Patents by Inventor Bethany K. Johnson

Bethany K. Johnson 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: 20200369834
    Abstract: A Crosslinked Aminosilicone Polymer is useful in personal care applications, particularly hair care or textile treatment. A process for making the Crosslinked Aminosilicone Polymer is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Kimmai T. Nguyen, Qian Jane Feng, Nisaraporn Suthiwangcharoen, Hannah Wedge, Severine Cauvin, Jonathan Thill, Bethany K. Johnson
  • Patent number: 10059806
    Abstract: An aminosiloxane polymer includes at least one Si-bonded functional group. This functional group has the chemical formula: —(R—NH)aR1—N(R2)—CH(—COOH)(—R3—C(?O)—NR42) (I). In Formula (I), R is a C1-C10 hydrocarbon group. R1 is a C1-C10 hydrocarbon group. R2 is a hydrogen atom, a C1-C12 hydrocarbon group, or a phenyl group. R3 is a C1-C4 hydrocarbon group. Each R4 is independently a hydrogen atom, a C1-C12 hydrocarbon group, a C1-C12 hydroxyl-hydrocarbon group, or a phenyl group. Moreover, “a” is 0 or 1, such that (R—NH) is optional. The aminosiloxane polymer can be formed using the method of this disclosure and can be formed in, and/or included in, the emulsion of this disclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Dow Silicones Corporation
    Inventors: Qian Feng, Michael Salvatore Ferritto, Patrick J. Fryfogle, Bethany K. Johnson, Kimmai Thi Nguyen, Brett Lee Zimmerman, Kenneth Edward Zimmerman
  • Publication number: 20180066113
    Abstract: An aminosiloxane polymer includes at least one Si-bonded functional group. This functional group has the chemical formula: —(R—NH)aR1—N(R2)—CH(—COOH)(—R3—C(?O)—NR42) (I). In Formula (I), R is a C1-C10 hydrocarbon group. R1 is a C1-C10 hydrocarbon group. R2 is a hydrogen atom, a C1-C12 hydrocarbon group, or a phenyl group. R3 is a C1-C4 hydrocarbon group. Each R4 is independently a hydrogen atom, a C1-C12 hydrocarbon group, a C1-C12 hydroxyl-hydrocarbon group, or a phenyl group. Moreover, “a” is 0 or 1, such that (R—NH) is optional. The aminosiloxane polymer can be formed using the method of this disclosure and can be formed in, and/or included in, the emulsion of this disclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Inventors: Qian FENG, Michael Salvatore FERRITTO, Patrick J. FRYFOGLE, Bethany K. JOHNSON, Kimmai Thi NGUYEN, Brett Lee ZIMMERMAN, Kenneth Edward ZIMMERMAN
  • Patent number: 9890253
    Abstract: A cross-linked aminosiloxane polymer includes a first siloxane backbone, a second siloxane backbone, and at least one intramolecular structure cross-linking a silicon atom of the first siloxane backbone and a silicon atom of the second siloxane backbone. The intramolecular structure has the chemical structure: (I) In Formula (I), X is chosen from the following groups; (II); (III); or (IV). In groups (II), (III), and (IV), each R is independently a C1-C10 hydrocarbon group. Each R1 is independently a C1-C10 hydrocarbon group. Each R2 is independently a hydrogen atom, OH, a C1-C12 hydrocarbon group, a phenyl group, R?(OR?)m, or R?OH. Each of R? and R? is independently an alkyl group and “m” is 1 to 3. Moreover, “a” is 0 or 1. The cross-linked aminosiloxane polymer can be formed by the method of this disclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Dow Corning Corporation
    Inventors: Qian Feng, Patrick J. Fryfogle, Bethany K. Johnson, Zhi Li, Kimmai Thi Nguyen, Ryan Christopher Thomas
  • Patent number: 9872828
    Abstract: An emulsion includes a liquid continuous phase and a dispersed phase including a cross-linked aminosiloxane polymer. The cross-linked aminosiloxane polymer includes a first siloxane backbone, a second siloxane backbone, and at least one intramolecular structure cross-linking a silicon atom of the first siloxane backbone and a silicon atom of the second siloxane backbone. The intramolecular structure has the chemical structure: (Formula (I)) wherein X is chosen from the following groups; (Formula (II); (Formula (III)); or (Formula (IV)) wherein each R is independently a C-1-C-10 hydrocarbon group, each R1 is independently a C-1-C-10 hydrocarbon group, each R2 is independently a hydrogen atom, OH, a C-1-C-12 hydrocarbon group, a phenyl group, R?(OR?)m wherein m is 1 to 3, or R?OH, wherein each of R? and R? is independently an alkyl group, and wherein a is 0 or 1. This disclosure also provides a method of forming the emulsion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Dow Corning Corporation
