Patents by Examiner Kriellion A. Sanders

Patent number: 8691887
Abstract: Antimicrobial compositions and methods are disclosed. The antimicrobial compositions are particularly useful in providing antimicrobial capability to a wide-range of medical devices. In one aspect, the invention relates to a mild solvent coating using acrylate-type mild solution coating. These compositions include rheological modifiers as necessary. The compositions also include antimicrobial agents, which may be selected from a wide array of agents. Representative antimicrobial agents include cetyl pyridium chloride, cetrimide, alexidine, chlorexidine diacetate, benzalkonium chloride, and o-phthalaldehyde. Additionally, the compositions comprise one or more suitable mild solvents, such as a low molecular weight alcohol, alkane, ketone, and combinations thereof.
Type: Grant
Filed: June 2, 2009
Issued: April 8, 2014
Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
Inventor: David Tien-Tung Ou-Yang
Patent number: 8686073
Abstract: The invention relates to flame retardant compositions that contain mixtures of melamine polyphosphates with layered silicates added to the polymer substrates, particularly polyamides.
Type: Grant
Filed: February 25, 2013
Issued: April 1, 2014
Assignee: BASF SE
Inventors: Rudolf Pfaendner, Constantine D. Papaspyrides, Pantelis K. Kiliaris
Patent number: 8680183
Abstract: A mixture comprising (a) one or more liquid UV absorbers, with the proviso that Tinuvin 384-2 as a liquid UV absorber is excluded, (b) one or more branched polymers comprising stabilizing groups, (c) optionally one or more further additions. Use of such a mixture for stabilizing inanimate organic materials against the effect of light, oxygen and/or heat. Inanimate organic materials comprising at least one such mixture, and also articles produced from such inanimate organic materials. Methods of stabilizing inanimate organic materials against the effect of light, oxygen and/or heat by adding to said inanimate organic materials at least one such mixture in an effective amount.
Type: Grant
Filed: January 31, 2012
Issued: March 25, 2014
Assignee: BASF SE
Inventors: Simon Schambony, Jochen Fink, Bernd Bruchmann
Patent number: 8664306
Abstract: Curing agents for air-drying alkyd-based resins, coatings, such as paint, varnish or wood stain, inks and linoleum floor coverings, based on an iron/manganese complex containing tetradentate, pentadentate or hexadentate nitrogen donor ligands are disclosed.
Type: Grant
Filed: October 18, 2012
Issued: March 4, 2014
Assignee: OMG UK Technology Ltd.
Inventors: Ronald Hage, Philana Veronica Wesenhagen
Patent number: 8664295
Abstract: Described is a polymeric compound comprising a polyvinyl alcohol, a carbohydrate, and a polyacrylic acid, in which compound the carbohydrate is present as a cross-linking agent which cross-links chains of polyvinyl alcohol and/or chains of polyacrylic acid. The novel compound has interesting properties as an alternative to known plastics materials. It is biologically degradable, has a reduced content of fossil starting material, and exhibits hardness and flexibility properties useful for widespread applications, such as packaging material and coatings. In addition, a method for producing the polymeric compound is disclosed.
Type: Grant
Filed: October 28, 2005
Issued: March 4, 2014
Assignee: Nutripol Capital Sarl
Inventor: Mustafa Kaya
Patent number: 8658714
Abstract: One embodiment is a composition comprising water; starch; natural fibrous materials; one or more additives to improve certain properties such as heat transfer, microbial resistance, scavenging activity or shelf life; a mold release agent; flavoring agents; coloring agents; and/or wax emulsions, proteins, or other natural polymeric compounds to adjust the product properties for particular applications.
Type: Grant
Filed: April 6, 2010
Issued: February 25, 2014
Assignee: Biosphere Industries, LLC
Inventors: Elie Helou, Jr., David A. Dellinger, Dwight W. Schwark, Drew V. Speer
Patent number: 8648127
Abstract: The disclosure provides for a self decontaminating coating and method. The coating comprises a polyurethane component having a solids content in the range of about 10 weight percent to about 100 weight percent and having at least one volume percent free space, a chemical active, and a biological active. In another disclosed embodiment, a method of reducing the transportation of chemical contaminants and biological contaminants is provided comprising the steps of providing a self decontaminating coating comprising a polyurethane component having a polyurethane component having a solids content in the range of about 10 weight percent to about 100 weight percent and having at least one volume percent free space, a chemical active, and a biological active, and applying the coating to a surface of an aircraft, rotorcraft, vehicle, item of equipment, or architectural structure.
