Patents by Inventor Renee Kelly

Renee Kelly 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).

  • Patent number: 8871116
    Abstract: Water-based conductive ink compositions may include acid-washed graphite particles, carbon black particles, at least one polymeric dispersant, at least one acrylic binder, at least one polyvinylpyrrolidone binder, at least one defoamer, and an aqueous carrier. At least 90 wt. % of the acid-washed graphite particles and the carbon black particles, based on the combined weight of the acid-washed graphite particles and the carbon black particles, may have particle sizes less than 10 ?m. The water-based conductive ink composition may have a total elemental contaminant level of less than 100 ppm, based on the total weight of the water-based conductive ink composition. Methods for preparing the water-based conductive ink compositions may include preparing a letdown phase from a first premix containing carbon black and a second premix containing acid-washed graphite. The methods may include washing graphite particles in an strong acid such as hydrochloric acid, nitric acid, sulfuric acid, or mixtures thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Renee Kelly Duncan, Kishor Purushottam Gadkaree, Felipe Miguel Joos, Charles Warren Lander
  • Publication number: 20130082213
    Abstract: Water-based conductive ink compositions may include acid-washed graphite particles, carbon black particles, at least one polymeric dispersant, at least one acrylic binder, at least one polyvinylpyrrolidone binder, at least one defoamer, and an aqueous carrier. At least 90 wt. % of the acid-washed graphite particles and the carbon black particles, based on the combined weight of the acid-washed graphite particles and the carbon black particles, may have particle sizes less than 10 ?m. The water-based conductive ink composition may have a total elemental contaminant level of less than 100 ppm, based on the total weight of the water-based conductive ink composition. Methods for preparing the water-based conductive ink compositions may include preparing a letdown phase from a first premix containing carbon black and a second premix containing acid-washed graphite. The methods may include washing graphite particles in an strong acid such as hydrochloric acid, nitric acid, sulfuric acid, or mixtures thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Inventors: Renee Kelly Duncan, Kishor Purushottam Gadkaree, Felipe Miguel Joos, Charles Warren Lander
  • Publication number: 20110204284
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to carbon electrode batch materials and methods of using and products of the same. In particular, the disclosure relates to batch materials for forming carbon electrodes comprising at least one activated carbon, at least one binder, and a carrier substantially comprising water. The disclosure further relates to methods comprising extruding said batch materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2010
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Inventors: Renee Kelly Duncan, James William Zimmermann
  • Publication number: 20060286302
    Abstract: This invention relates to rapid drying lacquers that are particularly useful for automotive OEM refinish applications. The lacquer includes a novel acrylic triblock copolymer as a replacement material for all or part of the cellulose acetate butyrate binder component. This invention is also directed to a process for producing coatings from the rapid drying lacquers. These lacquers are especially useful in providing chip and humidity resistant coatings, especially metallic effect coatings, having excellent adhesion and down flop or metallic effect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2005
    Publication date: December 21, 2006
    Inventors: Sheau-Hwa Ma, Renee Kelly
  • Publication number: 20060287437
    Abstract: This invention relates to rapid drying lacquers that are particularly useful for automotive OEM refinish applications. The lacquer includes a novel acrylic triblock copolymer as a replacement material for all or part of the cellulose acetate butyrate binder component. This invention is also directed to a process for producing coatings from the rapid drying lacquers. These lacquers are especially useful in providing chip and humidity resistant coatings, especially metallic effect coatings, having excellent adhesion and down flop or metallic effect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2005
    Publication date: December 21, 2006
    Inventors: Sheau-Hwa Ma, Renee Kelly
  • Publication number: 20060159870
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a rheology control agent for coating compositions. The rheology control agent includes a compound having the Formula (II) including isomers or mixtures of isomers thereof: wherein R, R9, R10, m and n are described in the specification. The coating compositions containing the rheology control agent have improved rheology control on application and are useful for OEM, refinishing or repainting the exterior of automobile and truck bodies and parts thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2006
    Publication date: July 20, 2006
    Inventors: Christian Lenges, Yanhui Niu, Yu-Ling Hsiao, Jiang Ding, Robert Barsotti, Renee Kelly, Robert Butera, Young Kim
  • Publication number: 20060155021
    Abstract: The present invention provides for a coating composition containing a rheology control agent having improved rheology control particularly in low VOC solvent-borne coating compositions and water-borne coating compositions useful for OEM refinishing or repainting the exterior of automobile and truck bodies and parts thereof; the rheology control agent used in the coating composition comprises the following compound represented by the following formula wherein A, B, C and D equal CH2, CHR, NH, or O, and A, B, C and D may be the same or different and at least one of A and B equals NH and at least one of C and D equals NH; and wherein R1, R2, and R3 are described in the specification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2006
    Publication date: July 13, 2006
    Inventors: Christian Lenges, Yanhui Niu, Yu-Ling Hsiao, Jiang Ding, Robert Barsotti, Renee Kelly, Robert Butera, Young Kim
  • Publication number: 20060155020
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a rheology control agent for coating compositions. The rheology control agent includes a compound having the Formula (I) including isomers or mixtures of isomers thereof: wherein p is 0, 1, 2, or 3; and R2, R3, R4, X and Y groups are described in the specification. The solvent-borne coating compositions containing the rheology control agent have improved rheology control on application and are useful for OEM, refinishing or repainting the exterior of automobile and truck bodies and parts thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2006
    Publication date: July 13, 2006
    Inventors: Christian Lenges, Yanhui Niu, Yu-Ling Hsiao, Jiang Ding, Robert Barsotti, Renee Kelly, Robert Butera, Young Kim
  • Publication number: 20060155146
    Abstract: The present invention provides for a rheology control agent that includes a following compound represented by the following formula: wherein A, B, C and D equal CH2, CHR, NH, or O, and A, B, C and D may be the same or different and at least one of A and B equals NH and at least one of C and D equals NH; and wherein R1, R2, and R3 may be the same or different and represent a linear, branched, hyper-branched, or dendritic ether, polyether or hydrocarbon based chain, optionally forming at least one carbon-based ring, being saturated or unsaturated and R2 represents linear or branched alkylenes, ethers, polyethers, or polyester linkages and at least one of R1, R2, and R3 comprises an ester group or an amide group which is branched off from the main chain; excluded from Formula (1) is a compound wherein R2 is CH2—CH2—CH2—CH2—CH(C(O)OCH3), A, B, C, and D are equal to NH and R1 and R3 are both equal to a linear octyl hydrocarbon chain; the rheology control agent is suitable for solvent-borne and water-borne coa
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2006
    Publication date: July 13, 2006
    Inventors: Christian Lenges, Yanhui Niu, Yu-Ling Hsiao, Jiang Ding, Robert Barsotti, Renee Kelly, Robert Butera, Young Kim
  • Publication number: 20060100351
    Abstract: This invention relates to rapid drying lacquers that are particularly useful for automotive OEM refinish applications. The lacquer includes a novel graft copolymer with segmented (or block) arms as a replacement material for all or part of the cellulose acetate butyrate binder component. This invention is also directed to a process for producing coatings from the rapid drying lacquers. These lacquers are especially useful in providing chip and humidity resistant coatings, especially metallic effect coatings, having excellent adhesion and down flop or metallic effect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2004
    Publication date: May 11, 2006
    Inventors: Robert Butera, Renee Kelly, Sheau-Hwa Ma