Patents by Inventor Sharon M. Simpson

Sharon M. Simpson 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: 9005725
    Abstract: Transparent ink-jet recording films, compositions, and methods are disclosed. Such films do not exhibit excessive ink drying times. These films exhibit high maximum optical densities and have low haze values. These films are useful for medical imaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Carestream Health, Inc.
    Inventors: Sharon M. Simpson, William D. Devine, William J. Ruzinsky
  • Patent number: 8974878
    Abstract: Transparent ink-jet recording films, compositions, and methods are disclosed. Such films do not exhibit excessive ink drying times. These films exhibit high maximum optical densities and have low haze values. These films are useful for medical imaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Carestream Health, Inc.
    Inventors: Sharon M. Simpson, William D. Devine, William J. Ruzinsky
  • Patent number: 8642143
    Abstract: Transparent ink-jet recording films, compositions, and methods are disclosed. Such films exhibit superior resistance to ink-transfer when printed to high optical densities, which is desirable for medical imaging applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Carestream Health, Inc.
    Inventors: Sharon M. Simpson, Heidy M. Vosberg, Daniel P. Leach, William J. Ruzinsky, William D. Devine
  • Patent number: 8557354
    Abstract: Transparent ink-jet recording films, compositions, and methods are disclosed. Such films exhibit improved ink-drying and smudging performance. These films exhibit high maximum optical densities and have low haze values. These films are useful for medical imaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Inventors: Sharon M. Simpson, John D. Szafraniec, James B. Philip, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8551584
    Abstract: Transparent ink-jet recording films, compositions, and methods are disclosed. These films can exhibit high maximum optical densities, rapid ink drying, low curl, excellent adhesion between the coating layers and the substrate, and negligible ink transfer between stacked ink-jet recording films after imaging. Such films are useful in medical imaging applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Carestream Health, Inc.
    Inventors: Sharon M. Simpson, James B. Philip, Jr., William D. Devine, William J. Ruzinsky, James L. Johnston, Daniel P. Leach, David G. Baird, James R. Wagner, Jr., Heidy M. Vosberg, John D. Szafraniec
  • Patent number: 8545948
    Abstract: Transparent ink-jet recording films, compositions, and methods are disclosed. Such films do not exhibit excessive ink drying times. These films exhibit high maximum optical densities and have low haze values. These films are useful for medical imaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Carestream Health, Inc.
    Inventors: Sharon M. Simpson, William D. Devine, III, William J. Ruzinsky
  • Publication number: 20130216739
    Abstract: Transparent ink-jet recording films, compositions, and methods are disclosed. Such films do not exhibit excessive ink drying times. These films exhibit high maximum optical densities and have low haze values. These films are useful for medical imaging.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2013
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Inventors: Sharon M. Simpson, William D. Devine, William J. Ruzinsky
  • Patent number: 8481131
    Abstract: Transparent ink-jet recording films, compositions, and methods are disclosed. These compositions and methods can impart excellent adhesion properties between film layers and the transparent support. These films are useful for medical imaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Carestream Health, Inc.
    Inventors: Sharon M. Simpson, William D. Devine, William J. Ruzinsky
  • Patent number: 8481132
    Abstract: Transparent ink-jet recording films, compositions, and methods are disclosed. These compositions and methods can impart excellent adhesion properties between film layers and the transparent support. These films are useful for medical imaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Carestream Health, Inc.
    Inventors: Sharon M. Simpson, James B. Philip
  • Patent number: 8470416
    Abstract: Transparent ink-jet recording films, compositions, and methods are disclosed. Such films do not exhibit excessive ink drying times. These films can be free of such visual effects as mud cracking. These films are useful for medical imaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Carestream Health, Inc.
    Inventors: Sharon M. Simpson, James B. Philip
  • Patent number: 8470415
    Abstract: Addition of a surfactant to either the under-layer, the image-receiving layer, or to both the under-layer and the image-receiving layer provides a quick-drying, transparent ink-jet recording film capable of achieving an optical density of at least 2.8 while still having a low haze and producing a number of grey levels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Carestream Health, Inc.