Type: Grant
Filed: June 2, 2008
Issued: February 11, 2014
Assignee: The Boeing Company
Inventors: Lynn G. Taylor, Nancy W. Carlson, Adam F. Gross
Patent number: 8642685
Abstract: Curing agents for air-drying alkyd-based resins, coatings, such as paint, varnish or wood stain, inks and linoleum floor coverings, based on an iron/manganese complex containing tetradentate, pentadentate or hexadentate nitrogen donor ligands are disclosed.
Type: Grant
Filed: October 18, 2012
Issued: February 4, 2014
Assignee: OMG UK Technology, Ltd
Inventors: Ronald Hage, Philana Veronica Wesenhagen
Patent number: 8642686
Abstract: A conductor layer is formed on one surface of a base insulating layer. The conductor layer is composed of a pair of rectangular collector portions and drawn-out conductor portions extending in long-sized shapes from the collector portions, respectively. Cover layers are formed on the base insulating layer to cover respective given portions of the conductor layer. A paste composition containing a compound represented by the formula (1) is used as a material for the cover layer.
Type: Grant
Filed: August 30, 2011
Issued: February 4, 2014
Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
Inventors: Shinichi Inoue, Hiroyuki Hanazono, Hirofumi Ebe
Patent number: 8633265
Abstract: Provided herein are polymeric compositions that are suitable protected from UV-induced discoloration and degradation. Such resins comprise an isosorbide polymer and one or more hindered amines. These resin compositions are useful in the manufacture of various shaped, formed and/or molded articles.
Type: Grant
Filed: January 19, 2011
Issued: January 21, 2014
Assignee: Sabic Innovative Plastics IP B.V.
Inventors: Jeremy David Hurst, Roland Assink, Hans de Brouwer
Patent number: 8633262
Abstract: This invention relates to a polymer blend comprising: (A) about 1% by weight to about 99% by weight of at least one polymer (A) comprising terephthalic acid residues, 2,2,4,4-tetramethyl-1,3-cyclobutanediol residues; and 1,4-cyclohexanedimethanol residues; (B) about 1% by weight to about 99% by weight of at least one polymer (B) comprising 1,4-cyclohexanedicarboxylic acid residues and 1,4-cyclohexanedimethanol residues, and (C) about 0.01% by weight to about 20% by weight of at least one antimicrobial agent; said weight percentages being based on the total weight of the polymer blend.
Type: Grant
Filed: April 29, 2011
Issued: January 21, 2014
Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
Inventors: Michael Eugene Donelson, James Collins Maine, Gary Stuart Hawkins, Jeff Scott Howell
Patent number: 8623935
Abstract: Antimicrobial compositions are provided that include a hydroalcoholic solvent system comprising a lower C2-C5 alcohol and water; a cationic antimicrobial agent such as chlorhexidine gluconate; a hydrophobic polymer soluble in the lower alcohol; an emollient ester such as diesters of bibasic acids and triesters of citric acid; and an optional fatty component containing at least one free hydroxyl group, such as a C12-C21 fatty alcohol, a C12-C21 fatty ester, a C12-C21 fatty ether, a C12-C21 fatty amide, and combinations thereof. The compositions described herein display improved antimicrobial efficacy and improved cosmetic elegance.
Type: Grant
Filed: December 31, 2008
Issued: January 7, 2014
Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
Inventors: Terry R. Hobbs, Robert A. Asmus
Patent number: 8618189
Abstract: The present invention is a new additive material that is physically blended with polymeric material to create at least a partially biodegradable product.
Type: Grant
Filed: July 17, 2012
Issued: December 31, 2013
Assignee: Bio-Tec Environmental, LLC
Inventors: John Allen Lake, Samuel David Adams
Patent number: 8604105
Abstract: The present invention relates to the combination of halogen-free flame retardant additives in a copolyester to improve the flame retardant properties of the copolyester composition while retaining impact properties, methods of making the copolyester composition and articles made from the copolyester composition. More specifically, the present invention relates to the use of a nitrogen containing flame retardant and a metal phosphorous-containing compound in copolyester compositions to improve the flame retardant properties while retaining impact properties, methods of making said copolyester compositions and articles therefrom.
