Patents by Inventor Don H. Kincaid

Don H. Kincaid 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: 20100011672
    Abstract: A coated abrasive article comprises a fabric backing having a presize layer thereon, and an abrasive layer secured to and contacting the presize layer. The abrasive layer comprises a make layer and abrasive particles. The presize layer comprises, based on a total weight of components a) through f), a reaction product of components comprising: a) from 60 to 90 percent by weight of epoxy resin preparable by reaction of epichlorohydrin with bisphenol A; b) from 5 to 25 percent by weight of polyfunctional (meth)acrylate; c) from 10 percent by weight of aromatic acid-functional free-radically polymerizable material having an acid number up to 300; d) from 5 to 15 percent by weight of dicyandiamide; e) an effective amount of photoinitiator; and f) optionally, an effective amount of epoxy cure catalyst. Methods of making and using the same are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2008
    Publication date: January 21, 2010
    Inventors: Don H. Kincaid, Ernest L. Thurber, Steven J. Keipert
  • Publication number: 20090325466
    Abstract: A coated abrasive article comprises a backing, optionally having at least one of a presize layer, a saturant, and a backsize layer thereon; and an abrasive layer adjacent and secured to the fabric backing. The abrasive layer may comprise a make layer, a size layer, and abrasive particles, or the abrasive particles may be dispersed in a binder. At least one of the make layer or presize layer comprises a reaction product of a binder precursor comprising from 45 to 75 percent by weight of resole phenolic resin, from 5 to 40 percent by weight of polyepoxide, from 1 to 20 percent by weight of polyfunctional (meth)acrylate, and an effective amount of photoinitiator to free-radically B-stage the binder precursor. Methods of making and using the coated abrasive article are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2008
    Publication date: December 31, 2009
    Inventors: Don H. Kincaid, Ernest L. Thurber
  • Patent number: 7344574
    Abstract: A coated abrasive article has a backing treatment preparable by at least partially polymerizing an isotropic backing treatment precursor comprising polyepoxide, polyfunctional urethane (meth)acrylate, non-urethane polyfunctional (meth)acrylate, acidic free-radically polymerizable monomer, dicyandiamide, photoinitiator. Methods of making and using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2008
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Ernest L. Thurber, Don H. Kincaid, James L. McArdle, Steven J. Keipert
  • Patent number: 7344575
    Abstract: A curable composition comprises epoxy resin preparable by reaction of epichlorohydrin with at least one of bisphenol A or bisphenol F, polyfunctional urethane(meth)acrylate, dicyandiamide and photoinitiator. The curable composition is useful for preparing treated backings and coated abrasive articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2008
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Ernest L. Thurber, Marcos R. Nery, Jeffrey S. Peterson, Don H. Kincaid, Gregory A. Berg, James L. McArdle, Steven J. Keipert
  • Patent number: 7150771
    Abstract: Coated abrasive articles have a composite tie layer. The composite tie layer is preparable by disposing a first polymerizable composition comprising a polyfunctional aziridine on a backing, and disposing a second polymerizable composition comprising at least one acidic free-radically polymerizable monomer and at least one oligomer having at least two pendant free-radically polymerizable groups on the first polymerizable composition, at least partially polymerizing the first and second polymerizable compositions, wherein homopolymerization of the oligomer results in a polymer having a glass transition temperature of less than 50 degrees Celsius.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2006
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Steven J. Keipert, Ernest L. Thurber, Don H. Kincaid, Ronald D. Provow
  • Patent number: 7150770
    Abstract: Coated abrasive articles have a tie layer that is preparable by at least partially polymerizing an isotropic polymerizable composition comprising a polyfunctional aziridine, an acidic free-radically polymerizable monomer, and an oligomer having at least two pendant free-radically polymerizable groups, wherein homopolymerization of the oligomer results in a polymer having a glass transition temperature of less than 50 degrees Celsius.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2006
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Steven J. Keipert, Ernest L. Thurber, Don H. Kincaid, Ronald D. Provow
  • Patent number: 6936083
    Abstract: A treated backing comprises a fabric and a composition that comprises epoxy resin preparable by reaction of epichlorohydrin with at least one of bisphenol A or bisphenol F, polyfunctional (meth)acrylate, dicyandiamide, and photoinitiator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2005
