Patents by Inventor James E. Garbe

James E. Garbe 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: 5089606
    Abstract: A water-insoluble polysaccharide hydrogel foam and a method and article of preparing a homogeneously foamed hydrogel from a two component aqueous system of water-soluble polysaccharides bearing pendant carboxylate groups. The hydrogel foam, when it incorporates an antimicrobial, has particular utility as a surgical preparation for vaginal or rectal surgery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 1990
    Date of Patent: February 18, 1992
    Assignee: Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Susan M. Cole, James E. Garbe, Lewis P. Woodson
  • Patent number: 5057606
    Abstract: A method and article useful for preparing stable polysaccharide gels from aqueous solutions of water-soluble polysaccharides bearing pendant carboxylate groups. The gels produced may be of the foamed or nonfoamed variety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 1989
    Date of Patent: October 15, 1991
    Assignee: Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: James E. Garbe
  • Patent number: 5030701
    Abstract: Chromophoric-moiety-containing, polymeric materials, containing at least one fluoroaliphatic radical, which are useful as dyes or colorants for fluorine-containing liquids, as coatings or components of coatings which are colored, light-absorbing, or fluorescing and characteristic properties of flurocarbon polymers, e.g. chemical inertness and hydrophobicity; and a method of detecting leaks in normally sealed devices, e.g. electronic devices, using a coating which includes the polymeric material, and a bath of fluorine-containing liquid in which the coating is soluble.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 1990
    Date of Patent: July 9, 1991
    Assignee: Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: James E. Garbe
  • Patent number: 5021477
    Abstract: This invention relates to adhesives, surface modifying compositions, sealing compositions, and topical binder compositions comprising a copolymer having a vinyl polymeric backbone with grafted pendant siloxane polymeric moieties and especially to a method of topically applying such coating to animals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 1990
    Date of Patent: June 4, 1991
    Assignee: Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: James E. Garbe, Smarajit Mitra
  • Patent number: 4988506
    Abstract: This invention relates to non-pressure sensitive topical binder compositions comprising a copolymer having a vinyl polymerica backbone with grafted pendant siloxane polymeric moieties and to a method of topically coating animals therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 1990
    Date of Patent: January 29, 1991
    Assignee: Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Smarajit Mitra, James E. Garbe
  • Patent number: 4981903
    Abstract: A novel composition which can serve as a pressure-sensitive or non-pressure sensitive adhesive at room temperature (20.degree. C.) and which comprises a vinyl polymeric backbone with grafted pendant siloxane polymeric moieties. Also disclosed are topical binder compositions containing the novel composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 1989
    Date of Patent: January 1, 1991
    Assignee: Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: James E. Garbe, Smarajit Mitra
  • Patent number: 4981902
    Abstract: Disclosed is a novel composition which is a non-pressure-sensitive adhesive at room temperature (20.degree. C.) and which contains a copolymer which has pendant polysiloxane grafts. Also disclosed are applications to the hair or body of an animal containing the novel composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 1989
    Date of Patent: January 1, 1991
    Assignee: Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Smarajit Mitra, James E. Garbe
  • Patent number: 4972037
    Abstract: A novel composition useful as an adhesive at room temperature (20.degree. C.) and which comprises a copolymer which has both pendant fluorochemical groups and pendant polysiloxane grafts. Also disclosed are topical applications containing the novel composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 1989
    Date of Patent: November 20, 1990
    Assignee: Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: James E. Garbe, Steven S. Kantner, Kanta Kumar, Smarajit Mitra
  • Patent number: 4948575
    Abstract: A dimensionally stable alginate hydrogel foam wound dressing that absorbs wound exudate without any appreciable swelling. The wound dressing is formed-in-place in the wound cavity or on the wound surface from a reactive composition that foams as it gels. The water-insoluble alginate hydrogel foam based wound dressing is made by mixing together the ingredients of a two component system; applying the resulting composite liquid mixture to a wound site; and allowing the composite mixture to react. One component contains an aqueous suspension of certain di-or trivalent metal salts and an effervescent compound. The second component contains an aqueous solution of a biocompatible, water-soluble acid. At least one compound, and preferably both, contain a water soluble alginate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 1989
    Date of Patent: August 14, 1990
    Assignee: Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Susan M. Cole, James E. Garbe
  • Patent number: 4909806
    Abstract: Chromophoric-moiety-containing, polymeric materials, containing at least one fluoroaliphatic radical, which are useful as dyes or colorants for fluorine-containing liquids, as coatings or components of coatings which are colored, light-absorbing, or fluorescing and characteristic properties of fluorocarbon polymers, e.g. chemical inertness and hydrophobicity; and a method of detecting leaks in normally sealed devices, e.g. electronic devices, using a coating which includes the polymeric material, and a bath of a fluorine-containing liquid in which the coating is soluble.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 1987
    Date of Patent: March 20, 1990
    Assignee: Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: James E. Garbe
  • Patent number: 4725495
    Abstract: Wax-base or emollient-base cosmetic compositions may be provided as samples on paper carrying sheets by providing the paper with materials that prevent absorption of oleic materials and providing the cosmetic compositions with a lower sheet that is oleophobic. A binder layer of an oleophilic wax or polymer is used between said paper and the cosmetic composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 1986
    Date of Patent: February 16, 1988
    Assignee: Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: James E. Garbe, Keith E. Relyea