Patents by Inventor Timothy La

Timothy La 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: 10774345
    Abstract: The invention features methods for producing isoprene from cultured cells wherein the cells in the stationary phase. The invention also provides compositions that include these cultured cells and/or increased amount of isoprene. The invention also provides for systems that include a non-flammable concentration of isoprene in the gas phase. Additionally, the invention provides isoprene compositions, such as compositions with increased amount of isoprene or increased purity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignees: Danisco US Inc., The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Anthony R. Calabria, Marguerite A. Cervin, Gopal K. Chotani, Richard La Duca, Joseph C. McAuliffe, Michael C. Miller, Timothy A. Sabo, Karl J. Sanford, Erin. L. Spring, Gregory M. Whited
  • Publication number: 20200049448
    Abstract: A liquid jet ejection device is provided. The liquid jet ejection device has a flexible lumen having an intake end positioned to be in fluid communication with a liquid source, and an output end distal from the intake end. A pump is coupled to the flexible lumen, the pump being actuatable to eject a liquid from the liquid source via the output end. A body structure extends from a handle and supports the output end of the flexible lumen, the body structure having a base form in which the output end of the flexible lumen is supported in a base pose relative to the handle, the body structure being deformable from the base form via contact with an object, the body structure returning to the base form upon withdrawal of contact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Joshua A. Mann, Carl R. Romulus, Timothy J. Clemens, Franklin La Barbara
  • Patent number: 10387121
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes apparatuses and methods for random number generation. An example method includes operating a sense amplifier of a memory device to perform sensing a first voltage on a first sense line coupled to the sense amplifier and sensing a second voltage on a complementary second sense line coupled to the sense amplifier. The example method further includes generating a random number by detecting a voltage differential between the first sense line and the complementary second sense line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick A. La Fratta, Jesse F. Lovitt, Glen E. Hush, Timothy P. Finkbeiner
  • Patent number: 10078809
    Abstract: A freight tracking system and method of use that is operable to track a shipment batch wherein the shipment batch comprises of a plurality of pieces and wherein each piece of the shipment batch is communicably coupled. The freight tracking system further includes a database, controller, remote terminals, warehouse gateways and a plurality of asset tags. The asset tags are communicably coupled with each other and further communicably paired with at least one warehouse gateway. The asset tags maintain communication intermediate each other and further include a display screen and a visual warning indicator. A proximity distance parameter is established for a group of asset tags that are assigned to a particular shipment batch. The asset tags within the assigned shipment batch are operable to provide notification to the users of the freight tracking system upon the exceeding of the proximity distance parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Inventors: Vernice London, Timothy La More Parker, Micheal Morgan
  • Patent number: 9988282
    Abstract: The invention provides methods and compositions for inhibiting the accumulation of DSP scale in the liquor circuit of Bayer process equipment. The method includes adding one or more GPS-surfactant based small molecules to the liquor fluid circuit. These scale inhibitors reduce DSP scale formation and thereby increase fluid throughput, increase the amount of time Bayer process equipment can be operational and reduce the need for expensive and dangerous acid washes of Bayer process equipment. As a result, the invention provides a significant reduction in the total cost of operating a Bayer process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Carl Nicholas Urbani, Timothy La, John David Kildea
  • Patent number: 9944534
    Abstract: The invention provides a method of inhibiting the accumulation of DSP scale in the liquor circuit of Bayer process equipment. The method includes adding one or more particular silane based small molecules to the liquor fluid circuit. These scale inhibitors reduce DSP scale formation and thereby increase fluid throughput, increase the amount of time Bayer process equipment can be operational and reduce the need for expensive and dangerous acid washes of Bayer process equipment. As a result, the invention provides a significant reduction in the total cost of operating a Bayer process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Everett C. Phillips, Timothy La, Kailas B. Sawant
  • Publication number: 20170066656
    Abstract: The invention provides methods and compositions for inhibiting the accumulation of DSP scale in the liquor circuit of Bayer process equipment. The method includes adding one or more GPS-surfactant based small molecules to the liquor fluid circuit. These scale inhibitors reduce DSP scale formation and thereby increase fluid throughput, increase the amount of time Bayer process equipment can be operational and reduce the need for expensive and dangerous acid washes of Bayer process equipment. As a result, the invention provides a significant reduction in the total cost of operating a Bayer process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Applicant: Nalco Company
