Patents by Inventor Paul J. Harris

Paul J. Harris 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: 10506678
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a modular lighting system that may include a driver module, an array of LEDs that are driven by the driver module, and a control module. The control module is configured to control the driver module, which in turn drives the LEDs of the array of LEDs in a desired fashion. The control module may communicate with one or more remote lighting control systems through wired or wireless communications and function to control the driver module accordingly. Notably, the driver module and the control module communicate with each other through a standard communication protocol, such that either of the driver module or the control module can be replaced without replacing the other of the driver module or control module. Further, power may be provided to the control module and the array of LEDs by the driver module via the standard communication interface or separate power interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: IDEAL Industries Lighting LLC
    Inventors: Michael J. Harris, Paul Pickard
  • Publication number: 20190322761
    Abstract: A composition comprising a main species HER2 antibody that binds to domain II of HER2and acidic variants thereof is described. Pharmaceutical formulations comprising the composition, and therapeutic uses for the composition are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Applicant: Genentech, Inc.
    Inventors: Reed J Harris, Paul A. Motchnick
  • Patent number: 10437938
    Abstract: Disclosed is a parametric feature-based 3D CAD system that allows multiple users to simultaneously edit a parametric feature-based 3D CAD model consisting of 3D parts and assemblies of those parts (3D Model). Several CAD users, each using their own computer, phone, or tablet, can edit the same 3D Model at the same time. Editing may be separate and simultaneous—there is no need for users to worry about locking, checking out, or otherwise restricting each other's access to 3D Models. As a result, users see each other's changes occur in real-time, and may also identify what aspects other users are actively modifying through visible Collaboration Cues.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Onshape Inc.
    Inventors: Jon K. Hirschtick, Michael R. Lauer, Scott S. Harris, Paul R. Chastell, Ilya Baran, Lana Saksonov, Ravi Nallapareddy, Nicholas J. Eyre, Karl Evan Nowak, John Rousseau, Rammohan Vangapalli, Andrew John Morris, Steven C. Hess, Philip Gareth Thomas, Daniel Vlasic, Louis V. Gallo, III, Parapura Rajkumar, Malay Kumar
  • Publication number: 20190305206
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods enable active compensation for unwanted discrepancies in the superconducting elements of a quantum processor. A qubit may include a primary compound Josephson junction (CJJ) structure, which may include at least a first secondary CJJ structure to enable compensation for Josephson junction asymmetry in the primary CJJ structure. A qubit may include a series LC-circuit coupled in parallel with a first CJJ structure to provide a tunable capacitance. A qubit control system may include means for tuning inductance of a qubit loop, for instance a tunable coupler inductively coupled to the qubit loop and controlled by a programming interface, or a CJJ structure coupled in series with the qubit loop and controlled by a programming interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Richard G. Harris, Andrew J. Berkley, Jan Johansson, Mark Johnson, Mohammad Amin, Paul I. Bunyk
  • Publication number: 20190170775
    Abstract: System and method for detecting and measuring chemical perturbations in a sample. The system and method are useful for non-invasive pH monitoring of blood or blood products sealed in storage bags.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: Blood Cell Storage, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael W. Reed, Steven J. Geelhood, Paul C. Harris, Lynn M. Barker, Perry Hargrave, Oliver Z. Nanassy
  • Patent number: 10290798
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods enable active compensation for unwanted discrepancies in the superconducting elements of a quantum processor. A qubit may include a primary compound Josephson junction (CJJ) structure, which may include at least a first secondary CJJ structure to enable compensation for Josephson junction asymmetry in the primary CJJ structure. A qubit may include a series LC-circuit coupled in parallel with a first CJJ structure to provide a tunable capacitance. A qubit control system may include means for tuning inductance of a qubit loop, for instance a tunable coupler inductively coupled to the qubit loop and controlled by a programming interface, or a CJJ structure coupled in series with the qubit loop and controlled by a programming interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: D-WAVE SYSTEMS INC.
