Patents by Inventor Peter Butzloff

Peter Butzloff 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: 20180345034
    Abstract: Illumination apparatus, ocular apparatus, and ocular method for treating at least one eye. Illuminator illuminates eyes with 100 lux of monochromatic red light of 640 nm to 690 nm. Illuminator controls progressive myopia leading to excessive axial elongation in a juvenile or to ameliorate macular degeneration in an aging adult. Illuminator provides indirect light or diffuse light. Illuminator provides illuminance values from 2,000 lux to 30,000 lux, with a nominal indirect total combined light exposure of 9000 lux. Illuminator provides greater than 1 lux of monochromatic violet-blue light from 440 nm to 484 nm. Illuminator minimizes light wavelengths from 484 nm to 640 nm, and eliminates light having of wavelengths at or near to 550 nm. Illuminator provides visible display images and invisible illumination, with the invisible illumination being greater than 2 Watts per areal centimeter of invisible, continuous, diffuse non-graphic monochromatic Near Infrared (NIR) light directed at ocular tissues.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventor: Peter Butzloff
  • Patent number: 8871826
    Abstract: A hybrid polymer composition can include a polymeric material that has dispersed within it a plurality of photocatalytic particles and a plurality of conductive particles at least some of which are in contact with one or more of the plurality of photocatalytic particles such that the conductive particles provide electron donating and electron accepting properties to the photocatalytic particles to enhance the creation of free radicals upon exposure of the hybrid polymer composition to one or more degradation enhancing factors. Examples of degradation enhancing factors can include, but are not limited to, one or more of visible light, ultraviolet light, moisture, and ozone. The photocatalytic particles can include a metal oxide, such as for example titanium dioxide and/or another non-toxic metal oxide. Related methods, articles, and the like are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: GraphicPak Corporation
    Inventors: Peter Butzloff, Robert Berger, Jamie Antongiovanni
  • Patent number: 8802212
    Abstract: A microwave processing device/system can create strong temperature gradients in biodegradable polymer material. Novel physical phenomena caused by the heated particles cause local changes in viscosity and flow, leading to high mass transport and current densities in activated polymer matrix materials and to dramatically shorter reaction times and solvent-free reaction conditions. Advancements in the process speed and quality of packaging films in general can be achieved by increasing the polymeric amorphous to crystalline ratio, especially with regard to the claimed methods for manufacturing and sealing biodegradable packaging films. Micron-size particles or nanoparticles in the processed materials can interact with microwaves of different frequencies and intensities to create intentionally varied local material property changes to create an tunable flexible packaging product that is sustainable and “green.” Related systems, apparatus, methods, and/or articles are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: GraphicPak Corporation
    Inventors: Peter Butzloff, Robert Berger, Jamie Antongiovanni
  • Patent number: 8262836
    Abstract: A microwave processing device/system can create strong temperature gradients in biodegradable polymer material. Novel physical phenomena caused by the heated particles cause local changes in viscosity and flow, leading to high mass transport and current densities in activated polymer matrix materials and to dramatically shorter reaction times and solvent-free reaction conditions. Advancements in the process speed and quality of packaging films in general can be achieved by increasing the polymeric amorphous to crystalline ratio, especially with regard to the claimed methods for manufacturing and sealing biodegradable packaging films. Micron-size particles or nanoparticles in the processed materials can interact with microwaves of different frequencies and intensities to create intentionally varied local material property changes to create an tunable flexible packaging product that is sustainable and “green.” Related systems, apparatus, methods, and/or articles are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: GraphicPak Corporation
    Inventors: Peter Butzloff, Robert Berger, Jamie Antongiovanni
  • Publication number: 20120202025
    Abstract: A microwave processing device/system can create strong temperature gradients in biodegradable polymer material. Novel physical phenomena caused by the heated particles cause local changes in viscosity and flow, leading to high mass transport and current densities in activated polymer matrix materials and to dramatically shorter reaction times and solvent-free reaction conditions. Advancements in the process speed and quality of packaging films in general can be achieved by increasing the polymeric amorphous to crystalline ratio, especially with regard to the claimed methods for manufacturing and sealing biodegradable packaging films. Micron-size particles or nanoparticles in the processed materials can interact with microwaves of different frequencies and intensities to create intentionally varied local material property changes to create an tunable flexible packaging product that is sustainable and “green.” Related systems, apparatus, methods, and/or articles are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Applicant: Graphicpak Corporation
    Inventors: Peter Butzloff, Robert Berger, Jamie Antongiovanni
  • Publication number: 20110162955
    Abstract: A hybrid polymer composition can include a polymeric material that has dispersed within it a plurality of photocatalytic particles and a plurality of conductive particles at least some of which are in contact with one or more of the plurality of photocatalytic particles such that the conductive particles provide electron donating and electron accepting properties to the photocatalytic particles to enhance the creation of free radicals upon exposure of the hybrid polymer composition to one or more degradation enhancing factors. Examples of degradation enhancing factors can include, but are not limited to, one or more of visible light, ultraviolet light, moisture, and ozone. The photocatalytic particles can include a metal oxide, such as for example titanium dioxide and/or another non-toxic metal oxide. Related methods, articles, and the like are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2011
    Publication date: July 7, 2011
    Inventors: Peter Butzloff, Robert Berger, Jamie Antongiovanni
  • Publication number: 20110059284
    Abstract: A microwave processing device/system can create strong temperature gradients in biodegradable polymer material. Novel physical phenomena caused by the heated particles cause local changes in viscosity and flow, leading to high mass transport and current densities in activated polymer matrix materials and to dramatically shorter reaction times and solvent-free reaction conditions. Advancements in the process speed and quality of packaging films in general can be achieved by increasing the polymeric amorphous to crystalline ratio, especially with regard to the claimed methods for manufacturing and sealing biodegradable packaging films. Micron-size particles or nanoparticles in the processed materials can interact with microwaves of different frequencies and intensities to create intentionally varied local material property changes to create an tunable flexible packaging product that is sustainable and “green.” Related systems, apparatus, methods, and/or articles are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2010
    Publication date: March 10, 2011
    Inventors: Peter Butzloff, Robert Berger, Jamie Antongiovanni