Patents by Inventor Todd M. Roper

Todd M. Roper 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: 20200009503
    Abstract: Ionization systems and methods include moving air into contact with one or more ion generators and then past an ozone removal assembly to remove at least some ozone from the air. The air may be moved by a fan and may be filtered before contacting the one or more ion generators. The amount of one or more of the following of the air may be measured: the amount of ions, particulates, temperature, humidity, and other relevant factors. The ionization amount may be adjusted based on one or more of the measured amounts. The one or more ion generators and ozone removal assembly may be constructed as part of a single unit so they can be removed and replaced easily.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Timothy M. Bender, Perry Pauley, Brian K. Roper, Todd K. Roper
  • Publication number: 20200009502
    Abstract: Ionization systems and methods include moving air into contact with one or more ion generators and then past an ozone removal assembly to remove at least some ozone from the air. The air may be moved by a fan and may be filtered before contacting the one or more ion generators. The amount of one or more of the following of the air may be measured: the amount of ions, particulates, temperature, humidity, and other relevant factors. The ionization amount may be adjusted based on one or more of the measured amounts. The one or more ion generators and ozone removal assembly may be constructed as part of a single unit so they can be removed and replaced easily.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Applicant: IONaer International Arizona, LLC
    Inventors: Timothy M. Bender, Perry Pauley, Brian K. Roper, Todd K. Roper
  • Publication number: 20190374669
    Abstract: An ionization device may be configured to be portable, and to rest on a surface such as a floor or desk top. The ionization device includes an air-intake port, an ion generator, an ozone catalyst for removing at least some ozone from air, and an air discharge. Air enters the device through the air-intake port, and at least some of the air is ionized to remove particulates. The air is then moved past or through the ozone catalyst to remove at least some of the ozone from the air. A controller may be used to monitor particulates, temperature, humidity, and/or other relevant factors and/or to adjust the ionization level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Applicant: IONaer International Arizona, LLC
    Inventors: Timothy M. Bender, Brian K. Roper, Todd K. Roper
  • Publication number: 20190242494
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide irrigation valve control apparatuses comprising: a solenoid configured to cooperate with a plunger; an input stimulus source coupled with the solenoid and configured to apply an input stimulus while a plunger drive signal is not being applied and that is sufficiently small to not cause the plunger to move; sampling circuitry configured to measure one or more voltage measurements corresponding to one or more voltages across the solenoid, wherein the one or more voltage measurements are dependent upon the current position of the plunger relative to the solenoid; and control circuitry cooperated with the sampling circuitry to receive the one or more voltage measurements from the sampling circuitry, wherein the control circuitry is configured to determine whether the plunger is in one of the open and closed positions based on the one or more voltage measurements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Manuel J. Ferrer Herrera, Steven M. Lurcott, Todd K. Roper
  • Patent number: 10302220
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide irrigation valve control apparatuses comprising: a solenoid configured to cooperate with a plunger; an input stimulus source coupled with the solenoid and configured to apply an input stimulus while a plunger drive signal is not being applied and that is sufficiently small to not cause the plunger to move; sampling circuitry configured to measure one or more voltage measurements corresponding to one or more voltages across the solenoid, wherein the one or more voltage measurements are dependent upon the current position of the plunger relative to the solenoid; and control circuitry cooperated with the sampling circuitry to receive the one or more voltage measurements from the sampling circuitry, wherein the control circuitry is configured to determine whether the plunger is in one of the open and closed positions based on the one or more voltage measurements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Rain Bird Corporation
    Inventors: Manuel J. Ferrer Herrera, Steven M. Lurcott, Todd K. Roper
  • Publication number: 20160271930
    Abstract: An assembly includes a substrate, a film on the substrate, and a coating on the film. The film includes a material permeable to organic solvents, and the coating includes a material reactive with the film. Alternatively, the assembly may include a substrate including a textured region, and a coating on the textured region. The coating mimics the texture of the textured. In an alternative embodiment, a laminate includes a film including a material permeable to organic solvents, a coating on the film, and an adhesive on a second surface of the film. The coating includes a material reactive with the film. In another embodiment, a method for reducing drag on a substrate includes applying a film on a substrate, and applying a coating on the film. The film includes a material permeable to organic solvents, and the coating includes a material reactive with the film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Publication date: September 22, 2016
