Patents by Inventor Dylan J. Boday

Dylan J. Boday 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).

  • Patent number: 10506723
    Abstract: An enhanced substrate includes a carbine-coated metal foil laminated to a substrate that includes glass fiber impregnated with a base polymer. The carbine-coated foil metal includes a conductive surface treated with an N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) compound containing a matrix-reactive pendant group that includes at least one of a vinyl-, allyl-, acrylic-, methacrylic-, styrenic-, amine-, amide- and epoxy-containing moiety capable of reacting with the base polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Dylan J. Boday, Joseph Kuczynski, Jason T. Wertz, Jing Zhang
  • Patent number: 10485875
    Abstract: A functionalized nanomaterial, such as a nanoparticle, can include a polythioaminal functionalized surface. The polythioaminal linked to the surface of the nanomaterial can be bonded to a compound such as therapeutic and/or diagnostic materials. The thiol-based linkages can be used to bond the polythioaminal to both the nanomaterial and the therapeutic and/or diagnostic materials. Polythioaminals can be prepared via reactions of triazine and dithiols. Polythioaminals thus prepared can be further modified to provide linkages to the nanomaterial and other compounds such as medicinal compound, peptides, and dyes. Nanomaterials including such compounds linked thereto via the polythioaminal can be supplied for therapeutic and/or diagnostic purposes to biological target regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Dylan J. Boday, Jeannette M. Garcia, James L. Hedrick, Rudy J. Wojtecki
  • Patent number: 10479897
    Abstract: A method for producing an apparatus includes covering an electronic component with a conformal coating that includes a polymer and metal nanoparticles blended with the polymer. The electronic component is mounted on a substrate and electrically connected by metal conductors. The conformal coating overlies the metal conductors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Dylan J. Boday, Joseph Kuczynski, Jason T. Wertz, Jing Zhang
  • Patent number: 10457772
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to polythioaminals with applications as carriers or delivery vehicles for therapeutic agents or other small molecule cargo. Polythioaminal block copolymer coupled to a therapeutic agent is a polymer-therapeutic conjugate that exhibits higher stability and longer life time in aqueous environments. The polythioaminal block copolymer coupled to a therapeutic agent can be synthesized by reacting hexahydrotriazines with a hydrophobic block precursor, a hydrophilic block precursor, a particle stabilizing segment precursor, and a cargo, such as a therapeutic agent, in a one pot synthesis. The ease of synthesizing the resulting polythioaminal block copolymer coupled to the therapeutic agent while offering the extended stability and polymer life time in aqueous environments make the polythioaminal block copolymer particularly attractive for therapeutic carriers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Dylan J. Boday, Willy Chin, Jeannette M. Garcia, James L. Hedrick, Eunice Leong Jiayu, Shrinivas Venkataraman, Zhi Xiang Voo, Rudy J. Wojtecki, Yi Yan Yang
  • Patent number: 10428198
    Abstract: In an example, a silica particle includes a light stabilizer material and is matrix-modified to include an ultraviolet (UV) light absorbing material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Dylan J. Boday, Joseph Kuczynski, Jason T. Wertz, Jing Zhang
  • Publication number: 20190256665
    Abstract: In an embodiment, an article of manufacture includes a first component, a second component, and a thermal interface material. The thermal interface material is disposed between the first component and the second component and includes a polymeric phase-change material. In another embodiment, an article of manufacture includes a first component, a second component, and a thermal interface material disposed between the first component and the second component, the thermal interface material including a polymeric phase-change material, the polymeric phase-change material including a block copolymer formed from a diene, the diene formed from a vinyl-terminated fatty acid monomer having a chemical formula C2H4—R—C(O)OH and an ethylene glycol monomer having a chemical formula C2nH4n+2On+1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Dylan J. BODAY, Joseph KUCZYNSKI, Timothy C. MAULDIN
  • Patent number: 10364326
    Abstract: Methods of forming nanoporous materials are described herein that include forming a polymer network with a chemically removable portion. The chemically removable portion may be polycarbonate polymer that is removable on application of heat or exposure to a base, or a polyhexahydrotriazine (PHT) or polyhemiaminal (PHA) polymer that is removable on exposure to an acid. The method generally includes forming a reaction mixture comprising a formaldehyde, a solvent, a primary aromatic diamine, and a diamine having a primary amino group and a secondary amino group, the secondary amino group having a base-reactive substituent, and heating the reaction mixture to a temperature of between about 50 deg C. and about 150 deg C. to form a polymer. Removing any portion of the polymer results in formation of nanoscopic pores as polymer chains are decomposed, leaving pores in the polymer matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Dylan J. Boday, Jeannette M. Garcia, James L. Hedrick, Rudy J. Wojtecki
