Patents by Inventor Robert Mark Adams

Robert Mark Adams 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: 20200148924
    Abstract: An Additive Package is provided to adjust the cure properties of a two-part bonding filler across a temperature range of from 4 and 44 degrees Celsius. A low temperature additive speeds a cure rate between 4 and 15 degrees Celsius and a high temperature additive slows down a cure rate between 25 and 44 degrees Celsius. The amount of Additive Package is varied to account for the desired cure properties. The Additive Package includes a first unsaturated polyester resins with an average degree of unsaturation of 70-100 percent based on total acid and anhydride monomer content. A process for repairing a vehicle body is provided using the Additive Package. A kit for accomplishing repairs in an after-market repair setting is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Applicant: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Helena Twardowska, Robert Mark Adams, David McKinney
  • Patent number: 10544337
    Abstract: An Additive Package is provided to adjust the cure properties of a two-part bonding filler across a temperature range of from 4 and 44 degrees Celsius. A low temperature additive speeds a cure rate between 4 and 15 degrees Celsius and a high temperature additive slows down a cure rate between 25 and 44 degrees Celsius. The amount of Additive Package is varied to account for the desired cure properties. The Additive Package includes a first unsaturated polyester resins with an average degree of unsaturation of 70-100 percent based on total acid and anhydride monomer content. A process for repairing a vehicle body is provided using the Additive Package. A kit for accomplishing repairs in an after-market repair setting is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Helena Twardowska, Robert Mark Adams, David McKinney
  • Patent number: 10214618
    Abstract: A low density coring material is described. In one embodiment, the low density coring material consists essentially of: about 40 to about 80 wt % resin; 0 to about 50 wt % monomer; 0 to about 5 wt % dispersion aid; 0 to about 5 wt % accelerator; about 3 to about 7 wt % microspheres; and about 1 to about 5 wt % catalyst; wherein a density of the cured coring material is less than about 5.0 lbs/gal. Composites made using the low density coring material and methods of making composites are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Mark Adams, Randall Lake, Louis Paul Schaefer, Helena Twardowska, Brian Kruchten
  • Patent number: 10112323
    Abstract: Tooling packages for mold building structures, mold structures, and methods of making mold structures are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS, INC.
    Inventors: Randall Lake, Robert Mark Adams, Brian Michael Kruchten, John Pfaff, Louis Paul Schaefer, Helena Twardowska
  • Publication number: 20180163102
    Abstract: An Additive Package is provided to adjust the cure properties of a two-part bonding filler across a temperature range of from 4 and 44 degrees Celsius. A low temperature additive speeds a cure rate between 4 and 15 degrees Celsius and a high temperature additive slows down a cure rate between 25 and 44 degrees Celsius. The amount of Additive Package is varied to account for the desired cure properties. The Additive Package includes a first unsaturated polyester resins with an average degree of unsaturation of 70-100 percent based on total acid and anhydride monomer content. A process for repairing a vehicle body is provided using the Additive Package. A kit for accomplishing repairs in an after-market repair setting is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Inventors: Helena Twardowska, Robert Mark Adams, David McKinney
  • Patent number: 9884460
    Abstract: A method for finishing a repaired surface is described. The method includes wiping a sealer on the repaired surface to seal microporosity in the repaired surface, the sealer consisting essentially of a mixture of polymer, at least one filler, solvent, and optionally microspheres; and applying a top coat to the sealed surface without sanding the sealed surface, the top coat being free of visible pinholes. Sealers and tools for applying surface sealers are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventors: Kimm Liddell, Helena Twardowska, Robert Mark Adams
  • Publication number: 20170058084
    Abstract: A low density coring material is described. In one embodiment, the low density coring material consists essentially of: about 40 to about 80 wt % resin; 0 to about 50 wt % monomer; 0 to about 5 wt % dispersion aid; 0 to about 5 wt % accelerator; about 3 to about 7 wt % microspheres; and about 1 to about 5 wt % catalyst; wherein a density of the cured coring material is less than about 5.0 lbs/gal. Composites made using the low density coring material and methods of making composites are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Inventors: Robert Mark Adams, Randall Lake, Louis Paul Schaefer, Helena Twardowska, Brian Kruchten
