Patents by Inventor Robert L. McGee

Robert L. McGee 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: 20200217033
    Abstract: A method includes receiving first information indicative of a location of a perimeter of a worksite surface, and receiving second information indicative of compaction requirements specific to the worksite surface. The method also includes generating a compaction plan based at least partly on the first and second information. Such a compaction plan includes a travel path for a compaction machine. In such a method, the travel path is substantially within the perimeter of the worksite surface. The method also includes causing at least part of the travel path to be displayed via a control interface of the compaction machine. The method further includes receiving an input indicative of approval of the travel path, and controlling operation of the compaction machine on the worksite surface, in accordance with the compaction plan, based at least partly on receiving the input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Applicant: Caterpillar Paving Products Inc.
    Inventors: John L. Marsolek, Jacob J. McAlpine, Robert J. McGee, Timothy M. O'Donnell
  • Patent number: 10640943
    Abstract: A method includes receiving first information indicative of a location of a perimeter of a worksite surface, and receiving second information indicative of compaction requirements specific to the worksite surface. The method also includes generating a compaction plan based at least partly on the first and second information. Such a compaction plan includes a travel path for a compaction machine. In such a method, the travel path is substantially within the perimeter of the worksite surface. The method also includes causing at least part of the travel path to be displayed via a control interface of the compaction machine. The method further includes receiving an input indicative of approval of the travel path, and controlling operation of the compaction machine on the worksite surface, in accordance with the compaction plan, based at least partly on receiving the input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Caterpillar Paving Products Inc.
    Inventors: John L. Marsolek, Jacob J. McAlpine, Robert J. McGee, Timothy M. O'Donnell
  • Publication number: 20200048265
    Abstract: Substituted bicyclic heteroaryls and compositions containing them, for the treatment of general inflammation, arthritis, rheumatic diseases, osteoarthritis, inflammatory bowel disorders, inflammatory eye disorders, inflammatory or unstable bladder disorders, psoriasis, skin complaints with inflammatory components, chronic inflammatory conditions, including but not restricted to autoimmune diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosis (SLE), myestenia gravis, rheumatoid arthritis, acute disseminated encephalomyelitis, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, multiples sclerosis, Sjoegren's syndrome and autoimmune hemolytic anemia, allergic conditions including all forms of hypersensitivity, The present invention also enables methods for treating cancers that are mediated, dependent on or associated with p110? activity, including but not restricted to leukemias, such as Acute Myeloid leukaemia (AML) Myelo-dysplastic syndrome (MDS) myelo-proliferative diseases (MPD) Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML) T-cell Acute Lympho
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Applicant: Amgen Inc.
    Inventors: Yi CHEN, Timothy D. CUSHING, Jason A. DUQUETTE, Felix GONZALEZ LOPEZ DE TURISO, Xiaolin HAO, Xiao HE, Brian S. LUCAS, Lawrence R. MCGEE, Andreas REICHELT, Robert M. RZASA, Jennifer L. SEGANISH, Youngsook SHIN, Dawei ZHANG
  • Patent number: 10407237
    Abstract: Provided is a perforated plastic bag wherein the volume of said bag is 100 liters or more; wherein the average perforation diameter is 500 micrometers or less; wherein said plastic bag comprises a lower zone and a top zone, wherein the perforation density of said lower zone is greater than the perforation density of said top zone. Also provided is a method of using such a plastic bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: AgroFresh Inc.
    Inventors: Aishwaraya Balasubramanian, Nazir Mir, Robert L. McGee, Bruce A. Menning
  • Publication number: 20190254299
    Abstract: This invention is based on unexpected synergistic effect of a cyclopropene compound and a modified atmosphere package to extend shelf life and/or storage for avocados. Provided is a method of storing avocados comprising the step of exposing avocados to an atmosphere that contains a cyclopropene compound, wherein either (a) the avocados are in a modified-atmosphere package during exposure to the cyclopropene compound, or (b) the avocados are placed into a modified-atmosphere package after exposure to the cyclopropene compound, and the avocados remain in the modified atmosphere package for at least two hours. In some embodiments, the modified-atmosphere package is constructed so that the transmission rate of oxygen for the entire package is from 200 to 40,000 cubic centimeters per day per kilogram of avocados.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Nazir MIR, Rodrigo A. CIFUENTES, Evan F. McCASKEY, Aishwarya BALASUBRAMANIAN, Fernando K. EDAGI, William Nixon JAMES, Robert L. McGEE
  • Publication number: 20190246657
    Abstract: Provided is a method of storing persimmons comprising the step of exposing persimmons to an atmosphere that contains a cyclopropene compound, wherein either (a) the persimmons are in a modified-atmosphere package during exposure to the cyclopropene compound, or (b) the persimmons are placed into a modified-atmosphere package after exposure to the cyclopropene compound, and the persimmons remain in the modified atmosphere package for at least two hours. In some embodiments, the modified-atmosphere package is constructed so that the transmission rate of oxygen for the entire package is from 200 to 40,000 cubic centimeters per day per kilogram of persimmons.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Fernando K. EDAGI, Nazir MIR, Evan F. McCASKEY, Robert L. McGEE, Bruce A. MENNING
  • Publication number: 20190246658