    Inventors: Todd M. Roper, Mark P. Bowman, Edward F. Rakiewicz
  • Publication number: 20150122409
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to various processes for applying a coating composition to a substrate such as an exterior automotive substrate, comprising: (a) contacting the coating composition, which has been deposited on a carrier film, with the substrate such that the coating composition is in direct contact with the automotive substrate; and (b) removing the carrier film from the coating composition. The substrate may have a primer coating layer and/or a pigmented base coat or monocoat layer applied prior to the coating composition. The process of the present invention may be used for applying a two-tone, multi-component coating composition to a substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventor: Todd M. Roper
  • Patent number: 8901198
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are solventborne liquid UV-curable coating compositions comprising: a radiation curable compound comprising an acrylate-terminated compound having greater than two unsaturated sites, wherein the acrylate-terminated compound comprises a reaction product of reactants comprising: an adduct of a polyisocyanate, wherein the adduct of a polyisocyanate comprises a reaction product of reactants comprising a polyisocyanate comprising greater than two isocyanate groups and a compound having groups reactive with the isocyanate groups of the polyisocyanate; and an active hydrogen-containing acrylate; and a photoinitiator composition that includes a first photoinitiator composition for providing surface cure and a second photoinitiator composition for providing through cure of the resultant coating layer. Also disclosed are related multi-component composite coatings, coated substrates, and methods for coating a substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles M. Kania, Kenneth T. Phelps, Kurt A. Humbert, Todd M. Roper, Jiping Shao, David C. Martin
  • Publication number: 20140272237
    Abstract: An assembly includes a substrate, a film on the substrate, and a coating on the film. The film includes a material permeable to organic solvents, and the coating includes a material reactive with the film. Alternatively, the assembly may include a substrate including a textured region, and a coating on the textured region. The coating mimics the texture of the textured. In an alternative embodiment, a laminate includes a film including a material permeable to organic solvents, a coating on the film, and an adhesive on a second surface of the film. The coating includes a material reactive with the film. In another embodiment, a method for reducing drag on a substrate includes applying a film on a substrate, and applying a coating on the film. The film includes a material permeable to organic solvents, and the coating includes a material reactive with the film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: PRC-DeSoto International, Inc.
    Inventors: Todd M. Roper, Mark P. Bowman, Edward F. Rakiewicz
  • Publication number: 20120115975
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are solventborne liquid UV-curable coating compositions comprising: a radiation curable compound comprising an acrylate-terminated compound having greater than two unsaturated sites, wherein the acrylate-terminated compound comprises a reaction product of reactants comprising: an adduct of a polyisocyanate, wherein the adduct of a polyisocyanate comprises a reaction product of reactants comprising a polyisocyanate comprising greater than two isocyanate groups and a compound having groups reactive with the isocyanate groups of the polyisocyanate; and an active hydrogen-containing acrylate; and a photoinitiator composition that includes a first photoinitiator composition for providing surface cure and a second photoinitiator composition for providing through cure of the resultant coating layer. Also disclosed are related multi-component composite coatings, coated substrates, and methods for coating a substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2010
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Inventors: Charles M. Kania, Kenneth T. Phelps, Kurt A. Humbert, Todd M. Roper, Jiping Shao, David C. Martin
  • Patent number: 7771795
    Abstract: Methods for applying and curing powder coatings, and for imparting a surface effect, e.g., texture or smoothness, to powder coated surfaces are provided. Preferred methods include pressing a textured release medium against the uncured powder coating and then curing the coating to form a thermally stable powder coating surface with the negative image of the texture on the release medium on its surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Assignee: S.D. Warren Company
    Inventors: David H. Juers, Craig R. Libby, Todd M. Roper, Michael J. Tripp
  • Publication number: 20090047480
    Abstract: Methods for applying and curing powder coatings, and for imparting a surface effect, e.g., texture or smoothness, to powder coated surfaces are provided. Preferred methods include pressing a textured release medium against the uncured powder coating and then curing the coating to form a thermally stable powder coating surface with the negative image of the texture on the release medium on its surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2007
    Publication date: February 19, 2009
    Applicant: S.D. WARREN COMPANY
    Inventors: David H. Juers, Craig R. Libby, Todd M. Roper, Michael J. Tripp