Patents by Inventor Steven R. Jenkins

Steven R. Jenkins 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: 10717848
    Abstract: A process to prepare a vinylidene chloride heteropolymer comprising copolymerizing vinylidene chloride with at least one comonomer selected from the group consisting of alkyl acrylates, non-vinylidene chloride vinyl monomers and combinations thereof in the presence of an indicator, wherein the indicator is soluble in vinylidene chloride, the at least one comonomer, or a mixture of the vinylidene chloride and the at least one comonomer is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: SK Saran Americas LLC
    Inventors: Douglas E. Beyer, Steven R. Jenkins
  • Patent number: 10615710
    Abstract: Electric power devices and control methods are provided which automatically select a line voltage or phase voltage of an AC voltage supply. The electric power device includes a switchable circuit, a sensor and a switch control. The switchable circuit connects to the AC voltage supply, and includes multiple switchable elements. The sensor ascertains a voltage level of the AC voltage supply, and the switch control automatically establishes a configuration of the switchable circuit through control of the multiple switchable elements. The switch control couples the electric power device in a line-line (delta) configuration to the AC voltage supply when the voltage level is in a first voltage range, and a line-neutral (wye) configuration when the voltage level is in a second voltage range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Steven J. Ahladas, Kevin R. Covi, Luke L. Jenkins, Robert B. Schlak
  • Patent number: 10583637
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a coextruded multi layer film. The coextruded multilayer film includes a core component having from 15 to 1000 alternating layers of layer A and layer B. Layer A has a thickness from 30 nm to 1000 nm and includes a propylene-based polymer having a crystallization temperature (T1c). Layer B includes a second polymer having a glass transition temperature (T2g), wherein T1c<T2g. Layer A has an effective moisture permeability less than 0.40 g-mil/100 in2/day.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Steven R. Jenkins, Patrick Chang Dong Lee, Joseph Dooley, Donald E. Kirkpatrick, Bernard E. Obi
  • Patent number: 10587204
    Abstract: Electric power devices and control methods are provided which automatically select a line voltage or phase voltage of an AC voltage supply. The electric power device includes a switchable circuit, a sensor and a switch control. The switchable circuit connects to the AC voltage supply, and includes multiple switchable elements. The sensor ascertains a voltage level of the AC voltage supply, and the switch control automatically establishes a configuration of the switchable circuit through control of the multiple switchable elements. The switch control couples the electric power device in a line-line (delta) configuration to the AC voltage supply when the voltage level is in a first voltage range, and a line-neutral (wye) configuration when the voltage level is in a second voltage range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Steven J. Ahladas, Kevin R. Covi, Luke L. Jenkins, Robert B. Schlak
  • Patent number: 10336041
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a coextruded multilayer films. In one embodiment, the coextruded multilayer film includes a core component having from 15 to 1000 alternating layers of layer A and layer B. Layer A has a thickness from 30 nm to 1000 nni and layer A includes a propylene-based polymer having a crystallization temperature (Tpc). Layer B includes an ethylene-based polymer having a crystallization temperature (TEc), wherein Tpc<TEc. Layer A has an effective moisture permeability less than 0.40 g-mil/100 in2/day.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Steven R. Jenkins, Patrick Chang Dong Lee, Joseph Dooley, Donald E. Kirkpatrick, Bernard E. Obi
  • Publication number: 20190181771
    Abstract: Electric power devices and control methods are provided which automatically select a line voltage or phase voltage of an AC voltage supply. The electric power device includes a switchable circuit, a sensor and a switch control. The switchable circuit connects to the AC voltage supply, and includes multiple switchable elements. The sensor ascertains a voltage level of the AC voltage supply, and the switch control automatically establishes a configuration of the switchable circuit through control of the multiple switchable elements. The switch control couples the electric power device in a line-line (delta) configuration to the AC voltage supply when the voltage level is in a first voltage range, and a line-neutral (wye) configuration when the voltage level is in a second voltage range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Steven J. AHLADAS, Kevin R. COVI, Luke L. JENKINS, Robert B. SCHLAK
  • Publication number: 20190181772
    Abstract: Electric power devices and control methods are provided which automatically select a line voltage or phase voltage of an AC voltage supply. The electric power device includes a switchable circuit, a sensor and a switch control. The switchable circuit connects to the AC voltage supply, and includes multiple switchable elements. The sensor ascertains a voltage level of the AC voltage supply, and the switch control automatically establishes a configuration of the switchable circuit through control of the multiple switchable elements. The switch control couples the electric power device in a line-line (delta) configuration to the AC voltage supply when the voltage level is in a first voltage range, and a line-neutral (wye) configuration when the voltage level is in a second voltage range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Steven J. AHLADAS, Kevin R. COVI, Luke L. JENKINS, Robert B. SCHLAK
