Patents by Inventor Charles M. Kania

Charles M. Kania 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: 20150315416
    Abstract: Disclosed are poilythioethers that are the reaction product of reactants that include: a) an isocyanurate-containing trithiol; b) a polythiol different from (a); and c) a diene. Also disclosed are compositions, such as sealant compositions, that include such polythioethers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2015
    Publication date: November 5, 2015
    Inventors: CHARLES M. KANIA, RENHE LIN, CHANDRA B. RAO
  • Patent number: 8901198
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are solventborne liquid UV-curable coating compositions comprising: a radiation curable compound comprising an acrylate-terminated compound having greater than two unsaturated sites, wherein the acrylate-terminated compound comprises a reaction product of reactants comprising: an adduct of a polyisocyanate, wherein the adduct of a polyisocyanate comprises a reaction product of reactants comprising a polyisocyanate comprising greater than two isocyanate groups and a compound having groups reactive with the isocyanate groups of the polyisocyanate; and an active hydrogen-containing acrylate; and a photoinitiator composition that includes a first photoinitiator composition for providing surface cure and a second photoinitiator composition for providing through cure of the resultant coating layer. Also disclosed are related multi-component composite coatings, coated substrates, and methods for coating a substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles M. Kania, Kenneth T. Phelps, Kurt A. Humbert, Todd M. Roper, Jiping Shao, David C. Martin
  • Patent number: 8629218
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to curable film-forming compositions comprising a film-forming resin and a crosslinking agent. The film-forming resin contains a polymer having functional aromatic groups derived from functional aromatic acids. The present invention further provides multi-component composite coating compositions comprising a first film-forming composition applied to a substrate to form a primer or base coat, and a second film-forming composition applied on top of the primer or base coat to form a top coat, the top coat comprising the composition described above. Coating compositions prepared from the curable compositions of the present invention demonstrate superior gloss and acid etch resistance properties, making them ideally suited for automotive applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles M. Kania, Lyle L. Foringer, Shiryn Tyebjee, Leigh Ann Humbert, Kevin C. Olson
  • Patent number: 8440746
    Abstract: Curable, one-package, stable adhesive compositions are provided comprising: (a) a resin component comprising a polyepoxide, (b) a polyamine having at least two primary amine, secondary amine, and/or ketimine functional groups; and (c) a curing component comprising dicyandiamide and an accelerator. At least a portion of the polyepoxide in the resin component is reacted with carboxy-terminated butadiene acrylonitrile polymer. The accelerator comprises a reaction product comprising a renewable polyol, a diisocyanate, and a dialkyl monoamine containing alkyl groups with at least two carbon atoms each. The compositions are suitable for use as adhesive compositions over a wide temperature range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc
    Inventors: Shanti Swarup, Masayuki Nakajima, Umesh C. Desai, Tien-Chieh Chao, Charles M. Kania, Britt Minch
  • Publication number: 20120142817
    Abstract: Curable, one-package, stable adhesive compositions are provided comprising: (a) a resin component comprising a polyepoxide, (b) a polyamine having at least two primary amine, secondary amine, and/or ketimine functional groups; and (c) a curing component comprising dicyandiamide and an accelerator. At least a portion of the polyepoxide in the resin component is reacted with carboxy-terminated butadiene acrylonitrile polymer. The accelerator comprises a reaction product comprising a renewable polyol, a diisocyanate, and a dialkyl monoamine containing alkyl groups with at least two carbon atoms each. The compositions are suitable for use as adhesive compositions over a wide temperature range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2010
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Applicant: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Shanti Swarup, Masayuki Nakajima, Umesh C. Desai, Tien-Chieh Chao, Charles M. Kania, Britt Minch
  • Publication number: 20120115975
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are solventborne liquid UV-curable coating compositions comprising: a radiation curable compound comprising an acrylate-terminated compound having greater than two unsaturated sites, wherein the acrylate-terminated compound comprises a reaction product of reactants comprising: an adduct of a polyisocyanate, wherein the adduct of a polyisocyanate comprises a reaction product of reactants comprising a polyisocyanate comprising greater than two isocyanate groups and a compound having groups reactive with the isocyanate groups of the polyisocyanate; and an active hydrogen-containing acrylate; and a photoinitiator composition that includes a first photoinitiator composition for providing surface cure and a second photoinitiator composition for providing through cure of the resultant coating layer. Also disclosed are related multi-component composite coatings, coated substrates, and methods for coating a substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2010
