Patents by Inventor Thomas Regan

Thomas Regan 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: 20190164505
    Abstract: An electrophoretic display comprising a fluid including a first species of particles and a charge control agent disposed between first and second electrodes. When a first addressing impulse have an electrical polarity is applied to the medium, the first species of particles move in one direction relative to the electric field, but when a second addressing impulse, larger than the first addressing impulse but having the same electrical polarity, is applied to the medium, the first species of particles move in the opposed direction relative to the electric field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: Stephen J. TELFER, Stephen BULL, Alain BOUCHARD, Craig A. HERB, Kosta LADAVAC, Ana L. LATTES, Jennifer M. MORRISON, Richard J. PAOLINI, JR., Michael Thomas REGAN, Luke M. SLOMINSKI, Lee YEZEK, Kenneth R. CROUNSE, J. Ryan KRUSE, Christopher L. HOOGEBOOM, Jason D. FEICK, David Darrell MILLER
  • Patent number: 10242630
    Abstract: An electrophoretic display comprising a fluid including a first species of particles and a charge control agent disposed between first and second electrodes. When a first addressing impulse have an electrical polarity is applied to the medium, the first species of particles move in one direction relative to the electric field, but when a second addressing impulse, larger than the first addressing impulse but having the same electrical polarity, is applied to the medium, the first species of particles move in the opposed direction relative to the electric field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: E Ink Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen J. Telfer, Luke M. Slominski, Lee Yezek, Kenneth R. Crounse, J. Ryan Kruse, Christopher L. Hoogeboom, Jason D. Feick, David Darrell Miller, Stephen Bull, Alain Bouchard, Craig A. Herb, Kosta Ladavac, Ana L. Lattes, Jennifer M. Morrison, Richard J. Paolini, Jr., Michael Thomas Regan
  • Patent number: 9835925
    Abstract: Improvements in the production of electro-optic displays include: (a) use of a masking film to keep a selected area of a backplane (such as a front electrode contact) free from electro-optic material; (b) spray coating of electrophoretic capsules on to a substrate under controlled conditions; (c) forming a monolayer of capsules on a substrate by prior deposition of a water-swellable polymer; and (d) overcoating a layer of electro-optic material with a solvent-free polymerizable liquid material, contacting this layer with a light-transmissive electrode layer, and polymerizing the liquid material to adhere the electrode layer to the electro-optic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: E Ink Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen Bull, Damien Brewer, Jay William Anseth, Richard J. Paolini, Jr., Thomas Fauvell, George G. Harris, Michael Thomas Regan
  • Publication number: 20170287407
    Abstract: An electrophoretic display comprising a fluid including a first species of particles and a charge control agent disposed between first and second electrodes. When a first addressing impulse have an electrical polarity is applied to the medium, the first species of particles move in one direction relative to the electric field, but when a second addressing impulse, larger than the first addressing impulse but having the same electrical polarity, is applied to the medium, the first species of particles move in the opposed direction relative to the electric field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventors: Stephen J. TELFER, Stephen BULL, Alain BOUCHARD, Craig A. HERB, Kosta LADAVAC, Ana L. LATTES, Jennifer M. MORRISON, Richard J. PAOLINI, JR., Michael Thomas REGAN, Luke M. SLOMINSKI, Lee YEZEK, Kenneth R. CROUNSE, J. Ryan KRUSE, Christopher L. HOOGEBOOM, Jason D. FEICK, David Darrell MILLER
  • Patent number: 9697778
    Abstract: An electrophoretic medium comprises a fluid and at least one species of particles disposed, When a first addressing impulse is applied to the medium, the first species of particles move in one direction relative to the electric field, but when a second addressing impulse, larger than the first addressing impulse, is applied to the medium, the first species of particles move in the opposed direction relative to the electric field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: E Ink Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen J. Telfer, Stephen Bull, Alain Bouchard, Craig A. Herb, Kosta Ladavac, Ana L. Lattes, Jennifer M. Morrison, Richard J. Paolini, Jr., Michael Thomas Regan, Luke M. Slominski, Lee Yezek, Kenneth R. Crounse, J. Ryan Kruse, Christopher L. Hoogeboom, Jason D. Feick, David Darrell Miller
  • Publication number: 20140340430
    Abstract: An electrophoretic medium comprises a fluid and at least one species of particles disposed, When a first addressing impulse is applied to the medium, the first species of particles move in one direction relative to the electric field, but when a second addressing impulse, larger than the first addressing impulse, is applied to the medium, the first species of particles move in the opposed direction relative to the electric field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: Stephen J. Telfer, Stephen Bull, Alain Bouchard, Craig A. Herb, JR., Kosta Ladavac, Ana L. Lattes, Jennifer M. Morrison, Richard J. Paolini, JR., Michael Thomas Regan, Luke M. Slominski, Lee Yezek, Kenneth R. Crounse, J. Ryan Kruse, Christopher L. Hoogeboom, Jason D. Feick, David Darrell Miller
  • Publication number: 20140272856
    Abstract: A system and method for receiving sensor information regarding a user's physical expression, processing the sensor information using an analysis module and stored data, and displaying real-time or delayed training output to the user. The system may further include utilizing a hub module for communicating with external systems such as external computer systems and storage media for reasons including, without limitation, to receive updates for the analysis module and stored data, request additional analysis of the sensor information, receive a result from the external system, and retrieve data and files from the external system for use as part of training output.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Tammy Dandino, Thomas Regan, Timothy Wikstrom
