Patents Represented by Attorney Jim L. DeCesare
  • Patent number: 5153268
    Abstract: An improved nail lacquer which includes a film forming resin, a plasticizer and a solvent. The improvement relates to the utilization as the film forming resin of a graft copolymer which has a main backbone chain of acrylic ester monomer units and methacrylic ester monomer units. The main backbone chain has grafted thereto side chain units of carboxyl groups and side chain units of trialkoxysilyl groups. Nail coat compositions containing these film forming resins provide improved wear resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 1991
    Date of Patent: October 6, 1992
    Assignee: Dow Corning Corporation
    Inventors: Gary E. Legrow, Milan F. Sojka
  • Patent number: 5152984
    Abstract: A new composition of matter which is an aminofunctional silicone resin. The aminofunctional resin is formed by the reaction of an aminofunctional silane and a silicone resin. A hair treating composition is also disclosed which is a mixture of a film forming material and a solvent for the film forming material. The film forming material is the aminofunctional resin formed by reacting an aminofunctional silane and a silicone resin. A hair treating method for imparting curl retention to hair employing the resin as the film forming material is further described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 6, 1992
    Assignee: Dow Corning Corporation
    Inventors: Padmakumari J. Varaprath, Judith M. Vincent
  • Patent number: 5145685
    Abstract: A method of treating skin disorders such as acne by applying topically to the infected area a mixture of an antimicrobial agent and a volatile low viscosity organosilicon compound. The mixture is entrapped within and dispersed uniformly throughout discrete particles of a hydrophobic macroporous highly crosslinked polymer. The particles are spread on the skin releasing the mixture while allowing the volatile low viscosity organosilicon compound to evaporate. Excess skin oil such as sebum is simultaneously adsorbed from the skin and into the macroporous polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 1991
    Date of Patent: September 8, 1992
    Assignee: Dow Corning Corporation
    Inventor: Walter J. Carmody
  • Patent number: 5145875
    Abstract: Compositions and a method of delivering a humectant to a surface such as skin by forming a reaction product of the humectant with an organosilicon compound. The reaction product is applied to the skin surface and contacted with moisture which causes the reaction product to undergo hydrolysis on the skin surface. This releases free humectant onto the skin surface and the silanol functional organosilicon compound formed as a result of the hydrolysis can be utilized on the skin surface as a durable water repellent and softening ingredient for the skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 1991
    Date of Patent: September 8, 1992
    Assignee: Dow Corning Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew H. Ward, Stefan F. Rentsch, Alfred J. DiSapio
  • Patent number: 5145596
    Abstract: A method of treating fabrics in order to eliminate odor caused by microbial growth by adding an antibacterially effective amount of an organosilicon quaternary ammonium compound to the rinse cycle of a textile laundering operation containing the fabrics in order to destroy bacteria and fungi.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 1989
    Date of Patent: September 8, 1992
    Assignee: Dow Corning Corporation
    Inventors: Lynne M. B. Blank, William C. White
  • Patent number: 5135811
    Abstract: Polyamide yarn provided with a built-in antimicrobial capacity characterized by the adhesive on the fiber surface of an antimicrobial agent comprising an organosilicon quaternary ammonium salt and a surfactant comprising an alkyl-, aryl-, alkenyl-, or arylsulfonate salt, optionally with the presence of a level-dyeing promoter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 1987
    Date of Patent: August 4, 1992
    Assignee: Dow Corning Corporation
    Inventors: William C. White, Yukio Yamahara, Koji Tajiri
  • Patent number: 5135742
    Abstract: A hair treating method for imparting curl retention to hair in which at least one film forming ingredient is applied to the hair. The improvement utilizes as the film forming ingredient an organosilicon compound which is a pre-hydrolyzed organofunctional silane having silsesquioxane characteristic. Hair fixative composition including the silane are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 1990
    Date of Patent: August 4, 1992
    Assignee: Dow Corning Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel J. Halloran, Judith M. Vincent
  • Patent number: 5135989