    Inventors: Richard G. Harris, Andrew J. Berkley, Jan Johansson, Mark Johnson, Mohammad Amin, Paul I. Bunyk
  • Patent number: 10190019
    Abstract: Provided are multistage polymers that comprise (i) a first stage comprising a first copolymer having a first theoretical Tg, the first copolymer being derived from a soft ethylenically-unsaturated monomer, a phosphorus-containing monomer, and an acetoacetoxy monomer; and (ii) a second stage comprising a second polymer having a second theoretical Tg, the second polymer being derived from one or more hard ethylenically-unsaturated monomers. The multistage polymers can be in the form of multilayer particles that comprise (i) a first layer comprising the first copolymer; and (ii) a second layer surrounding at least a portion of the first layer comprising the second polymer. Also provided are aqueous compositions including one or more of the multistage polymers (or multilayer particles) described herein, as well as methods for making the multistage polymers (or multilayer particles) described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Paul J. Harris, Michael J. Drewery, Eric Casebolt, Nicholas Foley
  • Publication number: 20160355698
    Abstract: Provided are multistage polymers that comprise (i) a first stage comprising a first copolymer having a first theoretical Tg, the first copolymer being derived from a soft ethylenically-unsaturated monomer, a phosphorus-containing monomer, and an acetoacetoxy monomer; and (ii) a second stage comprising a second polymer having a second theoretical Tg, the second polymer being derived from one or more hard ethylenically-unsaturated monomers. The multistage polymers can be in the form of multilayer particles that comprise (i) a first layer comprising the first copolymer; and (ii) a second layer surrounding at least a portion of the first layer comprising the second polymer. Also provided are aqueous compositions including one or more of the multistage polymers (or multilayer particles) described herein, as well as methods for making the multistage polymers (or multilayer particles) described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Inventors: Paul J. Harris, Michael J. Drewery, Eric Casebolt, Nicholas Foley
  • Patent number: 8906507
    Abstract: A coating system includes a clear coat layer and a sealant. The clear coat layer is formed from a clear coat composition that comprises a crosslinkable carbamate-functional resin and an aminoplast. Optionally, the coating system further includes a sub-clear coat layer. The sealant is bonded to the clear coat layer opposite the sub-clear coat layer. Optionally, the coating system further includes a tie coat layer and that is disposed between the sealant and the clear coat layer. An adhesion promoter is present in the clear coat composition in an amount of less than or equal to about 3% by weight based on the total weight of resin solids of the clear coat composition. Further, the adhesion promoter is present in at least one of the sub-clear coat composition and the tie coat composition in an amount sufficient to increase adhesion between the clear coat layer and the sealant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: BASF Corporation
    Inventors: Donald H. Campbell, Gregory G. Menovcik, David J. Santure, Walter H. Ohrbom, Donald St. Aubin, Paul J. Harris
  • Patent number: 8686095
    Abstract: An epoxy resin with amine functionality is manufactured continuously through a first reaction zone in which an epoxide-functional resin is made by ring-opening addition, a second reaction zone in which the resin is reacted with amine to make an epoxide-functional product, and a third reaction zone in which the epoxide functional product is reacted with amine to make the epoxy resin with amine functionality. In other embodiments, some amine may be added in the first reaction zone to produce an epoxide functional product, with elimination of the second reaction zone, or all of the amine reactant may be added in the first reaction zone to produce an amine functional product, with elimination of both the second and third reaction zones. Optionally, solvent may be removed in an evaporation zone and recycled into the continuous process and further zones may be included to incorporate crosslinker, additives, and to emulsify the resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: BASF Corporation
    Inventors: Charles L Tazzia, Marco A Villalobos, Paul J Harris
  • Patent number: 8242234
