Patents by Inventor Steven J. Martin

Steven J. Martin 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: 20170232198
    Abstract: An article is described including an article surface, a primer coating of SiOx, SiOxCy or SiNxCy applied to the article surface, and optionally a deposit of lubricant applied to the primer coating or layer. The primer coating of SiOx, SiOxCy or SiNxCy is applied by PECVD of an organosiloxane precursor. A deposit of lubricant is applied to the primer coating or layer. The primer coating improves the adhesion or wetting of the lubricant on the surface to be lubricated, as well as the recovery of the liquid contained in the vessel. Examples of such an article are a prefilled syringe having a barrel with a lubricated interior portion and a plunger tip that slides along it. Another example of such an article is a vial having a lubricated opening to receive a septum. Another aspect of the invention is a method of making such an article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Inventors: Joseph A. Jones, Christopher Weikart, Steven J. Martin
  • Patent number: 9701889
    Abstract: A method of treating a siliciclastic, hydrocarbon-bearing formation includes contacting the hydrocarbon-bearing formation with a composition comprising solvent and a fluorinated amine oxide. The method can provide siliciclastic, hydrocarbon-bearing formations treated according to the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Rudolf J. Dams, Yong K. Wu, Steven J. Martin, Douglas E. Johnson
  • Patent number: 9688785
    Abstract: A composition comprising at least one first divalent unit represented by formula: and at least one of a second divalent unit comprising a pendant Z group or a monovalent unit comprising a thioether linkage and a terminal Z group, wherein each Z group is independently selected from the group consisting of —P(O)(OY)2 and —O—P(O)(OY)2. R? and R?? are each independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen and alkyl having from 1 to 4 carbon atoms. Y is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, alkyl, trialkylsilyl, and a counter cation. Methods of treating a surface using these compositions and articles with a surface in contact with these compositions are provided. Methods of making these compositions are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Chetan P. Jariwala, Gregory D. Clark, Jason T. Petrin, Rudolf J. Dams, Steven J. Martin, Mark J. Pellerite
  • Patent number: 9662450
    Abstract: An article is described including an article surface, a primer coating or layer of SiOx, SiOxCy or SiNxCy applied to the article surface, and a deposit of lubricant applied to the primer coating or layer. The primer coating or layer of SiOx, SiOxCy or SiNxCy is applied by chemical vapor deposition of a polysiloxane or polysilazane precursor in the presence of oxygen. A first deposit of lubricant is applied to the primer coating or layer. The primer coating or layer improves the adhesion or wetting of the lubricant on the surface to be lubricated. Examples of such an article are a prefilled syringe having a barrel with a lubricated interior portion and a plunger tip that slides along it. Another example of such an article is a vial having a lubricated opening to receive a septum. Another aspect of the invention is a method of making such an article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: SIO2 MEDICAL PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Joseph A. Jones, Christopher Weikart, Steven J. Martin
  • Patent number: 9624422
    Abstract: A method of treating a carbonate hydrocarbon-bearing formation is disclosed. The method includes contacting the hydrocarbon-bearing formation with a composition comprising solvent and a fluorinated amine oxide. Carbonate hydrocarbon-bearing formations treated according to the method are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Rudolf J. Dams, Yong K. Wu, Steven J. Martin
  • Patent number: 9593608
    Abstract: Ceramic honeycomb structures and methods to make the same are disclosed. The structures may be comprised of at least two separate smaller ceramic honeycombs that have been coated with a polymer to create a polymeric barrier coating and adhered together with a cement comprised of inorganic fibers and a binding phase which is comprised of amorphous silicate, aluminite or alumino silicate glass and other inorganic particles. The polymer is selected such that it is penetratable into or covering the pores in the honeycomb structure to form a thin barrier layer thereon to mitigate migration of the inorganic fibers, binding phase and water into the pores. The polymer is adapted to be burned off or decomposed at or below cement and honeycomb skin firing temperatures, or at or below honeycomb operating temperatures during application to create a honeycomb structure that, when formed into an exhaust filter, does not have any undesired pressure drop increase due to cement migration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Jun Cai, Steven J. Martin
  • Publication number: 20160015898
    Abstract: A syringe comprising a wall having a generally cylindrical interior surface defining a lumen with a primer coating or layer between 1 and 1000 nm thick of SiOx Cy Hz, in which x is from about 0.5 to about 2.4, y is from about 0.6 to about 3, and z is from about 2 to about 9, on at least a portion of the interior surface, the primer coating or layer having an outside surface facing the interior surface of the barrel and an inside surface facing the lumen. A deposit of fluid lubricant on the inside surface of the primer coating or layer is further provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Publication date: January 21, 2016
    Inventors: Joseph A. Jones, Christopher Weikart, Steven J. Martin, Matthew Wills
  • Patent number: 9212119
