Patents by Inventor Alphonsus V. Pocius

Alphonsus V. Pocius 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).

  • Patent number: 9247736
    Abstract: A multi-layer film for reducing microbial contamination on a surface. The multi-layer film can include a core layer having a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface, an adhesive layer disposed adjacent the first surface of the core layer, and an antimicrobial layer disposed adjacent the second surface. The antimicrobial layer can include a cross-linked matrix and an antimicrobial agent dispersed within the cross-linked matrix, where the cross-linked matrix is derived from a polymerizable precursor comprising a material selected from the group consisting of a polymerizable monomer, a polymerizable polymer having a molecular weight of about 1,000 or less, and combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Caroline M. Ylitalo, Mahfuza B. Ali, Christopher B. Walker, Jr., Gerald R. A. Hofmann, Matthew T. Scholz, Alphonsus V. Pocius, Linda K. M. Olson
  • Patent number: 8968709
    Abstract: Dental compositions are provided comprising a compound of Formula (I) or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof: wherein n is an integer from about 2 to about 5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Jie Yang, Bhaskar V. Velamakanni, Sumita B Mitra, Alphonsus V. Pocius, John J. Stofko, Jr., Jeremy M. Yarwood
  • Patent number: 8647608
    Abstract: Dental compositions are provided comprising a compound of Formula I or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof: wherein n is an integer from about 2 to about 5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Jie Yang, Bhaskar V. Velamakanni, Sumita B. Mitra, Alphonsus V. Pocius, John J. Stofko, Jr., Jeremy M. Yarwood
  • Patent number: 8637614
    Abstract: Epoxy reactive liquid modifiers include acrylate functionalized compounds, acrylamide functionalized compounds, oxalic amide functionalized compounds, actoacetoxy functionalized urethanes and acetoacetoxy functionalized polyalkenes. The reactive liquid modifiers are incorporated into epoxy resin compositions comprising a curable epoxy resin, an amine curing agent, and the reactive liquid modifier, wherein the reactive liquid modifier is polymerized to form at least one of an interpenetrating polymer network and a semi-interpenetrating polymer network with the curable epoxy resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Ilya Gorodisher, Alphonsus V. Pocius, Babu N. Gaddam, Richard G. Hansen
  • Patent number: 8618204
    Abstract: A two-part epoxy-based structural adhesive composition comprising a curable epoxy resin, an amine curing agent, a toughening agent, and an oil-displacing agent. The structural adhesive may optionally include reactive liquid modifiers, fillers, secondary curatives, reactive diluents, surfactants, metal salts, pigments and combinations thereof. The structural adhesive may be used to form bonded joints between adherends having clean surfaces, as well as those having surfaces contaminated with hydrocarbon-containing materials, such as oils, processing aids and lubricating agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Christopher J. Campbell, Alphonsus V. Pocius, Liya Gorodisher
  • Patent number: 8491749
    Abstract: A two-part structural adhesive composition comprising a curable epoxy resin, an amine curing agent, a toughening agent, and a reactive liquid modifier. The structural adhesive may also include secondary curatives, initiators, reactive diluents and combinations thereof. The structural adhesives may be used to replace or augment conventional joining means such as welds or mechanical fasteners in bonding parts together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Ilya Gorodisher, Alphonsus V. Pocius, Babu N. Gaddam
  • Patent number: 8329674
    Abstract: Film forming dental compositions comprising a compound of formula (I) or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, and a binder. The film forming dental compositions can include an amino sugar, a derivative of an amino sugar, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, and can be useful in inhibiting biofilm formation in an oral cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Jie Yang, Bhaskar V. Velamakanni, Sumita B. Mitra, Alphonsus V. Pocius, John J. Stofko, Jr., Jeremy M. Yarwood
  • Patent number: 7973096
    Abstract: A polymerizable composition, comprising a first component comprising a cationic nanoparticle comprising a covalently bonded ammonium group, and a second component comprising an anionic polyether compound is described. Either the first component further comprises an ethylenically unsaturated polymerizable group, the second component further comprises an ethylenically unsaturated polymerizable anion, or both. A method of making an article comprising applying the polymerizable composition to a surface of an article is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Kelly S. Anderson, Babu N. Gaddam, Alphonsus V. Pocius, Jeremy M. Yarwood
  • Publication number: 20110126980
    Abstract: A two-part epoxy-based structural adhesive composition comprising a curable epoxy resin, an amine curing agent, a toughening agent, and an oil-displacing agent. The structural adhesive may optionally include reactive liquid modifiers, fillers, secondary curatives, reactive diluents, surfactants, metal salts, pigments and combinations thereof. The structural adhesive may be used to form bonded joints between adherends having clean surfaces, as well as those having surfaces contaminated with hydrocarbon-containing materials, such as oils, processing aids and lubricating agents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2009
    Publication date: June 2, 2011
    Inventors: Christopher J. Campbell, Alphonsus V. Pocius, Liya Gorodisher
  • Publication number: 20110130518
    Abstract: Epoxy reactive liquid modifiers include acrylate functionalized compounds, acrylamide functionalized compounds, oxalic amide functionalized compounds, actoacetoxy functionalized urethanes and acetoacetoxy functionalized polyalkenes. The reactive liquid modifiers are incorporated into epoxy resin compositions comprising a curable epoxy resin, an amine curing agent, and the reactive liquid modifier, wherein the reactive liquid modifier is polymerized to form at least one of an interpenetrating polymer network and a semi-interpenetrating polymer network with the curable epoxy resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2009
    Publication date: June 2, 2011
    Inventors: Ilya Gorodisher, Alphonsus V. Pocius, Babu N. Gaddam, Richard G. Hansen
  • Publication number: 20110120646