    Inventors: Qian J. Feng, Bethany K. Johnson, Zhi Li, Donald T. Liles, Kimmai Nguyen, Timothy Andrew Roggow, II
  • Publication number: 20170355824
    Abstract: A cross-linked aminosiloxane polymer includes a first siloxane backbone, a second siloxane backbone, and at least one intramolecular structure cross-linking a silicon atom of the first siloxane backbone and a silicon atom of the second siloxane backbone. The intramolecular structure has the chemical structure: (I) In Formula (I), X is chosen from the following groups; (II); (III); or (IV). In groups (II), (III), and (IV), each R is independently a C1-C10 hydrocarbon group. Each R1 is independently a C1-C10 hydrocarbon group. Each R2 is independently a hydrogen atom, OH, a C1-C12 hydrocarbon group, a phenyl group, R?(OR?)m, or R?OH. Each of R? and R? is independently an alkyl group and “m” is 1 to 3. Moreover, “a” is 0 or 1. The cross-linked aminosiloxane polymer can be formed by the method of this disclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Inventors: Qian FENG, Patrick J. FRYFOGLE, Bethany K. JOHNSON, Zhi LI, Kimmai Thi NGUYEN, Ryan Christopher THOMAS
  • Publication number: 20170096533
    Abstract: An aminosiloxane polymer includes at least one Si-bonded functional group. This functional group has the chemical formula: —(R—NH)aR1—N(R2)—CH(—COOH)(—R3—C(?O)—NR42) (I). In Formula (I), R is a C1-C10 hydrocarbon group. R1 is a C1-C10 hydrocarbon group. R2 is a hydrogen atom, a C1-C12 hydrocarbon group, or a phenyl group. R3 is a C1-C4 hydrocarbon group. Each R4 is independently a hydrogen atom, a C1-C12 hydrocarbon group, a C1-C12 hydroxyl-hydrocarbon group, or a phenyl group. Moreover, “a” is 0 or 1, such that (R—NH) is optional. The aminosiloxane polymer can be formed using the method of this disclosure and can be formed in, and/or included in, the emulsion of this disclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Publication date: April 6, 2017
    Inventors: Qian FENG, Michael Salvatore FERRITTO, Patrick J. FRYFOGLE, Bethany K. JOHNSON, Kimmai Thi NGUYEN, Brett Lee ZIMMERMAN, Kenneth Edward ZIMMERMAN
  • Publication number: 20170096534
    Abstract: A cross-linked aminosiloxane polymer includes a first siloxane backbone, a second siloxane backbone, and at least one intramolecular structure cross-linking a silicon atom of the first siloxane backbone and a silicon atom of the second siloxane backbone. The intramolecular structure has the chemical structure: (I) In Formula (I), X is chosen from the following groups; (II); (III); or (IV). In groups (II), (III), and (IV), each R is independently a C1-C10 hydrocarbon group. Each R1 is independently a C1-C10 hydrocarbon group. Each R2 is independently a hydrogen atom, OH, a C1-C12 hydrocarbon group, a phenyl group, R?(OR?)m, or R?OH. Each of R? and R? is independently an alkyl group and “m” is 1 to 3. Moreover, “a” is 0 or 1. The cross-linked aminosiloxane polymer can be formed by the method of this disclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Publication date: April 6, 2017
    Inventors: Qian FENG, Patrick J. FRYFOGLE, Bethany K. JOHNSON, Zhi LI, Kimmai Thi NGUYEN, Ryan Christopher THOMAS
  • Patent number: 9610239
    Abstract: Silicone polyether microemulsions are disclosed containing i) at least 20% by weight of a water immiscible dispersed phase comprising certain polydialkylsiloxane-polyoxyalkylene copolymers having 0.1 to 10 wt % ethylene oxide (C2H4O) groups, optionally a water immiscible silicone or hydrocarbon fluid, and ii) at least 5% by weight of an emulsifier. The silicone polyether microemulsions are optically transparent and have an average particle size of less than 100 nanometers. They may be used in a variety of personal care product formulations. In particular, the silicone polyether microemulsions may be used to prepare “clear” personal care products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: DOW CORNING CORPORATION
    Inventors: Qian Jane Feng, Bethany K. Johnson, Yihan Liu
