module stored within a database through a glossary to obtain a normalized description, parsing the normalized description to abstract the module and identify at least one component of the module, obtaining at least one icon component for the at least one module component, and assembling the at least one icon component into the graphical icon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: CA, Inc.
    Inventors: Debra J. Danielson, Miguel A. Rivera
  • Patent number: 9150752
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composition comprising a stable aqueous dispersion of polymer particles and a dispersant adsorbed onto the surfaces of TiO2 particles, wherein the dispersant is a water-soluble polymer functionalized with structural units of a carboxylic acid ester and tris(hydroxymethyl)aminomethane. The composition of the present invention is particularly useful for achieving high hiding for paints containing associative thickeners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Sudhakar Balijepalli, Lidaris San Miguel Rivera, Shubhangi Hemant Nair
  • Publication number: 20150259561
    Abstract: The present invention is a composition comprising a) a stable aqueous dispersion of polymer particles functionalized with structural units of a phosphorus acid monomer or a salt thereof and; b) a dispersion of pigment particles stabilized by an adsorbing water-soluble dispersant functionalized with structural units of a sulfonic acid monomer or a salt thereof. The composition of the present invention is useful in providing excellent storage stability for pigmented paints formulated with the sulfonic acid functionalized dispersant described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Publication date: September 17, 2015
    Inventors: Jonathan DeRocher, Kevin J. Henderson, Lidaris San Miguel Rivera, Anurima Singh, Antony K. Van Dyk, Tao Wang
  • Publication number: 20150252213
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composition comprising a stable aqueous dispersion of polymer particles and a dispersant adsorbed onto the surfaces of TiO2 particles, wherein the dispersant is a water-soluble polymer functionalized with structural units of a carboxylic acid ester and tris(hydroxymethyl)aminomethane. The composition of the present invention is particularly useful for achieving high hiding for paints containing associative thickeners.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Inventors: Sudhakar Balijepalli, Lidaris San Miguel Rivera, Shubhangi Hemant Nair
  • Publication number: 20150247205
    Abstract: The present application relates to methods for diagnosing and treating multiple myeloma (MM) and non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), e.g., based on the detection of clonal IgK or IgL-expressing cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Publication date: September 3, 2015
    Inventors: Manoj Gandhi, Quan Nguyen, David Tsai Ting, Miguel Rivera, Vikram Deshpande