  • Publication number: 20190218342
    Abstract: This disclosure describes new compositions and methods related to photoresponsive poly(hexahydrotriazines) and related polymers. In an embodiment, a method of patterning a substrate includes forming a liquid poly(hemiaminal) material by a process that includes forming a reaction mixture comprising a polar solvent, paraformaldehyde, and an aminobenzene compound having photoreactive groups, and heating the reaction mixture at a temperature up to 50° C. The method further includes applying the liquid poly(hemiaminal) material to a substrate; patterning the liquid poly(hemiaminal) material with UV light; and curing the liquid poly(hemiaminal) material to form a cured poly(hexahydrotriazine) polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Dylan J. Boday, Jeannette M. Garcia, James L. Hedrick, Jason T. Wertz, Rudy J. Wojtecki
  • Publication number: 20190211152
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a polymeric material includes a plurality of hemiaminal units bonded together by a first linkage and a second linkage, wherein the first linkage is thermally stable and resistant to bases and the second linkage is thermally degradable and degradable by a base. In another embodiment, a method of forming nanoporous materials includes forming a polymer network with a chemically removable portion. The chemically removable portion may be polycarbonate polymer that is removable on application of heat or exposure to a base, or a polyhexahydrotriazine (PHT) or polyhemiaminal (PHA) polymer that is removable on exposure to an acid. Removing any portion of the polymer results in formation of nanoscopic pores as polymer chains are decomposed, leaving pores in the polymer matrix.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Dylan J. BODAY, Jeannette M. GARCIA, James L. HEDRICK, Rudy J. WOJTECKI
  • Publication number: 20190210352
    Abstract: Thermally cross-linkable photo-hydrolyzable inkjet printable polymers are used to print microfluidic channels layer-by-layer on a substrate. In one embodiment, for each layer, an inkjet head deposits droplets of a mixture of hydrophobic polymer and cross-linking agent in a pattern lying outside a two-dimensional layout of the channels, and another inkjet head deposits droplets of a mixture of poly(tetrahydropyranyl methacrylate) PTHPMA (or another hydrophobic polymer which hydrolyzes to form a hydrophilic material), cross-linking agent, and a photoacid generator (PAG) in a pattern lying inside the two-dimensional layout of the channels. After all layers are printed, flood exposure of the entire substrate to UV radiation releases acid from the PAG which hydrolyzes PTHPMA to form hydrophilic poly(methacrylic acid) PMAA, thereby rendering the PTHPMA regions hydrophilic. The layers of these now-hydrophilic patterned regions together define the microfluidic channels. The cross-linking agent (e.g.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Dylan J. Boday, Joseph Kuczynski, Robert E. Meyer, III
  • Patent number: 10344115
    Abstract: Condensation polymers are prepared by agitating a mixture comprising glyoxal, a monomer comprising two or three primary aromatic amine groups, an organic solvent, and water at a temperature between 20° C. and 100° C. The resulting solution can be applied to a surface of a substrate, forming an initial film. Curing the initial film layer using two or more heating steps, wherein one of the heat steps is performed at a temperature of 150° C. to 250° C., produces a cured film layer. Depending on the relative amounts of glyoxal and monomer used, the film layer can contain predominantly high Tg imine-containing units or predominantly lower Tg aminal-containing units. All film layers were highly resistant to the solvent used to prepare the polymer. The Tg of the polymer can be about 190° C. to greater than 300° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Dylan J. Boday, Mareva B. Fevre, James L. Hedrick, Gavin O. Jones, Rudy J. Wojtecki
  • Patent number: 10336897
    Abstract: Methods, compounds, and compositions described herein generally relate to hemiaminal organogel networks (HDCNs) and methods of forming HDCNs. In some embodiments, a hemiaminal organogel has a plurality of first polymers, each having a first end and a second end, a plurality of second polymers, each having a first end and a second end, and a plurality of trivalent aminal-hemiaminal linkages. The first end of each polymer of the plurality of first polymers may be covalently bonded to a first trivalent aminal-hemiaminal linkage. The second end of each polymer of the plurality of first polymers may be covalently bonded to a second trivalent aminal-hemiaminal linkage. The first end of each polymer of the plurality of second polymers may be covalently bonded to one of the plurality of trivalent aminal-hemiaminal linkages. The second end of each polymer of the plurality of second polymers may be non-covalently bonded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Dylan J. Boday, Mareva B. Fevre, Jeannette M. Garcia, James L. Hedrick, Rudy J. Wojtecki, Mu San Zhang
