Patents by Inventor Thomas J. Parsons

Thomas J. Parsons 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: 20200255992
    Abstract: Nonwoven materials having at least one layer comprising high core bicomponent fibers are provided. The nonwoven materials can have multiple layers and are suitable for use in a variety of applications, including in absorbent products. The nonwoven materials can have improved resiliency and strength and can retain their structure under wetted conditions and after tension and compression.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: James B. Parsons, Alan J. Campbell, Timothy J. Kistemaker, Ronald T. Moose, Jacek K. Dutkiewicz, Brian Fong, Thomas J. Cavanaugh
  • Patent number: 10730222
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a die assembly for producing a microcapillary film. The die assembly includes a first die plate, a second die plate, a plurality of multi-jackbolt tensioners connecting the first die plate to the second die plate, a manifold, and a plurality of nozzles. The manifold is located between the pair of die plates and defines a plurality of film channels therebetween. The plurality of film channels converge into an elongate outlet, wherein a thermoplastic material is extrudable through the plurality of film channels and the elongate outlet to form a microcapillary film. The plurality of nozzles are located between the plurality of film channels. The plurality of nozzles are operatively connected to a source of channel fluid for emitting the channel fluid between layers of the microcapillary film, whereby a plurality of microcapillary channels are formed in the microcapillary film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Wenyi Huang, Jeffrey D. Wenzel, Jie Feng, Robert E. Wrisley, Hyunwoo Kim, Kurt A. Koppi, Scott R. Kaleyta, Thomas J. Parsons, Nicolas Cardoso Mazzola, Harpreet Singh
  • Publication number: 20200041742
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a coated conductor. The coated conductor includes a conductor and a coating on the conductor. The coating includes (i) an annular wall composed of a polymeric material, the annular wall surrounding at least a portion of the conductor; (ii) a plurality of channels extending along a length of an outer surface of the annular wall; and (iii) a slip material located in the channels, the slip material forming a capillary structure in the channels, and the capillary structures protruding radially outward from the annular wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Mohamed Esseghir, Chester J. Kmiec, Wenyi Huang, Thomas J. Parsons
  • Publication number: 20190365366
    Abstract: Knotless surgical constructs and methods of tissue repairs. A surgical construct can offer both repair and shuttling capabilities to allow for a single pass to load multiple sutures at once. A surgical construct can pass or shuttle multiple repair sutures while making a single pass through or around soft tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Applicant: Arthrex, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew C. Petry, Thomas Dooney, JR., Bradford O. Parsons, John A. Sodeika, Peter J. Dreyfuss, Stephen S. Burkhart
  • Publication number: 20190344071
    Abstract: The disclosure describes a medical electrical lead including bonding strip to bond an elongate electrode coil to an elongate lead body to reduce damage to the medical electrical lead during manipulation of the medical electrical lead. The elongate lead body extends from a proximal end to a distal end and includes a proximal portion and a distal portion. The elongate electrode coil surrounds at least part of the distal portion of the elongate lead body. The bonding strip extends axially along the elongate electrode coil and extends only partially around the circumference of the elongate electrode coil for at least part of the length of the bonding strip, where at least a portion of the bonding strip is bonded to the elongate lead body to fix a portion of the elongate electrode coil to the elongate lead body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: Dina L. Williams, Thomas D. Brostrom, George W. McFall, Kathryn R. Parsons, Robert J. Van Drasek
  • Publication number: 20190339473
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a conduit (10). The conduit (10) includes (i) an annular wall (66) composed of a polymeric material, the annular wall (66) defining an annular passageway; (ii) a plurality of channels (68) extending along a length of an inner surface (62) of the annular wall (66); and (iii) a slip material located in the channels (68), the slip material forming a capillary structure (70) in the channels (68), and the capillary structures (70) protruding radially inward from the annular wall (66).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Mohamed Esseghir, Chester J. Kmiec, Wenyi Huang, Thomas J. Parsons
  • Patent number: 10189756
    Abstract: The present invention provides adiabatic plug flow reactors suitable for the production of chlorinated and/or fluorinated propene and higher alkenes from the reaction of chlorinated and/or fluorinated alkanes and chlorinated and/or fluorinated alkenes. The reactors comprise one or more designs that minimize the production of by-products at a desired conversion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: BLUE CUBE IP LLC
    Inventors: Max M. Tirtowidjojo, Hua Bai, Debashis Chakraborty, Juergen Eiffler, Heinz Groenewald, Kurt F. Hirsekorn, Manfred Kokott, William J. Kruper, Thomas U. Luebbe, Thomas J. Parsons, Avani Maulik Patel, Marcus Wobser