Type: Grant
Filed: August 31, 2011
Issued: December 10, 2013
Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
Inventor: Robert Erik Young
Patent number: 8598257
Abstract: Disclosed are a polycarbonate resin composition and a molded product formed of the same. The polycarbonate resin composition includes a polycarbonate resin and three types of UV stabilizers including a first benzotriazole UV stabilizer, a second benzotriazole UV stabilizer, and a bismalonate UV stabilizer to improve heat stability, weather resistance, and visible light transmittance.
Type: Grant
Filed: September 30, 2011
Issued: December 3, 2013
Assignee: Cheil Industries Inc.
Inventors: Jun Ho Chi, Jong Chan Hur, O Sung Kwon, Bok Nam Jang
Patent number: 8586745
Abstract: A process for altering the absorption of electromagnetic radiation by one or more compounds of the general formulae (I) wherein these compounds are irradiated with electromagnetic radiation of wavelength from 300 to 750 nm. The use of compounds of the general formula (I) or (II) for marking materials, for example paper or mineral oil, and use of compounds of the general formula (I) or (II) for causing a color change. The use of compounds of the general formula (I) or (II) for laser welding, heat management, as a photoinitiator, as a free-radical scavenger or for detection of oxygen. A process for regulating the absorption or transmission of electromagnetic radiation by a material wherein one or more compounds of the general formula (I) or (II) are contacted with this material and these compounds are irradiated with electromagnetic radiation of wavelength from 300 to 750 nm. Specific compounds of the general formula (I).
Type: Grant
Filed: May 18, 2009
Issued: November 19, 2013
Assignee: BASF SE
Inventors: Thomas Gessner, Ruediger Sens, Sophia Ebert
Patent number: 8580866
Abstract: A dry powder composition for preparing a dry form of an acrylic finish is provided. The dry powder composition includes: calcium carbonate filler, coalescing aid, pH adjuster, and an acrylic-based re-dispersible polymer in powder form. In various embodiments, aggregate, silica sand, titanium dioxide, cellulose thickener, biocide, clay, cellulose fiber, mica filler, and/or defoamer are added. The dry powder composition can further comprise a hydrophobic agent. The dry powder can be mixed with a volume of water to produce a wet coating for application to a substrate.
Type: Grant
Filed: December 9, 2010
Issued: November 12, 2013
Assignee: Parex USA, Inc.
Inventors: Carlos Nones, Pedro Paredes
Patent number: 8575230
Abstract: Environmentally-friendly alternatives to organometallic antifoulants that are efficacious at preventing biofouling by organisms such as the zebra mussel. Preferred antifoulant compositions utilize compounds having a Lipophilic-Amide-Spacer-ElectroNegative (“LASEN”) structural motif, such as capsaicin, and compounds having a TetraHydroCannibinoid (“THC”) structural motif. The antifoulant compositions are non-toxic, and effective.
Type: Grant
Filed: April 16, 2008
Issued: November 5, 2013
Assignees: University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth, The Board of Regents of the University of Texas System
Inventors: John A. Schetz, Robert F. McMahon
Patent number: 8575232
Abstract: Provided are coating composition containing an organic polymer particle (A) composed of an organic polymer having a hydroxyl group and a cationic group in a molecule, the weight average particle size of which being 10 to 35 ?m, and a base resin (B), wherein the content of the organic polymer particle (A) is 0.5 to 5.0% by weight in the solid content of the coating composition, and a method of producing the same, and a coating film and underwater structure using the coating composition.
Type: Grant
Filed: September 28, 2009
Issued: November 5, 2013
Assignees: Nippon Paint Co., Ltd., Nippon Paint Marine Coatings Co., Ltd.
Inventors: Naoki Yamamori, Hiroshi Tominaga, Mamoru Shimada
Patent number: 8575231
Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of polyoxalates as binders for antifouling coating compositions and antifouling coating compositions comprising the polyoxalates.
Type: Grant
Filed: February 12, 2009
Issued: November 5, 2013
Assignee: Jotun A/S
Inventor: Marit Dahling