    Abstract: An epoxy resin with amine functionality is manufactured continuously through a first reaction zone in which an epoxide-functional resin is made by ring-opening addition, a second reaction zone in which the resin is reacted with amine to make an epoxide-functional product, and a third reaction zone in which the epoxide functional product is reacted with amine to make the epoxy resin with amine functionality. In other embodiments, some amine may be added in the first reaction zone to produce an epoxide functional product, with elimination of the second reaction zone, or all of the amine reactant may be added in the first reaction zone to produce an amine functional product, with elimination of both the second and third reaction zones. Optionally, solvent may be removed in an evaporation zone and recycled into the continuous process and further zones may be included to incorporate crosslinker, additives, and to emulsify the resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: BASF Coatings GmbH
    Inventors: Charles L Tazzia, Marco A Villalobos, Paul J Harris
  • Patent number: 7776958
    Abstract: The present invention provides an inverse emulsion polymer having a dispersed phase composed of an aqueous solution of an acrylic polymer and a continuous phase composed of an ester of a fatty acid and a water-soluble alcohol. The present invention further includes a method of water treatment which includes adding the inverse emulsion polymer to an industrial water system and hydrolyzing the ester of a fatty acid and a water-soluble alcohol into a fatty acid salt. The inverse emulsion polymer may be used as a flocculant to clarify industrial water systems at elevated temperature and/or elevated pressure and high pH.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: Nalco Company
    Inventors: Michael G. Strominger, John T. Malito, Paul J. Harris
  • Publication number: 20100183882
    Abstract: A coating system includes a clear coat layer and a sealant. The clear coat layer is formed from a clear coat composition that comprises a crosslinkable carbamate-functional resin and an aminoplast. Optionally, the coating system further includes a sub-clear coat layer that is formed from a sub-clear coat composition. The sealant is bonded to the clear coat layer opposite the sub-clear coat layer. Optionally, the coating system further includes a tie coat layer that is formed from a tie coat composition and that is disposed between the sealant and the clear coat layer. An adhesion promoter is present in the clear coat composition in an amount of less than or equal to about 3% by weight based on the total weight of resin solids of the clear coat composition. Further, the adhesion promoter is present in at least one of the sub-clear coat composition and the tie coat composition in an amount sufficient to increase adhesion between the clear coat layer and the sealant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2008
    Publication date: July 22, 2010
    Inventors: Donald H. Campbell, Gregory G. Menovcik, David J. Santure, Walter H. Ohrbom, Donald St. Aubin, Paul J. Harris
  • Publication number: 20090326189
    Abstract: An epoxy resin with amine functionality is manufactured continuously through a first reaction zone in which an epoxide-functional resin is made by ring-opening addition, a second reaction zone in which the resin is reacted with amine to make an epoxide-functional product, and a third reaction zone in which the epoxide functional product is reacted with amine to make the epoxy resin with amine functionality. In other embodiments, some amine may be added in the first reaction zone to produce an epoxide functional product, with elimination of the second reaction zone, or all of the amine reactant may be added in the first reaction zone to produce an amine functional product, with elimination of both the second and third reaction zones. Optionally, solvent may be removed in an evaporation zone and recycled into the continuous process and further zones may be included to incorporate crosslinker, additives, and to emulsify the resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2008
    Publication date: December 31, 2009
    Applicant: BASF Corporation
    Inventors: CHARLES L. TAZZIA, Marco A. Villalobos, Paul J. Harris
  • Publication number: 20090326173
    Abstract: An epoxy resin with amine functionality is manufactured continuously through a first reaction zone in which an epoxide-functional resin is made by ring-opening addition, a second reaction zone in which the resin is reacted with amine to make an epoxide-functional product, and a third reaction zone in which the epoxide functional product is reacted with amine to make the epoxy resin with amine functionality. In other embodiments, some amine may be added in the first reaction zone to produce an epoxide functional product, with elimination of the second reaction zone, or all of the amine reactant may be added in the first reaction zone to produce an amine functional product, with elimination of both the second and third reaction zones. Optionally, solvent may be removed in an evaporation zone and recycled into the continuous process and further zones may be included to incorporate crosslinker, additives, and to emulsify the resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2008
    Publication date: December 31, 2009
    Applicant: BASF Corporation
    Inventors: CHARLES L. TAZZIA, Marco A. Villalobos, Paul J. Harris
