Patents by Inventor Thomas Laney

Thomas Laney 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: 11220616
    Abstract: Various polymeric barrier compositions are described which when formed into films, are useful in reducing transmission of odors. The films can be incorporated into a wide range of products such as multilayer barrier films used in medical applications and particularly in ostomy appliances. In certain versions, the films include semi-crystalline cyclic olefin copolymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventors: Hoang T. Pham, Thomas Laney, Farid F. Ghiam, Kevin O. Henderson
  • Patent number: 10335308
    Abstract: Various polymeric barrier compositions are described which when formed into films, are useful in reducing transmission of odors. The films can be incorporated into a wide range of products such as multilayer barrier films used in medical applications and particularly in ostomy appliances. In certain versions, the films include blends of amorphous cyclic olefin copolymers and semi-crystalline cyclic olefin copolymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventors: Hoang T. Pham, Farid F. Ghiam, Thomas Laney
  • Patent number: 9283735
    Abstract: Various barrier films are described that include barrier layers that contain ethylene vinyl alcohol copolymers and elastomers. Polyolefin elastomers can be used such as ethylene octene copolymers. The barrier films can also include secondary barrier layers that contain one or more norbornene copolymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventors: Hoang T. Pham, Thomas Laney, Farid F. Ghiam, Kevin O. Henderson
  • Publication number: 20150018788
    Abstract: Various polymeric barrier compositions are described which when formed into films, are useful in reducing transmission of odors. The films can be incorporated into a wide range of products such as multilayer barrier films used in medical applications and particularly in ostomy appliances. In certain versions, the films include blends of amorphous cyclic olefin copolymers and semi-crystalline cyclic olefin copolymers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Hoang T. Pham, Farid F. Ghiam, Thomas Laney
  • Patent number: 8900719
    Abstract: Compositions comprising from about 30% to about 95% of one or more RF-active functionalized ethylene copolymers and one or more propylene based plastomers are described. When formed into films or thin layers, the films exhibit a combination of low noise properties and good RF weldability characteristics. Also described are multilayer assemblies using such films and various articles incorporating such. Also described are methods of determining minimum thicknesses of an RF weldable layer in a multilayer film using the compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventors: Hoang T. Pham, Thomas Laney, Farid F. Ghiam, Kevin O. Henderson
  • Publication number: 20140194024
    Abstract: Various polymeric barrier compositions are described which when formed into films, are useful in reducing transmission of odors. The films can be incorporated into a wide range of products such as multilayer barrier films used in medical applications and particularly in ostomy appliances. In certain versions, the films include semi-crystalline cyclic olefin copolymers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2012
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Inventors: Hoang T. Pham, Thomas Laney, Farid F. Ghiam, Kevin O. Henderson
  • Publication number: 20140084089
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to labels having one or more information dyes and methods for their use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: Avery Demmison Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas LANEY, Wen-Li A. CHEN, Chieh-Wen CHEN
  • Publication number: 20130156983
    Abstract: Various barrier films are described that include barrier layers that contain ethylene vinyl alcohol copolymers and elastomers. Polyolefin elastomers can be used such as ethylene octene copolymers. The barrier films can also include secondary barrier layers that contain one or more norbornene copolymers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Applicant: AVERY DENNISON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hoang T. PHAM, Thomas LANEY, Farid F. GHIAM, Kevin O. HENDERSON
  • Publication number: 20120258326
    Abstract: Compositions comprising from about 30% to about 95% of one or more RF-active functionalized ethylene copolymers and one or more propylene based plastomers are described. When formed into films or thin layers, the films exhibit a combination of low noise properties and good RF weldability characteristics. Also described are multilayer assemblies using such films and various articles incorporating such. Also described are methods of determining minimum thicknesses of an RF weldable layer in a multilayer film using the compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Applicant: AVERY DENNISON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hoang T. PHAM, Thomas LANEY, Farid F. GHIAM, Kevin O. HENDERSON
  • Publication number: 20070134449
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an inkjet recording element having good dye keeping properties in time, good image quality, as well as instant dryness. Said inkjet recording element comprises a porous polyester support and at least one ink-receiving layer, said ink-receiving layer comprising at least one aluminosilicate polymer obtainable by a preparation method consisting in treating an aluminum halide with an alkyl orthosilicate only having hydrolyzable functions with an aqueous alkali in the presence of silanol groups, the aluminum concentration being maintained less than 0.3 mol/l, the AI/Si molar ratio being maintained between 1 and 3.6 and the alkali/Al molar ratio being maintained between 2.3 and 3; and then stirring the resulting mixture at ambient temperature in the presence of silanol groups for long enough to form the aluminosilicate polymer. In addition, the ink-receiving layer does not contain a binder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2004
    Publication date: June 14, 2007
    Inventors: Bruce Campbell, Jerome Emonot, Bruce Campbell, Thomas Laney
  • Publication number: 20070132826
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an inkjet recording element having good dye keeping properties in time and good image quality. Said inkjet recording element comprises a porous polyester support and at least one ink-receiving layer, said ink-receiving layer comprising at least one hydrosoluble binder and at least one aluminosilicate polymer obtainable by a preparation method consisting in treating an aluminum halide with an alkyl orthosilicate only having hydrolyzable functions with an aqueous alkali in the presence of silanol groups, the aluminum concentration being maintained less than 0.3 mol/l, the Al/Si molar ratio being maintained between 1 and 3.6 and the alkali/Al molar ratio being maintained between 2.3 and 3; and then stirring the resulting mixture at ambient temperature in the presence of silanol groups for long enough to form the aluminosilicate polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2004