  • Publication number: 20070279467
    Abstract: In an ink jet printing apparatus for high speed/high quality printing, an ink jet ink having a high concentration of solids the range of about 20-70 wt. %, and exhibiting shear-thinning characteristics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2006
    Publication date: December 6, 2007
    Inventors: Michael Thomas Regan, Mary Christine Brick, Daniel Gelbart, Gregory James Garbacz, Paul D. Yacobucci
  • Patent number: 7169528
    Abstract: A process for the preparation of colored polymeric toner particles includes: forming an organic phase by dissolving an organic polymer and, optionally, one or more additives in a water-immiscible organic solvent; forming a dispersion by combining the organic phase with an aqueous phase comprising a particulate stabilizer, a colorant, and, optionally, a promoter, with the proviso that when the colorant is carbon black, it is an acidic carbon black having a pH less than 7; homogenizing the dispersion to form droplets containing the organic solvent, organic polymer, and colorant; removing the organic solvent from the droplets to form colored polymeric toner particles; and separating and drying the toner particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2007
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Hichang Yoon, Bret Martin Johnston, Dinesh Tyagi, Michael Thomas Regan
  • Publication number: 20050057676
    Abstract: An embodiment of a scanning system is described including optical elements that direct an excitation beam at a probe array, detectors that receive reflected intensity data responsive to the excitation beam, where the reflected intensity data is responsive to a focusing distance between an optical element and the probe array, a transport frame that adjusts the focusing distance in a direction with respect to the probe array, an auto-focuser that determines a best plane of focus based upon characteristics of the reflected intensity data of at least two focusing distances where the detectors further receive pixel intensity values based upon detected emissions from a plurality of probe features disposed on the probe array at the best plane of focus, and an image generator that associates each of the pixel intensity values with at least one image pixel position of a probe array based upon one or more position correction values.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2004
    Publication date: March 17, 2005
    Applicant: Affymetrix, INC.
    Inventors: Nathan Weiner, Patrick Odoy, Eric Schultz, Mark Jones, James Overbeck, Herman Deweerd, David Stura, Albert Bukys, Tim Woolaver, Thomas Regan, David Bradbury, Eric McKenzie, Roger DiPaolo, Christopher Miles, Joel Katz, Ksenia Oleink-Ovod
  • Publication number: 20050035590
    Abstract: The invention provides an identification document comprising a substantially opaque polycarbonate core layer bearing at least one indicium thereon, two layers of substantially transparent polycarbonate fixed to the core layer on opposed sides thereof, and at least one image-receiving layer capable of being imaged by dye diffusion thermal transfer, the image-receiving layer being fixed to one of the layers of substantially transparent polycarbonate on the side thereof remote from the core layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2004
    Publication date: February 17, 2005
    Inventors: Robert Jones, Brian Labrec, Daoshen Bi, Thomas Regan
  • Patent number: 6843422
    Abstract: The present invention relates to identification documents and smart cards. In one implementation, we provide a smart identification document including a document core. The document core is printed and laminated. The laminated core is milled to create a cavity. An integrated circuitry module is provided in the cavity. In one implementation, the cavity includes an upper cavity and a lower cavity. A laminate layer houses the upper cavity while the lower cavity extends into the document core. The upper cavity's aperture exceeds the aperture of the lower cavity resulting in a ledge in the laminate layer. A portion of the module may rest on the ledge, while another portion of the module may extend into the lower cavity. In another implementation, we provide a contactless smart card including a multi-layered structure. The structure includes a carrier layer including the smart card electronics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2005
    Assignee: Digimarc Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Jones, Joseph Anderson, Daoshen Bi, Thomas Regan, Dennis Mailloux
  • Publication number: 20030178495
    Abstract: The present invention relates to identification documents and smart cards. In one implementation, we provide a smart identification document including a document core. The document core is printed and laminated. The laminated core is milled to create a cavity. An integrated circuitry module is provided in the cavity. In one implementation, the cavity includes an upper cavity and a lower cavity. A laminate layer houses the upper cavity while the lower cavity extends into the document core. The upper cavity's aperture exceeds the aperture of the lower cavity resulting in a ledge in the laminate layer. A portion of the module may rest on the ledge, while another portion of the module may extend into the lower cavity. In another implementation, we provide a contactless smart card including a multi-layered structure. The structure includes a carrier layer including the smart card electronics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2002
    Publication date: September 25, 2003
    Inventors: Robert Jones, Joseph Anderson, Daoshen Bi, Thomas Regan, Dennis Mailloux
  • Patent number: 5597421
    Abstract: The invention increases the efficiency of energy conversion processes by providing a system including a thermal radiation source, a reflective surface, and an energy collector such that a photon flux emitted by the thermal radiation source is substantially isotropically reflected by the reflective surface. The thermal radiation source can include additional elements for selecting the angle and wavelengths of the emitted radiation, and the reflective surface may comprise a diffuse reflective surface formed of ceramics, composites, plastics, or metals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 28, 1997
    Inventors: Thomas Regan, Jose Martin