Patents by Inventor James John Krutak

James John Krutak 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: 7642303
    Abstract: Thermoplastic composition and articles containing UV absorbers that protect the articles contents from harmful UV radiation are disclosed as well as methods for making the thermoplastic articles and methods for using the articles to contain and protect materials sensitive to UV radiation. The UV absorbers contain oxazolone and/or azine functional groups that absorb UV radiation and prevent its transmission into the article. Many of the compounds are novel compositions of matter. The generally clear thermoplastic articles of this disclosure are particularly useful for containing a variety of UV sensitive consumer products that would otherwise have to be packaged in opaque containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2010
    Inventors: Thomas L. Shakely, James John Krutak
  • Publication number: 20040195552
    Abstract: The present invention recites a method comprising reacting in a solvent in the presence of a base
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2004
    Publication date: October 7, 2004
    Inventors: Max Allen Weaver, James John Krutak, Brian Edison Maxwell, Gerry Foust Rhodes, Samuel David Hilbert, Jean Carroll Fleischer, William Whitfield Parham
  • Patent number: 6776930
    Abstract: The present invention recites a method comprising reacting in a solvent in the presence of a base a) at least one diacidic monomer comprising about 1 to 100 mole % of at least one light-absorbing monomer having a light absorption maximum between about 300 nm and about 1200 nm and 99-0 mole % of a non-light absorbing monomer which does not absorb significant light at wavelengths above 300 nm or has a light absorption maximum below 300 nm, with b) an organic compound of Formula II X—B—X1  wherein B is a divalent organic radical to form a light absorbing composition comprising a mixture of a polymer having the formula  and a cyclic compound having the general formula  wherein B is as defined above; n is at least 2, m is 1, 2, 3 or 4 and A comprises the residue of a diacidic monomer comprising about 1 to 100 mole % of at least one light-absorbing monomer having a light absorption maximum between about 300 nm and about 1000 nm and wherein the remai
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2004
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Max Allen Weaver, James John Krutak, Sr., Brian Edison Maxwell, Gerry Foust Rhodes, Samuel David Hilbert, Jean Carroll Fleischer, William Whitfield Parham
  • Publication number: 20030036201
    Abstract: A method for marking or tagging individual microparticles using a near infrared fluorophore for identification is provided. The near infrared fluorophore is included with one or more layers comprising the microparticle. Desirably, the coating layers contain colorants such as dyes and/or pigments which increases the total possible combinations that may be used to identify the marked material. There is further provided a method for marking a material using these microparticles containing a near infrared fluorophore.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2002
    Publication date: February 20, 2003
    Inventors: Gregory Wayne Nelson, James John Krutak
  • Patent number: 6432715
    Abstract: A method for marking or tagging individual microparticles using a near infrared fluorophore for identification is provided. The near infrared fluorophore is included with one or more layers comprising the microparticle. Desirably, the coating layers contain colorants such as dyes and/or pigments which increases the total possible combinations that may be used to identify the marked material. There is further provided a method for marking a material using these microparticles containing a near infrared fluorophore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2002
    Assignee: Isotag Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Wayne Nelson, James John Krutak, Sr.
  • Publication number: 20010023938
    Abstract: The present invention recites a method comprising reacting in a solvent in the presence of a base
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2000
    Publication date: September 27, 2001
    Inventors: Max Allen, James John Krutak, Brian Edison Maxwell, Gerry Foust Rhodes, Samuel David Hilbert, Jean Carroll Fleischer, William Whitfield Parham
  • Patent number: 6217794
    Abstract: Fibers having at least one near-infrared fluorescing compound associated therewith are prepared by contacting the fibers with the fluorescing compound(s) dissolved in an organic solvent. Suitable organic solvents include ketones and alcohols. The fibers may subsequently be air-dried to remove any remaining volatiles. Fibers coated with the marker solution desirably have less than 1 weight percent of the marker coated thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2001
    Assignee: Isotag Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Dixon Neal, Barbara Crawford Jackson, James John Krutak, Sr.
