Patents Examined by Michael F Pepitone
  • Patent number: 10799610
    Abstract: Disclosed are cement products, methods of forming cement using the cement product, and methods of using the cement product in orthopedic and dental applications. Generally, the disclosed cement product includes a first component and a second component. The first component comprises a polymerizable resin comprising ethylenic unsaturated double bond, a suitable glycidyl group and/or a suitable isocyanate group. The second component includes a compound comprising more than one type of amine selected from the group consisting of primary amine, secondary amines, tertiary amines and quaternary amines. Alternatively, the second component includes a compound comprising a suitable mercapto (SH—) group, a hindered amine or a dimethylthiotoluenediamine (DMTDA). Optionally, the cement product includes a filler and/or a bioactive component to promote bone formation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Pioneer Surgical Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Juchui Ray Lin, Edward S. Ahn, Brian M. Schlossberg
  • Patent number: 10793718
    Abstract: A resin composition including: (A) a polyimide resin containing 60 mol % or more of a diamine residue having a structure represented by General Formula (1) below in all diamine residues; (B) a thermosetting resin; and (C) a thermally conductive filler, wherein the resin composition contains 60 parts by volume or more of the thermally conductive filler (C) in 100 parts by volume of a total of the polyimide resin (A), the thermosetting resin (B), and the thermally conductive filler (C). Provided is a resin composition capable of providing a sheet that is excellent in heat resistance and thermal conductivity, has a low elastic modulus, and is excellent in thermal responsiveness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Akira Shimada, Masao Tomikawa
  • Patent number: 10793721
    Abstract: Provided are (1) a hydrophilic treatment coating composition containing a compound that contains a radical reactive functional group and a sulfonic acid alkali metal salt group, a radical polymerization initiator, and a polar compatibilizer, (2) a hydrophilic treatment coating composition containing a silane coupling agent that contains a radical reactive functional group, a compound that contains a radical reactive functional group and a sulfonic acid alkali metal salt group, a radical polymerization initiator, and a polar compatibilizer, (3) a hydrophilic treatment coating composition containing a compound that contains a functional group that reacts with a reactive functional group of a silane coupling agent in a surface layer, and a sulfonic acid (alkali metal salt) group, and a polar compatibilizer, and (4) a hydrophilic treatment coating composition containing a silane coupling agent that contains a reactive functional group, a compound that contains a functional group that reacts with the reactive func
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignees: Lixil Corporation, Nippon Paint Automotive Coatings Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshihito Okumura, Yusuke Sato, Hiroshi Kakehi, Hirotsugu Mano, Akira Kamitani
  • Patent number: 10792228
    Abstract: The invention relates to a kit of parts for preparing a glass ionomer composition for dental use, the kit of parts comprising a Powder Part P and a Liquid Part L, Powder Part P comprising: acid-reactive inorganic filler, Liquid Part L comprising: water, complexing agent, polyacid, either the Powder Part P or the Liquid Part L or the Powder Part P and the Liquid Part L comprising non-aggregated nano-sized particles based on silica or alumina, the composition obtained by combining the components of Powder Part P and Liquid Part L before hardening comprising the components in the following amounts: non-aggregated nano-sized particles: from 0.1 to 15 wt.-%, acid-reactive filler in an amount from 50 to 75 wt.-%, polyacid: 7 to 20 wt.-%, complexing agent: 0.5 to 3 wt.-%, water: 5 to 18 wt.-%, wt.-% with respect to the weight of the whole composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Michael Jahns, Markus Mikulla, Robert F. Peez, Adrian S. Eckert, Rainer A. Guggenberger, Simone Raynoschek, Afshin Falsafi, Bradley D. Craig, Jimmie R. Baran, Jr., Joel D. Oxman
  • Patent number: 10781223
    Abstract: Radically polymerizable silane according to the general formula I in which R1 is a linear or branched aliphatic C1-C9-alkyl radical, phenyl or alkylated phenyl radical, R2, R3 independently of each other in each case are absent or are a linear or branched aliphatic C1-C20-alkylene radical, which can be interrupted by S or O atoms, R4, R5, R6 independently of each other in each case are —Cl, —O—CH3, —O—C2H5, —CH3 or —C2H5, X is CH2 or O, Y is absent, or is O or NR?, wherein R? is H or a C1-5-alkyl radical, and Z is absent, or is O, NR?, —CO—O—, —CO—NR?—, —O—CO—O—, —O—CO—NR?—, or —NR?—CO—NR?—, wherein R? is H or a C1-5-alkyl radical and wherein the radicals R2 and R3 cannot be absent at the same time and Z is absent if R2 or R3 is absent, polycondensates based thereon and fillers surface-modified therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignees: Technische Universität Wien, Ivoclar Vivadent AG
    Inventors: Norbert Moszner, Jörg Angermann, Urs Karl Fischer, Iris Lamparth, Yohann Catel, Robert Liska
  • Patent number: 10774369
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides systems and methods for making a hydrogel comprising a cell, cell nucleus, or one or more components derived from a cell or cell nucleus. A method for making a hydrogel may comprise providing a cell or cell nucleus, a first polymer, wherein the first polymer comprises a plurality of first crosslink precursors, each of the plurality of first crosslink precursors comprising an azide group; providing a second polymer, wherein the second polymer comprises a plurality of second crosslink precursors, each of the plurality of second crosslink precursors comprising an alkyne group; and crosslinking the first polymer and the second polymer via a reaction between a first section of the first crosslink precursors and a second section of the second crosslink precursors, thereby providing the hydrogel comprising the cell or cell nucleus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: 10X Genomics, Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua Delaney, Shalini Gohil, Christopher Hindson, Adam Lowe, Andrew D. Price, Joseph Francis Shuga
