Patents by Inventor Henry L. Lee, Jr.

Henry L. Lee, Jr. 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: 4340529
    Abstract: In an adhesive having two curable components designed to be coated in separate layers on one or more of two surfaces to be joined, and cured upon contact of the layers with each other, one component is a curable liquid primer having a viscosity of at least 800 cps but no more than about 50,000 cps at 23.degree. C., and the second component is a paste having a viscosity of at least 100,000 cps at 23.degree. C. The primer is formulated with a curable liquid monomer component of which at least 30% is an alkoxy alkyl methacrylate, any balance of curable monomer in the primer comprising monomer that is capable of copolymerizing with the first-named monomer and/or cross-linking with it. Also covers the method for joining together two irregular surfaces, utilizing such an adhesive formulation. Particularly intended for orthodontic adhesive applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 1980
    Date of Patent: July 20, 1982
    Assignee: Lee Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Henry L. Lee, Jr., Giovanni Nolet
  • Patent number: 4340532
    Abstract: Two component adhesive formulations are described that can be mixed to form compositions containing a curable liquid resin binder and filler. The liquid resin binder comprises from about 1% to about 60% of a lower alkoxy, lower alkyl methacrylate comprising methoxyethyl methacrylate, and from about 40% to about 99% of a polyunsaturated agent selected from the group consisting of aliphatic or aromatic diacrylates or dimethacrylates or mixtures thereof, the percentages being by weight based on the liquid resin binder. The filler forms up to 80% by weight of the adhesive composition and consists of finely divided inorganic filler, finely divided organic filler that may be soluble in the liquid resin binder, and mixtures thereof. The preferred compositions are useful as orthodontic adhesives and contain from about 10% to about 50% by weight of the liquid resin binder of methoxyethyl methacrylate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 1980
    Date of Patent: July 20, 1982
    Assignee: Lee Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Henry L. Lee, Jr., Giovanni Nolet
  • Patent number: 4260701
    Abstract: Improved composition for a fingernail coating having an acrylic binder, a peroxide catalyst, a tertiary amine accelerator, and a polymeric filler at least partially soluble in the coating. The acrylic binder contains a monoethylenically unsaturated monomer comprising at least a major proportion of methoxyethyl methacrylate. A polyfunctional monomer may be present that copolymerizes with the monoethylenically unsaturated monomer, for crosslinking and toughening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 1980
    Date of Patent: April 7, 1981
    Assignee: Lee Pharmaceuticals
    Inventor: Henry L. Lee, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4229431
    Abstract: Self-curing artificial fingernail compositions containing crosslinking monomers, monoacrylates and suitable initiators and accelerators, and methods of polymerizing and applying same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 1979
    Date of Patent: October 21, 1980
    Assignee: Lee Pharmaceuticals
    Inventors: Henry L. Lee, Jr., Jan A. Orlowski
  • Patent number: 4228062
    Abstract: Disclosed is a rapid setting adhesive of low toxicity having high bond strength to a variety of metals and plastics, and particularly to stainless steel, polycarbonate plastics and tooth enamel. The composition consists essentially of (A) a resin which is formed from an ester of methacrylic acid with a monoalcohol containing at least one epoxy group and (B) a filler which may be any of a plurality of finely divided materials that are insoluble in ambient fluids or a mixture of such fillers, parts (A) and (B) being present in a weight ratio such that the initial mixture at ambient temperature and pressure is a viscous liquid or paste. Also included are minor amounts of a conventional polymerization catalyst and a conventional polymerization accelerator. Preferably parts (A) and (B) are packaged separately, with polymerization catalyst included in only one package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 1978
    Date of Patent: October 14, 1980
    Assignee: Lee Pharmaceuticals
    Inventors: Henry L. Lee, Jr., Jan A. Orlowski
  • Patent number: 4221698
    Abstract: Dental restorative compositions comprise self-curing systems of monomer containing two or more polymerizable ethylenically unsaturated groups of different respective reactivities, and thus of different curing rates, and other materials such as fillers, inhibitors, curing agents, and the like. The polymerizable groups may be selected from the group consisting of two or more vinyl, allyl, acryl, methacryl, and styryl groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 1978
    Date of Patent: September 9, 1980
    Assignee: Lee Pharmaceuticals
    Inventors: Henry L. Lee, Jr., Jan A. Orlowski
  • Patent number: 4150485
    Abstract: Low viscosity dental restorative coating compositions for application to natural and to artificial teeth, useful in covering surface imperfections including stains, gumline erosion, small pits, and the like. They are designed to impart to restored teeth the overall appearance of original teeth, particularly with respect to natural vitality and fluorescense, while effectively masking stains and themselves resisting discoloration from staining agents and upon aging. They are formulated to bond well, look natural, and wear well. As ready to use, a coating composition will contain from about 30% to about 70% filler by weight of the composition, in a resinous, curable liquid vehicle. The composition is formulated to be sufficiently fluid so that it can be applied to a dental surface easily and conveniently, as by brushing on a previous prepared surface, and it will flow to a featheredge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 1977
