Patents by Inventor Peter D. Condo

Peter D. Condo 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: 20200028117
    Abstract: A display film includes a transparent polymeric substrate layer and a transparent energy dissipation layer disposed on the transparent polymeric substrate layer. The transparent energy dissipation layer includes cross-linked polyurethane and a polyacrylate polymer. The transparent energy dissipation layer has a glass transition temperature of 27 degrees Celsius or less and a Tan Delta peak value of 0.5 or greater.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Karissa L. ECKERT, David Scott THOMPSON, Ryan M. BRAUN, Catherine A. LEATHERDALE, Michael A. JOHNSON, Steven D. SOLOMONSON, Richard J. POKORNY, John J. STRADINGER, Kevin R. SCHAFFER, Joseph D. RULE, Peter D. CONDO, Derek W. PATZMAN
  • Publication number: 20200016868
    Abstract: A display film includes a transparent glass layer having a thickness of 250 micrometers or less, or in a range from 25 to 100 micrometers. A transparent energy dissipation layer is fixed to the transparent glass layer. The transparent energy dissipation layer has a glass transition temperature of 27 degrees Celsius or less, a Tan Delta peak value of 0.5 or greater, or from 1 to 2 and a Young's Modulus (E?) greater than 0.9 MPa over a temperature range of ?40 degrees Celsius to 70 degrees Celsius. In a preferred embodiment, the transparent energy dissipation layer comprises a cross-linked polyurethane layer or a cross-linked polyurethane acrylate layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Joseph W. WOODY, V, David Scott THOMPSON, Catherine A. LEATHERDALE, Ryan M. BRAUN, Michael A. JOHNSON, Steven D. SOLOMONSON, John J. STRADINGER, Lyudmila A. PEKUROVSKY, Joseph D. RULE, Peter D. CONDO
  • Publication number: 20200001577
    Abstract: A display film comprises a transparent glass layer including two or more co-planar glass layer segments and a thickness defined by a first major surface and a second major surface opposing the first major surface being less than 500 micrometers; interstitial polymer material separating adjacent segments; and transparent energy dissipation layer having a glass transition temperature of 27 degrees Celsius or less and a Tan Delta peak value of 0.5 or greater and being disposed on the first major surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Joseph W. WOODY, V, David S. THOMPSON, Steven D. SOLOMONSON, John J. STRADINGER, Ryan M. BRAUN, Joseph D. RULE, Peter D. CONDO, Catherine A. LEATHERDALE, Michael A. JOHNSON
  • Publication number: 20190382559
    Abstract: A nanocomposite is provided including layered nanoparticles and a dispersant dispersed in a curable resin, where the nanocomposite contains less than 2% by weight solvent. A composite is also provided including from about 1 to 70 weight percent of layered nanoparticles, and a dispersant, dispersed in a cured resin, and a filler embedded in the cured resin. Further, a method of preparing a nanoparticle-containing curable resin system is provided including mixing from 1 to 70 weight percent of aggregated layered nanoparticles with a curable resin and a dispersant to form a mixture. The mixture contains less than 2% by weight solvent. The method also includes milling the mixture in an immersion mill containing milling media to form a milled resin system including layered nanoparticles dispersed in the curable resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: Peter D. Condo, Jeremy O. Swanson, James E. Thorson, Neeraj Sharma, Steven C. Hackett, Kristin L. Thunhorst
  • Patent number: 10450444
    Abstract: A nanocomposite is provided including spherical pyrogenic silica nanoparticles dispersed in a curable resin or a curing agent. The nanocomposite contains less than 2% by weight solvent and less than 0.5% by weight dispersant based on the nanoparticle weight. A composite is also provided including from about 4 to 70 weight percent of spherical pyrogenic silica nanoparticles dispersed in a cured resin, and a filler embedded in the cured resin. Optionally, the composite further contains a curing agent. Further, a method of preparing a nanoparticle-containing curable resin system is provided including mixing from 10 to 70 weight percent of aggregated spherical pyrogenic silica nanoparticles with a curable resin to form a mixture. The mixture contains less than 2% by weight solvent and less than 0.5% by weight dispersant based on the nanoparticle weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Peter D. Condo, James E. Thorson, Jeremy O. Swanson, Kristin L. Thunhorst