    Abstract: Provided is a method of storing papaya comprising the step of exposing papaya to an atmosphere that contains a cyclopropene compound, wherein either (a) the papayas are in a modified-atmosphere package during exposure to the cyclopropene compound, or (b) the papayas are placed into a modified-atmosphere package after exposure to the cyclopropene compound, and the papaya remain in the modified atmosphere package for at least two hours. In some embodiments, the modified-atmosphere package is constructed so that the transmission rate of oxygen for the entire package is from 200 to 40,000 cubic centimeters per day per kilogram of papaya.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Fernando K. EDAGI, Daniel M. BECERRA, Nazir MIR, Evan F. McCASKEY, Felipe M. TERRA, Robert L. McGEE
  • Publication number: 20190186094
    Abstract: A method includes receiving first information indicative of a location of a perimeter of a worksite surface, and receiving second information indicative of compaction requirements specific to the worksite surface. The method also includes generating a compaction plan based at least partly on the first and second information. Such a compaction plan includes a travel path for a compaction machine. In such a method, the travel path is substantially within the perimeter of the worksite surface. The method also includes causing at least part of the travel path to be displayed via a control interface of the compaction machine. The method further includes receiving an input indicative of approval of the travel path, and controlling operation of the compaction machine on the worksite surface, in accordance with the compaction plan, based at least partly on receiving the input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Applicant: Caterpillar Paving Products Inc.
    Inventors: John L. Marsolek, Jacob J. McAipine, Robert J. McGee, Timothy M. O'Donnell
  • Publication number: 20190168944
    Abstract: There is provided an enclosure comprising: a polymeric film; wherein said polymeric film comprises one or more copolymers of ethylene with a polar monomer; and wherein the oxygen transmission rate of said enclosure is 8,000 to 16,000 cm3/hour. Also provided is a method of handling bananas comprising: (a) harvesting green bananas; (b) then placing said green bananas into such an enclosure; (c) then storing said enclosure at 20° C. or lower for 1 week or longer; (d) then ripening said bananas or allowing said bananas to ripen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Aishwaraya BALASUBRAMANIAN, Nazir MIR, Robert L. MCGEE, Bruce A. MENNING, William JAMES
  • Publication number: 20190039356
    Abstract: A multilayer film having at least one barrier layer and at least one outer layer, suitable for medical applications, such as ostomy applications, which is effective as barrier for odors and has sufficient properties with respect to provide a pliable, tear resistant with noise damping film is provided. The multilayer film includes polyolefin elastomers, plasticized PVDC, ethylene vinyl acetate copolymers and additives.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Inventor: Robert L. MCGEE
  • Patent number: 10160186
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a coextruded multilayer film. The coextruded multilayer film includes a core component having from 10 to 1000 alternating layers of layer A and layer B. Layer A has a thickness from 30 nm to 1000 nm and includes a polymer selected from an ethylene/a-olefin copolymer, an ethylene vinyl acetate polymer (EVA), an ethylene methyl-acrylate copolymer (EMA), an ethylene n-butyl acetate polymer (EnBA), and combinations thereof. Layer B has a thickness from 30 nm to 1000 nm. Layer B is a blend composed of (i) a polymer selected from an ethylene-based polymer, an EVA, an EMA, an EnBA, and combinations thereof, and (ii) a particulate filler material. The core component has a water vapor transmission rate from 50 to less than 500 g-mil/m2/24 hr and a carbon dioxide transmission rate from 50,000 to 300,000 cc-mil/m2/24 hr/atm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Bruce A. Menning, Robert L. McGee, Patrick Chang Dong Lee, Rajen M. Patel
  • Publication number: 20180148525
    Abstract: An electronic device module comprises: A. At least one electronic device, e.g., a solar cell, and B. A polymeric material in intimate contact with at least one surface of the electronic device, the polymeric material comprising an ethylene multi-block copolymer. Typically, the polyolefin material is an ethylene multi-block copolymer with a density of less than about 0.90 grams per cubic centimeter (g/cc). The polymeric material can fully encapsulate the electronic device, or it can be laminated to one face surface of the device. Optionally, the polymeric material can further comprise a scorch inhibitor, and the copolymer can remain uncrosslinked or it can be crosslinked.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Inventors: Rajen M. Patel, Shaofu Wu, Mark T. Bernius, Mohamed Esseghir, Robert L. McGee, Michael H. Mazor, John Naumovitz
  • Patent number: 9969907
    Abstract: A multilayer adhesive film comprising surface adhesive layers, an internal Controlled Bond Layer (“CBL”) comprising a propylene-based polymer strippably adhered to an adjacent layer; an internal Strong Bond Layer (“SBL”) different than the CBL having a facial surface in adhering contact to the CBL and; optionally, one or more different internal Filler Layer(s) located between the SBL and the adhesive surface layer on the side of the SBL opposite to the adhered CBL. In preferred embodiments the adhesive comprises an ethylene/ethylenically unsaturated carboxylic acid copolymer. The adhesive films are used in cable shielding structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Julie R. Hatlewick, Robert L. McGee, Stephen J. Skapik, III, Sarah K. Gassner
  • Publication number: 20180118447
    Abstract: Provided is a perforated plastic bag wherein the volume of said bag is 100 liters or more; wherein the average perforation diameter is 500 micrometers or less; wherein said plastic bag comprises a lower zone and a top zone, wherein the perforation density of said lower zone is greater than the perforation density of said top zone. Also provided is a method of using such a plastic bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Inventors: Aishwaraya Balasubramanian, Nazir Mir, Robert L. McGee, Bruce A. Menning
  • Patent number: 9868586
    Abstract: Provided is a perforated plastic bag wherein the volume of said bag is 100 liters or more; wherein the average perforation diameter is 500 micrometers or less; wherein said plastic bag comprises a lower zone and a top zone, wherein the perforation density of said lower zone is greater than the perforation density of said top zone. Also provided is a method of using such a plastic bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: AGROFRESH INC.