  • Patent number: 10774221
    Abstract: Provided are (1) a hydrophilic treatment coating composition containing a compound that contains a radical reactive functional group and a sulfonic acid alkali metal salt group, a radical polymerization initiator, and a polar compatibilizer, (2) a hydrophilic treatment coating composition containing a silane coupling agent that contains a radical reactive functional group, a compound that contains a radical reactive functional group and a sulfonic acid alkali metal salt group, a radical polymerization initiator, and a polar compatibilizer, (3) a hydrophilic treatment coating composition containing a compound that contains a functional group that reacts with a reactive functional group of a silane coupling agent in a surface layer, and a sulfonic acid (alkali metal salt) group, and a polar compatibilizer, and (4) a hydrophilic treatment coating composition containing a silane coupling agent that contains a reactive functional group, a compound that contains a functional group that reacts with the reactive func
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignees: Lixil Corporation, Nippon Paint Automotive Coatings Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshihito Okumura, Yusuke Sato, Hiroshi Kakehi, Hirotsugu Mano, Akira Kamitani
  • Patent number: 10758457
    Abstract: Provided is a curable composition including a polymerizable monomer component (A), a spherical filler (B) having an average particle size within the range of 230-1000 nm, and a polymerization initiator (C), wherein the curable composition is characterized by having a value (V) of less than 5 and a chroma (C) of 0.05 or higher in colorimetric values according to the Munsell Color System in colored light on a black background, and a value (V) of 6 or higher and a chroma (C) of less than 2 in colorimetric values according to the Munsell Color System in colored light on a white background, each of the values (V) and chroma (C) being measured using a color difference meter in a state in which a 1-mm-thick cured article has been formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: TOKUYAMA DENTAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hironobu Akizumi, Chika Toriyabe
  • Patent number: 10759945
    Abstract: The disclosure provides an anti-adhesive composition for unvulcanized rubbers which enables a reduction in anti-adhesive-induced dusting, can exhibit high anti-adhesive properties even in a small application amount, and brings about high slipperiness. The anti-adhesive composition for unvulcanized rubbers includes (A) a water-soluble polymer, (B) particles of a water-insoluble organic polymer, (C) a metal soap, (D) a surfactant and water. The anti-adhesive composition for unvulcanized rubbers includes, with respect to the whole mass of the components excluding the water, 30 mass % or more the component (A), 1-20 mass % the component (B), 20-50 mass % the component (C), and 10-20 mass % the component (D).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: LION SPECIALTY CHEMICALS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Eiji Moriguchi, Mai Murakami
  • Patent number: 10752768
    Abstract: Orthopedic implants having a bone interface member and a water swellable IPN or semi-IPN with a stiffness, hydration, and/or composition gradient from one side to the other and physically attached to the bone interface member. The invention also includes an orthopedic implant system including an implant that may conform to a bone surface and a joint capsule. The invention also includes orthopedic implants with water swellable IPN or semi-IPNs including a hydrophobic thermoset or thermoplastic polymer first network and an ionic polymer second network, joint capsules, labral components, and bone interface members. The invention also includes a method of inserting an orthopedic implant having a metal portion and a flexible polymer portion into a joint, including inserting the implant in a joint in a first shape and changing the implant from a first shape to a second shape to conform to a shape of a bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Hyalex Orthopaedics, Inc.
    Inventors: David Myung, Michael J. Jaasma, Lampros Kourtis, Curtis W. Frank
  • Patent number: 10751263
    Abstract: Provided herein are dental compositions and methods for use in dental cementation applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: ZEST IP HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventors: Xiangxu Chen, Matthew Marc Durban, Lingyan Julia Wang
  • Patent number: 10752720
    Abstract: Described are high energy light blocking compounds and ophthalmic devices containing the compounds. In particular, described are hydroxybiphenyl benzotriazole structures with polymerizable functionality that block high energy light and are visibly transparent. The hydroxybiphenyl benzotriazole structures can be incorporated into ophthalmic devices, such as hydrogel contact lenses, to protect eyes from high energy light radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Shivkumar Mahadevan, Leilani K. Sonoda, Dola Sinha, Patricia Martin
  • Patent number: 10745573
    Abstract: Described herein is a degradable linking agent of formula Photo1-LG-Photo2, wherein Photo1 and Photo2 independently represent at least one photoreactive group and LG represents a linking group comprising one or more silicon atoms or one or more phosphorous atoms. The degradable linking agent includes a covalent linkage between at least one photoreactive group and the linking group, wherein the covalent linkage between at least one photoreactive group and the linking group is interrupted by at least one heteroatom. A method for coating a support surface with the degradable linking agent, coated support surfaces and medical devices are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Surmodics, Inc.
