Patents by Inventor Paul J. Lynch

Paul J. Lynch 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: 20240093845
    Abstract: A system may have a support structure that separates an exterior region from an interior region. The system may include a lighting system with interior and/or exterior lights with adjustable diffusers. An interior light may be used as a task light, a cabin light, a sensor indicator light, or a trim light. Adjustments to the adjustable diffusers can be used to adjust the angular spread of emitted light for operation in different lighting modes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2023
    Publication date: March 21, 2024
    Inventors: Clarisse Mazuir, Paul J Costa, Stephen B Lynch, Kurt R Stiehl, Christopher P Child, Xiaofeng Tang, Christopher L Porritt, Michael C Wharton, Peter F Masschelein, Mark A Zurcher, Xin Li, Ryan J Garrone
  • Patent number: 10688522
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of coating a lens, such as a segmented multifocal lens. The method includes, providing a lens support (1), which is in the form of a ring, that includes a central axis (11), an outer wall (14), an inner wall (17) that is positioned between the central axis and the outer wall, an upper beveled surface (20) that converges downward toward the central axis, and a lower surface (29). The method further includes positioning a lens (3) such that an outer edge (74) of a forward surface (65) thereof abuts a portion of the upper beveled surface of the lens support. At least one coating composition is applied over the rear surface (68) of the lens, so as to form a coated lens (3?) having at least one coating layer (89) over the rear surface thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Transitions Optical, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul J. Lynch, Gerard P. Mullen
  • Patent number: 10493486
    Abstract: A method of forming a photochromic segmented multifocal lens is described. The method involves, forming a segmented multifocal lens blank by molding, in which the segmented multifocal lens blank has a front surface and a rear surface. The front surface of the segmented multifocal lens blank includes a segmented optical power addition portion. The method further includes, grinding the rear surface of the segmented multifocal lens blank, thereby forming a segmented multifocal finished lens having a front surface and a rear surface. The front surface of the segmented multifocal finished lens includes the segmented optical power addition portion. The method additionally includes, forming a photochromic coating layer over at least a portion of the rear surface of the segmented multifocal finished lens. The photochromic coating layer includes at least one photochromic compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Transitions Optical, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul J. Lynch, Frank M. Haley, Anu Chopra
  • Publication number: 20160288157
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of coating a lens, such as a segmented multifocal lens. The method includes, providing a lens support (1), which is in the form of a ring, that includes a central axis (11), an outer wall (14), an inner wall (17) that is positioned between the central axis and the outer wall, an upper beveled surface (20) that converges downward toward the central axis, and a lower surface (29). The method further includes positioning a lens (3) such that an outer edge (74) of a forward surface (65) thereof abuts a portion of the upper beveled surface of the lens support. At least one coating composition is applied over the rear surface (68) of the lens, so as to form a coated lens (3?) having at least one coating layer (89) over the rear surface thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Applicant: TRANSITIONS OPTICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Paul J. Lynch, Gerard P. Mullen
  • Publication number: 20160279886
    Abstract: A method of forming a photochromic segmented multifocal lens is described. The method involves, forming a segmented multifocal lens blank by molding, in which the segmented multifocal lens blank has a front surface and a rear surface. The front surface of the segmented multifocal lens blank includes a segmented optical power addition portion. The method further includes, grinding the rear surface of the segmented multifocal lens blank, thereby forming a segmented multifocal finished lens having a front surface and a rear surface. The front surface of the segmented multifocal finished lens includes the segmented optical power addition portion. The method additionally includes, forming a photochromic coating layer over at least a portion of the rear surface of the segmented multifocal finished lens. The photochromic coating layer includes at least one photochromic compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Inventors: Paul J. Lynch, Frank M. Haley, Anu Chopra
  • Patent number: 7078077
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to coatings that provide improved retort and tropical decay resistance for use on metal food containers. The coatings generally comprise a carbamated polyol formed by the reaction between a polyol, an alkylene oxide and an alkyl carbamate. A crosslinker reactive with the carbamate functionality is used to react with the carbamate moiety. Methods for improving retort resistance and resistance to tropical decay are also disclosed, as are substrates coated with the present compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2006
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul J. Lynch, Michael T. List, Ron D. Taylor, Kareem Kaleem, Youssef Moussa
  • Patent number: 6939592
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to coatings that provide improved retort and tropical decay resistance for use on metal food containers. The coatings generally comprise a carbamated polyol formed by the reaction between a polyol, an alkylene oxide and an alkyl carbamate. A crosslinker reactive with the carbamate functionality is used to react with the carbamate moiety. Methods for improving retort resistance and resistance to tropical decay are also disclosed, as are substrates coated with the present compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2005
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul J. Lynch, Michael T. List, Ron D. Taylor, Kareem Kaleem, Youssef Moussa
  • Publication number: 20040224106
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to coatings that provide improved retort and tropical decay resistance for use on metal food containers. The coatings generally comprise a carbamated polyol formed by the reaction between a polyol, an alkylene oxide and an alkyl carbamate. A crosslinker reactive with the carbamate functionality is used to react with the carbamate moiety. Methods for improving retort resistance and resistance to tropical decay are also disclosed, as are substrates coated with the present compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2003
    Publication date: November 11, 2004
    Inventors: Paul J. Lynch, Michael T. List, Ron D. Taylor, Kareem Kaleem, Youssef Moussa
  • Publication number: 20040224109
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to coatings that provide improved retort and tropical decay resistance for use on metal food containers. The coatings generally comprise a carbamated polyol formed by the reaction between a polyol, an alkylene oxide and an alkyl carbamate. A crosslinker reactive with the carbamate functionality is used to react with the carbamate moiety. Methods for improving retort resistance and resistance to tropical decay are also disclosed, as are substrates coated with the present compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2003
    Publication date: November 11, 2004
    Inventors: Paul J. Lynch, Michael T. List, Ron D. Taylor, Kareem Kaleem, Youssef Moussa
  • Patent number: 4970638
    Abstract: The controller is a logical network which, when interfaced with a mechanical system or an electromechanical system, will cause the output variable of the system to closely follow any command signal received. It comprises shift registers, memory banks, accumulators, arithmetic units and preferably no software. Universal Controller keeps the error between the output of the model and the output of the control system small, regardless of the transfer function of the controlled system by adjusting a number of gains in its internal feedback loop in accordance with that error. It therefore can be applied to an arbitrary electromechanical system without prior knowledge of its transfer function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 1988
    Date of Patent: November 13, 1990
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Air Force
    Inventors: Hsi-Han Yeh, Siva S. Banda, Paul J. Lynch
  • Patent number: 4949236
    Abstract: The Controller is a logical network which, when interfaced with a mechanical system or an electromechanical system, will cause the output variable of the system to closely follow any command signal received. It comprises shift registers, memory banks, accumulators, arithmetic units and preferably no software. The device works in two stages. In the first stage it identifies the unit-impulse response of the system piece-by-piece while using the accumulated information to control the system at the same time. In the second stage it continually readjusts the stored information at each clock pulse by comparing the observed output signal and the command signal, while generating the required control variable based on the updated information. Its operation incorporates a learning process which emulates a simple form of human intelligence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 1988
    Date of Patent: August 14, 1990
    Assignee: United States as represented by the Secretary of the Air Force
    Inventors: Hsi-Han Yeh, Siva S. Banda, Paul J. Lynch