    Inventors: Carl Nicholas Urbani, Timothy La, John David Kildea
  • Publication number: 20170050861
    Abstract: The invention provides a method of inhibiting the accumulation of DSP scale in the liquor circuit of Bayer process equipment. The method includes adding one or more particular silane based small molecules to the liquor fluid circuit. These scale inhibitors reduce DSP scale formation and thereby increase fluid throughput, increase the amount of time Bayer process equipment can be operational and reduce the need for expensive and dangerous acid washes of Bayer process equipment. As a result, the invention provides a significant reduction in the total cost of operating a Bayer process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Applicant: Nalco Company
    Inventors: Everett C. Phillips, Timothy La, Kailas B. Sawant
  • Patent number: 9487408
    Abstract: The invention provides a method of inhibiting the accumulation of DSP scale in the liquor circuit of Bayer process equipment. The method includes adding one or more particular silane based small molecules to the liquor fluid circuit. These scale inhibitors reduce DSP scale formation and thereby increase fluid throughput, increase the amount of time Bayer process equipment can be operational and reduce the need for expensive and dangerous acid washes of Bayer process equipment. As a result, the invention provides a significant reduction in the total cost of operating a Bayer process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Nalco Company
    Inventors: Everett C. Phillips, Timothy La, Kailas B. Sawant
  • Patent number: 9416020
    Abstract: The invention provides methods and compositions for inhibiting the accumulation of DSP scale in the liquor circuit of Bayer process equipment. The method includes adding one or more GPS-surfactant based small molecules to the liquor fluid circuit. These scale inhibitors reduce DSP scale formation and thereby increase fluid throughput, increase the amount of time Bayer process equipment can be operational and reduce the need for expensive and dangerous acid washes of Bayer process equipment. As a result, the invention provides a significant reduction in the total cost of operating a Bayer process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Nalco Company
    Inventors: Carl Nicholas Urbani, Timothy La, John David Kildea
  • Publication number: 20160232483
    Abstract: A freight tracking system and method of use that is operable to track a shipment batch wherein the shipment batch comprises of a plurality of pieces and wherein each piece of the shipment batch is communicably coupled. The freight tracking system further includes a database, controller, remote terminals, warehouse gateways and a plurality of asset tags. The asset tags are communicably coupled with each other and further communicably paired with at least one warehouse gateway. The asset tags maintain communication intermediate each other and further include a display screen and a visual warning indicator. A proximity distance parameter is established for a group of asset tags that are assigned to a particular shipment batch. The asset tags within the assigned shipment batch are operable to provide notification to the users of the freight tracking system upon the exceeding of the proximity distance parameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2015
    Publication date: August 11, 2016
    Inventors: Vernice London, Timothy La More Parker, Micheal Morgan
  • Patent number: 8889096
    Abstract: The invention provides a method of inhibiting the accumulation of DSP scale in the liquor circuit of Bayer process equipment. The method includes adding one or more particular silane based small molecules to the liquor fluid circuit. These scale inhibitors reduce DSP scale formation and thereby increase fluid throughput, increase the amount of time Bayer process equipment can be operational and reduce the need for expensive and dangerous acid washes of Bayer process equipment. As a result, the invention provides a significant reduction in the total cost of operating a Bayer process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Nalco Company
    Inventors: Timothy La, John D. Kildea, Kevin L. O'Brien, Everett C. Phillips, Kailas B. Sawant, David H. Slinkman, Frederick J. Swiecinski, Ji Cui
  • Publication number: 20140124451
    Abstract: The invention provides methods and compositions for inhibiting the accumulation of DSP scale in the liquor circuit of Bayer process equipment. The method includes adding one or more GPS-surfactant based small molecules to the liquor fluid circuit. These scale inhibitors reduce DSP scale formation and thereby increase fluid throughput, increase the amount of time Bayer process equipment can be operational and reduce the need for expensive and dangerous acid washes of Bayer process equipment. As a result, the invention provides a significant reduction in the total cost of operating a Bayer process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2014
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: NALCO COMPANY
    Inventors: Carl Nicholas Urbani, Timothy La, John David Kildea
  • Publication number: 20130343970
    Abstract: The invention provides methods and compositions for inhibiting the accumulation of DSP scale in the liquor circuit of Bayer process equipment. The method includes adding one or more particular silane based small molecules to the liquor fluid circuit. These scale inhibitors reduce DSP scale formation and thereby increase fluid throughput, increase the amount of time Bayer process equipment can be operational and reduce the need for expensive and dangerous acid washes of Bayer process equipment. As a result, the invention provides a significant reduction in the total cost of operating a Bayer process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: Nalco Company
