Patents Assigned to The Polymer Technology Group, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20110086077
    Abstract: A silicone hydrogel formulation may contains random and/or block copolymers or oligomers or macromers. The silicone copolymer is copolymerized or blended with other polymers or monomers or macromers to obtain final formulation. The silicone hydrogel may contain crosslinking groups to provide a complete or partially crosslinked final structure. The silicone hydrogel formulation may be pre-formed as a film or other structure, or it may be polymerized during application as in the case of an adhesive formulation. A wound dressing comprising a silicone hydrogel formed as a film, either prior to application to a wound or in situ on a wound, which film has gas permeability, moisture permeability, and high water content, wherein said silicone hydrogel is formed from a polymerizable silicone such as a difunctional polydimethylsiloxane methacrylate and crosslinking agents such as N,N-dimethyllacrylamide (DMA), 2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate (HEMA), and trimethylsiloxy silane (TRIS).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2008
    Publication date: April 14, 2011
    Applicant: The Polymer Technology Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith R. McCrea, Robert S. Ward, Yuan Tian
  • Publication number: 20090258048
    Abstract: Polymers having the formula R(LE)x wherein R is a polymeric core having a number average molecular weight of from 5000 to 7,000,000 daltons and having x endgroups, E is an endgroup covalently linked to polymeric core R by linkage L, L is a divalent oligomeric chain, having at least 5 identical repeat units, capable of self-assembly with L chains on adjacent molecules of the polymer, and the moieties (LE)x in the polymer may be the same as or different from one another. Design of monomers, oligomers, or other reactive structures otherwise analogous to known Self Assembled Monolayers but with at least one reactive chemical group capable of binding them to the terminus of a polymer, so that the thiol-free SAM analogue becomes the self-assembling surface modifying endgroup of that polymer. Use of the polymer to fabricate a configured article from the surface-modified polymer or a coating or topical treatment on an article made from another material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2006
    Publication date: October 15, 2009
    Applicant: The Polymer Technology Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert S. Ward, Keith R. McCrea, Yuan Tian, James P. Parakka, Shanger Wang