Patents by Inventor Alan David Wiley

Alan David Wiley has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20090285768
    Abstract: The various embodiments provide a composition including an active material having functional groups capable of covalent attachment to a substrate in the presence of an acid or a base, a photocatalyst capable of generating an acid or a base upon exposure to light, and a vehicle. The compositions may also include surfactants, emulsifiers, oxidants, and other components. A method for treating a substrate is also disclosed. The method includes the steps of applying at least one active material having functional groups to the substrate, applying a photocatalyst to the substrate, and exposing the photocatalyst and the at least one active material to light for forming covalent attachments between the functional groups and constituent groups on the substrate. The compositions and methods described herein are useful in personal care product and consumer care product applications, for example.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2009
    Publication date: November 19, 2009
    Inventors: Ellen Schmidt Baker, Ioannis Constantine Constantinides, James Charles Dunbar, Timothy James Felts, William Richard Mueller, Bryan Patrick Murphy, Alan David Wiley