  • Patent number: 6197223
    Abstract: The present invention recites a method comprising reacting in a solvent in the presence of a base a) at least one diacidic monomer comprising about 1 to 100 mole % of at least one light-absorbing monomer having a light absorption maximum between about 300 nm and about 1200 nm and 99-0 mole % of a non-light absorbing monomer which does not absorb significant light at wavelengths above 300 nm or has a light absorption maximum below 300 nm, with b) an organic compound of Formula II X—B—X1 wherein B is a divalent organic radical to form a light absorbing composition comprising a mixture of a polymer having the formula and a cyclic compound having the general formula wherein B is as defined above; n is at least 2, m is 1, 2, 3 or 4 and A comprises the residue of a diacidic monomer comprising about 1 to 100 mole % of at least one light-absorbing monomer having a light absorption maximum between about 300 nm and about 1000 nm and wherein the remaining portion of A
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2001
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Max Allen Weaver, James John Krutak, Sr., Brian Edison Maxwell, Gerry Foust Rhodes, Samuel David Hilbert, Jean Carroll Fleischer, William Whitfield Parham
  • Patent number: 6197851
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a container preform comprising: a polymer suitable for the production of a stretch blow molded bottle and at least one organic or metallated organic near infrared absorbing compound which absorbs at least twice as much light between about 700 nm and about 1200 nm as between about 400 mn and about 700 nm wherein said near infrared absorbing compound is present in an amount sufficient to improve reheat rate of said preform. Suitable near infrared absorbing compounds include phthalocyanines, 2,3-napthalocyanines, squaraines (squaric acid derivatives), croconic acid derivatives, substituted indanthrones and certain highly substituted anthraquinones. A process for improving the reheat rate of a container preform is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2001
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Brian Edison Maxwell, Max Allen Weaver, James John Krutak, Sr., William Whitfield Parham, Gerry Foust Rhodes, Jean Carroll Fleischer
  • Patent number: 6174400
    Abstract: The present invention relates to thermal transfer ribbons comprising a ribbon backing element and at least one printing media layer comprising at least one near infrared fluorescent compound in a concentration which provides detectable fluorescence without imparting color to a mark made from said printing media layer. Methods for printing marks containing said at least one near infrared fluorescent compounds via thermal transfer and methods for reading said marks are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2001
    Assignee: Isotag Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: James John Krutak, Sr., Michael John Cyr, Nelson Zamora Escano, Horst Clauberg, Barbara Crawford Jackson, Tony Wayne Helton
  • Patent number: 6138913
    Abstract: An invisible indicia or encoded information is imprinted on a substrate using a compound which produces a fluorescence at a wavelength greater than about 650 nm when exposed to near infrared radiation. The information covered by a layer of material that reflects or absorbs a substantial amount of the visible and UV radiation illuminating its surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2000
    Assignee: Isotag Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael John Cyr, James John Krutak, Sr., Horst Clauberg, Tony Wayne Helton
  • Patent number: 6140517
    Abstract: The invention relates to anthraquinone polysulfonamide colorants derived from colored disulfonyl chlorides containing anthraquinone chromophores by reacting with various diamines. The anthraquinone polysulfonamide colorants are useful for coloring a wide variety of products such as plastics, fibers, films, cosmetics, skin creams or lotions, polishes, waxes, hair colorations, coatings, paints, inks, etc. and are particularly useful in end uses where sublimation, migration, extraction and exudation of presently used colorants are problems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2000
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Max Allen Weaver, James John Krutak, Sr., Clarence Alvin Coates, Jr., Gerry Foust Rhodes, Brian Edison Maxwell
  • Patent number: 6099930
    Abstract: A digital recording medium, such as a compact disc, having a substrate, a reflective layer and a protective layer includes a near infrared fluorophore in one of the layers. The near infrared fluorophore can be incorporated into the CD by coating, admixing, blending or copolymerization and in an amount to impart a detectable fluorescence from the fluorophore when exposed to electromagnetic radiation having a wavelength ranging from about 670 nanometers (nm) to about 1100 nm. A method of marking a CD with an invisible marking and an apparatus for detecting the fluorophore is further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2000
    Assignee: Isotag Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael John Cyr, Horst Clauberg, Tony Wayne Helton, Gregory W. Nelson, Randy B. Meade, James E. Moore, G. Russell Owens, Barbara C. Jackson, James John Krutak, Sr.