  • Publication number: 20090326099
    Abstract: An epoxy resin with amine functionality is manufactured continuously through a first reaction zone in which an epoxide-functional resin is made by ring-opening addition, a second reaction zone in which the resin is reacted with amine to make an epoxide-functional product, and a third reaction zone in which the epoxide functional product is reacted with amine to make the epoxy resin with amine functionality. In other embodiments, some amine may be added in the first reaction zone to produce an epoxide functional product, with elimination of the second reaction zone, or all of the amine reactant may be added in the first reaction zone to produce an amine functional product, with elimination of both the second and third reaction zones. Optionally, solvent may be removed in an evaporation zone and recycled into the continuous process and further zones may be included to incorporate crosslinker, additives, and to emulsify the resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2008
    Publication date: December 31, 2009
    Applicant: BASF Corporation
    Inventors: Charles L. Tazzia, Marco A. Villalobos, Paul J. Harris
  • Publication number: 20090259549
    Abstract: The present invention is a method of optimizing the flow of entities. The method includes the steps of: i) tracking the position of a plurality of the entities; ii) repeatedly: comparing each of the positions with a target profile; and calculating or adjusting a reward potential for each entity on the basis of the comparison; and iii) rewarding a selected number of entities on the basis of the reward potential associated with each of the entities at a predetermined time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2006
    Publication date: October 15, 2009
    Applicant: MANTIC POINT SOLUTIONS Limited
    Inventors: Henri M. A. Winand, Paul J. Harris
  • Publication number: 20080249250
    Abstract: Copolymers (A) containing lateral, primary and/or secondary carbamate groups (a12) and groups (a31) which can be activated with actinic radiation, preparable by I. in a first process step copolymerizing (a1) a monomer containing (a11) a group of the general formula I: CH2?C(R)C(O)—O—, ??(I) in which the variable R is a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, a nitrile group or an alkyl group having 1 to 10 carbon atoms, and (a12) a primary and/or secondary carbamate group, and (a2) a monomer containing (a21) a free-radically or ironically polymerizable, olefinically unsaturated double bond and (a22) a reactive functional group which is not reactive with the carbamate groups (a12) and is not polymerizable with the double bond (a21), to give the copolymer (a1/a2), and II.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2006
    Publication date: October 9, 2008
    Applicant: BASF COATINGS AG
    Inventors: Heinz-Peter Rink, Wilma Nimz, Ulrike Rockrath, Eva Wagner, Swaminathan Ramesh, Paul J. Harris
  • Patent number: 7419703
    Abstract: The invention provides heat-curable thixotropic mixtures containing carbamate and/or allophanate groups, including at least one oligomer and/or polymer containing at least one of carbamate and allophanate groups, and at least one thixotropic agent that is a urea derivative preparable by reacting at least one amine and/or water with at least one isocyanate in the presence of at least one amino resin. The invention further provides processes for preparing the mixtures and coating materials, adhesives and sealing compounds prepared from the mixtures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2008
    Assignee: BASF Coatings AG
    Inventors: Hubert Baumgart, Michael A Gessner, Bruce Oermann, Paul J Harris
  • Patent number: 7417102
    Abstract: A coating composition comprises at least one material dispersed in a vinyl or acrylic polymer, wherein the vinyl or acrylic polymer comprises (a) one or more anchor group monomer units (a) having an ionizable or active hydrogen functionality or a functionality that forms a covalent bond with the dispersed material, wherein the ionizable functionality is other than a carboxylic acid group in which the carbonyl carbon is separated from the closest ethylenically unsaturated carbon by at least four atoms and the anchor group monomer units (a) are other than those having polyoxyalkylene groups; (b) about 5% to about 45% by weight of one or more stabilizer monomer units (b) having a carboxylic acid group in which the carbonyl carbon is separated from the closest ethylenically unsaturated carbon by at least four atoms, having polyoxyalkylene groups, having gamma-hydroxy carbamate or beta-hydroxy carbamate groups, and combinations thereof; and (c) up to about 50 percent by weight of aromatic monomer units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2008
    Assignee: BASF Corporation
    Inventors: Walter H. Ohrbom, Nicholas Caiozzo, Sergio Balatan, Zenon Paul Czornij, Clair J. Certo, Janice E. Echols, Paul J. Harris