Patents by Inventor Jimmie R. Baran

Jimmie R. Baran 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: 20190000723
    Abstract: The invention relates to a kit of parts for preparing a glass ionomer composition for dental use, the kit of parts comprising a Powder Part P and a Liquid Part L, Powder Part P comprising: acid-reactive inorganic filler, Liquid Part L comprising: water, complexing agent, polyacid, either the Powder Part P or the Liquid Part L or the Powder Part P and the Liquid Part L comprising non-aggregated nano-sized particles based on silica or alumina, the composition obtained by combining the components of Powder Part P and Liquid Part L before hardening comprising the components in the following amounts: non-aggregated nano-sized particles: from 0.1 to 15 wt.-%, acid-reactive filler in an amount from 50 to 75 wt.-%, polyacid: 7 to 20 wt.-%, complexing agent: 0.5 to 3 wt.-%, water: 5 to 18 wt.-%, wt.-% with respect to the weight of the whole composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Jahns, Markus Mikulla, Robert F. Peez, Adrian S. Eckert, Rainer A. Guggenberger, Simone Raynoschek, Afshin Falsafi, Bradley D. Craig, Jimmie R. Baran, JR., Joel D. Oxman
  • Patent number: 10059781
    Abstract: A dual part polymerizable composition is provided including a first part containing at least one triorganoborane-amine complex having the structure Z—NHR1—B(R2)3 wherein: Z is an organic group; R1 is H or an organic group; and each R2 is independently an organic group bound to the boron atom through a carbon atom. The composition also includes a second part containing a polymerizable component and acidified nanoparticles including acid groups, where each acidified nanoparticle includes an inorganic core and acid groups. The acid groups include acid stabilizers and/or acid groups covalently bound to the inorganic core through an organic group. Each inorganic core is typically an inorganic oxide core, e.g., silica, zirconia, or alumina.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Jimmie R. Baran, Jr., James E. Garbe
  • Patent number: 9908904
    Abstract: Surface-modified nanoparticles wherein each nanoparticle includes an inorganic core and surface modifying groups, wherein the surface modifying groups include at least one triorganoborane-amine complex having the structure —Z—NHR1—B(R2)3 wherein: Z is a divalent organic group; R1 is H or an organic group; and each R2 is independently an organic group bound to the boron atom through a carbon atom. The inorganic core is typically an inorganic oxide core, e.g., silica, zirconia, or alumina.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: James E. Garbe, Jimmie R. Baran, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20170273305
    Abstract: Antimicrobial compositions are described comprising a least one biguanide compound and at least one hydrocarbon surfactant comprising a saturated or unsaturated C2-C4 diol moiety and optionally further comprising alkoxy groups. In some embodiments, the composition further comprises an aqueous or hydrophilic liquid carrier. In favored embodiments, the diol surfactant is present in an amount such that the antimicrobial activity of the biguanide antimicrobial compound is improved. Also described are articles comprising the described antimicrobial composition and methods of use of the antimicrobial composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Inventors: Petra L. Kohler Riedi, Jimmie R. Baran, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20170242165
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to retroreflective elements including a core and a plurality of glass or glass-ceramic beads adjacent to the core. The retroreflective elements further include a plurality of particles having a diameter that is less than the diameter of the glass or glass ceramic beads in the retroreflective elements. The present disclosure also generally relates to articles (including, for example, retroreflective roadway liquid pavement markings) including these retroreflective elements and methods of making and using these retroreflective elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Applicant: 3MINNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Ryan A. Bachman, Jimmie R. Baran, JR., Joseph D. Engebretson, James E. Garbe
  • Publication number: 20160340512
    Abstract: Nanoparticle composition comprising hydrophobic, non-aggregate nanoparticles, an aqueous liquid, and gas, wherein the weight ratio of the hydrophobic, non-aggregated nanoparticles to the aqueous liquid in the nanoparticle powder composition is in a range from 1:1 to 1:99. Nanoparticle powder compositions described herein are useful, for example, for generating foams, delivering water as a dry raw material, as a material that serves as a heat sink.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Publication date: November 24, 2016
    Inventor: Jimmie R. Baran, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9499737
