Patents by Inventor Russell Schwartz

Russell Schwartz 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: 20200407573
    Abstract: Described herein are metallic pigment-containing inks having a magnitude of exotherm <1200 J/g, or no observable exotherm at all. Also described are metallic pigment-containing inks that include 9.0 wt % or less nitrocellulose resin, or which are essentially free of nitrocellulose resin. Further described are articles printed with the described metallic pigment-containing inks, kits including such inks (and other inks), and methods of printing with such inks. The metallic pigment-containing ink described herein reduce, if not eliminate, the tendency of inks containing metallic pigments to spark and combust.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: SUN CHEMICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Russell Schwartz, Tom DeBartolo, Steven Johnson
  • Publication number: 20200369065
    Abstract: A method for printing on a substrate comprises two steps. The first step consists essentially of: applying onto a substrate one or more layers of an energy curable ink and applying one or more layers of a water-based coating over the top of the one or more layers of energy curable ink. The second step comprises the steps of, in any order: a) drying the one or more layers of water-based coating, and b) actinically or electron beam curing simultaneously all the energy curable ink layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: John G. Tiessen, Juanita M. Parris, Russell Schwartz
  • Publication number: 20200342956
    Abstract: Provided herein are systems, methods, and computer program products using tumor phylogeny, mutation rates, and machine learning to produce a clinical projection, such as patient survival, risk of malignancy, and therapeutic options. The method includes generating sequence variation data that identifies, characterizes, or quantifies at least one mutation in tumor sequence data of a tumor of a patient. The method also includes generating a phylogenic tree depicting clonal evolution of cells in the tumor of the patient. The method further includes determining at least one feature of the phylogenic tree including at least one value quantifying rates of mutation and/or at least one value representing at least one aspect of a structure of the phylogenic tree. The method further includes training a machine learning model to be configured to generate a projection for the patient comprising a clinical outcome or disease progression.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Russell Schwartz, Jian Ma
  • Patent number: 10800935
    Abstract: Described herein are metallic pigment-containing inks having a magnitude of exotherm <1200 J/g, or no observable exotherm at all. Also described are metallic pigment-containing inks that include 9.0 wt % or less nitrocellulose resin, or which are essentially free of nitrocellulose resin. Further described are articles printed with the described metallic pigment-containing inks, kits including such inks (and other inks), and methods of printing with such inks. The metallic pigment-containing ink described herein reduce, if not eliminate, the tendency of inks containing metallic pigments to spark and combust.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Sun Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Russell Schwartz, Tom DeBartolo, Steven Johnson
  • Publication number: 20200216689
    Abstract: Described herein are water-based inks that comprise water, a water miscible solvent having a boiling point of about 56° C. to about 98° C., and a latex. In one aspect, the water miscible solvent comprises about 10 wt % to about 30 wt % of the ink (based on the total weight of the ink). In another aspect, the latex is an alcohol-tolerant latex that exhibits limited or no particle size increase in the presence of alcohol. Further described herein are articles printed with the inks, and methods of printing with the inks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Applicant: SUN CHEMICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ramasamy Krishnan, Russell Schwartz, Juanita Parris
  • Publication number: 20190211218
    Abstract: Described herein are metallic pigment-containing inks having a magnitude of exotherm <1200 J/g, or no observable exotherm at all. Also described are metallic pigment-containing inks that include 9.0 wt % or less nitrocellulose resin, or which are essentially free of nitrocellulose resin. Further described are articles printed with the described metallic pigment-containing inks, kits including such inks (and other inks), and methods of printing with such inks. The metallic pigment-containing ink described herein reduce, if not eliminate, the tendency of inks containing metallic pigments to spark and combust.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Applicant: SUN CHEMICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Russell SCHWARTZ, Tom DEBARTOLO, Steven JOHNSON
  • Publication number: 20190159415
    Abstract: An automatic vertical farming system may include a frame defining at least one growth area and configured to support a plurality of vertical plant growth structures within the at least one growth area. The system may include at least one light, at least one liquid conduit, and at least one gas conduit. The system may include at least one robot disposed on a top side of the frame and movably supported by the frame. The at least one robot may include at least one tool configured to manipulate the plurality of vertical plant growth structures. The system may include a control system including at least one processor configured to automatically control illumination by the at least one light, liquid flow through the at least one liquid conduit, gas flow through the at least one gas conduit, and operation of the at least one robot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Applicant: OnePointOne, Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel Bernard Clifford Bertram, John Russell Bertram, Sara Sadae Kuwahara, Robert Thomas McDonald, Travis Alexander Woodrow, Scot Andrew Tomer, Paul David Mahacek, Zach Daniel Bellay, Daniel James Buckley, Robert John Drazovich, Ian Scott Knight, Sebastian Alexander Schwartz, Anthony Yu