  • Publication number: 20170000722
    Abstract: An emulsion includes a liquid continuous phase and a dispersed phase including a cross-linked aminosiloxane polymer. The cross-linked aminosiloxane polymer includes a first siloxane backbone, a second siloxane backbone, and at least one intramolecular structure cross-linking a silicon atom of the first siloxane backbone and a silicon atom of the second siloxane backbone. The intramolecular structure has the chemical structure: (Formula (I)) wherein X is chosen from the following groups; (Formula (II); (Formula (III)); or (Formula (IV)) wherein each R is independently a C-1-C-10 hydrocarbon group, each R1 is independently a C-1-C-10 hydrocarbon group, each R2 is independently a hydrogen atom, OH, a C-1-C-12 hydrocarbon group, a phenyl group, R?(OR?)m wherein m is 1 to 3, or R?OH, wherein each of R? and R? is independently an alkyl group, and wherein a is 0 or 1. This disclosure also provides a method of forming the emulsion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Publication date: January 5, 2017
    Applicant: Dow Corning Corporation
    Inventors: QIAN J. FENG, BETHANY K. JOHNSON, ZHI LI, DONALD T. LILES, KIMMAI NGUYEN, Timothy Andrew ROGGOW, II
  • Publication number: 20160271023
    Abstract: Cosmetic compositions comprising bi-modal water continuous emulsions are disclosed. In particular, the cosmetic compositions comprise a bi-modal water continuous emulsion (E) comprising at least 70 weight percent of: a first dispersed phase containing a hydrophobic oil, wherein the hydrophobic oil is provided as a non-emulsified hydrophobic oil, and a second dispersed phase containing a silicone, wherein the silicone is provided from a water continuous silicone emulsion containing at least one surfactant. The cosmetic compositions further comprise at least one cosmetic ingredient (C). Optionally, the cosmetic ingredient (C) is in a cosmetically acceptable medium. Preparation methods and uses of the cosmetic compositions are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Publication date: September 22, 2016
    Inventors: Thomas Daniel BEKEMEIER, Bethany K. JOHNSON, Donald Taylor LILES, Heidi Marie VANDORT, Brett Lee ZIMMERMAN
  • Patent number: 9447278
    Abstract: Bi-modal water continuous emulsions are disclosed comprising at least 70 weight percent of a first dispersed phase containing a hydrophobic oil, wherein the hydrophobic oil is provided as a non-emulsified hydrophobic oil, a second dispersed phase containing a silicone, wherein the silicone is provided from a water continuous silicone emulsion containing at least one surfactant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: DOW CORNING CORPORATION
    Inventors: Thomas Daniel Bekemeier, Bethany K. Johnson, Donald Taylor Liles, Heidi Marie Vandort, Brett Lee Zimmerman
  • Publication number: 20150291797
    Abstract: Bi-modal water continuous emulsions are disclosed comprising at least 70 weight percent of a first dispersed phase containing a hydrophobic oil, wherein the hydrophobic oil is provided as a non-emulsified hydrophobic oil, a second dispersed phase containing a silicone, wherein the silicone is provided from a water continuous silicone emulsion containing at least one surfactant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Publication date: October 15, 2015
    Inventors: THOMAS DANIEL BEKEMEIER, BETHANY K. JOHNSON, DONALD TAYLOR LILES, HEIDI MARIE VANDORT, BRETT LEE ZIMMERMAN
  • Publication number: 20150216790
    Abstract: Silicone polyether microemulsions are disclosed containing i) at least 20% by weight of a water immiscible dispersed phase comprising certain polydialkylsiloxane-polyoxyalkylene copolymers having 0.1 to 10 wt % ethylene oxide (C2H4O) groups, optionally a water immiscible silicone or hydrocarbon fluid, and ii) at least 5% by weight of an emulsifier. The silicone polyether microemulsions are optically transparent and have an average particle size of less than 100 nanometers. They may be used in a variety of personal care product formulations. In particular, the silicone polyether microemulsions may be used to prepare “clear” personal care products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Publication date: August 6, 2015