    Abstract: A method of modifying a surface of a hydrocarbon-bearing formation is disclosed. The method includes contacting the surface of the hydrocarbon-bearing formation with a fluorinated amine, and the surface of the hydrocarbon-bearing formation includes a carbonate. The method can typically include introducing a treatment composition comprising solvent and at least one of the fluorinated amine or a salt thereof into the carbonate hydrocarbon-bearing formation. Hydrocarbon-bearing formations treated according to the method are also disclosed. Certain fluorinated amines useful for treating carbonate hydrocarbon-bearing formations and methods of making them are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Jimmie R. Baran, Jr., George G. I. Moore, Nathan E. Schultz, Dean M. Moren, Yu Yang, Rudolf J. Dams
  • Patent number: 9390833
    Abstract: Provided is a composition comprising a polymeric material, a filler material dispersed in the polymeric material, the filler material comprising inorganic particles and a discontinuous arrangement of conductive material wherein at least a portion of the conductive material is in durable electrical contact with the inorganic particles, and conductive material dispersed in the polymeric material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Andrew C. Lottes, Nanayakkara L. D. Somasiri, Jimmie R. Baran, Jr., Paul V. Huynh
  • Patent number: 9353309
    Abstract: The present invention includes compositions and methods for treating a hydrocarbon-bearing formation by contacting the hydrocarbon-bearing formation with a fluid that includes at least one of a polyol or polyol ether, wherein the polyol and polyol ether independently have from 2 to 25 carbon atoms; and at least one of a monohydroxy alcohol, ether, or ketone, wherein the monohydroxy alcohol, ether, and ketone independently have from 1 to 4 carbon atoms, and wherein the at least one of a polyol or polyol ether is present in the fluid at at least 50 weight percent, based on the total weight of the fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignees: BOARD OF REGENTS, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM, 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Gary A. Pope, Jimmie R. Baran, Jr., John D. Skildum, Vishal Bang, Mukul M. Shama
  • Patent number: 9349498
    Abstract: Provided is a composition comprising a polymeric material, a filler material dispersed in the polymeric material, the filler material comprising inorganic particles and a discontinuous arrangement of conductive material wherein at least a portion of the conductive material is in durable electrical contact with the inorganic particles, and conductive material dispersed in the polymeric material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Andrew C. Lottes, Nanayakkara L. D. Somasiri, Jimmie R. Baran, Jr., Badri Veeraraghavan, Paul V. Huynh, Dipankar Ghosh
  • Patent number: 9328304
    Abstract: Composite particles and a method of forming composite particles are described. The composite particles comprise at least one inorganic nanoparticle covalently bound to at least one inorganic microparticle with a linking compound. Lubricant compositions and sprayable dispersion compositions comprising composite particles are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Jimmie R. Baran, Jr., Haeen Sykora, Madeline P. Shinbach, Roxanne A. Boehmer, Daniel W. Wuerch
  • Publication number: 20160108143
    Abstract: A dual part polymerizable composition is provided including a first part containing at least one triorganoborane-amine complex having the structure Z—NHR1—B(R2)3 wherein: Z is an organic group; R1 is H or an organic group; and each R2 is independently an organic group bound to the boron atom through a carbon atom. The composition also includes a second part containing a polymerizable component and acidified nanoparticles including acid groups, where each acidified nanoparticle includes an inorganic core and acid groups. The acid groups include acid stabilizers and/or acid groups covalently bound to the inorganic core through an organic group. Each inorganic core is typically an inorganic oxide core, e.g., silica, zirconia, or alumina.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Publication date: April 21, 2016
    Inventors: Jimmie R. Baran, JR., James E. Garbe
  • Patent number: 9284508
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes compositions and a method for forming such compositions. More specifically, inorganic microparticles and surface modified silica nanoparticles are mixed to form a composition. The surface modified silica nanoparticles are present in the composition in an amount sufficient to decrease the coefficient of friction relative to a comparable composition that is free of surface modified silica nanoparticles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Jimmie R. Baran, Jr., Haeen Sykora, Madeline P. Shinbach, Roxanne A. Boehmer, Daniel W. Wuerch