    Inventors: Aishwaraya Balasubramanian, Nazir Mir, Robert L. McGee, Bruce A. Menning
  • Patent number: 9845188
    Abstract: Provided is a perforated plastic bag wherein the volume of said bag is 100 liters or more; wherein the average perforation diameter is 500 micrometers or less; wherein said plastic bag comprises a lower zone and a top zone, wherein the perforation density of said lower zone is greater than the perforation density of said top zone. Also provided is a method of using such a plastic bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: AgroFresh Inc.
    Inventors: Aishwaraya Balasubramanian, Nazir Mir, Robert L. McGee, Bruce A. Menning
  • Publication number: 20170305651
    Abstract: Provided is a perforated plastic bag wherein the volume of said bag is 100 liters or more; wherein the average perforation diameter is 500 micrometers or less; wherein said plastic bag comprises a lower zone and a top zone, wherein the perforation density of said lower zone is greater than the perforation density of said top zone. Also provided is a method of using such a plastic bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Inventors: Aishwaraya Balasubramanian, Nazir Mir, Robert L. McGee, Bruce A. Menning
  • Publication number: 20170239921
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a coextruded multilayer film. The coextruded multilayer film includes a core component having from 10 to 1000 alternating layers of layer A and layer B. Layer A has a thickness from 30 nm to 1000 nm and includes a polymer selected from an ethylene/a-olefin copolymer, an ethylene vinyl acetate polymer (EVA), an ethylene methyl-acrylate copolymer (EMA), an ethylene n-butyl acetate polymer (EnBA), and combinations thereof. Layer B has a thickness from 30 nm to 1000 nm. Layer B is a blend composed of (i) a polymer selected from an ethylene-based polymer, an EVA, an EMA, an EnBA, and combinations thereof, and (ii) a particulate filler material. The core component has a water vapor transmission rate from 50 to less than 500 g-mil/m2/24 hr and a carbon dioxide transmission rate from 50,000 to 300,000 cc-mil/m2/24 hr/atm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Inventors: Bruce A. Menning, Robert L. McGee, Patrick Chang Dong Lee, Rajen M. Patel
  • Publication number: 20170121082
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a flexible container. In an embodiment, the flexible container includes A. a front panel, a rear panel, a first gusseted side panel, and a second gusseted side panel, the gusseted side panels adjoining the front panel and the rear panel along peripheral seals to form a chamber, each panel is a multilayer film having at least three layers, each multilayer film comprising (i) an outermost layer comprising a high density polyethylene (HDPE) having a density from greater than 0.94 g/cc to 0.98 g/cc, (ii) a core layer comprising a core ethylene-based polymer having a density from 0.908 g/cc to less than 0.93 g/cc, (iii) an innermost seal layer comprising a seal ethylene-based polymer having a density from 0.86 g/cc to 0.92 g/cc; and B. each panel includes a bottom face comprising two opposing peripheral tapered seals, each peripheral tapered seal extending from a respective peripheral seal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Inventors: Rashi Tiwari, Robert L. McGee, Timothy J. Pope, Lamy J. Chopin, III, Jose Eduardo Ruiz
  • Publication number: 20150321823
    Abstract: There is provided an enclosure comprising: a polymeric film; wherein said polymeric film comprises one or more copolymers of ethylene with a polar monomer; and wherein the oxygen transmission rate of said enclosure is 8,000 to 16,000 cm3/hour. Also provided is a method of handling bananas comprising: (a) harvesting green bananas; (b) then placing said green bananas into such an enclosure; (c) then storing said enclosure at 20° C. or lower for 1 week or longer; (d) then ripening said bananas or allowing said bananas to ripen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Publication date: November 12, 2015
    Applicants: ROHM AND HAAS COMPANY, DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Aishwaraya BALASUBRAMANIAN, Nazir MIR, Robert L. MCGEE, Bruce A. MENNING, William JAMES