Patents by Inventor David B. Knowles

David B. Knowles 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: 20210163761
    Abstract: A curable photochromic composition can include: (a) a first component having a first compound with at least two active hydrogen-functional groups and an active hydrogen-functional group equivalent weight of at least 1000; (b) a second component having at least one of a polyisocyanate and a blocked polyisocyanate; and (c) at least one photochromic compound. The ratio of total isocyanate and blocked isocyanate group equivalents of the second component to total active hydrogen-functional group equivalents is at least 4:1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2021
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Inventors: Michael F. Haley, Linda K. Anderson, Anthony T. Gestrich, David B. Knowles, Stephen G. Robinson, Feng Wang, Elizabeth A. Zezinka
  • Publication number: 20200172653
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a curable photochromic composition that includes: (a) a photochromic compound; and (b) a segmented polymer that includes active hydrogen groups, at least one first segment, and at least one second segment, in which, (i) each first segment independently includes a (meth)acrylic polymer segment, and (ii) each second segment independently includes at least one of, a polycarbonate segment, a polyester segment, a polyether segment, a polyurethane segment, and combinations of two or more thereof. The curable photochromic composition further includes (c) a curing agent having reactive functional groups that are reactive with the active hydrogen groups of the segmented polymer (a), in which the curing agent includes at least one of, a polyisocyanate, a polyisothiocyanate, and an aminoplast. The present invention also relates to photochromic articles that include at least one layer formed from the curable photochromic composition of the present invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Stephen Robinson, Anthony Thomas Gestrich, Michael Frank Haley, David B. Knowles, Cathy A. Taylor, Elizabeth A. Zezinka
  • Publication number: 20190291128
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an optical article (10) includes supplying a first coating composition (A) and supplying one or more additional coating compositions (B) to an ultrasonic discharge nozzle (102) of a coating apparatus (100). At least one of the first coating composition (A) and the one or more additional coating compositions (B) is a photochromic coating composition. The method includes mixing the first coating composition and the one or more additional coating compositions at the ultrasonic discharge nozzle (102) of the coating apparatus (100), and applying the mixture (C) of the first coating composition (A) and the one or more additional coating compositions (B) to at least a portion of the optical article (10) so as to provide a pattern (24) on the optical article upon exposure to actinic radiation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Elizabeth Ann Zezinka, Cathy Ann Taylor, Michael Frank Haley, Brian Smyth, Anil Kumar, David J. Park, David B. Knowles
  • Patent number: 9465234
    Abstract: The present invention provides ophthalmic devices comprising at least one photochromic material which is an indeno-fused naphthopyran having a pi-conjugation extending group bonded to the 11-position of the indeno-fused naphthopyran, the pi-conjugation extending group having at least one pendent halo-substituted group bonded thereto. The pi-conjugation extending group extends the pi-conjugation system of said indeno-fused naphthopyran. The 13-position of the indeno-fused naphthopyran is substantially free of spiro-substituents. The invention further provides photochromic materials of specified structure, photochromic compositions, photochromic articles and optical elements that include the photochromic materials. Other non-limiting embodiments relate to methods of making the ophthalmic devices comprising photochromic materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Anu Chopra, Jun Deng, Beon-Kyu Kim, David B. Knowles, Frank F. Molock, Jr., Victor A. Montes, Stephen D. Straight, Wenjing Xiao, Huayun Yu
  • Publication number: 20150301357
    Abstract: The present invention provides ophthalmic devices comprising at least one photochromic material which is an indeno-fused naphthopyran having a pi-conjugation extending group bonded to the 11-position of the indeno-fused naphthopyran, the pi-conjugation extending group having at least one pendent halo-substituted group bonded thereto. The pi-conjugation extending group extends the pi-conjugation system of said indeno-fused naphthopyran. The 13-position of the indeno-fused naphthopyran is substantially free of spiro-substituents. The invention further provides photochromic materials of specified structure, photochromic compositions, photochromic articles and optical elements that include the photochromic materials. Other non-limiting embodiments relate to methods of making the ophthalmic devices comprising photochromic materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Publication date: October 22, 2015
    Inventors: Anu Chopra, Jun Deng, Beon-Kyu Kim, David B. Knowles, Frank F. Molock, Jr., Victor A. Montes, Stephen D. Straight, Wenjing Xiao, Huayun Yu
  • Patent number: 9097916