  • Publication number: 20150353587
    Abstract: Surface-modified nanoparticles wherein each nanoparticle includes an inorganic core and surface modifying groups, wherein the surface modifying groups include at least one triorganoborane-amine complex having the structure —Z—NHR1—B(R2)3 wherein: Z is a divalent organic group; R1 is H or an organic group; and each R2 is independently an organic group bound to the boron atom through a carbon atom. The inorganic core is typically an inorganic oxide core, e.g., silica, zirconia, or alumina.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Publication date: December 10, 2015
    Inventors: James E. Garbe, Jimmie R. Baran, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9200102
    Abstract: Fluorinated polymers having first divalent units independently represented by formula (I) or formula (II) and second divalent units containing quaternary ammonium groups. Compositions containing the fluorinated polymer and solvent, methods of treating hydrocarbon-bearing formations using these compositions, and articles treated with the fluorinated polymers are disclosed. A method of making a composition containing the fluorinated polymer is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Jimmie R. Baran, Jr., George G. I. Moore
  • Patent number: 9153354
    Abstract: Compositions are disclosed comprising a plurality of conductive particles wherein each conductive particle comprises a plurality of surface-modified nanoparticles that are covalently bonded to the surface of the conductive particle. Compositions are also disclosed wherein the plurality of conductive particles comprising a plurality of surface-modified nanoparticles covalently bonded thereto, are provided in an organic vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Jimmie R. Baran, Jeanne M. Bruss, Jeffrey W. McCutcheon, Haeen Sykora
  • Publication number: 20150218403
    Abstract: Embodiments herein include intumescent caulking compositions and methods related thereto. In an embodiment, an intumescent caulking composition is included having a nitrogen phosphorus component and an expandable graphite. The composition can exhibit a char expansion ratio of at least 8, a char strength of at least 8 N, and a caulk rate of greater than 100 gm/min after 1 day. In an embodiment, an intumescent caulking composition is included having at least about 5 wt. % ethylene diamine phosphate, at least about 5 wt. % expandable graphite, and at least about 30 wt. % of an elastomeric binder. In an embodiment, a method of making an intumescent caulking composition is included. In an embodiment, a method of using an intumescent caulking composition is included. In an embodiment, a method of enhancing the fire retardancy of a wall or floor is included. Other embodiments are also included herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2014
    Publication date: August 6, 2015
    Applicant: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Yi Lu, Eumi Pyun, Carl E. Fisher, Jimmie R. Baran, Jr., Robert E. Gestner, Terrance P. Smith
  • Patent number: 9067782
    Abstract: Inorganic pigment compositions comprising surface-modified nanoparticles are described, along with methods of making such compositions. Such compositions may allow the inorganic pigment to be diluted to a significant extent with non-pigmented extenders, while preserving or enhancing the coloring power of the pigment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Jimmie R. Baran, Madeline P. Shinbach, Haeen Sykora
  • Patent number: 9057012
    Abstract: Method comprising contacting a hydrocarbon-bearing formation with a composition comprising solvent and a fluoropolyether compound. The fluoropolyether compound: is represented by formula Rf—[C(0)-NR1—X?—(Z)m]n; or comprises at least one first divalent unit represented by formula (I) and, at least one of, a second divalent unit comprising a pendant Z group; or a monovalent unit comprising a thioether linkage and at least one terminal Z group. Each Rf is independently a fluoropolyether group. Rf is a monovalent or divalent fluoropolyether group, and each Z group is independently —P(O)(OY)2 or —O—P(O)(OY)2. Hydrocarbon-bearing formations treated according to this method are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Rudolf J. Dams, Jimmie R. Baran, Jr., Yong K. Wu
  • Publication number: 20150137047
    Abstract: Provided is a composition comprising a polymeric material, a filler material dispersed in the polymeric material, the filler material comprising inorganic particles and a discontinuous arrangement of conductive material wherein at least a portion of the conductive material is in durable electrical contact with the inorganic particles, and conductive material dispersed in the polymeric material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Andrew C. Lottes, Nanayakkara L.D. Somasiri, Jimmie R. Baran, JR., Badri Veeraraghavan, Paul V. Huynh, Dipankar Ghosh