Patents by Inventor Philip Francis

Philip Francis 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: 20190168189
    Abstract: A catalysed substrate monolith 12 for use in treating exhaust gas emitted from a lean-burn internal combustion engine, which catalysed substrate monolith 12 comprising a first washcoat coating 16 and a second washcoat coating 18, wherein the first washcoat coating comprises a catalyst composition comprising at least one platinum group metal (PGM) and at least one support material for the at least one PGM, wherein at least one PGM in the first washcoat coating is liable to volatilise when the first washcoat coating is exposed to relatively extreme conditions including relatively high temperatures, wherein the second washcoat coating comprises at least one metal oxide for trapping volatilised PGM and wherein the second washcoat coating is oriented to contact exhaust gas that has contacted the first washcoat coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Philip Gerald BLAKEMAN, Gavin Michael BROWN, Sougato CHATTERJEE, Andrew Francis CHIFFEY, Jane GAST, Paul Richard PHILLIPS, Raj Rao RAJARAM, Glen SPREITZER, Andrew Peter WALKER
  • Publication number: 20190137440
    Abstract: Apparatus and associated methods relate to a micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) based gas sensor including an electrolyte contacting one or more top electrode(s) arranged on the bottom surface of a top semiconductor substrate (TSS), and one or more bottom electrode(s) arranged on the top of a bottom semiconductor substrate (BSS), the TSS and BSS joined with an adhesive seal around the electrolyte, the sensor including one or more capillaries providing gaseous communication to the electrolyte from an external ambient environment. The electrodes may be electrically accessed by one or more vias to externally accessible bond pads. In some examples, an electrical connection may be made from an additional bond pad on top of the TSS to the electrolyte. Various embodiments may reduce the size of various gas sensors to advantageously allow their inclusion into portable electronic devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Scott Edward BECK, Yong-Fa WANG, Robert HIGASHI, Philip Clayton FOSTER, Keith Francis Edwin PRATT, Cristian Vasile DIACONU
  • Patent number: 10234194
    Abstract: A method of making a gasket track for a gasket is provided. A first section of a c-shaped channel comprising from 50% to 75% of the c-shaped channel of a first plastic material is formed. A second section of a c-shaped channel comprising from 25% to 50% of the c-shaped channel of a second plastic material is formed. The first section is joined together with the second section to form all of the c-shaped channel. The c-shaped channel has a circular cross section that forms at least 65% of an ellipse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: SUB-ZERO, INC.
    Inventor: Philip Francis Hottmann
  • Publication number: 20190023932
    Abstract: Aqueous binder compositions with reduced rates of salt precipitation are described. The compositions may include a carbohydrate and a sequestrant for sequestering one or more multivalent ions (e.g., Ca2+, Mg2+, Ba2+, Al3+, Fe2+, Fe3+, etc.). The sequestrant reduces a precipitation rate for the multivalent ions from the aqueous binder composition. Methods of reducing salt precipitation from a binder composition are also described. The methods may include the steps of providing an aqueous binder solution having one or more carbohydrates. They may also include adding a sequestrant for one or more multivalent ions to the aqueous binder solution. The sequestrant reduces a precipitation rate for the multivalent ions from the binder composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: Kiarash Alavi, Philip Francis Miele, Uranchimeg Lester, Jawed Asrar
  • Patent number: 10150882
    Abstract: Aqueous binder compositions with reduced rates of salt precipitation are described. The compositions may include a carbohydrate and a sequestrant for sequestering one or more multivalent ions (e.g., Ca2+, Mg2+, Ba2+, Al3+, Fe2+, Fe3+, etc.). The sequestrant reduces a precipitation rate for the multivalent ions from the aqueous binder composition. Methods of reducing salt precipitation from a binder composition are also described. The methods may include the steps of providing an aqueous binder solution having one or more carbohydrates. They may also include adding a sequestrant for one or more multivalent ions to the aqueous binder solution. The sequestrant reduces a precipitation rate for the multivalent ions from the binder composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Johns Manville
    Inventors: Kiarash Alavi, Philip Francis Miele, Uranchimeg Lester, Jawed Asrar
  • Patent number: 10087350
    Abstract: One-part thermosetting binder compositions are described that may include soy protein, a first crosslinking compound, and a second crosslinking compound different from the first crosslinking compound. Upon curing, the first and second crosslinking compounds covalently bond to each other and to the soy protein to form a thermoset binder. Also describe are fiber-containing products that include a plurality of fibers and a formaldehyde-free binder. The formaldehyde-free binder is formed from a one-part, thermosetting binder composition that includes soy protein, a first crosslinking compound, and a second crosslinking compound different from the first crosslinking compound. Upon curing, the first and second crosslinking compounds covalently bond to each other and to the soy protein to form a thermoset binder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Johns Manville
