Patents by Inventor Raymond Carter

Raymond Carter 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: 20200181439
    Abstract: An anti-fogging composition is described herein. The composition includes a nanocellulose comprising cellulose nanofibrils, cellulose nanocrystals, or a combination thereof, and water. A method of preparing an anti-fogging coating includes applying the anti-fogging composition to at least a portion of a surface of a substrate to form a coating. An article including a coating formed from the anti-fogging composition is also disclosed. Coatings prepared from the anti-fogging compositions are water proof, and offer a cost-effective alternative to other anti-fogging coatings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Yinyong Li, Kenneth Raymond Carter
  • Patent number: 10543476
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a porous material comprising a biopolymer functionalized with a carbon dioxide capturing moiety; where the biopolymer is in the form of a foam or an aerogel having a bulk density of 500 grams per cubic meter to 2500 grams per cubic meter. Disclosed herein too is a method comprising functionalizing a biopolymer with a carbon dioxide capturing moiety; dissolving the biopolymer in an aqueous solution to form a first solution; reducing the temperature of the first solution to below the freezing point of the aqueous solution; displacing the aqueous solution with a first solvent that has a lower surface tension than a surface tension of the aqueous solution; and drying the first solvent to produce a porous biopolymer having a bulk density of 500 grams per cubic meter to 2500 grams per cubic meter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: THE UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS
    Inventors: Yinyong Li, Kenneth Raymond Carter, Kara Martin
  • Patent number: 10500453
    Abstract: A putter for golf has a putter head, a putter shaft, and a hosel removably attaching the putter shaft to a rear face of the putter head that is opposite from the impact face of the putter head. The hosel can selectively attach the putter shaft to the putter head for either left-hand or right-hand putting. The impact head of the putter face may be rectangularly shaped and have height and width dimensions greater than the diameter of a standard golf ball.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Inventor: Raymond Carter
  • Publication number: 20180291223
    Abstract: An anti-fogging composition is described herein. The composition includes a nanocellulose comprising cellulose nanofibrils, cellulose nanocrystals, or a combination thereof, and water. A method of preparing an anti-fogging coating includes applying the anti-fogging composition to at least a portion of a surface of a substrate to form a coating. An article including a coating formed from the anti-fogging composition is also disclosed. Coatings prepared from the anti-fogging compositions are water proof, and offer a cost-effective alternative to other anti-fogging coatings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2016
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Inventors: Yinyong Li, Kenneth Raymond Carter
  • Publication number: 20180036713
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a porous material comprising a biopolymer functionalized with a carbon dioxide capturing moiety; where the biopolymer is in the form of a foam or an aerogel having a bulk density of 500 grams per cubic meter to 2500 grams per cubic meter. Disclosed herein too is a method comprising functionalizing a biopolymer with a carbon dioxide capturing moiety; dissolving the biopolymer in an aqueous solution to form a first solution; reducing the temperature of the first solution to below the freezing point of the aqueous solution; displacing the aqueous solution with a first solvent that has a lower surface tension than a surface tension of the aqueous solution; and drying the first solvent to produce a porous biopolymer having a bulk density of 500 grams per cubic meter to 2500 grams per cubic meter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Inventors: Yinyong Li, Kenneth Raymond Carter, Kara Martin
  • Publication number: 20170101738
    Abstract: A method for producing nanocellulose is described herein. The method includes contacting a cellulosic material with an oxidizing agent, and a compound selected from the group consisting of an alkali metal bromide, an alkali metal iodide, an alkali metal fluoride, an alkali metal chloride, or a combination thereof, in an aqueous solution to provide an oxidized cellulose mixture. The nanocellulose prepared according to the method is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2016
    Publication date: April 13, 2017
    Inventors: Kenneth Raymond Carter, Yinyong Li
  • Patent number: 8163188