  • Publication number: 20190144604
    Abstract: The present invention provides alkoxylated polymers. The alkoxylated polymers have two or more alkoxylated sites. The alkoxylated polymers can comprise any monomers and/or oligomers that contain one or more functional groups with an active hydrogen. The alkoxylated polymers are useful in any application for which polymers are generally used. For example, the alkoxylated polymers are useful as additives in ink and coating compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: SUN CHEMICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ramasamy Krishnan, Ralph Arcurio, Russell Schwartz
  • Publication number: 20170101505
    Abstract: The present invention provides alkoxylated polymers. The alkoxylated polymers have two or more alkoxylated sites. The alkoxylated polymers can comprise any monomers and/or oligomers that contain one or more functional groups with an active hydrogen. The alkoxylated polymers are useful in any application for which polymers are generally used. For example, the alkoxylated polymers are useful as additives in ink and coating compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2015
    Publication date: April 13, 2017
    Applicant: SUN CHEMICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ramasamy Krishnan, Ralph Arcurio, Russell Schwartz
  • Patent number: 9441120
    Abstract: Lithographic printing inks are described, which are characterized by the inclusion of both water, in a substantially emulsified form, and inorganic filler. Inks of the present invention show improved printing properties in offset lithography, including improved transfer, reduced piling and improved mileage. They also offer cost advantages over currently available inks and the ability to minimize or eliminate entirely mineral oil from their compositions. The inks of the present invention may be used in both web-based print processes including coldset and heatset, as well as in sheetfed printing. The inks may be dried to a durable ink film at ambient temperature, with thermal energy or with actinic or electron beam radiation, or with any combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: SUN CHEMICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Reiner Jung, Jochen Gattermayer, Kai-Uwe Gaudl, Ramasamy Krishnan, Lars Keller, Cumhur Bilgic, Jeff Jones, Jeff Newton, Adelbert Dettling, Russell Schwartz
  • Patent number: 9234101
    Abstract: Colored metalorganic fluids for electrowetting, electrofluidic, and electrophoretic devices are disclosed. The colored fluid can include a polar or nonpolar solvent including silicon and/or germanium and a modified, oligomeric, or polymeric dye. The dye includes a chromophore attached to a low molecular weight group with molecular weight 10 to 800 or an oligomeric or polymeric chain, which includes silicon and/or germanium. The dye has a molecular weight from 100 to 100,000, solubility in the solvent of at least 5% wt at 25° C., and a dynamic viscosity from 0.5 cPs to 2,000 cPs at 25° C. If the solvent is polar, the fluid has a conductivity from about 0.01 pS/cm to 3000 pS/cm, a surface tension of 15 dynes/cm to 90 dynes/cm at 25° C., and a total content of monatomic ions with radii smaller than 2.0 A and polyatomic ions with radii smaller than 1.45 A less than 500 ppm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: Sun Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Stanislav G. Vilner, Lisa Clapp, Russell Schwartz
  • Publication number: 20150184004
    Abstract: Lithographic printing inks are described, which are characterized by the inclusion of both water, in a substantially emulsified form, and inorganic filler. Inks of the present invention show improved printing properties in offset lithography, including improved transfer, reduced piling and improved mileage. They also offer cost advantages over currently available inks and the ability to minimize or eliminate entirely mineral oil from their compositions. The inks of the present invention may be used in both web-based print processes including coldset and heatset, as well as in sheetfed printing. The inks may be dried to a durable ink film at ambient temperature, with thermal energy or with actinic or electron beam radiation, or with any combination thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Publication date: July 2, 2015
    Applicant: SUN CHEMICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Reiner Jung, Jochen Gattermayer, Kai-Uwe Gaudl, Ramasamy Krishnan, Lars Keller, Cumhur Bilgic, Jeff Jones, Jeff Newton, Adelbert Dettling, Russell Schwartz
  • Patent number: 8917436
    Abstract: The current invention relates to a piezochromic device wherein said device exhibits a reversible change in appearance initialed by an external applied force and then reverts back to its original appearance over a set relaxation time when the external force is removed. In one embodiment, a device comprising a transparent or semi-transparent cover layer and a magnetic layer, wherein between the cover layer and the magnetic layer is a liquid medium containing magnetically alignable pigments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Sun Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Aaron Hollman, Russell Schwartz, David Kozak
  • Patent number: 8717663