    Inventors: Mingfu Zhang, Philip Francis Miele, Jawed Asrar
  • Publication number: 20180266754
    Abstract: A method of making a gasket track for a gasket is provided. A first section of a c-shaped channel comprising from 50% to 75% of the c-shaped channel of a first plastic material is formed. A second section of a c-shaped channel comprising from 25% to 50% of the c-shaped channel of a second plastic material is formed. The first section is joined together with the second section to form all of the c-shaped channel. The c-shaped channel has a circular cross section that forms at least 65% of an ellipse.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Inventor: Philip Francis Hottmann
  • Publication number: 20180266750
    Abstract: A refrigerator door includes an insulated door panel, a first hinge, and a second hinge used to mount the refrigerator door to a refrigerator body. The door panel includes a refrigerator section, a freezer section, a gasket channel, and a gasket. The freezer section is mounted below the refrigerator section to cover a freezer compartment when the refrigerator door is closed. The gasket channel is formed in the insulated door panel surrounding only the refrigerator section. The gasket is mounted in the gasket channel to seal the refrigerator compartment when the refrigerator door is closed. The first hinge is attached to a top surface of the insulated door panel above the refrigerator section. The second hinge is attached to a bottom surface of the insulated door panel below the freezer section. The freezer section is not surrounded by any gasket mounted to the insulated door panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Inventors: Randy Wayne Hurlebaus, Alan C. Wood, Philip Francis Hottmann
  • Publication number: 20180263370
    Abstract: A gasket track for a gasket is provided. The gasket track includes a c-shaped channel that is formed of a first section and a second section. The first section is from 50% to 75% of the c-shaped channel. The second section is from 25% to 50% of the c-shaped channel. The first section and the second section are joined together to form all of the c-shaped channel. The first section and the second section are formed of a plastic material. The c-shaped channel has a circular cross section that forms at least 65% of an ellipse.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Inventor: Philip Francis Hottmann
  • Patent number: 9945057
    Abstract: A method of making fibrous mats, webs, and/or blankets containing one or more low volatile de-dusting agents, and the fibrous products so produced, the method eliminating or substantially reducing condensation of volatiles in the drying oven, oven recirculating ducts and oven exhaust ducts and eliminating or substantially reducing oven and duct fires while producing fibrous products having effective dust suppression properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Johns Manville
    Inventors: Philip Francis Miele, Mark Allan Granger
  • Publication number: 20170335153
    Abstract: The invention relates to a new binder composition which is particularly suitable for the manufacture of composite materials utilizing such new binder composition in the required nonwoven materials. Composite materials using such new binder composition in their nonwoven part are suitable, in particular, for composites materials for interior construction, for linings, floor coverings, and for the manufacture of furniture and similar products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Inventors: Klaus Friedrich Gleich, Philip Francis Miele, Michael Ketzer
  • Patent number: 9803116
    Abstract: The invention relates to a new binder composition which is particularly suitable for the manufacture of composite materials utilizing such new binder composition in the required nonwoven materials. Composite materials using such new binder composition in their nonwoven part are suitable, in particular, for composites materials for interior construction, for linings, floor coverings, and for the manufacture of furniture and similar products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Johns Manville
    Inventors: Klaus Friedrich Gleich, Philip Francis Miele, Michael Ketzer
  • Publication number: 20170240759
    Abstract: Aqueous binder compositions with reduced rates of salt precipitation are described. The compositions may include a carbohydrate and a sequestrant for sequestering one or more multivalent ions (e.g., Ca2+, Mg2+, Ba2+, Al3+, Fe2+, Fe3+, etc.). The sequestrant reduces a precipitation rate for the multivalent ions from the aqueous binder composition. Methods of reducing salt precipitation from a binder composition are also described. The methods may include the steps of providing an aqueous binder solution having one or more carbohydrates. They may also include adding a sequestrant for one or more multivalent ions to the aqueous binder solution. The sequestrant reduces a precipitation rate for the multivalent ions from the binder composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Inventors: Kiarash Alavi, Philip Francis Miele, Uranchimeg Lester, Jawed Asrar
  • Patent number: 9718981
    Abstract: Methods of reducing salt precipitation from a binder composition are described. The methods may include the steps of providing an aqueous binder solution having one or more carbohydrates. They may also include adding a sequestrant for one or more multivalent ions to the aqueous binder solution. The sequestrant reduces a precipitation rate for the multivalent ions from the binder composition. The binder composition may include a polymerization catalyst. Exemplary sequestrants may include polycarboxylic acids or anhydrides. Exemplary sequestrant concentrations may range from about 2 wt. % or less of the aqueous binder solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Inventors: Kiarash Alavi, Philip Francis Miele, Uranchimeg Lester, Jawed Asrar
