Patents by Inventor Cynthia Kutchko

Cynthia Kutchko 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: 20190338150
    Abstract: A surface active coating composition includes: (i) a polymer prepared from a mixture of reactants including (a) at least one polysiloxane and (b) a metal alkoxide; and (ii) a hydrophilic and/or a hydrophobic additive. A substrate at least partially coated with the surface active coating composition is also disclosed. A method of condensing a polar fluid by contacting a substrate at least partially coated with the surface active coating composition with a polar fluid, such that the polar fluid condenses on at least a portion of the coated substrate is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Cynthia Kutchko, Steven E. Bowles, Peter A. Lukus, Wei Wang
  • Patent number: 10434704
    Abstract: Methods of additive manufacture using coreactive components are disclosed. Thermosetting compositions for additive manufacturing are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: David Robert Fenn, Kurt G. Olson, Reza M. Rock, Cynthia Kutchko, Susan Donaldson, Anthony J. Fogl
  • Publication number: 20190283313
    Abstract: Methods of additive manufacture using coreactive components are disclosed. Thermosetting compositions for additive manufacturing are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: David Robert Fenn, Kurt G. Olson, Reza M. Rock, Cynthia Kutchko, Susan Donaldson, Anthony J. Fogl
  • Publication number: 20190185702
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a coated conduit comprising: a) a conduit having an interior and exterior surface; and b) a cured coating formed from a reaction mixture that is applied to at least one surface of the conduit. The reaction mixture comprises: i) a filler material comprising fibers ranging in length from 0.1 to 15.54 cm and having an aspect ratio of at least 5; and ii) a reactive component that demonstrates a tack-free time of less than five minutes at a temperature of 20 to 25° C. The present invention is also directed to a method of repairing or reinforcing a conduit, comprising: (a) applying a curable coating composition to at least one surface of the conduit, wherein the curable coating composition is formed from the reaction mixture described above; and (b) allowing the curable coating composition to at least partially cure by exposing the composition to ambient conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Applicant: PPG Coatings Europe B.V.
    Inventors: Brandon Cash, Cynthia Kutchko, Howard L. Senkfor, Edward R. Millero, Jr., Kurt G. Olson, James C. Watson
  • Publication number: 20190169449
    Abstract: Methods of printing a three-dimensional object using co-reactive components are disclosed. Thermosetting compositions for three-dimensional printing are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: David R. Fenn, Kurt G. Olson, Reza M. Rock, Cynthia Kutchko, Susan F. Donaldson, Hao Sun
  • Publication number: 20190168495
    Abstract: Rubber replacement articles prepared from curable compositions are provided. The curable compositions comprise: (a) an isocyanate-functional prepolymer; (b) a curing agent comprising a mixture of polyamines, wherein at least one polyamine has an amine equivalent weight of 125 to 250; and (c) an abrasion resistant additive comprising organic particles demonstrating a volume average particle size of at least 5 microns. The isocyanate-functional prepolymer is (i) a reaction product of a polyisocyanate and a polyamine having primary and/or secondary amino groups; and/or (ii) a reaction product of a polyisocyanate and a polyol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: PPG INDUSTRIES OHIO, INC.
    Inventors: EDWARD R. MILLERO, JR., CYNTHIA KUTCHKO, BENJAMIN KABAGAMBE, CHRISTINA WINTERS, RONALD J. KRALIC, JR., SUSAN FUNDY DONALDSON, JONATHAN P. BREON, HONGYING ZHOU, XUDONG FENG
  • Publication number: 20190160739
    Abstract: A process for producing an article by three-dimensional printing includes applying a 1,1-di-activated vinyl compound-containing liquid binder over a predetermined area of a layer of solid particles. The liquid binder infiltrates gaps between the solid particles to form a first cross-sectional layer of an article, and the 1,1-di-activated vinyl compound reacts to solidify the liquid binder and bind the solid particles in the first cross-sectional layer of the article. Also provided is an article produced by the three-dimensional printing process, set forth herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Applicant: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Kurt G. Olson, Aditya Gottumukkala, Cynthia Kutchko
  • Patent number: 10253195
    Abstract: Methods of printing a three-dimensional object using co-reactive components are disclosed. Thermosetting compositions for three-dimensional printing are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: David R. Fenn, Kurt G. Olson, Reza M. Rock, Cynthia Kutchko, Susan F. Donaldson, Hao Sun
  • Patent number: 10240064
    Abstract: Curable compositions are provided comprising: (a) an isocyanate-functional prepolymer having a weight average molecular weight of 4000 to 15,000; (b) a curing agent comprising a mixture of polyamines, wherein at least one polyamine has an amine equivalent weight of 125 to 250; and (c) an abrasion resistant additive comprising organic and inorganic particles. The isocyanate-functional prepolymer is (i) a reaction product of a polyisocyanate and a polyamine having primary and/or secondary amino groups; and/or (ii) a reaction product of a polyisocyanate and a polyol. Upon application of the composition to a substrate as a coating and after curing to form a coated substrate, the coated substrate demonstrates a coating loss of less than 0.33 cm3 after being subjected to 1000 cycles of a TABER Abrasion Test using S-42 sandpaper strips and two 1000 gram weights. Coated substrates and footwear components prepared from the compositions are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Kabagambe, Cynthia Kutchko, Christina Winters, Edward Richard Millero, Jr., Jonathan Breon, Susan Fundy Donaldson
  • Publication number: 20190062635
    Abstract: Self-aligned liquid crystal materials and structures are disclosed. The structures can exhibit piezoelectric and flexoelectric properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventors: CYNTHIA KUTCHKO, ZOUBEIDA OUNAIES, HASSENE BEN ATITALLAH, NICHOLAS WYCKOFF, ANIL KUMAR, ROMAIN STALDER, DAVID WALTERS
  • Publication number: 20190054681
    Abstract: Methods of additive manufacture using coreactive components are disclosed. Thermosetting compositions for additive manufacturing are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Inventors: David Robert Fenn, Kurt G. Olson, Reza M. Rock, Cynthia Kutchko, Susan Donaldson, Anthony J. Fogl