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Inventors: Charles M. Kania, Kenneth T. Phelps, Kurt A. Humbert, Todd M. Roper, Jiping Shao, David C. Martin
  • Patent number: 8143348
    Abstract: Disclosed are coating compositions that include a continuous phase that includes water and a dispersed phase that includes a microgel having a mean particle size of greater than 50 nanometers. The microgel is formed from reactants selected so as to provide a copolymer having a certain calculated Tg and includes a cycloaliphatic (meth)acrylate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles M. Kania, Irina G. Schwendeman, Venkateshwarlu Kalsani, Richard J. Winters, Michael Ziegler, Manfred Wunsch, Carole A. Conley
  • Patent number: 8133590
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are dual cure coating compositions that include a melamine group-containing polyethylenically unsaturated compound and a polysiloxane. Also disclosed are related multi-component composite coatings, coated substrates, and methods for coating a substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc
    Inventors: Roy E. Dean, Charles M. Kania, Cynthia Kutchko, Brian K. Rearick, William H. Retsch, Jr., John E. Schwendeman, Shengkui Hu
  • Publication number: 20110319559
    Abstract: Disclosed are polythioethers that are the reaction product of reactants that include: a) an isocyanurate-containing trithiol; b) a polythiol different from (a); and c) a diene. Also disclosed are compositions, such as sealant compositions, that include such polythioethers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2010
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Applicant: PRC-DeSolo International, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles M. Kania, Renhe Lin, Chandra B. Rao
  • Publication number: 20110281115
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to curable film-forming compositions comprising a film-forming resin and a crosslinking agent. The film-forming resin contains a polymer having functional aromatic groups derived from functional aromatic acids. The present invention further provides multi-component composite coating compositions comprising a first film-forming composition applied to a substrate to form a primer or base coat, and a second film-forming composition applied on top of the primer or base coat to form a top coat, the top coat comprising the composition described above. Coating compositions prepared from the curable compositions of the present invention demonstrate superior gloss and acid etch resistance properties, making them ideally suited for automotive applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2010
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Inventors: Charles M. Kania, Lyle L. Foringer, Shiryn Tyebjee, Leigh Ann Humbert, Kevin C. Olson
  • Patent number: 8007582
    Abstract: The present invention relates to solid, particulate free film-forming compositions, multi-layer composite coatings comprising such film-forming compositions and methods of applying such multi-component composite coatings to a substrate. The solvent free film-forming compositions include UV-curable powder coating compositions comprising an amorphous (meth)acrylate terminated poly(ester-urethane) and optionally a second (meth)acrylate terminated polyurethane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles M. Kania, Debra L. Singer, Diane J. Schillinger
  • Publication number: 20110054113
    Abstract: Disclosed are coating compositions that include a continuous phase that includes water and a dispersed phase that includes a microgel having a mean particle size of greater than 50 nanometers. The microgel is formed from reactants selected so as to provide a copolymer having a certain calculated Tg and includes a cycloaliphatic (meth)acrylate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2009
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Applicant: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles M. Kania, Irina G. Schwendeman, Venkateshwarlu Kalsani, Richard J. Winters, Michael Ziegler, Manfred Wunsch, Carole A. Conley
  • Publication number: 20110040020
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are dual cure coating compositions that include a melamine group-containing polyethylenically unsaturated compound and a polysiloxane. Also disclosed are related multi-component composite coatings, coated substrates, and methods for coating a substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2010
    Publication date: February 17, 2011