  • Patent number: 10336914
    Abstract: Methods and compositions related to chemically active hexahydrotriazine inorganic-organic hybrid coatings are described. The coatings have affinity for sulfur compounds, and thus may bind or capture sulfur containing contaminants and gases. The coatings have organosilicon containing functional groups and segments, and may also contain silica particles, which cumulatively enhances adhesion, abrasion resistance and further provides steric barriers to gaseous diffusion. The coatings have utility as protective barrier coatings in the field of electronics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Dylan J. Boday, Jeannette M. Garcia, James L. Hedrick, Jason T. Wertz, Rudy J. Wojtecki
  • Patent number: 10329380
    Abstract: A composition, comprising a poly(methylene lactide) polymer covalently linked to a hexahydrotriazine unit or a hemiaminal unit, and methods of making such a composition, are described herein. In one embodiment, the poly(methylene lactide) polymer comprises a plurality of poly(methylene lactide) chains, and at least a portion of the poly(methylene lactide) chains are cross-linked by one or more of the hexahydrotriazine units, the hemiaminal units, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Dylan J. Boday, Jeannette M. Garcia, James L. Hedrick, Brandon M. Kobilka, Jason T. Wertz, Rudy J. Wojtecki
  • Patent number: 10328415
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for controlling metals in a liquid are described. The liquid is contacted with a hexahydrotriazine and/or a hemiaminal material, and metal is adsorbed from the liquid onto the material. The hexahydrotriazine and/or hemiaminal material may be made from a diamine and an aldehyde.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Dylan J. Boday, Jeannette M. Garcia, James L. Hedrick, Gavin O. Jones, Rudy J. Wojtecki
  • Publication number: 20190177481
    Abstract: Polyhemiaminal (PHA) and polyhexahydrotriazine (PHT) materials are modified by 1,4 conjugate addition chemical reactions to produce a variety of molecular architectures comprising pendant groups and bridging segments. The materials are formed by a method that includes heating a mixture comprising solvent(s), paraformaldehyde, aromatic amine groups, aliphatic amine Michael donors, and Michael acceptors, such as acrylates. The reaction mixtures may be used to prepare polymer pre-impregnated materials and composites containing PHT matrix resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Dylan J. BODAY, Mareva FEVRE, Jeannette M. GARCIA, James L. HEDRICK, Rudy J. WOJTECKI
  • Patent number: 10316161
    Abstract: Materials and methods are described herein that include forming a porous polymer network with antimicrobial and antifouling properties. The antifouling portion may be a polymer, such as polyethylene glycol, and the antimicrobial portion may be a metal, or a different cationic species, such as a quaternary ammonium salt. The method generally includes forming a reaction mixture comprising a formaldehyde, a bridging group, and moieties with antifouling and antimicrobial properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Dylan J. Boday, Mareva B. Fevre, Jeannette M. Garcia, James L. Hedrick, Jason T. Wertz, Rudy J. Wojtecki
  • Patent number: 10317398
    Abstract: A sample assembly includes an outer layer with at least one sample trench. The sample trench includes a first set of antibodies that are bonded on a first surface of a base layer. Target antigens are bonded with the first set of antibodies, and a second set of antibodies are bonded to the target antigens. Further, the sample trench includes nanoparticles that are bonded to the second set of antibodies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Dylan J. Boday, Stephen L. Schwartz, Anna W. Topol, Sandra L. Waters, Daniel J. Winarski
  • Patent number: 10316143
    Abstract: Polyhemiaminal (PHA) and polyhexahydrotriazine (PHT) materials are modified by 1,4 conjugate addition chemical reactions to produce a variety of molecular architectures comprising pendant groups and bridging segments. The materials are formed by a method that includes heating a mixture comprising solvent(s), paraformaldehyde, aromatic amine groups, aliphatic amine Michael donors, and Michael acceptors, such as acrylates. The reaction mixtures may be used to prepare polymer pre-impregnated materials and composites containing PHT matrix resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Dylan J. Boday, Mareva Fevre, Jeannette M. Garcia, James L. Hedrick, Rudy J. Wojtecki
  • Patent number: 10316151
    Abstract: In an example, a thermal interface material includes a polymeric phase-change material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Dylan J. Boday, Joseph Kuczynski, Timothy C. Mauldin