  • Patent number: 10442914
    Abstract: A nanocomposite is provided including silica nanoparticles and a dispersant dispersed in a curable resin or a curing agent, where the nanocomposite contains less than 2% by weight solvent. The silica nanoparticles include nonspherical silica nanoparticles and/or spherical pyrogenic silica nanoparticles. A composite is also provided including from about 4 to 70 weight percent of silica nanoparticles, and a dispersant, dispersed in a cured resin, and a filler embedded in the cured resin. Optionally, the composite further contains a curing agent. Further, a method of preparing a nanoparticle-containing curable resin system is provided including mixing from 10 to 70 weight percent of aggregated silica nanoparticles with a curable resin and a dispersant to form a mixture. The mixture contains less than 2% by weight solvent. The method also includes milling the mixture in an immersion mill containing milling media to form a milled resin system including silica nanoparticles dispersed in the curable resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Peter D. Condo, Jeremy O. Swanson, James E. Thorson, Kristin L. Thunhorst
  • Publication number: 20190211168
    Abstract: A display film includes a transparent cross-linked polyurethane acrylate layer. The transparent cross-linked polyurethane acrylate layer having a glass transition temperature of 10 degrees Celsius or less and a Tan Delta peak value of 0.5 or greater.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: David Scott THOMPSON, Steven D. SOLOMONSON, Karissa Lynn ECKERT, John James STRADINGER, Catherine A. LEATHERDALE, Peter D. CONDO, Richard J. POKORNY, Ryan M. BRAUN, Michael A. JOHNSON, Joseph D. RULE, Kevin R. SCHAFFER, Derek W. PATZMAN
  • Publication number: 20180265677
    Abstract: A nanocomposite is provided including spherical pyrogenic silica nanoparticles dispersed in a curable resin or a curing agent. The nanocomposite contains less than 2% by weight solvent and less than 0.5% by weight dispersant based on the nanoparticle weight. A composite is also provided including from about 4 to 70 weight percent of spherical pyrogenic silica nanoparticles dispersed in a cured resin, and a filler embedded in the cured resin. Optionally, the composite further contains a curing agent. Further, a method of preparing a nanoparticle-containing curable resin system is provided including mixing from 10 to 70 weight percent of aggregated spherical pyrogenic silica nanoparticles with a curable resin to form a mixture. The mixture contains less than 2% by weight solvent and less than 0.5% by weight dispersant based on the nanoparticle weight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Inventors: Peter D. Condo, James E. Thorson, Jeremy O. Swanson, Kristin L. Thunhorst
  • Patent number: 10035909
    Abstract: Compositions comprising surface-modified calcite nanoparticles dispersed in a curable resin and to coatings and fibrous composites incorporating such compositions are described. The nanocalcite particles have a high magnesium to calcium surface concentration ratio. The surface-modifying agents include a binding group ionically associated with the nanoparticles, and a compatiblizing segment compatible with the curable resin. The surface-modifying agent may also include a reactive group capable of reacting with the curable resin. Methods of preparing nanocalcite composites, and coatings and fibrous composites prepared from such nanocalcite composites are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: William J. Schultz, Mary I. Buckett, Peter D. Condo, Douglas P. Goetz, Chad A. Haraldson, Mark McCormick, Wendy L. Thompson, Steven J. Pachuta
  • Patent number: 10023726
    Abstract: Compositions comprising surface-modified nanocalcite particles dispersed in a curable resin system comprising a vinyl ester, and coatings and fibrous composites incorporating such compositions are described. The surface-modifying agents include a binding group ionically associated with the calcite and a compatiblizing segment, compatible with the curable resin. The surface-modifying agent may also include a reactive group capable of reacting with the curable resin system. Methods of preparing nanocalcite composites and coating a fibrous composites prepared from such nanocalcite composites are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: William J. Schultz, Peter D. Condo, Emily S. Goenner, Chad A. Haraldson