    Abstract: A method for altering a macroporous cross-linked hydrophobic copolymeric lattice produced by precipitation polymerization in a solvent of at least one monounsaturated ester monomer and at least one polyunsaturated ester monomer soluble therein, in order to render the hydrophobic copolymeric lattice hydrophilic. The method involves saponifying the hydrophobic copolymeric lattice by reacting the surface of the hydrophobic copolymeric lattice with an aqueous alkali. The surface can also be rendered hydrophilic by polymerizing an acrylate monomer onto the lattice in order to form a surface containing carboxylic acid sites. The carboxylic acid sites formed on the surface of the lattice are converted to carboxylate anions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 1990
    Date of Patent: August 4, 1992
    Assignee: Dow Corning Corporation
    Inventors: Maris J. Ziemelis, William R. R. Park
  • Patent number: 5135660
    Abstract: A method of recovering oil floating on a water surface which has been contaminated with the oil by distributing upon the contaminated surface discrete particles of a hydrophobic macroporous highly crosslinked polymer. The particles are allowed to adsorb and to become laden with the oil. The oil laden particles are recovered from the water surface, and the oil from the oil laden particles is removed by applying compressive forces to the oil laden particles. Particles which are substantially free of the oil are recirculated and re-distributed upon the contaminated surface, and this sequence of steps is repeated until substantially all of the oil has been recovered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 1991
    Date of Patent: August 4, 1992
    Assignee: Dow Corning Corporation
    Inventors: Richard C. Chromecek, William L. Klein
  • Patent number: 5126138
    Abstract: A method of making the surface of a fluorochemically treated substrate antimicrobially active by exposing the fluorochemically treated substrate to a compound selected from the group consisting of inorganic acids and organic acids. Exemplary of the acids are sulfuric, hydrofluoric, hydrochloric, hydrobromic, hydriodic, nitric, perchloric, phosphoric, boric, acetic, adipic, anisic, benzoic, butyric, fumaric, gallic, glutaric, glycolic, lactic, lauric, tannic, and tartaric acids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 1988
    Date of Patent: June 30, 1992
    Assignee: Dow Corning Corporation
    Inventors: James B. McGee, Kelly L. Benjamin
  • Patent number: 5126309
    Abstract: A process of decontaminating a surface contaminated with a toxic chemical agent in which there is applied to the contaminated surface, a macroporous cross-linked hydrophobic copolymer containing an agent which is a decontaminant for the toxic chemical agent present on the surface. The decontaminant can be a chemical neutralizer such as sodium hydroxide; lithium hydroxide; concentrated bleach; and mixtures of diethylene triamine, 2-methoxy ethanol, and sodium hydroxide, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 1990
    Date of Patent: June 30, 1992
    Assignee: Dow Corning Corporation
    Inventors: Richard C. Chromecek, John C. McMahon, Milan F. Sojka
  • Patent number: 5126126
    Abstract: A hair treating composition is disclosed which is a mixture of a film forming material and a solvent for the film forming material. The film forming material is an aminofunctional silicone resin formed by reacting a cyclic silylamine and a silicone resin. A hair treating method for imparting curl retention to hair employing the resin as the film forming material is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 1990
    Date of Patent: June 30, 1992
    Assignee: Dow Corning Corporation
    Inventors: Padmakumari J. Varaprath, Judith M. Vincent
  • Patent number: 5110684
    Abstract: A method of rendering masonry architectural building materials water repellent by incorporating into the masonry architectural building material an additive which is a mixture of (i) a water soluble silane coupling agent and (ii) an emulsion which includes water, at least one surfactant, and a siloxane fluid. The siloxane fluid is one of a linear methylhydrogen siloxane polymers, linear methylhydrogen-methylalkyl siloxane copolymers, methylhydrogen cyclosiloxane polymers, or methylhydrogen-methylalkyl cyclosiloxane copolymers. An inorganic porous mineral substrate including the mixture is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 1990
    Date of Patent: May 5, 1992
    Assignee: Dow Corning Corporation
    Inventor: Ian V. Cooper
  • Patent number: 5110891
    Abstract: A polish formulation containing as components thereof at least one member selected from the group consisting of waxes, solvents, surfactants, thickening agents, abrasives, dyes, odorants and other ingredients normally used in making polishes. The improvement resides in incorporating into the polish formulation a novel reactive amine functional silicone polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 1991