    Abstract: A method of forming a patterned functional layer on a substrate using a poly(hydroxyethyl methacrylate) lift-off layer is described. The method can be used with substrates that would not tolerate the organic solvents required for processing of known poly(methyl methacrylate) lift-off layers. When used in combination with known nanoimprint lithography and step-and-flash imprint lithography techniques, the method can be used to generate patterned functional structures with dimensions as small as five nanometers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: The University of Massachusetts
    Inventors: Kenneth Raymond Carter, Sarav Bharat Jhaveri
  • Patent number: 8007045
    Abstract: The invention relates to a headrest (10) for a vehicle seat, comprising a central part (11) containing a cushion support and a cushion that is held on top of a seat back by means of at least one support rod, the front region of said headrest having a head support region (17). The cushion support is optionally pivotally mounted about a horizontal pivoting axis (x). A respective lateral part (12) is pivotally mounted on each side of the head support region (17), about a displacement axis (y), which extends respectively in a lateral direction in relation to the central part (11) and which is located in the upper region of the central part (11). The displacement axis (y) extends obliquely at a first angle (a) to the pivoting axis (x) and to a horizontal projection plane that is common to the pivoting axis (x) and backwards (h) in relation to the head support region (17), the displacement axis (y) being situated on a horizontal plane that runs parallel to the pivoting axis (x).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: Grammer AG
    Inventors: Hermann Meiller, Raymond Carter, Hubert Keller
  • Patent number: 7982312
    Abstract: The process of producing a dual damascene structure used for the interconnect architecture of semiconductor chips. More specifically the use of imprint lithography to fabricate dual damascene structures in a dielectric and the fabrication of dual damascene structured molds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew E. Colburn, Kenneth Raymond Carter, Gary M. McClelland, Dirk Pfeiffer
  • Patent number: 7947801
    Abstract: A method of synthesizing a poly(9,9-disubstituted-fluorene) includes reacting a 9,9-disubstituted-fluorene with an alkyl lithium in the presence of a catalytic amount of a nickel amine complex. The 9,9-disubstituted-fluorene includes solubility-enhancing substituents in the 9-position and leaving groups in the 2-position and the 7-position. The product poly(9,9-disubstituted-fluorene)s are fluorescent conjugated polymers that are useful as, for example, blue light-emitting materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignee: The University of Massachusetts
    Inventors: Kenneth Raymond Carter, Sarav Bharat Jhaveri
  • Patent number: 7862989
    Abstract: The process of producing a dual damascene structure used for the interconnect architecture of semiconductor chips. More specifically the use of imprint lithography to fabricate dual damascene structures in a dielectric and the fabrication of dual damascene structured molds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew E. Colburn, Kenneth Raymond Carter, Gary M. McClelland, Dirk Pfeiffer
  • Patent number: 7837459
    Abstract: The process of producing a dual damascene structure used for the interconnect architecture of semiconductor chips. More specifically the use of imprint lithography to fabricate dual damascene structures in a dielectric and the fabrication of dual damascene structured molds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew E. Colburn, Kenneth Raymond Carter, Gary M. McClelland, Dirk Pfeiffer
  • Patent number: D707047
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Grammer AG
    Inventors: Raymond Carter, Richard Ott, Hermann Meiller
  • Patent number: D725927
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Grammer AG
    Inventor: Raymond Carter
  • Patent number: D726426
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Grammer AG
    Inventors: Raymond Carter, Richard Ott, Hermann Meiller
  • Patent number: D819991
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: GRAMMER AG
    Inventors: Richard Ott, Raymond Carter
  • Patent number: D856017
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: GRAMMER AG
    Inventors: Richard Ott, Raymond Carter
  • Patent number: D891134
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: GRAMMER AG
    Inventors: Sandra Brombacher, Raymond Carter
  • Patent number: D893902
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: GRAMMER AG
    Inventors: Raymond Carter, Richard Ott
  • Patent number: D894620
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: GRAMMER AG
    Inventors: Raymond Carter, Richard Ott