    Publication date: June 14, 2007
    Applicant: EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
    Inventors: Gerard Friour, Jerome Emonot, Olivier Poncelet, Bruce Campbell, Thomas Laney
  • Publication number: 20070082146
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an inkjet recording element having good dye keeping properties in time, good image quality, as well as instant dryness. Said inkjet recording element comprises a porous polyester support and at least one ink-receiving layer, said ink-receiving layer comprising at least one aluminosilicate polymer obtainable by a preparation method consisting in treating an aluminum halide with a mixture of at least one silicon alkoxide only having hydrolyzable substituents and at least one silicon alkoxide having a non-hydrolyzable substituent, with an aqueous alkali in the presence of silanol groups, the aluminum concentration being maintained less than 0.3 mol/l, the Al/Si molar ratio being maintained between 1 and 3.6 and the alkali/Al molar ratio being maintained between 2.3 and 3; and then stirring the resulting mixture at ambient temperature in the presence of silanol groups for long enough to form the hybrid aluminosilicate polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2004
    Publication date: April 12, 2007
    Inventors: Gerard Friour, Jerome Emonot, Olivier Poncelet, Bruce Campbell, Thomas Laney
  • Publication number: 20070054069
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an inkjet recording element having good dye keeping properties in time and good image quality. Said inkjet recording element comprises a porous polyester support and at least one ink-receiving layer, said ink-receiving layer comprising at least one hydrosoluble binder and at least one aluminosilicate polymer obtainable by a preparation method consisting in treating an aluminum halide with a mixture of at least one silicon alkoxide only having hydrolyzable substituents and at least one silicon alkoxide having a non-hydrolyzable substituent, with an aqueous alkali in the presence of silanol groups, the aluminum concentration being maintained less than 0.3 mol/l, the Al/Si molar ratio being maintained between 1 and 3.6 and the alkali/A 1 molar ratio being maintained between 2.3 and 3; and then stirring the resulting mixture at ambient temperature in the presence of silanol groups for long enough to form the hybrid aluminosilicate polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2004
    Publication date: March 8, 2007
    Inventors: Gerard Friour, Jerome Emonot, Olivier Poncelet, Bruce Campbell, Thomas Laney
  • Publication number: 20070054070
    Abstract: An inkjet recording element comprising a support extrusion coated with a porous hydrophilic material. The composition comprises a hydrophilic thermoplastic polymer and blends thereof. Also disclosed are methods for making and a method of printing on the inkjet recording element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2005
    Publication date: March 8, 2007
    Inventors: Thomas Laney, Narasimharao Dontula, Kenneth Best
  • Publication number: 20070026167
    Abstract: The invention relates to a light diffuser comprising a thermoplastic layer incorporating organic bead-containing microvoids and having an integral smoothing layer on at least one surface thereof, the smoothing layer exhibiting an average thickness less than 12 microns.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2006
    Publication date: February 1, 2007
    Inventors: Robert Bourdelais, Thomas Laney, Michael Brickey, Cheryl Kaminsky
  • Publication number: 20050276073
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a light guide having at least two surfaces over which a diffusively reflective layer is disposed. Moreover, a method of transmitting light to a display includes providing a light guide, and diffusively reflecting light from at least two surfaces of the light guide. The display apparatus may include a transmissive light valve such as a transmissive liquid crystal display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2004
    Publication date: December 15, 2005
    Inventors: Xiang-Dong Mi, Ronald Sudol, Thomas Laney
  • Publication number: 20050266215
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a reflective layer that significantly enhances light delivered to a display surface, especially in displays requiring small dimension components. The reflective layers are substantially immune to shrinkage and curl that may result from duration heat testing. The reflective layer includes at least two layers, where one of the layers includes a crystalline polyester material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2004
    Publication date: December 1, 2005
    Inventor: Thomas Laney
  • Publication number: 20050187104
    Abstract: Thermal-dye-transfer labels, and pre-label media from which they are made, comprising an extruded pragmatic polymer film comprising a microvoided layer, a continuous phase of which comprises a polylactic-acid-based material wherein the microvoids are formed by employing relatively smaller size void initiators, including, for example, various inorganic particles such as titanium dioxide. A method of making sheets for such media is also disclosed involving an extrusion process. High-quality pressure-sensitive labels for application to packages are obtainable by the present invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2004
    Publication date: August 25, 2005
    Inventors: Thomas Laney, Kenneth Best
  • Publication number: 20050187106
    Abstract: Thermal-dye-transfer labels, and pre-label media from which they are made, comprising an extruded pragmatic polymer film comprising a microvoided layer, a continuous phase of which comprises a polylactic-acid-based material. A method of making sheets for such media is also disclosed involving an extrusion process. High-quality pressure-sensitive labels for application to packages are obtainable by the present invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2004
    Publication date: August 25, 2005
    Inventors: Thomas Laney, Kenneth Best
  • Publication number: 20050187105
    Abstract: Disclosed is a thermal dye-transfer dye-image receiving element comprising a thermal dye-transfer receiver element comprising a dye-receiving layer 1; beneath layer 1, a substrate layer 2 containing a microvoided layer 2 comprising, in a continuous phase, a polylactic-acid-based material, wherein microvoids in said microvoided layer provide a void volume of at least 25% by volume, and wherein at least about half of the microvoids are formed from void initiating particles less than 1.5 micrometer in average diameter; and beneath layer 2, an optional support layer 3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2004
    Publication date: August 25, 2005
    Inventors: Thomas Laney, Kenneth Best