    Applicant: Dow Corning Corporation
    Inventors: Qian Jane Feng, Bethany K. Johnson, Yihan Liu
  • Patent number: 8877216
    Abstract: A personal care composition comprising at least one saccharide-siloxane copolymer having a saccharide component and an organosiloxane component and linked by a linking group, wherein the saccharide-siloxane copolymer has a specified formula, is provided. The personal care composition is adapted to provide at least one benefit to the at least one portion of the body to which it is applied. Emulsions, methods for preparing emulsions comprising saccharide-siloxane copolymers, and personal care products comprising the personal care compositions and emulsions are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Dow Corning Corporation
    Inventors: Eric Jude Joffre, Bethany K. Johnson, Brian Jeffery Swanton, Michael Stephen Starch
  • Publication number: 20140308229
    Abstract: Methods for treating fibers are disclosed with aqueous silicone emulsions comprising: A) an aminofunctional organopolysiloxane, B) a quaternary ammonium surfactant having a formula R1R2R3R4N+ X?, where R1 is an organofunctional group containing at least 10 carbon atoms, R2 is R1 or a hydrocarbyl containing 1 to 12 carbon atoms, R3 is R1, R2, or an alcohol group containing 2 to 10 carbon atoms, R4 is R1, R2, or R3, X? is a halide, sulfate, sulfonate, methosulfate, or ethosulfate, C) a nonionic surfactant, where the aqueous silicone emulsion contains less than 0.2 weight % of D4 and D5 cyclic siloxanes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventors: Sylvie Bouzeloc, Severine Cauvin, Cindy Delvalle, Tatiana Dimitrova, Sophie Hanssens, Benoit Henault, Bethany K. Johnson, Elodie Raynaud, Houria Seghir, Avril E. Surgenor, Blondine Donatienne Van Roy
  • Publication number: 20130336909
    Abstract: The present invention relates to health care and personal care compositions comprising a silicone acrylate hybrid composition and at least one health care and/or personal care ingredient. Such compositions tend to provide desirable characteristics for the care and conditioning of hair and skin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2012
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: Dow Corning Corporation
    Inventors: Jean-Luc Garaud, Bethany K. Johnson, Stephanie Postiaux, Xavier Jean-Paul Thomas, Stephane Ugazio, Isabelle Van Reeth
  • Patent number: 8536296
    Abstract: A process is disclosed for making an aqueous emulsion of a silicone polyether having a viscosity greater than 10 kPa-s at 25 QC by combining; an SiH terminated silicone polyether copolymer having an HLB of less than 7, an organopolysiloxane having terminal unsaturated groups, a hydrosilylation catalyst, and an emulsifier to form an oil phase, and then admixing water to the oil phase to form an emulsion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Dow Corning Corporation
    Inventors: Deborah Lynn Meyers, Jeffrey Rastello, Simon Toth, Bethany K. Johnson, Isabelle Van Reeth
  • Publication number: 20110257319
    Abstract: A process is disclosed for making an aqueous emulsion of a silicone polyether having a viscosity greater than 10 kYa-s at 25 QC by combining; an SiH terminated silicone polyether copolymer having an HLB of less than 7, an organopolysiloxane having terminal unsaturated groups, a hydrosilylation catalyst, and an emulsifier to form an oil phase, and then admixing water to the oil phase to form an emulsion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2009
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Inventors: Deborah Lynn Meyers, Jeffrey Rastello, Simon Toth, Bethany K. Johnson, Isabelle Van Reeth
  • Publication number: 20110200548
    Abstract: Personal care compositions containing aminofunctional endblocked silicone polyether copolymers are disclosed. The aminofunctional endblocked silicone polyether copolymers are particularly useful in hair care formulations to provide conditioning, which includes ease of detangling, combing, pliability, smoothness, slipperiness and styling benefits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2009
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Inventors: Bethany K. Johnson, John Joseph Kennan, Kevin Lewis