Patents by Inventor Robert Sandoval

Robert Sandoval 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: 20170335127
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a coating composition or paint comprising a multistage latex with at least first and second stages, wherein the composition or paint is substantially free of volatile organic compounds (VOC) and capable of film formation even in the absence of coalescent agents. The base paint formulation is capable of being tinted at a point-of-sale (i.e. in-store) using a colorant composition of a type and quantity required to produce a paint of desired color and finish. The paints, show improved block resistance, scrub resistance and tack resistance. Rheological techniques as described herein may be used to determine tack resistance, print resistance, and other performance characteristics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Applicant: Valspar Sourcing, Inc.
    Inventors: Tessie Rose Ewert, Tyler Bell, Robert Sandoval, Mary Jane Hibben
  • Publication number: 20170327709
    Abstract: Water-based compositions that are resistant to dirt pickup, efflorescence, tannin bleed-through and surfactant leaching are described. The water-based composition includes a latex or water-dispersible polymer and a non-VOC UV-VIS (preferably, ultraviolet) absorber as a dirt pickup resistance additive. Methods of making water-based compositions including a non-VOC UV-VIS absorber as an additive are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Applicant: Valspar Sourcing, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Sandoval, James Harris, Mary Jane Hibben, Andrew Balgeman, Christopher Shaffer, Glenn Frazee, Michael Wildman
  • Publication number: 20170265405
    Abstract: A plant watering device. The plant watering device includes an outer container having a plurality of apertures on a lower portion of a first sidewall, an inner container having a second sidewall defining and open upper end and an open lower end, wherein the second sidewall of the inner container is secured to an interior surface of the first sidewall of the outer container via a fastener; and an apron encircling an outer side of the first sidewall. The plant watering device is securable to the ground via a stake. In use, water is poured into the inner container, flows through the open lower end of the inner container to the outer container interior volume, and then exits the apertures of the outer container. This allows the water to gently diffuse around an area where a plant is planted, while the apron prevents soil erosion and damage to the plant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Inventor: Robert Sandoval
  • Publication number: 20170247565
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a coating composition or paint comprising a multistage latex with at least first and second stages, wherein the composition or paint is substantially free of volatile organic compounds (VOC) and capable of film formation even in the absence of coalescent agents. The base paint formulation is capable of being tinted at a point-of-sale (i.e. in-store) using a colorant composition of a type and quantity required to produce a paint of desired color and finish. The paints, show improved block resistance, scrub resistance and tack resistance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Applicant: Valspar Sourcing, Inc.
    Inventors: Tyler Bell, Robert Sandoval, Mary Jane Hibben, Michael C. Wildman
  • Publication number: 20170029654
    Abstract: Water-based compositions that are resistant to dirt pickup are described. The water-based composition includes a latex or water-dispersible polymer and a non-VOC UV-VIS (preferably, ultraviolet) absorber as a dirt pickup resistance additive. Methods of making water-based compositions including a non-VOC UV-VIS absorber as a dirt pickup resistance additive are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Publication date: February 2, 2017
    Applicant: Valspar Sourcing, Inc.
    Inventors: Mary Jane Hibben, Joseph Klen, Robert Sandoval, T. Howard Killilea
  • Publication number: 20160145460
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a coating composition or paint comprising a multistage latex with at least first and second stages, wherein the composition or paint is substantially free of volatile organic compounds (VOC) and capable of film formation even in the absence of coalescent agents. The base paint formulation is capable of being tinted at a point-of-sale (i.e. in-store) using a colorant composition of a type and quantity required to produce a paint of desired color and finish. The paints, show improved block resistance, scrub resistance and tack resistance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Publication date: May 26, 2016
    Applicant: Valspar Sourcing, Inc.