    Inventors: Aleksey V. Kurdyumov, Dale G. Swan
  • Patent number: 10744071
    Abstract: According to an aspect of the present invention, a dental alginate impression material includes an alginate, calcium sulfate, and an aminocarboxylic acid compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: GC Corporation
    Inventors: Daisuke Usuki, Naofumi Niizeki, Tomohiro Kumagai
  • Patent number: 10736820
    Abstract: Radically polymerizable dental material, which contains at least one sulphonic acid ester of Formula 1: in which A is H, CN, an aromatic, cycloaliphatic, linear or branched aliphatic C1-C30-hydrocarbon radical or a combination thereof; X is COO— or —CON(R1)— or is absent; B is an aromatic, cycloaliphatic, linear or branched aliphatic C1-C30-hydrocarbon radical, or a combination thereof; R1 is hydrogen or an aromatic, cycloaliphatic, linear or branched aliphatic C1-C10-hydrocarbon radical; m is an integer from 1 to 6, n is an integer from 1 to 6 and p is an integer from 1 to 6; wherein m and p cannot simultaneously be greater than 1. The compounds of Formula 1 are active as chain transfer agents in radical polymerization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignees: Ivoclar Vivadent AG, Technicshe Universität Wien
    Inventors: Norbert Moszner, Iris Lamparth, Urs Karl Fischer, Kai Rist, Peter Burtscher, Robert Liska, Christian Gorsche, Konstanze Seidler
  • Patent number: 10736822
    Abstract: The present invention provides a root canal treatment material having excellent curability in a moist environment and a root canal treatment kit containing the root canal treatment material. The root canal treatment material of the present invention includes: at least one compound (A) selected from the group consisting of a compound represented by Formula (1), a compound represented by Formula (2), and a compound represented by Formula (3); an acidic group-containing monomer (B); and a polymerization initiator (C).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Akihito Amao, Kumiko Yoshihara, Noriyuki Nagaoka
  • Patent number: 10738145
    Abstract: Described are silicone hydrogels with high levels of polyamides exhibiting an excellent balance of physical, mechanical, and biological properties. The silicone hydrogels are formed from a reactive monomer mixture comprising: a hydroxylalkyl (meth)acrylate monomer; hydroxyl-containing silicone components; and a polyamide, wherein the polyamide is present in an amount greater than 15 weight percent, based on the total weight of reactive components in the reactive monomer mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Azaam Alli, Alexander Guzman
  • Patent number: 10723879
    Abstract: The invention relates to a thermoplastic composition having improved fluidity in the molten state, comprising at least: (a) a polyamide that has a melt viscosity greater than or equal to 50 Pa·s, and (b) a non-evolutive polyamide having a melt viscosity lower than the melt viscosity of said polyamide (a), above 0.8 Pa·s, and having a number-average molecular weight Mn lower than that of said polyamide (a), said composition having a melt viscosity that is stabilized at a value below the melt viscosity of said polyamide (a), said polyamide (b) having: a concentration of amine end groups (AEG) and/or of carboxyl end groups (CEG) less than or equal to 20 meq/kg, or a concentration of amine end groups (AEG) greater than or equal to 25 meq/kg; a concentration of acid end groups (CEG) greater than or equal to 25 meq/kg; and a concentration of blocked end groups (BEG) greater than or equal to 25 meq/kg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: RHODIA OPERATIONS
    Inventors: Gilles Orange, Christiane Prebet, Didier Tupinier, Stéphane Jeol
  • Patent number: 10724171
    Abstract: Electret webs include a thermoplastic resin and a charge-enhancing additive. The charge-enhancing additive is a substituted benzotriazole phenolate salt or a combination of substituted benzotriazole phenolate salts. The electret webs may be a non-woven fibrous web or a film. The electret webs are suitable for use as filter media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Nathan E. Schultz, Fuming B. Li, Kelly A. Volp, John M. Sebastian
  • Patent number: 10722333
    Abstract: A medium for a dental structure includes a first portion having a first physical property arranged to connect with a first dental component of the dental structure; and a second portion having a second physical property arranged to connect with a second dental component of the dental structure, wherein the combination of the first portion and the second portion is arranged to minimize stress established between the first dental component and/or the second dental component when the first dental component combines with the second dental component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: City University of Hong Kong
    Inventors: Xinrui Niu, Bing Chen, Jian Lu