    Abstract: The present invention provides ophthalmic devices comprising at least one photochromic material which is an indeno-fused naphthopyran having a pi-conjugation extending group bonded to the 11-position of the indeno-fused naphthopyran, the pi-conjugation extending group having at least one pendent halo-substituted group bonded thereto. The pi-conjugation extending group extends the pi-conjugation system of said indeno-fused naphthopyran. The 13-position of the indeno-fused naphthopyran is substantially free of spiro-substituents. The invention further provides photochromic materials of specified structure, photochromic compositions, photochromic articles and optical elements that include the photochromic materials. Other non-limiting embodiments relate to methods of making the ophthalmic devices comprising photochromic materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Anu Chopra, Jun Deng, Beon-Kyu Kim, David B. Knowles, Frank F. Molock, Jr., Victor A. Montes, Stephen D. Straight, Wenjing Xiao, Huayun Yu
  • Patent number: 9065063
    Abstract: Compounds comprising phosphorescent metal complexes comprising cyclometallated imidazo[1,2-f]phenanthridine and diimidazo[1,2-a:1?,2?-c]quinazoline ligands, or isoelectronic or benzannulated analogs thereof, are described. Organic light emitting diode devices comprising these compounds are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: Universal Display Corporation
    Inventors: David B. Knowles, Chun Lin, Peter Borden MacKenzie, Jui-Yi Tsai, Robert W. Walters, Scott A. Beers, Cory S. Brown, Walter H. Yeager
  • Patent number: 9028728
    Abstract: The present invention relates to photochromic materials that include one or more indeno-fused naphthopyrans that have particular groups at the 7, 11, and 13 positions thereof, and at the position alpha to the oxygen of the pyran ring thereof. With some embodiments, hydrogen or an alkoxy group is bonded to the 7 position, an optionally substituted phenyl is bonded to the 11 position, two alkyl groups are bonded to the 13 position, and two optionally substituted phenyl groups are bonded to the position alpha to the oxygen of the pyran ring of the indeno-fused naphthopyran compound. The 13 position of the indeno-fused naphthopyrans is free of ether groups in which an ether oxygen is bonded to the 13 position, and hydroxyl. The present invention also relates to photochromic articles and compositions that include such indeno-fused naphthopyrans.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Transitions Optical, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin E. Bancroft, Anu Chopra, Xiao-Man Dai, Beon-Kyu Kim, David B. Knowles, Jason R. Lewis, Victor A. Montes, Stephen D. Straight, Massimiliano Tomasulo, Barry Van Gemert, Robert W. Walters, Wenjing Xiao, Huayun Yu, Elizabeth A. Zezinka
  • Publication number: 20150018549
    Abstract: Compounds comprising phosphorescent metal complexes comprising cyclometallated imidazo[1,2-f]phenanthridine and diimidazo[1,2-a:1?,2?-c]quinazoline ligands, or isoelectronic or benzannulated analogs thereof, are described. Organic light emitting diode devices comprising these compounds are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: Universal Display Corporation
    Inventors: David B. KNOWLES, Chun Lin, Peter Borden Mackenzie, Jui-Yi Tsai, Robert W. Walters, Scott A. Beers, Cory S. Brown, Walter H. Yeager
  • Patent number: 8889864
    Abstract: Compounds comprising phosphorescent metal complexes comprising cyclometallated imidazo[1,2-f]phenanthridine and diimidazo[1,2-a:1?,2?-c]quinazoline ligands, or isoelectronic or benzannulated analogs thereof, are described. Organic light emitting diode devices comprising these compounds are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Universal Display Corporation
    Inventors: David B. Knowles, Chun Lin, Peter Borden MacKenzie, Jui-Yi Tsai, Robert W. Walters, Scott A. Beers, Cory S. Brown, Walter H. Yeager
  • Publication number: 20140249307
    Abstract: Compounds comprising phosphorescent metal complexes comprising cyclometallated imidazo[1,2-f]phenanthridine and diimidazo[1,2-a:1?,2?-c]quinazoline ligands, or isoelectronic or benzannulated analogs thereof, are described. Organic light emitting diode devices comprising these compounds are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: Universal Display Corporation
    Inventors: David B. KNOWLES, Chun LIN, Peter Borden MACKENZIE, Jui-Yi TSAI, Robert W. WALTERS, Scott A. BEERS, Cory S. BROWN, Walter H. YEAGER
  • Publication number: 20140225049
    Abstract: The present invention provides ophthalmic devices comprising at least one photochromic material which is an indeno-fused naphthopyran having a pi-conjugation extending group bonded to the 11-position of the indeno-fused naphthopyran, the pi-conjugation extending group having at least one pendent halo-substituted group bonded thereto. The pi-conjugation extending group extends the pi-conjugation system of said indeno-fused naphthopyran. The 13-position of the indeno-fused naphthopyran is substantially free of spiro-substituents. The invention further provides photochromic materials of specified structure, photochromic compositions, photochromic articles and optical elements that include the photochromic materials. Other non-limiting embodiments relate to methods of making the ophthalmic devices comprising photochromic materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Anu Chopra, Jun Deng, Beon-Kyu Kim, David B. Knowles, Frank F. Molock, JR., Victor A. Montes, Stephen D. Straight, Wenjing Xiao, Huayun Yu
  • Patent number: 8766529
    Abstract: Compounds comprising phosphorescent metal complexes comprising cyclometallated imidazo[1,2-f]phenanthridine and diimidazo[1,2-a:1?,2?-c]quinazoline ligands, or isoelectronic or benzannulated analogs thereof, are described. Organic light emitting diode devices comprising these compounds are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Universal Display Corporation