  • Patent number: 6036885
    Abstract: A cellulosic ester has associated with the ester at least one near infrared fluorophore. A method for incorporating the near infred fluorophore into the cellulosic ester is also provided. In the method, the near infrared fluorophore is dissolved in a strong acid and precipitated to form an acid paste. The paste is then added to an activated cellulose, such as a hydrolyzed cellulose acetate, in the presence of at least one acid and acid anhydride. Advantageously, such marked cellulosic materials can be solvent spun into staple fibers which may be further utilized in known materials, webs and articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2000
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: James John Krutak, Sr., Thomas Vernon McCray, Edwin Taylor Boyd, Fred Dewey Barlow, Jr., Melvin Glenn Mitchell, Lee Reynolds Partin
  • Patent number: 5990197
    Abstract: An organic solvent based polyester ink formulation having a fluorescing compound therein is suitable for ink jet printing applications. The ink is useful for producing invisible printing/markings on the surface of a variety of materials for identification, authentication, sorting, etc. Suitable printing substrates include porous and non-porous materials such as plastic, film, sheeting, fabric, paper, high gloss paper; metal, foils, plates; rubber; glass; cellophane; wood; and the like. The ink formulation contains at least one organic soluble polyester, having at least one near infrared fluorophore copolymerized therein, dissolved in an organic solvent. Suitable organic solvents include a C.sub.3 -C.sub.6 carbon ketone, a C.sub.3 -C.sub.6 carbon organic ester, a C.sub.1 -C.sub.3 carbon alcohol, or a combination thereof. In a preferred embodiment, the polyester containing the copolymerized near infrared fluorophore is dissolved in a solvent comprising a C.sub.3 -C.sub.6 carbon ketone and a C.sub.1 -C.sub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 23, 1999
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Nelson Zamora Escano, James John Krutak, Sr., Max Allen Weaver
  • Patent number: 5962557
    Abstract: A colored polyester copolymer comprising the reaction product of at least one linear thermoplastic polyester precursor and at least ten parts per million by weight of a residue of at least one 1,4-bis (2,6-dialkylanilino)-9,10-anthraquinone colorant. A composition may be formed comprising the copolymer in admixture with at least one thermoplastic polymer. The copolymer may be formed by reacting at least one thermoplastic polyester precursor with a 1,4-bis (2,6-dialkylanilino)-9,10-anthraquinone colorant which has a polyester reactive group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 5, 1999
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Max Allen Weaver, Brian Edison Maxwell, Gerry Foust Rhodes, James John Krutak, Sr.
  • Patent number: 5959296
    Abstract: An apparatus for detecting an invisible, near infrared fluorescing mark disposed on a background comprises: includes an excitation source for exciting the mark, having sufficient power to excite the mark and provide a fluorescent signal the mark from a; a signal detector for detecting the fluorescent signal from the mark; a and power modulator means for varying the power if the excitation source between zero and the maximum power level to produce a decodable fluorescent signal from the mark disposed on the background. A process for decoding an invisible mark having a near infrared fluorescing material includes the steps of: providing at least one invisible, near infrared fluorescing mark disposed on at least one portion of a background; exciting the mark with a laser having a maximum power level sufficient to provide a fluorescent signal from the mark; detecting the fluorescent signal and concurrently varying the power of the laser between zero and its maximum power, to obtain a decodable fluorescent signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 28, 1999
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Michael John Cyr, James John Krutak, Sr., Horst Clauberg, Randy Barnett Meade, James Edward Moore, Gabor Patonay
  • Patent number: 5955564
    Abstract: This invention relates to new blue anthraquinone colorants having Formula I ##STR1## wherein R and R1 are the same or different and are selected from hydrogen and unsubstituted or substituted C1-C6 alkyl, C3-C7 cycloalkyl 2-furyl, 2-thienyl, or phenyl; R2 is aryl; X is a group selected from hydroxy, C1-C6 alkanolyloxy, carboxy, C1-C6 carbalkoxy and carbamoyloxy.The colorants are useful for copolymerizing into polymers such as polyesters and polyurethanes. In particular, they are advantageous for preparing colored sulfopolyesters which are useful for coloring human hair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 21, 1999
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Max Allen Weaver, James John Krutak, Sr., Clarence Alvin Coates, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5925336
    Abstract: This invention relates to an aqueous nail coating composition and method for coloring nails comprising the use of a water-dispersible, colored sulfopolyester wherein the colorant moiety is incorporated into or onto a carbonyloxy and/or carbonylamide backbone of the sulfopolyester. The sulfopolyesters are uniquely designed to offer cosmetically desirable color coatings on nails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 20, 1999
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Dennis Michael Garber, James John Krutak, Sr.
  • Patent number: 5744129
    Abstract: This invention relates to an aqueous lip gloss and cosmetic composition and method for coloring lips and skin comprising the use of a water-dispersible, colored sulfopolyester wherein the colorant moiety is incorporated into or onto a carbonyloxy and/or carbonylamide backbone of the sulfopolyester. The sulfopolyesters are uniquely designed to offer cosmetically desirable color coatings on lips and skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 28, 1998
    Inventors: Suzanne Winegar Dobbs, James John Krutak, Sr., Terry Ann Oldfield