    Applicant: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Roy E. Dean, Charles M. Kania, Cynthia Kutchko, Brian K. Rearick, William H. Retsch, JR., John E. Schwendeman, Shengkui Hu
  • Patent number: 7816470
    Abstract: Copolymers prepared in aqueous medium from macromonomers and one or more ethylenically unsaturated monomers are disclosed. The copolymers are useful for sound and vibration dampening applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles M. Kania, Simion Coca, Anthony Palermo
  • Patent number: 7794844
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are dual cure coating compositions that include a melamine group-containing polyethylenically unsaturated compound and a polysiloxane. Also disclosed are related multi-component composite coatings, coated substrates, and methods for coating a substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Roy E. Dean, Charles M. Kania, Cynthia Kutchko, Brian K. Rearick, William H. Retsch, Jr., John E. Schwendeman, Shengkui Hu
  • Publication number: 20100204429
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a powder coating composition comprising the reaction product of (a) a polyisocyanate with (b) the reaction product of (i) a polyol having at least three hydroxyl groups, one of which is less reactive than the other hydroxyl groups, and (ii) a (meth)acrylic acid or functional equivalent thereof, in which the equivalent ratio of (ii) to (i) is (n?1):n, where n is the hydroxyl functionality of the polyol, and the equivalent ratio of (a) to (b) is about 1:1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2010
    Publication date: August 12, 2010
    Inventor: Charles M. Kania
  • Patent number: 7722958
    Abstract: Provided is a film-forming composition substantially free of organic solvent which includes an aqueous dispersion of polymeric microparticles prepared by emulsion polymerization of a monomeric composition containing (1) at least 10 percent by weight of one or more vinyl aromatic compounds; (2) 0.1 to 10 percent by weight of one or more carboxylic acid functional polymerizable, ethylenically unsaturated monomers; (3) 0 to 10 percent by weight of one or more polymerizable monomers having one or more functional groups capable of reacting to form crosslinks; and (4) one or more polymerizable ethylenically unsaturated monomers. Each of (1), (2), (3) and (4) are different one from the other and at least one of (3) and (4) is present in the monomeric composition. Multi-layer composite coatings and coated substrates also are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles M. Kania, Roxalana L. Martin, Carolyn A. K. Novak, Thomas R. Hockswender, Mark A. Tucker, Mary Beth Grolemund, Deirdre Ragan, Alicia Williams
  • Publication number: 20090239043
    Abstract: Oleophilic compositions, coatings employing the same, and devices formed therefrom that exhibit one or more improved coating properties. The compositions may comprise a film-forming binder and, when at least partially coated and cured on a substrate, comprise: (a) a contact angle with water ranging from 50 to less than 78; and (b) a contact angle with squalene of less than 25. The coating compositions may include various binder compositions, including, for example, thermosetting acrylic polymers, thermoplastic acrylic polymers, radiation curable coating compositions, and alkoxide compositions. The resultant coatings exhibit one or more improved physical properties, such as improved gloss, improved stain and sebum resistance, and/or improved cleaning ability relative to existing coating systems when deposited over various substrates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2008
    Publication date: September 24, 2009
    Applicant: PPG INDUSTRIES OHIO, INC.
    Inventors: Constantine A. Kondos, Shan Cheng, Charles M. Kania, Cheri M. Boykin
  • Publication number: 20090082514
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are dual cure coating compositions that include a melamine group-containing polyethylenically unsaturated compound and a polysiloxane. Also disclosed are related multi-component composite coatings, coated substrates, and methods for coating a substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2007
    Publication date: March 26, 2009
    Applicant: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Roy E. Dean, Charles M. Kania, Cynthia Kutchko, Brian K. Rearick, William H. Retsch, JR., John E. Schwendeman, Shengkui Hu
  • Publication number: 20080302273
    Abstract: The present invention relates to solid, particulate free film-forming compositions, multi-layer composite coatings comprising such film-forming compositions and methods of applying such multi-component composite coatings to a substrate. The solvent free film-forming compositions include UV-curable powder coating compositions comprising an amorphous (meth)acrylate terminated poly(ester-urethane) and optionally a second (meth)acrylate terminated polyurethane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2007
    Publication date: December 11, 2008
    Applicant: PPG INDUSTRIES OHIO, INC.
    Inventors: Charles M. Kania, Debra L. Singer, Diane J. Schillinger