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Ernest L. Thurber, Don H. Kincaid
  • Patent number: 6843815
    Abstract: A curable composition comprises epoxy resin preparable by reaction of epichlorohydrin with at least one of bisphenol A or bisphenol F, polyfunctional (meth)acrylate, dicyandiamide and photoinitiator. The curable composition is useful for preparing treated backings and coated abrasive articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2005
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Ernest L. Thurber, Don H. Kincaid
  • Patent number: 6709738
    Abstract: Provided is a treated substrate comprising a backing material coated with a resin derived from a curable precursor resin, which comprises an energy-curable component comprising a cyanate ester resin and a curing agent. Also provided is an abrasive article comprising a plurality of abrasive particles incorporated into a bond system, wherein the bond system comprises a make resin derived from a first curable precursor resin, which comprises a first curable component comprising a cyanate ester resin and a first curing agent, and wherein the bond system additionally comprises a size resin derived from a second curable precursor resin, which comprises a second curable component comprising a cyanate ester resin and a second curing agent. Also provided are methods of making a treated substrate and an abrasive article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2004
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Jingwen Ma, Robert J. DeVoe, Andrew M. Hine, Ernest L. Thurber, Don H. Kincaid
  • Publication number: 20040029511
    Abstract: The present invention provides abrasive articles and methods of making abrasive articles. The abrasive articles have a polymeric material that includes (1) a reaction product of components that include (a) an epoxy-functional material, (b) at least one of a cyclic anhydride or a diacid derived therefrom, and (c) a polyfunctional (meth)acrylate; and/or (2) a polymeric material preparable by combining at least (a) an epoxy-functional material, (b) at least one of a cyclic anhydride or a diacid derived therefrom, and (c) a polyfunctional (meth)acrylate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2001
    Publication date: February 12, 2004
    Inventors: Don H. Kincaid, Ernest L. Thurber, Eric G. Larson, Gregg D. Dahlke, Chad R. Wold
  • Patent number: 6605128
    Abstract: The present invention provides abrasive articles having projections attached to a major surface thereof, and methods of making such articles. The articles include (1) a reaction product of components that include (a) an epoxy-functional material, (b) at least one of a cyclic anhydride or a diacid derived therefrom; and/or (2) a polymeric material preparable by combining at least (a) an epoxy-functional material, and (b) at least one of a cyclic anhydride or a diacid derived therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2003
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Eric G. Larson, Don H. Kincaid, Ernest L. Thurber, Ronald D. Provow
  • Publication number: 20030148106
    Abstract: Provided is a treated substrate comprising a backing material coated with a resin derived from a curable precursor resin, which comprises an energy-curable component comprising a cyanate ester resin and a curing agent. Also provided is an abrasive article comprising a plurality of abrasive particles incorporated into a bond system, wherein the bond system comprises a make resin derived from a first curable precursor resin, which comprises a first curable component comprising a cyanate ester resin and a first curing agent, and wherein the bond system additionally comprises a size resin derived from a second curable precursor resin, which comprises a second curable component comprising a cyanate ester resin and a second curing agent. Also provided are methods of making a treated substrate and an abrasive article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2001
    Publication date: August 7, 2003
    Applicant: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Jingwen Ma, Robert J. DeVoe, Andrew M. Hine, Ernest L. Thurber, Don H. Kincaid
  • Patent number: 6582487
    Abstract: The present invention provides discrete particles and methods of preparing the discrete particles. The discrete particles include a plurality of abrasive grits and a polymeric material that includes a reaction product of components including (a) an epoxy-functional material, (b) at least one of a cyclic anhydride or a diacid derived therefrom, and optionally (c) a polyfunctional (meth)acrylate. The invention also provides articles made from the discrete particles and methods of making such articles. Preferably, the articles are abrasive articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2003
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Eric G. Larson, Don H. Kincaid, Ernest L. Thurber, Ronald D. Provow