  • Publication number: 20190001546
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a die assembly for producing a microcapillary film. The die assembly includes a first die plate, a second die plate, a plurality of multi-jackbolt tensioners connecting the first die plate to the second die plate, a manifold, and a plurality of nozzles. The manifold is located between the pair of die plates and defines a plurality of film channels therebetween. The plurality of film channels converge into an elongate outlet, wherein a thermoplastic material is extrudable through the plurality of film channels and the elongate outlet to form a microcapillary film. The plurality of nozzles are located between the plurality of film channels. The plurality of nozzles are operatively connected to a source of channel fluid for emitting the channel fluid between layers of the microcapillary film, whereby a plurality of microcapillary channels are formed in the microcapillary film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventors: Wenyi Huang, Jeffrey D. Wenzel, Jie Feng, Robert E. Wrisley, Hyunwoo Kim, Kurt A. Koppi, Scott R. Kaleyta, Thomas J. Parsons, Nicolas Cardoso Mazzola, Harpreet Singh
  • Publication number: 20180291164
    Abstract: An epoxy resin composition having a first epoxy resin component containing an oxazolidone; a second epoxy resin component; a latent hardener comprising dicyandiamide particles having a particle distribution in which at least 35% of the dicyandiamide particles have a particle size of less than 2 microns; and an epoxy soluble latent catalyst is provided. It has been found that the combination of the epoxy components, a latent hardener having dicyandiamide particles in which at least 35% of the dicyandiamide particles have a particle size of less than 2 microns, and an epoxy soluble latent catalyst provides an epoxy resin composition that provides a more homogeneous infusion of the resin into a fibrous material for forming a prepreg. As a result, faster cure of the epoxy resin composition is obtained, which in turn, reduces the mold cycle time for preparing molded articles and parts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Inventors: David H. Bank, Matthew T. Bishop, Thomas J. Parsons, Jodi M. Messa, Huang Wu
  • Patent number: 9980424
    Abstract: A system and method for the automated or semi-automated preparation of seeds for transformation and transgenic engineering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Donald L. McCarty, II, Sivarama Reddy Chennareddy, Toby Cicak, Rodrigo Sarria, David T. Gillespie, Thomas J. Parsons, Scott R. Kaleyta
  • Patent number: 9713894
    Abstract: The instant disclosure provides a die assembly for producing microcapillary film. The die assembly is operatively connectable to an extruder having a thermoplastic material passing therethrough. The die assembly includes a pair of die plates, a manifold, and a plurality of nozzles. The manifold is positionable between the pair of die plates and defining a plurality of film channels therebetween. The plurality of film channels converge into an elongate outlet. The thermoplastic material is extrudable through the plurality of film channels and the elongate outlet to form a multi-layer film. The plurality of nozzles are positionable between the plurality of film channels. The plurality of nozzles are operatively connectable to a source of channel fluid for emitting the channel fluid into the thermoplastic materials exiting the die whereby microcapillaries are formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Dooley, Thomas J. Parsons, Franklin J. Flavin, Ronald K. Jenkins, Eric L. Marchbanks, Rudolf J. Koopmans
  • Publication number: 20170087759
    Abstract: The instant disclosure provides a die assembly for producing an annular microcapillary product. The die assembly is operatively connectable to an extruder having a thermoplastic material passing therethrough. The die assembly includes a shell, an inner manifold, an outer manifold, and a die assembly. The inner and outer manifolds are positionable in the shell with matrix flow channels thereabout to receive the thermoplastic material therethrough such that matrix layers of the thermoplastic material are extrudable therefrom. The die insert is disposable between the inner and the outer manifolds, and has a distribution manifold with a tip at an end thereof defining microcapillary channels to pass a microcapillary material therethrough whereby microcapillaries are formed between the matrix layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Inventors: Wenyi Huang, Joseph Dooley, Patrick Chang Dong Lee, Thomas J. Parsons, Debkumar Bhattacharjee
  • Publication number: 20160347692
    Abstract: The present invention provides adiabatic plug flow reactors suitable for the production of chlorinated and/or fluorinated propene and higher alkenes from the reaction of chlorinated and/or fluorinated alkanes and chlorinated and/or fluorinated alkenes. The reactors comprise one or more designs that minimize the production of by-products at a desired conversion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Inventors: Max M. Tirtowidjojo, Hua Bai, Debashis Chakraborty, Juergen Eiffler, Heinz Groenewald, Kurt F. Hirsekorn, Manfred Kokott, William J. Kruper, Thomas U. Luebbe, Thomas J. Parsons, Avani Maulik Patel, Marcus Wobser
  • Patent number: 9283578