  • Patent number: 10023725
    Abstract: A nanocomposite is provided including nonspherical silica nanoparticles dispersed in a curable resin or a curing agent, where the nanocomposite contains less than 2% by weight solvent. A composite is also provided including from about 4 to 70 weight percent of nonspherical silica nanoparticles dispersed in a cured resin, and a filler embedded in the cured resin. Further, a method of preparing a nanoparticle-containing curable resin system is provided including mixing from 10 to 70 weight percent of aggregated silica nanoparticles with a curable resin and optionally a dispersant, a catalyst, a diluent, a surface treatment agent, and/or a curing agent, to form a mixture. The mixture contains less than 2% by weight solvent. The method also includes milling the mixture in an immersion mill containing milling media to form a milled resin system including nonspherical silica nanoparticles dispersed in the curable resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Peter D. Condo, Jeremy O. Swanson, James E. Thorson, William J. Schultz, Kristin L. Thunhorst
  • Patent number: 10023724
    Abstract: A nanocomposite is provided including spherical pyrogenic silica nanoparticles dispersed in a curable resin or a curing agent. The nanocomposite contains less than 2% by weight solvent and less than 0.5% by weight dispersant based on the nanoparticle weight. A composite is also provided including from about 4 to 70 weight percent of spherical pyrogenic silica nanoparticles dispersed in a cured resin, and a filler embedded in the cured resin. Optionally, the composite further contains a curing agent. Further, a method of preparing a nanoparticle-containing curable resin system is provided including mixing from 10 to 70 weight percent of aggregated spherical pyrogenic silica nanoparticles with a curable resin to form a mixture. The mixture contains less than 2% by weight solvent and less than 0.5% by weight dispersant based on the nanoparticle weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Peter D. Condo, James E. Thorson, Jeremy O. Swanson, Kristin L. Thunhorst
  • Patent number: 9783681
    Abstract: Methods of compounding nanoparticles with a resin, e.g., a curable resin and one or more surface modifying agents are described. The methods use wet milling technology, including both continuous and batch milling processes, and can be used to functionalize the nanoparticles and disperse the functionalized nanoparticles into the resin system in a single process. Methods of compounding curable resin systems containing reactive diluents are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Peter D. Condo, Jung-Sheng Wu, Chad A. Haraldson, William J. Schultz, Emily S. Goenner, James E. Thorson, Wendy L. Thompson
  • Patent number: 9512264
    Abstract: Nanoparticle compositions including calcite and a surface-modifying agent bonded to the calcite are described. The surface-modifying agent includes a binding group bonded to the calcite and a compatiblizing segment. The compatiblizing segment includes at least one of a polyethylene oxide, a polypropylene oxide, a polyester, a polyamide, or a combination thereof. The composition includes less than 2 wt. % solvents and/or resins. Methods of preparing nanoparticle compositions are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Peter D. Condo, William J. Schultz, Chad A. Haraldson, Jung-Sheng Wu
  • Publication number: 20160200898
    Abstract: A nanocomposite is provided including silica nanoparticles and a dispersant dispersed in a curable resin or a curing agent, where the nanocomposite contains less than 2% by weight solvent. The silica nanoparticles include nonspherical silica nanoparticles and/or spherical pyrogenic silica nanoparticles. A composite is also provided including from about 4 to 70 weight percent of silica nanoparticles, and a dispersant, dispersed in a cured resin, and a filler embedded in the cured resin. Optionally, the composite further contains a curing agent. Further, a method of preparing a nanoparticle-containing curable resin system is provided including mixing from 10 to 70 weight percent of aggregated silica nanoparticles with a curable resin and a dispersant to form a mixture. The mixture contains less than 2% by weight solvent. The method also includes milling the mixture in an immersion mill containing milling media to form a milled resin system including silica nanoparticles dispersed in the curable resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Publication date: July 14, 2016