  • Publication number: 20030024170
    Abstract: The present invention provides discrete particles and methods of preparing the discrete particles. The discrete particles include a plurality of abrasive grits and a polymeric material that includes a reaction product of components including (a) an epoxy-functional material, (b) at least one of a cyclic anhydride or a diacid derived therefrom, and optionally (c) a polyfunctional (meth)acrylate. The invention also provides articles made from the discrete particles and methods of making such articles. Preferably, the articles are abrasive articles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2001
    Publication date: February 6, 2003
    Inventors: Eric G. Larson, Don H. Kincaid, Ernest L. Thurber, Ronald D. Provow
  • Publication number: 20020170236
    Abstract: The present invention provides abrasive articles having projections attached to a major surface thereof, and methods of making such articles. The articles include (1) a reaction product of components that include (a) an epoxy-functional material, (b) at least one of a cyclic anhydride or a diacid derived therefrom; and/or (2) a polymeric material preparable by combining at least (a) an epoxy-functional material, and (b) at least one of a cyclic anhydride or a diacid derived therefrom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2001
    Publication date: November 21, 2002
    Inventors: Eric G. Larson, Don H. Kincaid, Ernest L. Thurber, Ronald D. Provow
  • Patent number: 6139594
    Abstract: An abrasive article is provided that includes a tie coat which improves adhesion between an abrasive layer and a backing in the abrasive article. The tie coat is preferably formed from a tie coat precursor comprising a sulfopoly(ester-urethane) component comprising in its backbone at least one non-terminal arylene or alkylene group comprising a pendant sulfonic acid group or salt thereof having the formula: ##STR1## wherein R is a trivalent aliphatic or aromatic group and M is a cation, said aliphatic or aromatic group being bonded directly to ester groups and wherein the polymer is terminated by at least one hydrolyzable silyl group. Preferably, the abrasive article is a structured abrasive article. Also provided is a method for making an abrasive article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2000
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Don H. Kincaid, Scott R. Culler, Larry R. Krepski, Daniel E. Mickus
  • Patent number: 5908477
    Abstract: An abrasive article is provided that includes a bond system formed from a binder precursor and about 15% by weight or less of a wax-containing modifier. An abrasive article that includes the bond system exhibits an increase of workpiece surface abraded in a Woodsanding Normal Force Test as compared to an abrasive article including a bond system formed from a composition containing substantially no wax-containing modifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 1, 1999
    Assignee: Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Walter L. Harmer, Don H. Kincaid, Alan R. Kirk, Eric G. Larson
  • Patent number: 5667842
    Abstract: Abrasive articles made using a coatable, addition polymerizable binder precursor composition are described, as well as methods of making same. The compositions comprise a reactive diluent compound and preferably an addition polymerizable resin, the reactive diluent being an organic compound selected to be especially effective in solubilizing aminoplast resins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 16, 1997
    Assignee: Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Eric G. Larson, Ernest L. Thurber, Alan R. Kirk, Gregg D. Dahlke, Elizabeth C. Edblom, Don H. Kincaid
  • Patent number: 5580647
    Abstract: Abrasive articles made using a coatable, addition polymerizable binder precursor composition are described, as well as methods of making same. The compositions comprise a reactive diluent compound and preferably an addition polymerizable resin, the reactive diluent being an organic compound selected to be especially effective in solubilizing aminoplast resins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 3, 1996
    Assignee: Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Eric G. Larson, Ernest L. Thurber, Alan R. Kirk, Gregg D. Dahlke, Elizabeth C. Edblom, Don H. Kincaid
  • Patent number: 5451446
    Abstract: The invention relates to an abrasive article comprising:(a) a plurality of abrasive grains; and(b) at least one binder for the abrasive grains,wherein the binder comprises a cured epoxy resin containing a polycyclic aryl, polycyclic alkyl, or cycloalkyl structure. The abrasive articles can comprise bonded, non-woven or coated abrasive articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 1993
    Date of Patent: September 19, 1995
    Assignee: Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Don H. Kincaid, William J. Schultz, Eric G. Larson