Patents Assigned to Applied Elastomerics, Inc.
  • Patent number: 7930782
    Abstract: A tear and fatigue resistant gels, gel composites, and gel articles including collapsible articles having two or more communicating internal volumes like cavities when depressed by external pressure or force is capable of collapsing unto itself in a controllable and directionally preselected manner by venting static air within said internal through openings in said gel article, said gel of said article having rigidity of from about 20 gram Bloom to about 1,800 gram Bloom suitable for cushioning, cushioning composites, cushioning gel liners, cushioning composite gel liners, and other uses of selected shape gels, gel composites, and articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: Applied Elastomerics, Inc.
    Inventor: John Y. Chen
  • Patent number: 7661164
    Abstract: A tear and fatigue resistant gel article comprising two or more communicating internal volumes like cavities when depressed by external pressure or force is capable of collapsing unto itself in a controllable and directionally preselected manner by venting static air within said internal through openings in said gel article, said gel article is made from gel compositions having rigidity of from about 20 gram Bloom to about 1,800 gram Bloom suitable for cushioning and other uses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2010
    Assignee: Applied Elastomerics, Inc.
    Inventor: John Y. Chen
  • Patent number: 7344568
    Abstract: Tear and fatique resistant SEEPS gels useful for making liners for orthotics and prosthetic uses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2008
    Assignee: Applied Elastomerics, Inc.
    Inventor: John Y. Chen
  • Patent number: 7290367
    Abstract: A soft gelatinous elastomer composition and article useful as fishing bait, floss, liner and other uses formed from one or a mixture of two or more of a one or a mixture of two or more of a hydrogenated controlled distribution styrene block copolymer(s) and one or more plasticizers being in sufficient amounts to achieve a gel rigidity of from about 20 gram Bloom to about 1,800 gram BlooField of the Invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2007
    Assignee: Applied Elastomerics, Inc.
    Inventor: John Y. Chen
  • Patent number: 7234560
    Abstract: A vehicular safety system comprising an inflatable restraint gel cushion having a gel rigidity of from about 50 gram Bloom to about 1,200 gram bloom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2007
    Assignee: Applied Elastomerics, Inc.
    Inventor: John Y. Chen
  • Patent number: 7226484
    Abstract: Soft, tear resistant gel, gel composites and gel articles for various uses formed from one or a mixture of two or more block copolymers with or without one or more selected other polymers and additives in combination with one or more selected plasticizers being in sufficient amounts to achieve a gel rigidity of from about 20 gram Bloom to about 1,800 gram Bloom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2007
    Assignee: Applied Elastomerics, Inc.
    Inventor: John Y. Chen
  • Patent number: 7222380
    Abstract: SEEPS gel and gel foam molded shape articles for use in medical and sport health care, such use include therapeutic hand exercising grips, dental floss, crutch cushions, cervical pillows, bed wedge pillows, leg rest, cushions, mattress, bed pads, elbow padding, dermal pads, wheelchair cushions, helmet liner, cold and hot packs, exercise weight belts, traction pads and belts, cushions for splints, slings, and braces, cushions for the hand, wrist, finger, fore, knee, leg, clavicle, shoulder, foot, ankle, back, rib, soles for orthopedic shoes, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2007
    Assignee: Applied Elastomerics, Inc.
    Inventor: John Y. Chen
  • Patent number: 7208184
    Abstract: A soft gelatinous food elastomer composition and article useful as fishing bait formed from one or a mixture of two or more of a thermoplastic elastomer block copolymers) and one or more plasticizers and a food or components of food.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2007
    Assignee: Applied Elastomerics, Inc.
    Inventor: John Y. Chen
  • Patent number: 7193002
    Abstract: Adherent gels and adherent gel composites which can be made by applying an adherent gel onto one or more selected substrates of foam, plastic, fabric, metal, concrete, wood, wire screen, refractory material, glass, synthetic resin, synthetic fibers, and the like. Such adherent gels and gel composites are useful for protecting articles, the body and skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2007
    Assignee: Applied Elastomerics, Inc.
    Inventor: John Y. Chen
  • Patent number: 7159259
    Abstract: Novel gelatinous compositions and articles are formed from an intimate melt blend admixture of one or more of a selected block SEEPS copolymers in combination with one or more polymers of poly(styrene-butadiene-styrene), poly(styrene-butadiene)n, poly(styrene-isoprene-styrene), poly(styrene-isoprene)n, poly(styrene-ethylene-propylene), poly(styrene-ethylene-propylene-styrene)n, poly(styrene-ethylene-butylene-styrene)n, poly(styrene-ethylene-butylene), poly(styrene-ethylene-propylene)n, poly(styrene-ethylene-butylene)n, polystyrene, polybutylene, poly(ethylene-propylene), poly(ethylene-butylene), polypropylene, and polyethylene, and a plasticizing oil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2007
    Assignee: Applied Elastomerics, Inc.