    Inventors: Peter D. Condo, Jeremy O. Swanson, James E. Thorson, Kristin L. Thunhorst
  • Publication number: 20160194480
    Abstract: A nanocomposite is provided including spherical pyrogenic silica nanoparticles dispersed in a curable resin or a curing agent. The nanocomposite contains less than 2% by weight solvent and less than 0.5% by weight dispersant based on the nanoparticle weight. A composite is also provided including from about 4 to 70 weight percent of spherical pyrogenic silica nanoparticles dispersed in a cured resin, and a filler embedded in the cured resin. Optionally, the composite further contains a curing agent. Further, a method of preparing a nanoparticle-containing curable resin system is provided including mixing from 10 to 70 weight percent of aggregated spherical pyrogenic silica nanoparticles with a curable resin to form a mixture. The mixture contains less than 2% by weight solvent and less than 0.5% by weight dispersant based on the nanoparticle weight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2014
    Publication date: July 7, 2016
    Inventors: Peter D. Condo, James E. Thorson, Jeremy O. Swanson, Kristin L. Thunhorst
  • Publication number: 20160194481
    Abstract: A nanocomposite is provided including nonspherical silica nanoparticles dispersed in a curable resin or a curing agent, where the nanocomposite contains less than 2% by weight solvent. A composite is also provided including from about 4 to 70 weight percent of nonspherical silica nanoparticles dispersed in a cured resin, and a filler embedded in the cured resin. Further, a method of preparing a nanoparticle-containing curable resin system is provided including mixing from 10 to 70 weight percent of aggregated silica nanoparticles with a curable resin and optionally a dispersant, a catalyst, a diluent, a surface treatment agent, and/or a curing agent, to form a mixture. The mixture contains less than 2% by weight solvent. The method also includes milling the mixture in an immersion mill containing milling media to form a milled resin system including nonspherical silica nanoparticles dispersed in the curable resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Publication date: July 7, 2016
    Inventors: Peter D. Condo, Jeremy O. Swanson, James E. Thorson, William J. Schultz, Kristin L. Thunhorst
  • Publication number: 20160194479
    Abstract: A nanocomposite is provided including layered nanoparticles and a dispersant dispersed in a curable resin, where the nanocomposite contains less than 2% by weight solvent. A composite is also provided including from about 1 to 70 weight percent of layered nanoparticles, and a dispersant, dispersed in a cured resin, and a filler embedded in the cured resin. Further, a method of preparing a nanoparticle-containing curable resin system is provided including mixing from 1 to 70 weight percent of aggregated layered nanoparticles with a curable resin and a dispersant to form a mixture. The mixture contains less than 2% by weight solvent. The method also includes milling the mixture in an immersion mill containing milling media to form a milled resin system including layered nanoparticles dispersed in the curable resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Publication date: July 7, 2016
    Inventors: Peter D. Condo, Jeremy O. Swanson, James E. Thorson, Neeraj Sharma, Steven C. Hackett, Kristin L. Thunhorst
  • Patent number: 9034459
    Abstract: Solar control films containing a visible light-transmissive flexible support, a first nucleating oxide seed layer, a first metal layer, an organic spacing layer, a second nucleating oxide seed layer, a second metal layer and a polymeric protective layer. The thicknesses of the metal layers and spacing layer are such that the films are visible light-transmissive and infrared-reflective. The films have high visible light transmittance, high Reflected Energy and low Total Solar Heat Transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Peter D. Condo, Janet R. Kirkman, Clark I. Bright, Walter Stoss
  • Publication number: 20140080934
    Abstract: Hybrid aerogels that contain a metal oxide precursor and a branched telechelic copolymer are described. Aerogels and aerogel articles, including hydrophobic aerogels and hydrophobic aerogel articles are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Jung-Sheng Wu, Jayshree Seth, Michael D. Determan, Peter D. Condo, Lian S. Tan, Neeraj Sharma