    Inventors: David B. Knowles, Chun Lin, Peter Borden MacKenzie, Jui-Yi Tsai, Robert W. Walters, Scott A. Beers, Cory S. Brown, Walter H. Yeager
  • Patent number: 8741188
    Abstract: The present invention provides ophthalmic devices comprising at least one photochromic material which is an indeno-fused naphthopyran having a pi-conjugation extending group bonded to the 11-position of the indeno-fused naphthopyran, the pi-conjugation extending group having at least one pendent halo-substituted group bonded thereto. The pi-conjugation extending group extends the pi-conjugation system of said indeno-fused naphthopyran. The 13-position of the indeno-fused naphthopyran is substantially free of spiro-substituents. The invention further provides photochromic materials of specified structure, photochromic compositions, photochromic articles and optical elements that include the photochromic materials. Other non-limiting embodiments relate to methods of making the ophthalmic devices comprising photochromic materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Anu Chopra, Jun Deng, Beon-Kyu Kim, David B. Knowles, Frank F. Molock, Jr., Victor A. Montes, Stephen D. Straight, Wenjing Xiao, Huayun Yu
  • Patent number: 8691988
    Abstract: Compounds comprising phosphorescent metal complexes comprising cyclometallated imidazo[1,2-f]phenanthridine and diimidazo[1,2-a:1?,2?-c]quinazoline ligands, or isoelectronic or benzannulated analogs thereof, are described. Organic light emitting diode devices comprising these compounds are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Universal Display Corporation
    Inventors: David B. Knowles, Chun Lin, Peter Borden Mackenzie, Jui-Yi Tsai, Robert W. Walters, Scott A. Beers, Cory S. Brown, Walter H. Yeager
  • Publication number: 20130310561
    Abstract: Compounds comprising phosphorescent metal complexes comprising cyclometallated imidazo[1,2-f]phenanthridine and diimidazo[1,2-a:1?,2?-c]quinazoline ligands, or isoelectronic or benzannulated analogs thereof, are described. Organic light emitting diode devices comprising these compounds are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: Universal Display Corporation
    Inventors: David B. Knowles, Chun Lin, Peter Borden Mackenzie, Jui-Yi Tsai, Robert W. Walters, Scott A. Beerts, Cory S. Brown, Walter H. Yeager
  • Patent number: 8547625
    Abstract: Provided is a photochromic optical article including: (a) an optical substrate; (b) a thermally reversible photochromic material; and (c) reversible thermochromic material capable of at least partially filtering UV/visible light at or below room temperature and becoming less capable of filtering UV/visible light at temperatures greater than room temperature. The reversible thermochromic material (c) is operable for filtering light in the range of from 300 to 450 nanometers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Transitions Optical, Inc.
    Inventors: David B. Knowles, Stephen D. Straight, Kevin J. Stewart, Forrest R. Blackburn
  • Patent number: 8535577
    Abstract: The present invention relates to photochromic materials that include certain indeno-fused naphthopyrans. The indeno-fused naphthopyrans have an amino group (e.g., a piperidino or morpholino group) bonded to the 6-position and hydrogen or a halo group (e.g., fluoro) bonded to the 11-position thereof. The photochromic materials of the present invention can have a closed-form electromagnetic radiation absorption spectrum that is shifted to longer wavelengths (e.g., wavelengths of greater than 390 nm), relative to comparable photochromic materials. The present invention also relates to optical elements, such as eyeglasses, that include the photochromic materials of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Transitions Optical, Inc.
    Inventors: Anu Chopra, David B. Knowles, Huayun Yu
  • Patent number: 8388872
    Abstract: The present invention provides a photochromic material which is an indeno-fused naphthopyran of structural formulas I or II, having a pi-conjugation extending group bonded to the 11-position of the indeno-fused naphthopyran, the pi-conjugation extending group having at least one pendent halo-substituted group bonded thereto. The pi-conjugation extending group extends the pi-conjugation system of said indeno-fused naphthopyran. The 13-position of the indeno-fused naphthopyran is substantially free of spiro-substituents. The invention further provides photochromic materials of specified structure, photochromic compositions, photochromic articles and optical elements that include the photochromic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Transitions Optical, Inc.
    Inventors: Anu Chopra, Jun Deng, Beon-Kyu Kim, David B. Knowles, Frank F. Molock, Jr., Victor A. Montes, Stephen D. Straight, Wenjing Xiao, Huayun Yu
  • Patent number: 8277699
    Abstract: The present invention relates to photochromic materials that include certain indeno-fused naphthopyrans. The indeno-fused naphthopyrans have an amino group (e.g., a piperidino or morpholino group) bonded to the 6-position and an optional halo group (e.g., fluoro) bonded to the 11-position thereof. The photochromic materials of the present invention may have a closed-form electromagnetic radiation absorption spectrum that is shifted to longer wavelengths (e.g., wavelengths of greater than 390 nm), relative to comparable photochromic materials. The present invention also relates to optical elements, such as eyeglasses, that include the photochromic materials of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Transistions Optical, Inc.
    Inventors: Anu Chopra, David B. Knowles, Huayun Yu