    Abstract: A two-part structural adhesive composition comprising a curable epoxy resin, an amine curing agent, a toughening agent, and a reactive liquid modifier. The structural adhesive may also include secondary curatives, initiators, reactive diluents and combinations thereof. The structural adhesives may be used to replace or augment conventional joining means such as welds or mechanical fasteners in bonding parts together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2009
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Inventors: Ilya Gorodisher, Alphonsus V. Pocius, Babu N. Gaddam
  • Publication number: 20110024039
    Abstract: A one-part epoxy structural adhesive comprising an epoxy resin, a toughening agent, a reactive liquid modifier present in an amount ranging from about 5% to about 15% by weight structural adhesive, and a latent amine curing agent. The structural adhesive may optionally include reactive diluents, synthetic mineral fibers, fillers, pigments and combinations th The structural adhesive may be used to form bonded joints between metal parts having clean surfaces, as well as those having surfaces contaminated with hydrocarbon-containing materials, such as oils, processing aids and lubricating agents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2009
    Publication date: February 3, 2011
    Inventors: Christopher J. Campbell, Alphonsus V. Pocius, Ilya Gorodisher, Babu N. Gaddam, Wayne S. Mahoney
  • Publication number: 20110028591
    Abstract: A polymerizable composition, comprising a first component comprising a cationic nanoparticle comprising a covalently bonded ammonium group, and a second component comprising an anionic polyether compound is described. Either the first component further comprises an ethylenically unsaturated polymerizable group, the second component further comprises an ethylenically unsaturated polymerizable anion, or both. A method of making an article comprising applying the polymerizable composition to a surface of an article is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2009
    Publication date: February 3, 2011
    Inventors: Kelly S. Anderson, Babu N. Gaddam, Alphonsus V. Pocius, Jeremy M. Yarwood
  • Publication number: 20100150847
    Abstract: Dental compositions are provided comprising a compound of Formula (I) or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof: wherein n is an integer from about 2 to about 5.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2008
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Applicant: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Jie Yang, Bhaskar V. Velamakanni, Sumita B. Mitra, Alphonsus V. Pocius, John J. Stofko, JR., Jeremy M. Yarwood
  • Publication number: 20100130445
    Abstract: Film forming dental compositions are provided comprising a compound of the formula or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, and a binder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2008
    Publication date: May 27, 2010
    Inventors: Jie Yang, Bhaskar V. Velamakanni, Simita B. Mitra, Alphonsus V. Pocius, John J. Stofko, JR., Jeremy M. Yarwood
  • Patent number: 7585919
    Abstract: The present invention provides a curable composition for use in retarding the formation of biofilms. The curable composition comprises a polymer derived from ethylenically unsaturated units having pendent long-chain aliphatic groups; ethylenically unsaturated units having pendent poly(oxyalkylene) groups; and ethylenically unsaturated units having pendent substrate-reactive groups; and a crosslinking agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2009
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Alphonsus V. Pocius, Jeremy M. Yarwood, Rudolf J. Dams, John J. Stofko, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20090130157
    Abstract: A multi-layer film for reducing microbial contamination on a surface. The multi-layer film can include a core layer having a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface, an adhesive layer disposed adjacent the first surface of the core layer, and an antimicrobial layer disposed adjacent the second surface. The antimicrobial layer can include a cross-linked matrix and an antimicrobial agent dispersed within the cross-linked matrix, where the cross-linked matrix is derived from a polymerizable precursor comprising a material selected from the group consisting of a polymerizable monomer, a polymerizable polymer having a molecular weight of about 1,000 or less, and combinations thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2006
    Publication date: May 21, 2009
    Inventors: Caroline M. Ylitalo, Mahfuza B. Ali, Christopher B. Walker, JR., Gerald R.A. Hofmann, Matthew T. Scholz, Alphonsus V. Pocius, Linda K.M. Olson
  • Publication number: 20080075960
    Abstract: The present invention provides a curable composition for use in retarding the formation of biofilms. The curable composition comprises a polymer derived from ethylenically unsaturated units having pendent long-chain aliphatic groups; ethylenically unsaturated units having pendent poly(oxyalkylene) groups; and ethylenically unsaturated units having pendent substrate-reactive groups; and a crosslinking agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2006
    Publication date: March 27, 2008
    Inventors: Alphonsus V. POCIUS, Jeremy M. Yarwood, Rudolf J. Dams, John J. Stofko
  • Patent number: 6803092
    Abstract: A composition for electrophoretic deposition of an insulating, protective coating. The composition comprises a cationic resin emulsion; and a curative mixed with the cationic resin emulsion. The composition after electrophoretic deposition and curing provides the protective coating that has a concentration of extractable ionic contaminants less than about 200 nanograms/cm2; and a concentration of labile components less than about 36,000 nanograms/cm2. A coating composition according to the present invention provides an article in the form of a flexible printed circuit, used as an interconnect, comprising a film substrate and a plurality of conductive traces adjacent to a surface of the film substrate to receive the insulating protective coating using electrophoretic deposition techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2004
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Alphonsus V. Pocius, Rita A. Latourelle
  • Patent number: 6800371
    Abstract: In one aspect, the invention provides a curable composition comprising a mixture of epoxy resin, catalyst and an epoxy reactive thioether-containing compound and the resulting adhesives. The resulting adhesives are water and/or solvent resistant and bond to plastics such as ABS, polycarbonate, and PMMA; polyimide; noble metals such as gold and palladium; and silicon-containing materials such as silicon wafer die and silicon dioxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2004
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Kathleen B. Gross, Susan C. Noe, Alphonsus V. Pocius, William J. Schultz, Wendy L. Thompson