Patents by Inventor Tomas Gerard Patrick McHugh

Tomas Gerard Patrick McHugh 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: 10233590
    Abstract: A foamable aqueous composition can be used to form foamed, opacifying elements with one or more dry foamed layers. These compositions generally contain: (a) 0.5 to 20 weight % of porous particles comprising a continuous polymeric phase and discrete pores dispersed within the continuous polymeric phase. The porous particles have a mode particle size of 2 to 50 ?m; (b) at least 20 weight % of a binder material; (c) 0.1 to 30 weight % of a combination of various additives including dispersants, plasticizers, inorganic or organic pigments and dyes, flame retardants, biocides, fungicides, optical brighteners, tinting colorants, metal flakes, and inorganic or organic fillers; (d) water; and (e) at least 0.001 weight % of an opacifying colorant different from (c). The foamable aqueous composition is suitably aerated, disposed on a porous substrate, dried, and crushed on the porous substrate to form a foamed, opacifying element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
    Inventors: Mary Christine Brick, Mridula Nair, Tomas Gerard Patrick McHugh
  • Publication number: 20160355660
    Abstract: A foamable aqueous composition can be used to form foamed, opacifying elements with one or more dry foamed layers. These compositions generally contain: (a) 0.5 to 20 weight % of porous particles comprising a continuous polymeric phase and discrete pores dispersed within the continuous polymeric phase. The porous particles have a mode particle size of 2 to 50 ?m; (b) at least 20 weight % of a binder material; (c) 0.1 to 30 weight % of a combination of various additives including dispersants, plasticizers, inorganic or organic pigments and dyes, flame retardants, biocides, fungicides, optical brighteners, tinting colorants, metal flakes, and inorganic or organic fillers; (d) water; and (e) at least 0.001 weight % of an opacifying colorant different from (c). The foamable aqueous composition is suitably aerated, disposed on a porous substrate, dried, and crushed on the porous substrate to form a foamed, opacifying element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2016
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Inventors: Mary Christine Brick, Mridula Nair, Tomas Gerard Patrick McHugh
  • Patent number: 9358577
    Abstract: A method of making a colored biocidal multi-layer structure includes providing a first layer of a first color and locating a biocidal second layer on or over the first layer. The biocidal second layer has a second color different from the first color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
    Inventors: John Joseph Scheible, Tomas Gerard Patrick McHugh, Alan Richard Priebe, Ronald Steven Cok
  • Publication number: 20160107415
    Abstract: A colored biocidal multi-layer structure includes a first layer of a first color and a biocidal second layer on or over the first layer. The biocidal second layer has a second color different from the first color.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Publication date: April 21, 2016
    Inventors: John Joseph Scheible, Tomas Gerard Patrick McHugh, Alan Richard Priebe, Ronald Steven Cok
  • Publication number: 20160107191
    Abstract: A method of making a colored biocidal multi-layer structure includes providing a first layer of a first color and locating a biocidal second layer on or over the first layer. The biocidal second layer has a second color different from the first color.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Publication date: April 21, 2016
    Inventors: John Joseph Scheible, Tomas Gerard Patrick McHugh, Alan Richard Priebe, Ronald Steven Cok
  • Patent number: 9271491
    Abstract: A method of using a colored biocidal multi-layer structure includes locating the colored biocidal multi-layer structure on a surface, observing the colored biocidal multi-layer structure over time, and observing a change in the color in at least a portion of the colored biocidal multi-layer structure, indicating that the colored biocidal multi-layer structure is less effective. The colored biocidal multi-layer structure includes a first layer of a first color, and a biocidal second layer on or over the first layer, the biocidal second layer of a second color different from the first color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
    Inventors: John Joseph Scheible, Tomas Gerard Patrick McHugh, Alan Richard Priebe, Ronald Steven Cok
  • Publication number: 20150002575
    Abstract: Ink for use in a printer for forming coating or a colored ink on a substrate is disclosed. The coating or colored image provides antibacterial and antifungal protection. The inks include a mixture of solvent and a silver sulfate biocide having a concentration range of 0.0005 to 0.5 weight %.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Thomas Nelson Blanton, Valerie Lynn Kuykendall, John Joseph Scheible, Greg Munro, Tomas Gerard Patrick McHugh, Linda Mae Franklin, Christine Joanne Landry-Coltrain
  • Publication number: 20130186301
    Abstract: Ink for use in an ink jet printer for forming a clear ink jet coating or a colored ink jet image on a substrate is disclosed. The coating or colored image provides antibacterial and antifungal protection. The inks include a mixture of solvent and a silver salt biocide including a silver sulfate biocide having a concentration range of 0.0005 to 0.5 weight %.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2012
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Inventors: Thomas Nelson Blanton, Valerie Lynn Kuykendall, John Joseph Scheible, Greg Munro, Tomas Gerard Patrick McHugh
  • Publication number: 20130071143
    Abstract: A method of forming a clear toner overcoat or a colored toner image on a substrate is disclosed. The overcoat or colored image provides antibacterial and antifungal protection. The method includes providing a source of toner having a mixture of polymer agent and a silver salt biocide including a silver sulfate biocide having a concentration range of 0.0005 to 10 weight %, applying the clear toner or colored toner in an image wise fashion to a substrate, and fixing the clear or colored toner to the substrate whereby an effective coating or image is formed that provides antibacterial and antifungal protection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2011
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Inventors: Thomas Nelson Blanton, John Joseph Scheible, Greg Munro, Tomas Gerard Patrick McHugh, Peter David Rollinson, Robert J. Vandenbosch, Jeffrey R. Murray