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).

  • Patent number: 11168193
    Abstract: Reaction mixtures, foams prepared from the reaction mixtures, articles containing the foams, and methods of making the foams are provided. The polymeric material in the foam is formed from a polymerizable composition that includes a di(meth)acrylate oligomer and a monomer having a single ethylenically unsaturated group. The foams are highly filled (e.g., at least 60 volume percent of the foam is the filler) and can be thermally conductive. Although the foams contain a large amount of filler, the foams can be compressed at least 40 volume percent with an applied pressure of 50 pounds per square inch (345 kiloPascals).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Audrey S. Forticaux, Joshua M. Fishman, Caitlin E. Meree, Ying Lin, Qin Lin, Carla S. Thomas, Duane D. Fansler, Jimmie R. Baran, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20210253816
    Abstract: Reaction mixtures, foams prepared from the reaction mixtures, articles containing the foams, and methods of making the foams are provided. The polymeric material in the foam is formed from a polymerizable composition that includes a di(meth)acrylate oligomer and a monomer having a single ethylenically unsaturated group. The foams are highly filled (e.g., at least 60 volume percent of the foam is the filler) and can be thermally conductive. Although the foams contain a large amount of filler, the foams can be compressed at least 40 volume percent with an applied pressure of 50 pounds per square inch (345 kiloPascals).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Inventors: Audrey S. Forticaux, Joshua M. Fishman, Caitlin E. Meree, Ying Lin, Qin Lin, Carla S. Thomas, Duane D. Fansler, Jimmie R. Baran, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10954318
    Abstract: Described herein is a polymerizable composition substantially free of an organic emulsifier, methods of making, and articles thereof. The polymerizable composition comprises: a continuous phase; a polymerizable monomer; an initiator; and inorganic nanoparticles, wherein the inorganic nanoparticles are substantially free of groups that will copolymerize with the polymerizable monomer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Jimmie R. Baran, Jr., Duane D. Fansler, Klaus Hintzer, William J. Hunt, Harald Kaspar, Tilman C. Zipplies
  • Publication number: 20210061983
    Abstract: Curable compositions that include at least one fluorinated elastomeric gum; and nanoparticles functionalized with at least one compound according to formula (I): X—(CF2)n—(O)p—(CH2)m—Si—Y3 w X is Br, I, CF2?CF—O—, CH2?CHCH2—O—, CH2?CHCH2—, or CH2?CH—, n is an integer from 2 to 8, m is an integer from 2 to 5, p is 0 or 1, and Y is Cl— or —OR, where R is a linear or branched alkyl having 1 to 4 carbon atoms. In some embodiments, Y is —O(CH2)xCH3, where x is an integer from 0 to 3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: Michael H. Mitchell, Miguel A. Guerra, Jimmie R. Baran, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10894903
    Abstract: A barrier adhesive composition comprises polyisobutylene resin, hydrophobic nanoparticles and sorbent nanoparticles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Jacob P. Johnson, Jimmie R. Baran, Jr., John P. Baetzold, Serena L. Schleusner
  • Publication number: 20210009811
    Abstract: A modified aluminum nitride particle comprises an aluminum nitride core and a shell surrounding the aluminum nitride core. The shell comprises a crosslinked organic polymer. Methods of making the modified aluminum nitride particle by admicellar polymerization are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventors: Nathan E. Schultz, Li Yao, Tien T. Wu, Gerry A. Hoffdahl, Jimmie R. Baran, JR.
  • Publication number: 20210002137
    Abstract: A charge-modified particle comprising the inorganic core and a shell surrounding the inorganic core, wherein the shell comprises a copolymer comprising monomeric units corresponding to free-radically polymerizable monomers, and wherein at least one of the monomeric units comprises a substituted benzotriazolylphenolate salt. Methods of making the charge-modified particle by admicellar polymerization are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Nathan E. Schultz, Mikhail A. Belkin, Gerry A. Hoffdahl, Jimmie R. Baran, JR., Tien T. Wu
  • Publication number: 20200323213
    Abstract: Method of use for 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.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: Petra L. Kohler Riedi, Jimmie R. Baran, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10792228
    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: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    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: 10605967
    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: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Ryan A. Bachman, Jimmie R. Baran, Jr., Joseph D. Engebretson, James E. Garbe
  • Publication number: 20190256677
    Abstract: Foam compositions are provided including a polylactic acid polymer; second (e.g., polyvinyl acetate) polymer having a glass transition temperature (Tg) of at least 25° C.; and plasticizer. Also described are articles comprising the foam compositions, such as a sheet or hearing protection article. Methods of making and using the foam compositions are further described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Joshua M. Fishman, Caitlin E. Meree, Ning Zhou, Derek J. Dehn, Jacob D. Young, Jeffrey O. Emslander, Bradley L. Givot, Aaron T. Hedegaard, Justin M. Bolton, Terry R. Hobbs, Mahfuza B. Ali, Robert C. Coffin, Brant U. Kolb, Paul D. Pennington, Jimmie R. Baran, Jr., Duane D. Fansler, Ying Lin
  • Publication number: 20190127609
    Abstract: A barrier adhesive composition comprises polyisobutylene resin, hydrophobic nanoparticles and sorbent nanoparticles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Inventors: Jacob P. JOHNSON, Jimmie R. BARAN, Jr., John P. BAETZOLD, Serena L. SCHLEUSNER
  • 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