  • Publication number: 20180127617
    Abstract: Curable compositions are provided comprising: (a) an isocyanate-functional prepolymer having a weight average molecular weight of 4000 to 15,000; (b) a curing agent comprising a mixture of polyamines, wherein at least one polyamine has an amine equivalent weight of 125 to 250; and (c) an abrasion resistant additive comprising organic and inorganic particles. The isocyanate-functional prepolymer is (i) a reaction product of a polyisocyanate and a polyamine having primary and/or secondary amino groups; and/or (ii) a reaction product of a polyisocyanate and a polyol. Upon application of the composition to a substrate as a coating and after curing to form a coated substrate, the coated substrate demonstrates a coating loss of less than 0.33 cm3 after being subjected to 1000 cycles of a TABER Abrasion Test using S-42 sandpaper strips and two 1000 gram weights. Coated substrates and footwear components prepared from the compositions are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Inventors: Benjamin Kabagambe, Cynthia Kutchko, Christina Winters, Edward Richard Millero, JR., Jonathan Breon, Susan Fundy Donaldson
  • Publication number: 20170355865
    Abstract: Methods of printing a three-dimensional object using co-reactive components are disclosed. Thermosetting compositions for three-dimensional printing are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Inventors: David R. Fenn, Kurt G. Olson, Reza M. Rock, Cynthia Kutchko, Susan F. Donaldson, Hao Sun
  • Publication number: 20170341296
    Abstract: Methods of printing a three-dimensional object using co-reactive components are disclosed. Thermosetting compositions for three-dimensional printing are also enclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Inventors: David R. Fenn, Kurt G. Olson, Reza M. Rock, Cynthia Kutchko, Susan F. Donaldson, Hao Sun, Orlando Rios, William G. Carter
  • Patent number: 9690021
    Abstract: A photochromic optical article is provided, which includes: an optical substrate; a photochromic layer over a surface of the optical substrate, wherein the photochromic layer includes a photochromic compound; and a protective layer over the photochromic layer, wherein the protective layer includes a matrix that includes residues of an ethylenically unsaturated radically polymerizable material that includes at least one allophanate group. A method of forming the photochromic optical article is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Transitions Optical, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph David Turpen, Cynthia Kutchko, Glen Todd Owens, Vitawat Lahsangah, Jerry L. Koenig, II
  • Publication number: 20160238758
    Abstract: A photochromic optical article is provided, which includes: an optical substrate; a photochromic layer over a surface of the optical substrate, wherein the photochromic layer includes a photochromic compound; and a protective layer over the photochromic layer, wherein the protective layer includes a matrix that includes residues of an ethylenically unsaturated radically polymerizable material that includes at least one allophanate group. A method of forming the photochromic optical article is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Inventors: Joseph David Turpen, Cynthia Kutchko, Glen Todd Owens, Vitawat Lahsangah, Jerry L. Koenig, II
  • Patent number: 9040648
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a polymer composition that includes a polymer having at least one polymer segment represented by the following Formula (I), With reference to Formula (I): M independently for each w is a residue of a monomer; ? is a residue of a mechanochromic compound having at least two reactive groups that are each independently bonded to one monomer residue M; w, independently for each z, is an integer of at least 1; and z is an integer of at least 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles R. Hickenboth, Cynthia Kutchko, Matthew J. Kryger
  • Patent number: 8889807
    Abstract: The present invention relates to controlled radical polymerization (CRP) initiators that include at least one radically transferable group. The CRP initiators include at least one of the following, (a) a spirooxazine compound represented by the following Formula (I), and (b) an indenonaphthopyran represented by the following Formula (II), One or more of R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, and R6 of the spirooxazine, and one or more of R7, R8, R9, R10, B, and B? independently include the radically transferable group. The present invention also relates to polymers, such as mechanochromic polymers, that are prepared from such CRP initiators, polymer compositions that include such polymers, and mechanochromic articles that include such polymer compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles R. Hickenboth, Cynthia Kutchko, Matthew J. Kryger
  • Patent number: 8608988
    Abstract: The present invention provides a curable, organic polymeric photochromic composition comprising: a photochromic amount of at least one photochromic material; a polymeric polyol having carbonate groups along its backbone and having a number average molecular weight greater than 5000 g/mole; and a curing agent having reactive functional groups capable of reacting with hydroxyl groups on the polymeric polyol. After curing and after the Photochromic Performance Test the composition demonstrates a T1/2 fade rate of less than 200 seconds. Also provided is a photochromic article comprising a rigid substrate and a photochromic organic polymeric coating applied to a surface of the substrate. The photochromic organic polymeric coating comprises the composition described above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Transitions Optical, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven E. Bowles, Cynthia Kutchko, Paul H. Lamers, Jason R. Lewis, David E. Sartori, Robert W. Walters, Feng Wang
  • Publication number: 20130274412
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a polymer composition that includes a polymer having at least one polymer segment represented by the following Formula (I), With reference to Formula (I): M independently for each w is a residue of a monomer; ? is a residue of a mechanochromic compound having at least two reactive groups that are each independently bonded to one monomer residue M; w, independently for each z, is an integer of at least 1; and z is an integer of at least 2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventors: Charles R. Hickenboth, Cynthia Kutchko, Matthew J. Kryger