Patents by Inventor Myron K. Jordan

Myron K. Jordan 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: 10444546
    Abstract: An optical filter including a polymeric multilayer optical film is provided. The optical film has a reflection band having a reflection band edge that is, independent of location, one of a short wavelength band edge at a short wavelength side of the reflection band and a long wavelength band edge at a long wavelength side of the reflection band. The reflection band edge has a normal incidence reflection band edge wavelength that varies with location and that is a first wavelength at a first location and a second wavelength at a second location different from the first location. The first wavelength may be higher than the second wavelength by at least 2 percent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Chad R. Wold, Michael F. Weber, Myron K. Jordan
  • Publication number: 20180239171
    Abstract: An optical filter including a polymeric multilayer optical film is provided. The optical film has a reflection band having a reflection band edge that is, independent of location, one of a short wavelength band edge at a short wavelength side of the reflection band and a long wavelength band edge at a long wavelength side of the reflection band. The reflection band edge has a normal incidence reflection band edge wavelength that varies with location and that is a first wavelength at a first location and a second wavelength at a second location different from the first location. The first wavelength may be higher than the second wavelength by at least 2 percent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Inventors: Chad R. Wold, Michael F. Weber, Myron K. Jordan
  • Patent number: 9415561
    Abstract: Multilayered polymer films are configured so that successive layer packets can be delaminated in continuous sheet form from the remaining film. The films are compatible with known coextrusion manufacturing techniques, and can be made without adhesive layers between layer packets. The layer packets are individually peelable from the remainder of the film. Combinations of polymer compositions are used to allow non-adhesive polymer layers to be combined such that irreversible delamination of the film is likely to occur at interfaces between layer packet pairs. The films are post-formed, e.g. using heat and pressure, to deform the film from an initial flat or limp condition into a contoured shape that is self-supporting. The contoured shape may comprise regions of simple and/or complex curvature. Despite the permanent contoured shape, individual packets can still be successively peeled away to expose a fresh surface of the next layer packet, having the same contoured shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Timothy J. Lindquist, Stephen A. Johnson, Onur Sinan Yordem, Myron K. Jordan
  • Publication number: 20150183178
    Abstract: Multilayered polymer films are configured so that successive layer packets can be delaminated in continuous sheet form from the remaining film. The films are compatible with known coextrusion manufacturing techniques, and can be made without adhesive layers between layer packets. The layer packets are individually peelable from the remainder of the film. Combinations of polymer compositions are used to allow non-adhesive polymer layers to be combined such that irreversible delamination of the film is likely to occur at interfaces between layer packet pairs. The films are post-formed, e.g. using heat and pressure, to deform the film from an initial flat or limp condition into a contoured shape that is self-supporting. The contoured shape may comprise regions of simple and/or complex curvature. Despite the permanent contoured shape, individual packets can still be successively peeled away to expose a fresh surface of the next layer packet, having the same contoured shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Publication date: July 2, 2015
    Applicant: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Timothy J. Lindquist, Stephen A. Johnson, Onur Sinan Yordem, Myron K. Jordan
  • Publication number: 20140240981
    Abstract: A backlight that includes a front reflector and a back reflector that form a hollow light recycling cavity including an output surface is disclosed. The backlight further includes one or more light sources disposed to emit light into the light recycling cavity. The front reflector includes an on-axis average reflectivity of at least 90% for visible light polarized in a first plane, and an on-axis average reflectivity of at least 25% but less than 90% for visible light polarized in a second plane perpendicular to the first plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Michael F. Weber, Timothy J. Hebrink, Timothy J. Nevitt, John A. Wheatley, Craig R. Schardt, Rolf W. Biernath, William J. Bryan, Andrew J. Ouderkirk, David G. Freier, Myron K. Jordan, Kristopher J. Derks, Zhaohui Yang, Edward J. Kivel
  • Patent number: 8740442
    Abstract: A backlight that includes a front reflector and a back reflector that form a hollow light recycling cavity including an output surface is disclosed. The backlight further includes one or more light sources disposed to emit light into the light recycling cavity. The front reflector includes an on-axis average reflectivity of at least 90% for visible light polarized in a first plane, and an on-axis average reflectivity of at least 25% but less than 90% for visible light polarized in a second plane perpendicular to the first plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Michael F. Weber, Timothy J. Hebrink, Timothy J. Nevitt, John A. Wheatley, Craig R. Schardt, Rolf W. Biernath, William J. Bryan, Andrew J. Ouderkirk, David G. Freier, Myron K. Jordan, Kristopher J. Derks, Zhaohui Yang, Edward J. Kivel
  • Patent number: 8469575
    Abstract: A backlight that includes a front reflector and a back reflector that form a hollow light recycling cavity including an output surface is disclosed. The backlight further includes one or more light sources disposed to emit light into the light recycling cavity. The front reflector includes an on-axis average reflectivity of at least 90% for visible light polarized in a first plane, and an on-axis average reflectivity of at least 25% but less than 90% for visible light polarized in a second plane perpendicular to the first plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Michael F. Weber, Timothy J. Hebrink, Timothy J. Nevitt, John A. Wheatley, Craig R. Schardt, Rolf W. Biernath, William J. Bryan, Andrew J. Ouderkirk, David G. Freier, Myron K. Jordan, Kristopher J. Derks, Zhaohui Yang, Edward J. Kivel
  • Publication number: 20120013851
    Abstract: A light diffusing optical construction is disclosed. The optical construction includes an asymmetric optical diffuser that scatters light in a first direction with a first viewing angle AH and in a second direction orthogonal to the first direction with a second viewing angle AV. The ratio AH/AV is at least about 2. The optical construction also includes a substantially specular reflector that reflects light that is not scattered by the asymmetric optical diffuser. The substantially specular reflector has a first average reflectance Ro in the visible at a substantially zero incident angle and a second average reflectance R45 in the visible at a substantially 45 degree incident angle. The ratio Ro/R45 is at least about 1.5. The optical construction also includes a light absorbing layer that absorbs light that is not reflected by the specular reflector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2010
    Publication date: January 19, 2012
    Inventors: YuFeng Liu, David T. Yust, Myron K. Jordan, Andrew J. Ouderkirk
  • Publication number: 20100165660
    Abstract: A backlight that includes a front reflector and a back reflector that form a hollow light recycling cavity including an output surface is disclosed. The backlight further includes one or more light sources disposed to emit light into the light recycling cavity. The front reflector includes an on-axis average reflectivity of at least 90% for visible light polarized in a first plane, and an on-axis average reflectivity of at least 25% but less than 90% for visible light polarized in a second plane perpendicular to the first plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2008
    Publication date: July 1, 2010
    Inventors: Michael F. Weber, Timothy J. Hebrink, Timothy J. Nevitt, John A. Wheatley, Craig R. Schardt, Rolf W. Biernath, William J. Bryan, Andrew J. Ouderkirk, David G. Freier, Myron K. Jordan, Kristopher J. Derks, Zhaohui Yang, Edward J. Kivel
  • Patent number: 6120026
    Abstract: Game with a privacy member. The game includes a play region and a directional viewing screen. The directional viewing screen covers at least a portion of the play region such that said portion of the play region is viewable therethrough at a first player position, but is not viewable therethrough at a second player position. The game with privacy member in accordance with the present invention allows for enhancement of existing games, as well as for the creation of new games or new play patterns of existing games.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2000
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Co.
    Inventors: Leland R. Whitney, Myron K. Jordan, Thomas J. Scanlan, Gregory D. Allen