    Inventors: Timothy La, Ji Cui, John D. Kildea, David H. Slinkman
  • Patent number: 8545776
    Abstract: The invention provides a method of inhibiting the accumulation of DSP scale in the liquor circuit of Bayer process equipment. The method includes adding one or more particular silane based small molecules to the liquor fluid circuit. These scale inhibitors reduce DSP scale formation and thereby increase fluid throughput, increase the amount of time Bayer process equipment can be operational and reduce the need for expensive and dangerous acid washes of Bayer process equipment. As a result, the invention provides a significant reduction in the total cost of operating a Bayer process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Nalco Company
    Inventors: Timothy La, Ji Cui, John D. Kildea, David H. Slinkman
  • Publication number: 20120148462
    Abstract: The invention provides a method of inhibiting the accumulation of DSP scale in the liquor circuit of Bayer process equipment. The method includes adding one or more particular silane based small molecules to the liquor fluid circuit. These scale inhibitors reduce DSP scale formation and thereby increase fluid throughput, increase the amount of time Bayer process equipment can be operational and reduce the need for expensive and dangerous acid washes of Bayer process equipment. As a result, the invention provides a significant reduction in the total cost of operating a Bayer process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Inventors: Everett C. Phillips, Timothy La, Kailas B. Sawant
  • Patent number: 8029752
    Abstract: The invention provides a method of controlling silica in the liquor circuit of the Bayer process. The method involves addition of a promoter material to enhance the precipitation of DSP and includes adding one or more silica dispersion materials or dry silica forms to those parts of the circuit where precipitation of DSP and removal of silica from solution is desirable; for example the desilication stage of a Bayer process plant. The removal of DSP from solution reduces silica concentration in the liquor and thereby enables better control of process issues such as silica contamination in alumina product and DSP formation in later stages of the process where precipitation as scale onto vessel walls and equipment is problematical. As a result, the invention provides a significant reduction in the total cost of operating a Bayer process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Nalco Company
    Inventors: Timothy La, Ji Cui, John D. Kildea, David H Slinkman, Kim Richard Coleman
  • Publication number: 20110212006
    Abstract: The invention provides a method of inhibiting the accumulation of DSP scale in the liquor circuit of Bayer process equipment. The method includes adding one or more particular silane based small molecules to the liquor fluid circuit. These scale inhibitors reduce DSP scale formation and thereby increase fluid throughput, increase the amount of time Bayer process equipment can be operational and reduce the need for expensive and dangerous acid washes of Bayer process equipment. As a result, the invention provides a significant reduction in the total cost of operating a Bayer process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2011
    Publication date: September 1, 2011
    Inventors: Timothy La, John D. Kildea, Kevin L. O'Brien, Everett C. Phillips, Kailas B. Sawant, David H. Slinkman, Frederick J. Swiecinski, Ji Cui
  • Publication number: 20110076209
    Abstract: The invention provides a method of inhibiting the accumulation of DSP scale in the liquor circuit of Bayer process equipment. The method includes adding one or more particular silane based small molecules to the liquor fluid circuit. These scale inhibitors reduce DSP scale formation and thereby increase fluid throughput, increase the amount of time Bayer process equipment can be operational and reduce the need for expensive and dangerous acid washes of Bayer process equipment. As a result, the invention provides a significant reduction in the total cost of operating a Bayer process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2009
    Publication date: March 31, 2011
    Inventors: Timothy La, Ji Cui, John D. Kildea, David H. Slinkman
  • Publication number: 20100254866
    Abstract: The invention provides a method of controlling silica in the liquor circuit of the Bayer process. The method involves addition of a promoter material to enhance the precipitation of DSP and includes adding one or more silica dispersion materials or dry silica forms to those parts of the circuit where precipitation of DSP and removal of silica from solution is desirable; for example the desilication stage of a Bayer process plant. The removal of DSP from solution reduces silica concentration in the liquor and thereby enables better control of process issues such as silica contamination in alumina product and DSP formation in later stages of the process where precipitation as scale onto vessel walls and equipment is problematical. As a result, the invention provides a significant reduction in the total cost of operating a Bayer process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2009
    Publication date: October 7, 2010
    Inventors: Timothy La, Ji Cui, John D. Kildea, David H. Slinkman, Kim Richard Coleman