    Date of Patent: May 5, 1992
    Assignee: Dow Corning Corporation
    Inventors: Martin E. Cifuentes, David B. Selley
  • Patent number: 5108738
    Abstract: A hair treating method for imparting curl retention to hair in which at least one film forming ingredient is applied to the hair. The improvement utilizes as the film forming ingredient an organosilicon compound which is a hydrocarbon solvent free water soluble pre-hydrolyzed organofunctional silane having silsesquioxane characteristic. Hair care and fixative compositions including the silane are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 28, 1992
    Assignee: Dow Corning Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel J. Halloran, Judith M. Vincent
  • Patent number: 5102662
    Abstract: A composition which is an unexpanded plastic resinous material having uniformly dispersed and incorporated therein discrete particles of a highly cross-linked macroporous hydrophobic polymer. The polymer has entrapped therein a chemical which is a repellent for insects. The chemical is compatible with the unexpanded plastic resinous material. Also disclosed is an article of manufacture and the article is preferably an outdoor accessory such as an item of lawn furniture. However, any article of manufacture which is desired to release a repellent for the purpose of inhibiting or eradicating the collection and swarming of insects would be appropriate in accordance with the invention, whether such articles are intended for indoor or outdoor use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 1989
    Date of Patent: April 7, 1992
    Assignee: Dow Corning Corporation
    Inventor: Margarethe J. Gallagher
  • Patent number: 5100566
    Abstract: A method of reducing wrinkles in fabrics by applying to the fabrics to be treated an aqueous alcoholic solution of an anionic siliconate having the formula(MO).sub.A O.sub.(3-a)/2 Si--R--Y.sub.bwherein M is an alkali metal cation or hydrogen; R is an organic linking group; Y is an alkali metal salt of an oxyacid; a is an integer having a value of from one to three; and b is an integer having a value of from 0.5 to three. A composition including a mixture of the anionic siliconate with glycerin is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 1991
    Date of Patent: March 31, 1992
    Assignee: Dow Corning Corporation
    Inventors: Patricia G. Agbomeirele, Thomas H. Lane
  • Patent number: 5100477
    Abstract: A process of decontaminating a surface contaminated with a toxic chemical agent in which there is applied to the contaminated surface, a macroporous cross-linked hydrophobic copolymer containing an agent which is a decontaminant for the toxic chemical agent present on the surface. The decontaminant can be a chemical neutralizer such as sodium hydroxide; lithium hydroxide; concentrated bleach; and mixtures of diethylene triamine, 2-methoxy ethanol, and sodium hydroxide, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 1989
    Date of Patent: March 31, 1992
    Assignee: Dow Corning Corporation
    Inventors: Richard C. Chromecek, John C. McMahon, Milan F. Sojka
  • Patent number: 5091105
    Abstract: A liquid detergent having fabric softening properties and including an improved fabric softening agent. The fabric softening agent is a silicone fabric softening agent which is free of aminosubstitution selected from the group consisting of a polyorganosiloxane which is free of reactive organic functional groups and having a viscosity in excess of about 5,000 centistrokes measured at twenty-five degrees Centigrade; a polydiorganosiloxane gum having a viscosity of about two million centistrokes; or a mixture of the said gum with either a low viscosity polydiorganosiloxane or with a volatile cyclic silicone such as octamethylcyclotetra-siloxane or decamethylcyclopentasiloxane. Certain emulsions of a highly branched and cross-linked silicone polymer may also be employed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 1991
    Date of Patent: February 25, 1992
    Assignee: Dow Corning Corporation
    Inventors: Linda M. Madore, Annemieke C. M. Donkers
  • Patent number: 5091445
    Abstract: A silicone sealant prepared by curing and cross-linking methylhydrosiloxanes by contacting and forming a mixture of an allyl amide or an allyl ester with at least one methylhydrosiloxane in the presence of a Group VIII metal catalyst, and heating the mixture of the allyl amide, the methylhydrosiloxane, a filler, and the Group VIII metal catalyst, in the presence of ambient moisture until the methylhydrosiloxane becomes cured and cross-linked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 1990
    Date of Patent: February 25, 1992
    Assignee: Dow Corning Corporation
    Inventor: Anthony Revis