  • Patent number: 10265933
    Abstract: A microlayer component having improved oxygen and water vapor barrier properties (i.e., decreased permeabilities) comprises a barrier microlayer of a semi-crystalline barrier polymer in direct contact with a confining microlayer to promote in-plane crystalline lamellae formation. A microlayer component having a significant amount of in-plane crystalline lamellae may be characterized by at least 1.5× oxygen permeability improvement and at least 1.5× water vapor permeability improvement. A microlayer component having at least 1.5× improvement in oxygen and water vapor permeability may be coextruded and subjected to post extrusion stretching or heat treating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Steven R. Jenkins, Patrick Lee, Joseph Dooley, Donald E. Kirkpatrick, Bernard Obi
  • Patent number: 10259154
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a coextruded multilayer film The coextruded multilayer film includes a core component having from 15 to 1000 alternating layers of layer A and layer B. Layer A has a thickness from 10 nm to 1000 nm and includes a beta-propylene-based polymer having a crystallization temperature (T1c). Layer B includes a second polymer having a glass transition temperature (T2g), wherein T1C<T2g. Layer A has an effective moisture permeability less than 6.2 g-mil/m2/24 hrs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Steven R. Jenkins, Patrick Chang Dong Lee, Joseph Dooley, Donald E. Kirkpatrick, Bernard E. Obi
  • Patent number: 10233321
    Abstract: A polymer blend including a vinylidene chloride interpolymer; an ethylene-acrylate interpolymer; and optionally one or more additives selected from the group consisting of stabilizers, plasticizers, and processing aids is provided. Also provided is an extruded film and a packaging or container which includes the film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Inventors: Douglas E. Beyer, Steven R. Jenkins, Kurt W. Olson
  • Publication number: 20180273726
    Abstract: A process to prepare a vinylidene chloride heteropolymer comprising copolymerizing vinylidene chloride with at least one comonomer selected from the group consisting of alkyl acrylates, non-vinylidene chloride vinyl monomers and combinations thereof in the presence of an indicator, wherein the indicator is soluble in vinylidene chloride, the at least one comonomer, or a mixture of the vinylidene chloride and the at least one comonomer is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Douglas E. Beyer, Steven R. Jenkins
  • Patent number: 10059830
    Abstract: A process to prepare a vinylidene chloride heteropolymer comprising copolymerizing vinylidene chloride with at least one comonomer selected from the group consisting of alkyl acrylates, non-vinylidene chloride vinyl monomers and combinations thereof in the presence of an indicator, wherein the indicator is soluble in vinylidene chloride, the at least one comonomer, or a mixture of the vinylidene chloride and the at least one comonomer is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Inventors: Douglas E. Beyer, Steven R. Jenkins
  • Patent number: 9969150
    Abstract: A multilayer film comprising (a) a biaxially-oriented polyethylene furanoate (BO-PEF) polymer layer, (b) an optional ink layer, (c) a bonding layer, and (d) a sealant layer, wherein the BO-PEF polymer has an O2 gas permeability of less than 0.25 cc-mil/100 in.2 24 hrs atm at 80% relative humidity, or a moisture permeability of less than 0.5 g-mil/100 in.2 24 hrs atm at 38° C., or both. The film may be formed from microlayers of BO-PEF-based polymer and polymer with a melting point of at least 5° C. greater than the melting point of the BO-PEF-based polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Debkumar Bhattacharjee, Steven R. Jenkins, Kalyan Sehanobish
  • Patent number: 9828475
    Abstract: The present invention includes a polymer composition of at least one vinylidene chloride/alkyl acrylate polymer having from about 3.4 to about 6.7 percent mole percent of mer units derived from at least one alkyl acrylate monomer polymerized with the vinylidene chloride and comprising a plasticizer and having at least one of the following compositional characteristics (1) and (2): (1) at least one low molecular weight vinyl chloride polymer having a molecular weight of at most about 70,000 Daltons in an amount sufficient to increase affinity for at least one ink; and (2) at least one methacrylic polymer in an amount sufficient to increase the affinity for at least one ink. Surfaces comprising such a composition and articles having such surfaces are surprisingly printable and are aspects of the invention as is printing thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Douglas E. Beyer, Steven R. Jenkins, William R. LaFollette
  • Patent number: D849746
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Symbol Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Steven D. Sieckowski, Ian R. Jenkins
  • Patent number: D849748
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Symbol Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Steven D. Sieckowski, Ian R. Jenkins
  • Patent number: D883287
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Symbol Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Steven D. Sieckowski, Roland Wing Fai Lee, Ian R. Jenkins
  • Patent number: D884701
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Zebra Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Jiwei Huang, Steven D. Sieckowski, Ian R. Jenkins
  • Patent number: D884702
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Zebra Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Jiwei Huang, Steven D. Sieckowski, Ian R. Jenkins
  • Patent number: D896224
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Symbol Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Steven D. Sieckowski, Roland Wing Fai Lee, Ian R. Jenkins