    Inventor: John Y. Chen
  • Patent number: 7134236
    Abstract: A non-tacky fishing bait made from a soft gelatinous elastomer composition comprising one or more of a linear, radial or multiblock copolymer(s) and in combination with one or more of a low and high viscosity plasticizers in sufficient amounts to achieve a gel rigidity of from about 20 gram Bloom to about 800 gram Bloom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2006
    Assignee: Applied Elastomerics, Inc.
    Inventor: John Y. Chen
  • Patent number: 7134929
    Abstract: Composite gel articles shaped in the form of a body shaped suit for diving made by injection molding, extruding, spinning, casting, or dipping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2006
    Assignee: Applied Elastomerics, Inc.
    Inventor: John Y. Chen
  • Patent number: 7108873
    Abstract: A soft gelatinous food elastomer composition and article useful as simulated food formed from one or a mixture of two or more of a thermoplastic elastomer block copolymer(s) and one or more plasticizers and a food or components of food. The plasticizers being in sufficient amounts to achieve a gel rigidity of from about 20 gram Bloom to about 1,800 gram Bloom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2006
    Assignee: Applied Elastomerics, Inc.
    Inventor: John Y. Chen
  • Patent number: 7105607
    Abstract: Novel gelatinous compositions, composites, and articles are formed from an intimate melt blend admixture of one or more of a high viscosity poly(styrene-ethylene-butylene-styrene), poly(styrene-ethylene-propylene-styrene), poly(styrene-ethylene-butylene)n, poly(styrene-ethylene)n triblock and branched copolymers and the like, in combination with high levels or one or more selected plasticizing oil(s) to achieve improvements of compression set resistance and low gel tack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2006
    Assignee: Applied Elastomerics, Inc.
    Inventor: John Y. Chen
  • Patent number: 7093599
    Abstract: Gel and gel composites health care articles, including masks, pads, blood bags, tubings, male and female tubing connectors, and needle protector sheath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2006
    Assignee: Applied Elastomerics, Inc.
    Inventor: John Y. Chen
  • Patent number: 7093316
    Abstract: For effective plaque removal, a combination of a gel force gauging component and a plaque removing gel component are employed to prevent tooth and gum damage over gel rigidity range of from about 75 gram Bloom to about 300 gram bloom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2006
    Assignee: Applied Elastomerics, Inc.
    Inventor: John Y. Chen
  • Patent number: 7067583
    Abstract: Adherent gels and adherent gel composites which can be made by applying a tear resistant adherent gel of SEEPS onto one or more selected substrates of foam, plastic, fabric, metal, concrete, wood, wire screen, refractory material, glass, synthetic resin, synthetic fibers, and the like. Such adherent gels and gel composites are useful for protecting articles, the body and skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2006
    Assignee: Applied Elastomerics, Inc.
    Inventor: John Y. Chen
  • Patent number: 6909220
    Abstract: Novel gels and articles are formed from one or more copolymers having at least one poly(ethylene) components and high levels of one or more plasticizers, said gels having an amount of crystallinity, glassy components, and selected plasticizers sufficient to achieve improvements in one or more physical properties including improved crack propagation resistance, improved tear resistance, improved resistance to fatigue, resistance to catastrophic failure, and exhibiting high strain under elongations not obtainable in amorphous gels which high strain making the gel suitable for use as film layers for artificial muscles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2005
    Assignee: Applied Elastomerics, Inc.
    Inventor: John Y. Chen
  • Patent number: 6867253
    Abstract: Novel gels and articles are formed from one or more multiblock copolymers having at least one block segment of poly(ethylene) and selected amounts of one or more low viscosity plasticizers, said gels having an amount of crystallinity, glassy components, selected amounts of plasticizers, with or without other additives sufficient to achieve improvements in one or more physical properties including improved crack propagation resistance, improved tea resistance, improved resistance to fatigue and resistance to catastrophic failure not obtainable in amorphous gels and exceptionally lower and/or no tack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2005
    Assignee: Applied Elastomerics, Inc.
    Inventor: John Y. Chen
  • Patent number: 6794440
    Abstract: A soft gelatinous elastomer composition and article useful as fishing bait formed from one or a mixture of two or more of a hydrogenated styrene isoprene/butadiene block copolymer(s) and one or more plasticizers being in sufficient amounts to achieve a gel rigidity of from about 20 gram Bloom to about 1,800 gram Bloom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2004
    Assignee: Applied Elastomerics, Inc.
    Inventor: John Y. Chen