    Inventors: Sharon M. Simpson, James B. Philip, Jr., John D. Szafraniec
  • Patent number: 8449956
    Abstract: Transparent ink-jet recording films, compositions, and methods are disclosed. Such films do not exhibit excessive ink drying times. These films exhibit high maximum optical densities and have low haze values. These films are useful for medical imaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Carestream Health, Inc.
    Inventors: Sharon M. Simpson, William D. Devine, William J. Ruzinsky
  • Publication number: 20130040077
    Abstract: Transparent ink-jet recording films, compositions, and methods are disclosed. Such films exhibit superior resistance to ink-transfer when printed to high optical densities, which is desirable for medical imaging applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2012
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Inventors: Sharon M. Simpson, Heidy M. Vosberg, Daniel P. Leach, William J. Ruzinsky, William D. Devine
  • Patent number: 8354149
    Abstract: The compositions and methods of the present application can provide transparent ink-jet recording films that may be used by printers relying on optical detection of fed media. Such films can be useful for medical image reproduction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Assignee: Carestream Health Inc.
    Inventors: Sharon M. Simpson, David G. Baird, Heidy M. Vosberg
  • Publication number: 20120308745
    Abstract: Transparent ink-jet recording films, compositions, and methods are disclosed. These films can exhibit high maximum optical densities, rapid ink drying, low curl, excellent adhesion between the coating layers and the substrate, and negligible ink transfer between stacked ink-jet recording films after imaging. Such films are useful in medical imaging applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2012
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Inventors: Sharon M. Simpson, James B. Phillip, JR., William J. Ruzinsky, James L. Johnston, Daniel P. Leach
  • Publication number: 20120301640
    Abstract: The compositions and methods of the present application can provide transparent ink-jet recording films with increased image-receiving layer thicknesses. Such films can exhibit high maximum optical densities and rapid ink drying.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Inventors: Sharon M. Simpson, Daniel P. Leach, William J. Ruzinsky, William D. Devine
  • Patent number: 8277909
    Abstract: Transparent ink-jet recording films, compositions, and methods are disclosed. These films can exhibit high maximum optical densities, rapid ink drying, low curl, excellent adhesion between the coating layers and the substrate, and negligible ink transfer between stacked ink-jet recording films after imaging. Such films are useful in medical imaging applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Carestream Health, Inc.
    Inventors: Sharon M. Simpson, James B. Philip, Jr., William D. Devine, William J. Ruzinsky, James L. Johnston, Daniel P. Leach, David G. Baird, James R. Wagner, Jr., Heidy M. Vosberg, John D. Szafraniec
  • Publication number: 20120231183
    Abstract: Transparent ink-jet recording films, compositions, and methods are disclosed. Such films do not exhibit excessive ink drying times. These films exhibit high maximum optical densities and have low haze values. These films are useful for medical imaging.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2011
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Inventors: Sharon M. Simpson, William D. Devine, William J. Ruzinsky
  • Publication number: 20120148768
    Abstract: Transparent ink-jet recording films, compositions, and methods are disclosed. These compositions and methods can impart excellent adhesion properties between film layers and the transparent support. The films have improved appearance compared to similar high optical density films. Such improved appearance films are produced without requiring reduced drying process throughput. These films are useful for medical imaging.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Inventors: Sharon M. Simpson, William D. Devine, James L. Johnston, William J. Ruzinsky, Heidy M. Vosberg, Eric J. Adsit
  • Publication number: 20120128901
    Abstract: Transparent ink-jet recording films, compositions, and methods are disclosed. The compositions and methods of the present application can provide films exhibiting high maximum optical densities that are useful for medical imaging.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2011
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Inventors: Sharon M. Simpson, David G. Baird