    Abstract: A method of making ?,?-diiodoperfluoroalkanes includes combining: diatomic iodine, at least one perfluoroalkylene oxide represented by the formula wherein Rf represents a perfluoroalkyl group; and at least one of: a) a first metallic compound comprising nickel, and a second metallic compound comprising molybdenum that is compositionally different from the first metallic compound; or b) a metallic alloy comprising from 50 to 70 percent by weight of nickel and from 20 to 40 percent by weight of molybdenum, based on the total weight of the metallic alloy, thereby producing at least one product represented by the formula I(CF2)nI, wherein n independently represents an integer in the range of from 1 to 11. The total weight of the at least one product wherein n is 3 or greater exceeds the total weight of the at least one product wherein n is 1 or 2 by a factor of at least 4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Steven J. Martin, Luke T. Dressel, Aaron E. Hutt, Eric A. Schotz, Terence D. Spawn, Miguel A. Guerra, Tatsuo Fukushi, Jeremy A. Miller, Christopher M. Geise, James A. McDonell
  • Publication number: 20150259270
    Abstract: A method of making ?,?-diiodoperfluoroalkanes includes combining: diatomic iodine, at least one perfluoroalkylene oxide represented by the formula wherein Rf represents a perfluoroalkyl group; and at least one of: a) a first metallic compound comprising nickel, and a second metallic compound comprising molybdenum that is compositionally different from the first metallic compound; or b) a metallic alloy comprising from 50 to 70 percent by weight of nickel and from 20 to 40 percent by weight of molybdenum, based on the total weight of the metallic alloy, thereby producing at least one product represented by the formula I(CF2)nI, wherein n independently represents an integer in the range of from 1 to 11. The total weight of the at least one product wherein n is 3 or greater exceeds the total weight of the at least one product wherein n is 1 or 2 by a factor of at least 4.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Publication date: September 17, 2015
    Inventors: Steven J. Martin, Luke T. Dressel, Aaron E. Hutt, Eric A. Schotz, Terence D. Spawn, Miguel A. Guerra, Tatsuo Fukushi, Jeremy A. Miller, Christopher M. Geise, James A. McDonell
  • Publication number: 20150147579
    Abstract: A composition comprising at least one first divalent unit represented by formula: and at least one of a second divalent unit comprising a pendant Z group or a monovalent unit comprising a thioether linkage and a terminal Z group, wherein each Z group is independently selected from the group consisting of —P(O)(OY)2 and —O—P(O)(OY)2. R? and R?? are each independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen and alkyl having from 1 to 4 carbon atoms. Y is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, alkyl, trialkylsilyl, and a counter cation. Methods of treating a surface using these compositions and articles with a surface in contact with these compositions are provided. Methods of making these compositions are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Chetan P. Jariwala, Gregory D. Clark, Jason T. Petrin, Rudolf J. Dams, Steven J. Martin, Mark J. Pellerite
  • Patent number: 8945712
    Abstract: A polymeric or oligomeric composition comprising at least one first divalent unit represented by formula: and at least one of a second divalent unit comprising a pendant phosphonate group —P(O)(OY)2 or a monovalent unit comprising a thioether linkage and a terminal Z group, wherein each Z group is independently —P(O)(OY)2 or —O—P(O)(OY)2. Rf is a perfluoropolyether group. Q is a bond, —C(O)—N(R1)—, or —C(O)—O—. R?, R??, R and R1 are each independently hydrogen and alkyl having from 1 to 4 carbon atoms. X is alkylene, arylalkylene, and alkylarylene, wherein alkylene, arylalkylene, and alkylarylene are each optionally interrupted by at least one ether linkage. Y is hydrogen, alkyl, trialkylsilyl, and a counter cation. Methods of treating a surface using these compositions and articles with a surface in contact with these compositions are provided. Methods of making these compositions are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Rudolf J. Dams, Steven J. Martin, Mark J. Pellerite, Chetan P. Jariwala, Gregory D. Clark, Jason T. Petrin
  • Patent number: 8833449
    Abstract: Method of treating a carbonate hydrocarbon-bearing formation. The method includes contacting the hydrocarbon-bearing formation with a composition comprising solvent and a fluorinated amphoteric compound. Carbonate hydrocarbon-bearing formations treated according to the method are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Rudolf J. Dams, Steven J. Martin, Yong K. Wu
  • Publication number: 20140249484
    Abstract: An article is described including an article surface, a primer coating or layer of SiOx, SiOxCy or SiNxCy applied to the article surface, and a deposit of lubricant applied to the primer coating or layer. The primer coating or layer of SiOx, SiOxCy or SiNxCy is applied by chemical vapor deposition of a polysiloxane or polysilazane precursor in the presence of oxygen. A first deposit of lubricant is applied to the primer coating or layer. The primer coating or layer improves the adhesion or wetting of the lubricant on the surface to be lubricated. Examples of such an article are a prefilled syringe having a barrel with a lubricated interior portion and a plunger tip that slides along it. Another example of such an article is a vial having a lubricated opening to receive a septum. Another aspect of the invention is a method of making such an article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: SIO2 MEDICAL PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Joseph A. Jones, Christopher Weikart, Steven J. Martin
  • Publication number: 20140014330
    Abstract: A method of treating a siliciclastic, hydrocarbon-bearing formation is disclosed. The method includes contacting the hydrocarbon-bearing formation with a composition comprising solvent and a fluorinated amine oxide. Siliciclastic, hydrocarbon-bearing formations treated according to the method are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2012
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Inventors: Rudolf J. Dams, Yong K. Wu, Steven J. Martin, Douglas E. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20130269932