  • Publication number: 20170051190
    Abstract: One-part thermosetting binder compositions are described that may include soy protein, a first crosslinking compound, and a second crosslinking compound different from the first crosslinking compound. Upon curing, the first and second crosslinking compounds covalently bond to each other and to the soy protein to form a thermoset binder. Also describe are fiber-containing products that include a plurality of fibers and a formaldehyde-free binder. The formaldehyde-free binder is formed from a one-part, thermosetting binder composition that includes soy protein, a first crosslinking compound, and a second crosslinking compound different from the first crosslinking compound. Upon curing, the first and second crosslinking compounds covalently bond to each other and to the soy protein to form a thermoset binder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Inventors: Mingfu Zhang, Philip Francis Miele, Jawed Asrar
  • Patent number: 9493617
    Abstract: One-part thermosetting binder compositions are described that may include soy protein, a first crosslinking compound, and a second crosslinking compound different from the first crosslinking compound. Upon curing, the first and second crosslinking compounds covalently bond to each other and to the soy protein to form a thermoset binder. Also describe are fiber-containing products that include a plurality of fibers and a formaldehyde-free binder. The formaldehyde-free binder is formed from a one-part, thermosetting binder composition that includes soy protein, a first crosslinking compound, and a second crosslinking compound different from the first crosslinking compound. Upon curing, the first and second crosslinking compounds covalently bond to each other and to the soy protein to form a thermoset binder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Johns Manville
    Inventors: Mingfu Zhang, Philip Francis Miele, Jawed Asrar
  • Publication number: 20160304736
    Abstract: Aqueous binder compositions with reduced rates of salt precipitation are described. The compositions may include a carbohydrate and a sequestrant for sequestering one or more multivalent ions (e.g., Ca2+, Mg2+, Ba2+, Al3+, Fe2+, Fe3+, etc.). The sequestrant reduces a precipitation rate for the multivalent ions from the aqueous binder composition. Methods of reducing salt precipitation from a binder composition are also described. The methods may include the steps of providing an aqueous binder solution having one or more carbohydrates. They may also include adding a sequestrant for one or more multivalent ions to the aqueous binder solution. The sequestrant reduces a precipitation rate for the multivalent ions from the binder composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Publication date: October 20, 2016
    Inventors: Kiarash Alavi, Philip Francis Miele, Uranchimeg Lester, Jawed Asrar
  • Patent number: 9410052
    Abstract: Aqueous binder compositions with reduced rates of salt precipitation are described. The compositions may include a carbohydrate and a sequestrant for sequestering one or more multivalent ions (e.g., Ca2+, Mg2+, Ba2+, Al3+, Fe2+, Fe3+, etc.). The sequestrant reduces a precipitation rate for the multivalent ions from the aqueous binder composition. Methods of reducing salt precipitation from a binder composition are also described. The methods may include the steps of providing an aqueous binder solution having one or more carbohydrates. They may also include adding a sequestrant for one or more multivalent ions to the aqueous binder solution. The sequestrant reduces a precipitation rate for the multivalent ions from the binder composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Johns Manville
    Inventors: Kiarash Alavi, Philip Francis Miele, Uranchimeg Lester, Jawed Asrar
  • Patent number: 9187656
    Abstract: A liquid resin, which is the Michael addition product of an amine-terminated aminoamide thermoplastic polymer with one or more polyol ester compounds having at least one (meth)acrylate group, wherein the amine-terminated aminoamide thermoplastic polymer contains a bisphenol or novolac segment to provide increased hardness and improved flow of radiation-curable compositions incorporating such resins, methods of printing using such compositions and articles printed with such compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: Sun Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Shaun Lawrence Herlihy, Sean Philip Francis Mayers
  • Publication number: 20150218401
    Abstract: Aqueous binder compositions with reduced rates of salt precipitation are described. The compositions may include a carbohydrate and a sequestrant for sequestering one or more multivalent ions (e.g., Ca2+, Mg2+, Ba2+, Al3+, Fe2+, Fe3+, etc.). The sequestrant reduces a precipitation rate for the multivalent ions from the aqueous binder composition. Methods of reducing salt precipitation from a binder composition are also described. The methods may include the steps of providing an aqueous binder solution having one or more carbohydrates. They may also include adding a sequestrant for one or more multivalent ions to the aqueous binder solution. The sequestrant reduces a precipitation rate for the multivalent ions from the binder composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Publication date: August 6, 2015
    Inventors: Kiarash Alavi, Philip Francis Miele, Uranchimeg Lester, Jawed Asrar