    Abstract: Colored fluids for electrowetting, electro fluidic, or electrophoretic devices, and the devices themselves, are disclosed. The colored fluid can include a nonaqueous polar solvent having (a) a dynamic viscosity of 0.1 cP to 50 cP at 250 C, (b) a surface tension of 25 dynes/cm to 55 dynes/cm at 250 C, and (c) an electrowetting relative response of 40% to 80%. Such colored fluids further include a colorant selected from a pigment and/or a dye. In another embodiment, the colored fluid can include a non-polar solvent and an organic colorant selected from a pigment and/or a dye. Such colored fluids can be black in color and have a conductivity from 0 pS/cm to 5 pS/cm and a dielectric constant less than 3. The use of the colored fluids offers improvements in reliability, higher levels of chroma in the dispersed state, and the ability to achieve higher contrast ratios in display technologies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Sun Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Jason C. Heikenfeld, Russell Schwartz, Lisa Clapp, April Milarcik, Stanislav G. Vilner
  • Publication number: 20130313491
    Abstract: Colored metalorganic fluids for electrowetting, electrofluidic, and electrophoretic devices are disclosed. The colored fluid can include a polar or nonpolar solvent including silicon and/or germanium and a modified, oligomeric, or polymeric dye. The dye includes a chromophore attached to a low molecular weight group with molecular weight 10 to 800 or an oligomeric or polymeric chain, which includes silicon and/or germanium. The dye has a molecular weight from 100 to 100,000, solubility in the solvent of at least 5% wt at 25° C., and a dynamic viscosity from 0.5 cPs to 2,000 cPs at 25° C. If the solvent is polar, the fluid has a conductivity from about 0.01 pS/cm to 3000 pS/cm, a surface tension of 15 dynes/cm to 90 dynes/cm at 25° C., and a total content of monatomic ions with radii smaller than 2.0 A and polyatomic ions with radii smaller than 1.45 A less than 500 ppm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Inventors: Stanislav G. Vilner, Lisa Clapp, Russell Schwartz
  • Patent number: 8575243
    Abstract: A paint comprising a latex base, organic pigment, and an aqueous solution resin solid with improved stability to atmospheric pollutants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Sun Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Russell Schwartz, Paul A. Merchak, Steven Johnson
  • Patent number: 8520286
    Abstract: Colored fluids for electrowetting, electrofluidic, and electrophoretic chromatophore devices are disclosed. In one embodiment, the colored fluid includes at least one solvent and at least one oligomeric and/or polymeric dye in the solvent. The oligomeric dye has at least one chromophore attached to one or more oligomeric chains, and the polymeric dye has at least one chromophore attached to one or more oligomeric and/or polymeric chains. The dye also has a molecular weight from 400 to 100,000, solubility in the solvent of at least 5% wt at 25° C., and a dynamic viscosity from 0.5 cPs to 2,000 cPs at 25° C. The solvent may be polar or non-polar each having specific properties defined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Sun Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Lisa Clapp, Russell Schwartz, Stan Vilner
  • Publication number: 20120307347
    Abstract: Colored fluids for electrowetting, electrofluidic, and electrophoretic chromatophore devices are disclosed. In one embodiment, the colored fluid includes at least one solvent and at least one oligomeric and/or polymeric dye in the solvent. The oligomeric dye has at least one chromophore attached to one or more oligomeric chains, and the polymeric dye has at least one chromophore attached to one or more oligomeric and/or polymeric chains. The dye also has a molecular weight from 400 to 100,000, solubility in the solvent of at least 5% wt at 25° C., and a dynamic viscosity from 0.5 cPs to 2,000 cPs at 25° C. The solvent may be polar or non-polar each having specific properties defined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Inventors: Lisa Clapp, Russell Schwartz, Stan Vilner
  • Publication number: 20120229881
    Abstract: The current invention relates to a piezochromic device wherein said device exhibits a reversible change in appearance initialed by an external applied force and then reverts back to its original appearance over a set relaxation time when the external force is removed. In one embodiment, a device comprising a transparent or semi-transparent cover layer and a magnetic layer, wherein between the cover layer and the magnetic layer is a liquid medium containing magnetically alignable pigments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2010
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Applicant: SUN CHEMICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Aaron Hollman, Russell Schwartz, David Kozak
  • Patent number: RE46318
    Abstract: Colored fluids for electrowetting, electro fluidic, or electrophoretic devices, and the devices themselves, are disclosed. The colored fluid can include a nonaqueous polar solvent having (a) a dynamic viscosity of 0.1 cP to 50 cP at 250 C, (b) a surface tension of 25 dynes/cm to 55 dynes/cm at 250 C, and (c) an electrowetting relative response of 40% to 80%. Such colored fluids further include a colorant selected from a pigment and/or a dye. In another embodiment, the colored fluid can include a non-polar solvent and an organic colorant selected from a pigment and/or a dye. Such colored fluids can be black in color and have a conductivity from 0 pS/cm to 5 pS/cm and a dielectric constant less than 3. The use of the colored fluids offers improvements in reliability, higher levels of chroma in the dispersed state, and the ability to achieve higher contrast ratios in display technologies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Sun Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Jason C. Heikenfeld, Russell Schwartz, Lisa Clapp, April Milarcik, Stanislav G. Vilner