    Date of Patent: April 24, 1979
    Inventors: Henry L. Lee, Jr., Jan A. Orlowski, Patrick D. Kidd
  • Patent number: 4107845
    Abstract: Adhesive dental restorative composite comprising a suspension of filler fibers in a liquid polyacrylate resin composition wherein the resin has a viscosity of less than 5000 centipoise. The fibers which may be organic or inorganic generally have lengths of 1 to 100 microns and diameters which are from 1/20 to 1/5 of the lengths. An amine accelerator and a peroxide catalyst for the acrylate resin are included in the composite. The fibers comprise from 30% to 70% by weight of the composite.The referred resin formulation comprises from 25% to 90% by weight of a polyethyleneglycol diacrylate and from 10% to 75% by weight of an aromatic or alicyclic polyacrylate compound.An especially preferred composite is one wherein the resin comprises 40 parts triethyleneglycol dimethacrylate to 60 parts bisphenol-A-bis(3-methacrylato-2-hyroxypropyl) ether having suspended therein calcium silicate fibers having an average length of 5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 1976
    Date of Patent: August 22, 1978
    Assignee: Lee Pharmaceuticals
    Inventors: Henry L. Lee, Jr., Jan Alexander Orlowski
  • Patent number: 4104333
    Abstract: Self-curing artificial fingernail compositions containing crosslinking monomers, monoacrylates and suitable initiators and accelerators, and methods of polymerizing and applying same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 1977
    Date of Patent: August 1, 1978
    Assignee: Lee Pharmaceuticals
    Inventors: Henry L. Lee, Jr., Jan A. Orlowski
  • Patent number: 4102856
    Abstract: Dental restorative compositions are described comprising a finely divided filler mixed with a resin binder that can be activated to cause it to set in situ after application to a tooth surface or within a tooth cavity. The resin binder has as its primary component the reaction product of an alicyclic diacid (or its anhydride) polyfunctional material that has been reacted to form an ester with each of two acrylate or methacrylate materials, which may be the same but that preferably are different.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 1977
    Date of Patent: July 25, 1978
    Assignee: Lee Pharmaceuticals
    Inventor: Henry L. Lee, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4058442
    Abstract: Photopolymerizable composition of matter for the production of formed-in-place artificial nails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 1975
    Date of Patent: November 15, 1977
    Assignee: Lee Pharmaceuticals
    Inventors: Henry L. Lee, Jr., Jan A. Orlowski, Carl H. Fromm
  • Patent number: 4032504
    Abstract: A novel X-ray opaque filler for synthetic resinous compositions including dental and medical restorative materials is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 1974
    Date of Patent: June 28, 1977
    Assignee: Lee Pharmaceuticals
    Inventors: Henry L. Lee, Jr., Jan A. Orlowski
  • Patent number: 4001483
    Abstract: Dental compositions for sealing margins between tooth structures and amalgam restorations therein, the compositions comprising (a) an alkylene glycol dimethacrylate and/or its oligomer, (b) a polymerization initiator, (c) a polymerization accelerator and (d) a secondary monomer additive; and process for sealing the margins with the compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 1974
    Date of Patent: January 4, 1977
    Inventors: Henry L. Lee, Jr., Jan A. Orlowski
  • Patent number: 3969821
    Abstract: An orthodontic bracket is disclosed having one or more projections which extend vertically from the posterior surface of the bracket body. The projections are used for producing a glue-line having a predetermined thickness measured between the posterior surface of the bracket body and the front surface of the tooth to which the bracket is directly bonded by glueing. The thickness of the glue-line is equal to the vertical displacement of the one or more projections from the posterior surface of the bracket base. The ends of the one or more projections touch the front surface of the tooth when the bracket is directly bonded to the tooth.A process is also disclosed for attaching the orthodontic bracket of the present invention to the tooth of a patient undergoing orthodontic treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 1975
    Date of Patent: July 20, 1976
    Inventors: Henry L. Lee, Jr., Jan A. Orlowski
  • Patent number: 3969499
    Abstract: A composition of matter comprising a polymeric reaction product of a hydroxy terminated butadiene prepolymer having an average molecular weight of about 400 to 25,000 and containing 1 to 3 hydroxyl groups per molecule and a polyisocyanate reactant present in an amount to provide from 100 to 1200 percent excess isocyanate groups to hydroxyl groups or active hydrogen sites, and from 1 to 70 percent by weight of a compound containing a fluoride ion. In another, and preferred aspect of the invention, the polyisocyanate reactant is present in an amount to provide from 1.5 to 2.7 isocyanate groups for each hydroxyl group or active hydrogen site, the composition containing an aromatic polyol, such as N,N-bis(2-hydroxypropyl) aniline, and wherein the aromatic polyol comprises at least 42 percent but not more than 60 percent of the hydroxyl components. The compositions are especially useful as dental fissure sealants and as means of applying a fluoride to a tooth surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 1974
    Date of Patent: July 13, 1976
    Assignee: Lee Pharmaceuticals
    Inventors: Henry L. Lee, Jr., Jan A. Orlowski