    Abstract: A method of treating a carbonate hydrocarbon-bearing formation is disclosed. The method includes contacting the hydrocarbon-bearing formation with a composition comprising solvent and a fluorinated amine oxide. Carbonate hydrocarbon-bearing formations treated according to the method are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventors: Rudolf J. Dams, Yong K. Wu, Steven J. Martin
  • Patent number: 8448059
    Abstract: A unified web-based voice messaging system provides voice application control between a web browser and an application server via an hypertext transport protocol (HTTP) connection on an Internet Protocol (IP) network. The web browser receives an HTML page from the application server having an XML element that defines data for an audio operation to be performed by an executable audio resource. The web browser selectively executes the audio operation based on whether the web browser detects the presence of the executable audio resource. If the web browser does not have the executable audio resource, then the web browser ignores the XML element, and merely presents any other recognized HTML tags. However if the web browser has access to an executable audio resource that understands the XML element, then the web browser executes the audio operation based on enhanced audio control specified by the XML element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Lewis Dean Dodrill, Satish Joshi, Ryan Alan Danner, Steven J. Martin
  • Patent number: 8407294
    Abstract: A unified web-based voice messaging system uses an application server, configured for executing a voice application defined by XML documents, that accesses subscriber attributes from a standardized information database server (such as LDAP), and messages from a standardized messaging server (such as IMAP), regardless of message format. The application server, upon receiving a request from a browser serving a user, accesses the standardized database server to obtain attribute information for responding to the voice application operation request. The application server generates an HTML document having media content and control tags for personalized execution of the voice application operation based on the attribute information obtained from the standardized database server. The application server also is configured for storing messages for a called party in the standardized messaging server by storing within the message format information that specifies the corresponding message format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Lewis Dean Dodrill, Geetha Ravishankar, Satish Joshi, Ryan Alan Danner, Susan Harrow Barban, Steven J. Martin, Swaminathan Ravishankar
  • Patent number: 8364849
    Abstract: In a multinode data processing system in which the nodes communicate with one another via communication adapters over a network or switch, the adapters are provided with a dual register mechanism for tracking microcode task status. Upon the issuance of a disruptive command that requires attention from one of the nodes, the task status maintained in one register is copied to the snapshot register. As tasks within the adapter are completed, both registers are updated, thus providing a mechanism for the nodes to determine that all tasks active at the time of the disruptive command have completed. This means that the nodes now have a mechanism for determining, as soon as possible, that all tasks that are active when a disruptive command occurs have completed, thus allowing the data processing node to perform such operations as releasing system memory that is associated with the disruptive command, thus eliminating temporal overhead that can affect performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Piyush Chaudhary, Jason E. Goscinski, Rama K. Govindaraju, Leonard W. Helmer, Jr., Peter H. Hochschild, Deryck X. Hong, John S. Houston, Jang-Soo Lee, Steven J. Martin, Yuqing Zhu
  • Patent number: 8326632
    Abstract: A unified web-based voice messaging system provides voice application control between a web browser and an application server via an hypertext transport protocol (HTTP) connection on an Internet Protocol (IP) network. The application server, configured for executing a voice application defined by XML documents, selects an XML document for execution of a corresponding voice application operation based on a determined presence of a user-specific XML document that specifies the corresponding voice application operation. The application server, upon receiving a voice application operation request from a browser serving a user, dynamically generates a personalized HTML page having media content and control tags for personalized execution of the voice application operation. Hence, a user can personalize any number of voice application operations, enabling a web-based voice application to be completely customized or merely partially customized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Lewis Dean Dodrill, Satish Joshi, Ryan Alan Danner, Steven J Martin
  • Publication number: 20120263914
    Abstract: Ceramic honeycomb structures and methods to make the same are disclosed. The structures may be comprised of at least two separate smaller ceramic honeycombs that have been coated with a polymer to create a polymeric barrier coating and adhered together with a cement comprised of inorganic fibers and a binding phase which is comprised of amorphous silicate, aluminite or alumino silicate glass and other inorganic particles. The polymer is selected such that it is penetratable into or covering the pores in the honeycomb structure to form a thin barrier layer thereon to mitigate migration of the inorganic fibers, binding phase and water into the pores. The polymer is adapted to be burned off or decomposed at or below cement and honeycomb skin firing temperatures, or at or below honeycomb operating temperatures during application to create a honeycomb structure that, when formed into an exhaust filter, does not have any undesired pressure drop increase due to cement migration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2011
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Inventors: Jun Cai, Steven J. Martin