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).

  • Publication number: 20050134667
    Abstract: An inkjet recording element comprising an ink-permeable microvoided substrate comprising a porous ink-receiving layer over and adjacent to an ink-permeable microvoided substrate layer comprising, in a polyester continuous phase, a polyester ionomer, wherein the microvoided substrate layer and the porous ink-receiving layer both having interconnecting voids. Also disclosed is an inkjet printing process, comprising the step of providing an ink-jet printer with such an inkjet recording element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2003
    Publication date: June 23, 2005
    Inventors: Bruce Campbell, Thomas Laney, Mridula Nair, Lisa Todd, Kenneth Best
  • Publication number: 20050121620
    Abstract: A phosphor screen comprises an inorganic phosphor capable of absorbing X-rays and emitting electromagnetic radiation having a wavelength greater than 300 nm. The phosphor is disposed on a support that has a reflective substrate comprising a continuous poly(lactic acid) first phase and a second phase dispersed within the continuous poly(lactic acid) first phase. The second phase contains microvoids that in turn contain barium sulfate particles. This support provides improved reflectivity particularly at shorter wavelengths.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2004
    Publication date: June 9, 2005
    Inventors: Thomas Laney, Peter Aylward, David Steklenski
  • Publication number: 20050112302
    Abstract: An inkjet recording element comprises a permeable microvoided polylactic-acid-containing layer having interconnecting voids. The invention is also directed to method of using such recording elements in an inkjet printing process and to sheets useful for making such inkjet recording elements and other media.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2003
    Publication date: May 26, 2005
    Inventors: Thomas Laney, Peter Aylward, Sandra Dagan, Bruce Campbell, Kenneth Best
  • Publication number: 20050112296
    Abstract: A reflective optical film comprises a layer containing a polyester voided with inorganic particles such as barium sulfate in a size and an amount sufficient to provide a visible light reflectivity of at least 93%, a void volume of 40 to 70%, the film at least (1) having a thickness of less than 150 ?m, or (2) containing UV particles in amounts sufficient to provide a UV light reflectivity of less than 40%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2004
    Publication date: May 26, 2005
    Inventors: Thomas Laney, Kenneth Best, Robert Bourdelais
  • Publication number: 20050112351
    Abstract: A reflective optical film comprising a layer containing a polylactic acid voided with inorganic particles in a size and an amount sufficient to provide a visible light reflectivity of at least 96%. Optionally the film contains UV particles in amounts sufficient to provide a UV light reflectivity of less than 40%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2003
    Publication date: May 26, 2005
    Inventors: Thomas Laney, Kenneth Best
  • Publication number: 20050112352
    Abstract: A single or multilayer sheet comprising a microvoided layer permeable to low surface tension liquids has a continuous phase comprising a polylactic-acid-based material and interconnecting microvoids, said microvoided layer having a total absorbent capacity of at least about 14 cc/m2. The invention is also directed to an a method of making a sheet material comprising such a permeable microvoided layer, which method comprises extruding a sheet comprising a layer of a polylactic-acid-based material containing inorganic particles by extrusion, and stretching the sheet biaxially to form interconnected microvoids around the inorganic particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2003
    Publication date: May 26, 2005
    Inventors: Thomas Laney, Peter Aylward, Sandra Dagan, Bruce Campbell, Kenneth Best
  • Publication number: 20050100836
    Abstract: A phosphor screen comprises an inorganic phosphor capable of absorbing X-rays and emitting electromagnetic radiation having a wavelength greater than 300 nm. The phosphor is disposed on a support that has a reflective substrate comprising a continuous polyester first phase and a second phase dispersed within the continuous polyester first phase. The second phase contains microvoids that in turn contain barium sulfate particles. This support provides improved reflectivity particularly at shorter wavelengths.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2003
    Publication date: May 12, 2005
    Inventors: Thomas Laney, David Steklenski
  • Publication number: 20050098738
    Abstract: A phosphor screen comprises an inorganic phosphor capable of absorbing X-rays and emitting electromagnetic radiation having a wavelength greater than 300 nm. The phosphor is disposed on a support that has a reflective substrate comprising a continuous polyester first phase and a second phase dispersed within the continuous polyester first phase. The second phase contains microvoids that in turn contain barium sulfate particles. This support provides improved reflectivity particularly at shorter wavelengths.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2004
    Publication date: May 12, 2005
    Inventors: Thomas Laney, David Steklenski
  • Publication number: 20050053729
    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 13, 2004
    Publication date: March 10, 2005
    Inventors: Robert Bourdelais, Thomas Laney, Michael Brickey, Cheryl Kaminsky