Patents by Inventor Shawn E. Dolan

Shawn E. Dolan 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: 20190316270
    Abstract: This invention relates to articles having magnesium-containing metal surfaces with a black, brown or bronze electroceramic coating, chemically bonded directly to the magnesium metal surfaces, the coating having an outer darkly colored layer and an underlying interfacial layer. Articles having a composite coating comprising first sectors of the electroceramic coating and second sectors comprising organic and/or inorganic components different from the electroceramic coating are also provided. The invention further relates to processes of making and using the articles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: Shawn E. Dolan, Michael A. Murphy, JR., James P. Golding, Andrew M. Dahl, Eric C. Kuhns
  • Patent number: 9953747
    Abstract: A cable for power distribution applications includes a plurality of wires bundled into the cable. The plurality of wires typically is comprised of interior wires and peripheral wires with the peripheral wires surrounding the interior wires. At least one wire is coated with a high emissivity coating that includes at least 10 weight percent aluminum oxide and a metal oxide other than aluminum oxide. Characteristically, the wire coated with the high emissivity coating has an emissivity greater than about 0.5 in the infrared region of the electromagnetic spectrum and a surface area at least 50 times greater than the surface area of a bare wire prior to being coated with the high emissivity coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Shawn E. Dolan, Mark W. Ziehm, Eric C. Kuhns, Michael Lombardo, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20170241037
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus for continuously electrolytically coating a wire for a high tension cable for use in overhead transmission lines, wherein the apparatus comprises a bath for an aqueous electrolytic solution containing a precursor for an electro-ceramic coating on a wire, a first air knife cleaning device, an electrification device for electrifying the wire, a plurality of guide members positioned to route the wire from into, through and out of the bath, a cathodic connection positioned in the bath for contacting the aqueous electrolytic solution, and a power source electrically connected to the electrification device and the cathodic connection, said power source capable of providing high voltage and high current to the wire through the electrification device, and through the wire in the bath to the cathode connection via the aqueous electrolytic solution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Inventors: Shawn E. Dolan, Cody R. Davis, Ryan Anderson
  • Patent number: 9701177
    Abstract: A ceramic coated heat exchanger component and method for making the ceramic coated heat exchanger component by creating porous metal oxide coatings on an aluminum surface of the heat exchanger component by plasma electrochemical deposition of a metal oxide on the aluminum surface and layering an odor neutralization agent on the porous metal oxide ceramic coatings to form an odor remediation ceramic coating on the heat exchanger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignees: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, DENSO Manufacturing Michigan, Inc.
    Inventors: Chris McDermott, Jason Amoss, Rajaram Shembekar, Shawn E. Dolan
  • Publication number: 20170148550
    Abstract: A system and a process for continuously electrolytically coating a wire, useful for a high tension cable, is provided. The system includes a bath containing a precursor for an electro-ceramic coating on a wire and containing a cathodic connection, at least one motor connected to at least one motive assembly to impart movement to the wire. A power source provides high voltage and high current to the wire through the electrification device, and through the wire in the bath to the cathode connection via the aqueous electrolytic solution. The process includes electrifying bare wire with a high voltage and a high current, passing the electrified bare wire through a bath having a cathodic connection and containing an aqueous solution with a precursor for an electro-ceramic coating, and electrochemically reacting the wire with the precursor thereby generating a coated wire having an electro-ceramic coating on at least one surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Inventors: Shawn E. Dolan, Mark W. Ziehm, Eric C. Kuhns, Michael Lombardo, JR.
  • Publication number: 20170145580
    Abstract: A system and a process for continuously electrolytically coating a light metal coil is provided. The system includes a bath containing a precursor for an electroceramic coating on a light metal coil and containing a cathodic connection, at least one motor connected to at least one motive assembly to impart movement to the coil. A power source provides voltage and current to the coil through the electrification device, and through the coil in the bath to the cathode connection via the aqueous electrolytic solution. The process includes electrifying bare coil with a voltage and a current, passing the electrified bare light metal coil through a bath having a cathodic connection and containing an aqueous solution with a precursor for an electroceramic coating, and electrochemically reacting the light metal coil with the precursor thereby generating a coated light metal coil having an electroceramic coating on at least one surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Inventors: Shawn E. Dolan, Mark W. Ziehm, Eric C. Kuhns, Michael Lombardo, JR.
  • Publication number: 20170148547
    Abstract: An aluminum or aluminum alloy metal electrical conductor having a high temperature resistant electrically insulating metal oxide coating layer including at least one non-aluminum metal oxide chemically bonded thereto and methods of making and using same
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Inventors: Shawn E. Dolan, Mark W. Ziehm, Eric C. Kuhns, Michael Lombardo, JR., Michael A. Murphy, JR.
  • Publication number: 20170148548
    Abstract: A cable for power distribution applications includes a plurality of wires bundled into the cable. The plurality of wires typically is comprised of interior wires and peripheral wires with the peripheral wires surrounding the interior wires. At least one wire is coated with a high emissivity coating that includes at least 10 weight percent aluminum oxide and a metal oxide other than aluminum oxide. Characteristically, the wire coated with the high emissivity coating has an emissivity greater than about 0.5 in the infrared region of the electromagnetic spectrum and a surface area at least 50 times greater than the surface area of a bare wire prior to being coated with the high emissivity coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Inventors: Shawn E. Dolan, Mark W. Ziehm, Eric C. Kuhns, Michael Lombardo, JR.