    Inventors: Tyler Bell, Robert Sandoval, Mary Jane Hibben, Jay Lee, Jake Lesiak
  • Patent number: 9317249
    Abstract: An operations support system is provided for an engine with a turbine having a turbine inlet. The system includes a diagnostic engine model unit configured to receive engine data from the engine and to generate diagnostics data based on the engine data, the diagnostics data including scalars. The system further includes an engine-specific model unit coupled to the diagnostic engine model unit and configured to receive the scalars from the diagnostic engine model unit and configured to generate turbine inlet temperature information for the engine using a thermodynamic model. The thermodynamic model is based on component maps associated with the engine. The system further includes a storage unit coupled to the engine-specific model unit and configured to store the turbine inlet temperature information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Kevin Moeckly, Richard Ling, Robert Sandoval
  • Patent number: 9200177
    Abstract: The instant invention provides a high-solid, solvent-free alkyd dispersion, and a continuous process for producing the same. The aqueous alkyd dispersion, according to the present invention comprises (a) from 40 to 70 percent by weight of one or more alkyds based on the total weight of the dispersion, wherein each one or more alkyds has an acid value of less than 20 and a molecular weight (Mn) in the range of greater than 1000 Dalton; (b) from less than 10 percent by weight of one or more surfactants, based on the total weight of the dispersion; and (c) from 30 to 55 percent by weight of water, based on the total weight of the dispersion; and the dispersion has an average particle size diameter in the range of 0.05 to 5 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Timothy J. Young, Gary E. Spilman, Suresh Subramonian, Ray E. Drumright, David D. Mall, Rosemarie Lauer, Andrea Greyson, Robert Sandoval, Ahmad Madkour
  • Publication number: 20140163838
    Abstract: An operations support system is provided for an engine with a turbine having a turbine inlet. The system includes a diagnostic engine model unit configured to receive engine data from the engine and to generate diagnostics data based on the engine data, the diagnostics data including scalars. The system further includes an engine-specific model unit coupled to the diagnostic engine model unit and configured to receive the scalars from the diagnostic engine model unit and configured to generate turbine inlet temperature information for the engine using a thermodynamic model. The thermodynamic model is based on component maps associated with the engine. The system further includes a storage unit coupled to the engine-specific model unit and configured to store the turbine inlet temperature information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2012
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Kevin Moeckly, Richard Ling, Robert Sandoval
  • Publication number: 20120244288
    Abstract: The instant invention provides a high-solid, solvent-free alkyd dispersion, and a continuous process for producing the same. The aqueous alkyd dispersion, according to the present invention comprises (a) from 40 to 70 percent by weight of one or more alkyds based on the total weight of the dispersion, wherein each one or more alkyds has an acid value of less than 20 and a molecular weight (Mn) in the range of greater than 1000 Dalton; (b) from less than 10 percent by weight of one or more surfactants, based on the total weight of the dispersion; and (c) from 30 to 55 percent by weight of water, based on the total weight of the dispersion; and the dispersion has an average particle size diameter in the range of 0.05 to 5 ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2010
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Inventors: Timothy J. Young, Gary E. Spilman, Suresh Subramonian, Ray E. Drumright, David D. Mall, Rosemarie Lauer, Andrea Greyson, Robert Sandoval, Ahmad Madkour
  • Patent number: 8157514
    Abstract: A component for a gas turbine engine having an engine axis includes a rotor disk and a plurality of airfoils. The rotor disk comprises a web and a rim. The web has a first outer surface at least partially defining a plurality of holes and a plurality of slots. Each of the plurality of slots extends from a corresponding one of the plurality of holes and forms a first angle with the engine axis at the point of intersection with the corresponding one of the plurality of holes. The rim has a second outer surface also at least partially defining the plurality of slots. Each of the plurality of slots forms a second angle with the engine axis at the second outer surface, the second angle being different from the first angle. Each of the plurality of airfoils extends from the second outer surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Victor Reyes, Christopher Urwiller, Robert Sandoval, John Best
  • Publication number: 20100239422
    Abstract: A component for a gas turbine engine having an engine axis includes a rotor disk and a plurality of airfoils. The rotor disk comprises a web and a rim. The web has a first outer surface at least partially defining a plurality of holes and a plurality of slots. Each of the plurality of slots extends from a corresponding one of the plurality of holes and forms a first angle with the engine axis at the point of intersection with the corresponding one of the plurality of holes. The rim has a second outer surface also at least partially defining the plurality of slots. Each of the plurality of slots forms a second angle with the engine axis at the second outer surface, the second angle being different from the first angle. Each of the plurality of airfoils extends from the second outer surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2009
    Publication date: September 23, 2010
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Victor Reyes, Christopher Urwiller, Robert Sandoval, John Best
  • Publication number: 20060123796
    Abstract: A secondary flow, turbine cooling air system for the uniform cooling of high pressure turbine module components such as the turbine shroud, turbine blade tips, turbine nozzle, transion liner, and turbine bearing support housing in a recuperated gas turbine engine is provided. The secondary flow turbine cooling system provides uniform cooling air having a similar pressure and temperature in a recuperated gas turbine engine as the compressor discharge air of a non-recuperated gas turbine engine. A method for uniform cooling of high pressure turbine module components using the secondary flow turbine cooling air system is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2004
    Publication date: June 15, 2006
    Applicant: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Larry Aycock, John Barrett, Howard Becker, Michael Durden, Robert Kime, Brian Koch, Robert Sandoval