  • Patent number: 9511563
    Abstract: A low density coring material is described. In one embodiment, the low density coring material consists essentially of: about 40 to about 80 wt % resin; 0 to about 50 wt % monomer; 0 to about 5 wt % dispersion aid; 0 to about 5 wt % accelerator; about 3 to about 7 wt % microspheres; and about 1 to about 5 wt % catalyst; wherein a density of the cured coring material is less than about 5.0 lbs/gal. Composites made using the low density coring material and methods of making composites are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventors: Robert Mark Adams, Randall Lake, Louis Paul Schaefer, Helena Twardowska, Brian Kruchten
  • Patent number: 9221981
    Abstract: A body filler resin composition for a two-part resin system is described. In one embodiment, the body filler resin composition includes a polymer having fatty acid functionality, and at least one filler. A two-part resin system and a method of repairing a part using the body filler composition are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Mark Adams, Randall Lake, Michael R. Schallick
  • Publication number: 20130004663
    Abstract: A body filler resin composition for a two-part resin system is described. In one embodiment, the body filler resin composition includes a polymer having fatty acid functionality, and at least one filler. A two-part resin system and a method of repairing a part using the body filler composition are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2012
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: IIIinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Mark Adams, Randall Lake, Michael R. Schallick
  • Publication number: 20120295019
    Abstract: Tooling packages for mold building structures, mold structures, and methods of making mold structures are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2012
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Applicant: Illinois Tool Works Inc
    Inventors: Randall Lake, Robert Mark Adams, Brian Michael Kruchten, John Pfaff, Louis Paul Schaefer, Helena Twardowska
  • Publication number: 20120040174
    Abstract: A low density coring material is described. In one embodiment, the low density coring material consists essentially of: about 40 to about 80 wt % resin, the resin consisting essentially of vinyl ester resin or a combination of vinyl ester resin and polyester resin; 0 to about 50 wt % monomer; 0 to about 5 wt % dispersion aid; 0 to about 5 wt % accelerator, or inhibitor, or both; about 3 to about 10 wt % microspheres; 0 to about 20 wt % fiber; 0 to about 20 wt % filler; and about 1 to about 5 wt % catalyst; wherein a density of the cured coring material is less than about 5.0 lbs/gal. Composites made using the low density coring material and methods of making composites are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2010
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Inventors: Robert Mark Adams, Randall Lake, Louis Paul Schaefer, Helena Twardowska, Brian Kruchten
  • Publication number: 20120040173
    Abstract: A low density coring material is described. In one embodiment, the low density coring material consists essentially of: about 40 to about 80 wt % resin; 0 to about 50 wt % monomer; 0 to about 5 wt % dispersion aid; 0 to about 5 wt % accelerator; about 3 to about 7 wt % microspheres; and about 1 to about 5 wt % catalyst; wherein a density of the cured coring material is less than about 5.0 lbs/gal. Composites made using the low density coring material and methods of making composites are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2010
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Applicant: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventors: Robert Mark Adams, Randall Lake, Louis Paul Schaefer, Helena Twardowska, Brian Kruchten
  • Publication number: 20120034373
    Abstract: A method for finishing a repaired surface is described. The method includes wiping a sealer on the repaired surface to seal microporosity in the repaired surface, the sealer consisting essentially of a mixture of polymer, at least one filler, solvent, and optionally microspheres; and applying a top coat to the sealed surface without sanding the sealed surface, the top coat being free of visible pinholes. Sealers and tools for applying surface sealers are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2010
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Inventors: Kimm Liddell, Helena Twardowska, Robert Mark Adams
  • Patent number: 6401043
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes methods for the computational analysis of genetic variances in the coding and non-coding regions of particular genes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2002
    Assignee: Variagenics, Inc.
    Inventors: Vincent P. Stanton, Jr., Robert Mark Adams, David Steffen