    Abstract: A dispensing device (10) capable of dispensing both frothed and non-frothed liquids, the dispensing device having in order a fluid transport medium (20) defining a flow channel (25), a trigger controlled liquid flow regulator (30) defining a flow channel (35) through which fluid may flow when the trigger (37) is in one position but not when the trigger is in another position, a flow block (50) defining a flow channel (55) in fluid communication with a gas channel (65) and removably attached to the flow regulator, a flow restriction orifice (40) between the flow block and the flow regulator (30), a mixing block (70) defining a flow channel (75) containing mixing elements and optionally stabilization (80) and extension blocks each containing a flow channel (85) wherein each flow channel is in fluid communication with one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignees: Dow Global Technologies LLC, Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Eung Kyu Kim, Thomas J. Parsons, Laura J. Dietsche, Michael D. Bowe, Janah C. Szewczyk
  • Publication number: 20150321409
    Abstract: The instant disclosure provides a die assembly for producing microcapillary film. The die assembly is operatively connectable to an extruder having a thermoplastic material passing therethrough. The die assembly includes a pair of die plates, a manifold, and a plurality of nozzles. The manifold is positionable between the pair of die plates and defining a plurality of film channels therebetween. The plurality of film channels converge into an elongate outlet. The thermoplastic material is extrudable through the plurality of film channels and the elongate outlet to form a multi-layer film. The plurality of nozzles are positionable between the plurality of film channels. The plurality of nozzles are operatively connectable to a source of channel fluid for emitting the channel fluid into the thermoplastic materials exiting the die whereby microcapillaries are formed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Publication date: November 12, 2015
    Inventors: Joseph DOOLEY, Thomas J. PARSONS, Franklin J. FLAVIN, Ronald K. JENKINS, Eric L. MARCHBANKS, Rudolf J. KOOPMANS
  • Publication number: 20150321407
    Abstract: A method for producing a multi-layer, microcapillary film is provided. The method involves passing a thermoplastic material into an extruder and through a die assembly operatively connectable to an outlet of the extruder. The die assembly includes a pair of die plates, a manifold positionable between the pair of die plates and defining a plurality of film channels therebetween, and a plurality of nozzles positionable between the plurality of film channels. The film channels converge into an elongate outlet. The nozzles operatively connectable to a source of channel fluid. The method further involves forming the film by extruding the thermoplastic material through the plurality of film channels and the elongate outlet, and forming microcapillaries by emitting the channel fluid into the thermoplastic materials exiting the die. The film may have different layers of thermoplastic material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Publication date: November 12, 2015
    Inventors: Joseph Dooley, Thomas J. PARSONS, Franklin J. FLAVIN, Ronald K. JENKINS, Eric L. MARCHBANKS, Rudolf J. KOOPMANS
  • Publication number: 20150322443
    Abstract: A system and method for the automated or semi-automated cutting of seeds to prepare the seeds for transformation and transgenic engineering.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2015
    Publication date: November 12, 2015
    Inventors: Donald L. McCarty, II, Sivarama Reddy Chennareddy, Thomas J. Parsons, Scott R. Kaleyta, Toby Cicak, Rodrigo Sarria
  • Publication number: 20150319914
    Abstract: A system and method for the automated or semi-automated preparation of seeds for transformation and transgenic engineering.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2015
    Publication date: November 12, 2015
    Inventors: Donald L. McCarty, II, Sivarama Reddy Chennareddy, Toby Cicak, Rodrigo Sarria, David T. Gillespie, Thomas J. Parsons, Scott R. Kaleyta
  • Publication number: 20150078113
    Abstract: Modified radial-flow rotor-stator mixers 10 comprise: A. A housing 13 comprising a first stator 16 and a second stator 17; B. A rotor 12 positioned between the first stator 16 and the second stator 17 so as to form a first chamber and a second chamber within the housing and to provide fluid communication between the first and second chambers, the rotor 12 connected to a rotatable shaft 11; C. A primary inlet 24 positioned within the first chamber at a low shear region; D. Two or more secondary inlets 30A, 30B positioned within the first chamber at one or more regions of higher shear than that of the primary inlet 24; and E. An outlet 26 positioned within the second chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Paul A. Gillis, Thomas J. Parsons, Jia Xie, Vince Farozic
  • Patent number: 8586170
    Abstract: Tapes comprising (A) a first ribbon comprising (1)(a) a polyolefin containing at least one silane functionality, and (1)(b) a hydroxy-terminated silicone polymer, or (2) a blend of a vinyl silane, polyolefin, organic initiator, e.g., peroxide, and a hydroxy-terminated silicone polymer, and (B) a second ribbon comprising a catalyst masterbatch, the second ribbon carried on the first ribbon, allow for the delivery of a consistent mixture of resin and catalyst to an injection molding machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Mohamed Esseghir, Jeffrey M. Cogen, Saurav S. Sengupta, Thomas J. Parsons