  • Publication number: 20170122147
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for reducing at least one of HC, CO, and NOx emissions from an operating internal combustion engine fueled by hydrocarbon or similar fuels, such as alcohols, wherein a portion of the internal combustion chamber has aluminum and/or titanium containing surfaces coated with a titanium dioxide coating further comprising a dopant in and/or on the adherent titanium dioxide coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Inventors: Shawn E. Dolan, James P. Golding
  • Publication number: 20170121841
    Abstract: This invention relates to articles having magnesium-containing metal surfaces with an electroceramic coating chemically bonded to the metal surfaces and to articles having a composite coating comprising first sectors of electroceramic coating and second sectors comprising organic and/or inorganic components different from the electroceramic coating. The invention further relates to processes of making and using the articles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Inventors: Shawn E. Dolan, Kirk Kramer, Lisa K. Salet, Michael A. Murphy, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20170089241
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for reducing at least one of HC, CO, and NOx, emissions from an operating internal combustion engine fueled by hydrocarbon or similar fuels, such as alcohols, wherein a portion of the internal combustion chamber has aluminum and/or titanium containing surfaces coated with a titanium dioxide coating further comprising a dopant in and/or on the adherent titanium dioxide coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Inventors: Shawn E. Dolan, James P. Golding
  • Patent number: 9115442
    Abstract: Coating bath compositions and processes useful in depositing organic polymeric coatings on metal substrates at low voltages are provided, the baths comprising one or more dispersed organic film forming polymers; and an etchant; wherein the principle film forming polymer is stabilized in the bath by the presence of anionic surfactant, but can be readily anodically deposited under low voltage. The invention also relates to processes of depositing a coating and metal substrates coated using the baths and processes of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Manesh Nadupparambil Sekharen, Shawn E. Dolan, Brian J. Marvin, Bashir M. Ahmed, John D. McGee, Omar L. Abu-Shanab, Derek A. Hickey
  • Patent number: 9023481
    Abstract: Using aqueous electrolytes containing complex fluorides or oxyfluorides such as fluorozirconates and fluorotitanates, ferrous metal articles and non-metallic articles having a first coating containing aluminum may be rapidly anodized to form a second protective surface coating. White coatings may be formed on articles using pulsed direct current or alternating current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventor: Shawn E. Dolan
  • Publication number: 20140262791
    Abstract: Coating bath compositions and processes useful in depositing organic polymeric coatings on metal substrates at low voltages are provided, the baths comprising one or more dispersed organic film forming polymers; and an etchant; wherein the principle film forming polymer is stabilized in the bath by the presence of anionic surfactant, but can be readily anodically deposited under low voltage. The invention also relates to processes of depositing a coating and metal substrates coated using the baths and processes of the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Manesh N. SEKHAREN, Shawn E. DOLAN, Brian J. MARVIN, Bashir M. AHMED, John D. McGEE, Omar L. ABU-SHANAB, Derek A. HICKEY
  • Publication number: 20140196439
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for reducing at least one of HC, CO, and NOx emissions from an operating internal combustion engine fueled by hydrocarbon or similar fuels, such as alcohols, wherein a portion of the internal combustion chamber has aluminum and/or titanium containing surfaces coated with a titanium dioxide coating further comprising a dopant in and/or on the adherent titanium dioxide coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: Henkel AG & Co.KGaA
    Inventors: Shawn E. Dolan, James P. Golding
  • Patent number: 8663807
    Abstract: An article of manufacture and a process for making the article by generating corrosion-, heat- and abrasion-resistant ceramic coatings comprising titanium and/or zirconium dioxide using direct and alternating current on anodes comprising aluminum and/or titanium. Optionally, the article is coated with additional layers, such as paint, after deposition of the ceramic coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventor: Shawn E. Dolan
  • Patent number: 8361630
    Abstract: An article of manufacture and a process for making the article by the anodization of aluminum and aluminum alloy workpieces to provide corrosion-, heat- and abrasion-resistant ceramic coatings comprising titanium and/or zirconium oxides, and the subsequent coating of the anodized workpiece with polytetrafluoroethylene (“PTFE”) or silicone containing coatings. The invention is especially useful for forming longer life PTFE coatings on aluminum substrates by pre-coating the substrate with an anodized layer of titanium and/or zirconium oxide that provides excellent corrosion-, heat- and abrasion-resistance in a hard yet flexible film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventor: Shawn E. Dolan
  • Patent number: 7820300
    Abstract: An article of manufacture and a process for making the article by the anodization of aluminum and aluminum alloy workpieces to provide corrosion-, heat- and abrasion-resistant ceramic coatings comprising titanium and/or zirconium oxides, and the subsequent coating of the anodized workpiece with a second coating such as polytetrafluoroethylene (“PTFE”) or silicone containing coatings. The invention is especially useful for forming longer life coatings on aluminum substrates by pre-coating the substrate with an anodized layer of titanium and/or zirconium oxide that provides excellent corrosion-, heat- and abrasion-resistance in a hard yet flexible film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventor: Shawn E. Dolan
  • Patent number: D779440
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Mark W. Ziehm, Shawn E. Dolan
  • Patent number: D868701
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Mark W. Ziehm, Shawn E. Dolan