Patents by Inventor Kevin M. Donovan

Kevin M. Donovan 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: 9653694
    Abstract: A precursor dielectric composition comprises: (1) a photocurable or thermally curable thiosulfate-containing polymer that has a Tg of at least 50° C. and comprises: an organic polymer backbone comprising (a) recurring units comprising pendant thiosulfate groups; and organic charge balancing cations, (2) optionally, an electron-accepting photosensitizer component, and (3) one or more organic solvents in which the photocurable or thermally curable thiosulfate-containing polymer is dissolved or dispersed. These precursor dielectric compositions can be applied to various substrates and eventually cured to form dielectric compositions or layers for various types of electronic devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
    Inventors: Deepak Shukla, Kevin M. Donovan, Mark R. Mis
  • Patent number: 9637581
    Abstract: A photocurable or thermally curable thiosulfate-containing polymer has (a) recurring units and (d) recurring units, shown as either Structure (I) or (II) and Structure (V) below: R represents the organic polymer backbone, G is a single bond or divalent linking group, Q+ is an organic charge balancing cation, M represents a charge balancing cation, and “a” represents at least 0.5 mol % and to 99.5 mol % of (a) recurring units; R? represents the organic polymer backbone, G? is a carbonyloxy group, R3 comprises a monovalent linear, branched, or carbocyclic non-aromatic hydrocarbon group having 1 to 18 carbon atoms, or it comprises a phenyl group having one or more such substituents, and “d” represents at least 0.5 mol % and to 99.5 mol % of (d) recurring units. These thiosulfate-containing polymers can be used to made dielectric compositions and gate dielectric layers in various devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Deepak Shukla, Kevin M. Donovan, Mark R. Mis
  • Patent number: 9617642
    Abstract: A method for forming an article, comprises providing a stannous alkoxide-containing pattern on a substrate. This stannous alkoxide-containing pattern is obtained from a non-aqueous stannous alkoxide composition that comprises component (a) comprising a water-insoluble stannous alkoxide complex comprising stannous ions, in an amount of at least 1 weight %, and a photocurable component (b), non-photocurable water-insoluble polymer component (c) having a molecular weight of at least 10,000, or both the photocurable component (b) and the non-photocurable water-insoluble polymer component (c). When photocurable component (b) is present, the water-insoluble stannous alkoxide composition further comprises photosensitizer component (d) that is different from all of components (a) through (c).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
    Inventors: Deepak Shukla, Kevin M. Donovan
  • Publication number: 20170081765
    Abstract: A method for forming an article, comprises providing a stannous alkoxide-containing pattern on a substrate. This stannous alkoxide-containing pattern is obtained from a non-aqueous stannous alkoxide composition that comprises component (a) comprising a water-insoluble stannous alkoxide complex comprising stannous ions, in an amount of at least 1 weight %, and a photocurable component (b), non-photocurable water-insoluble polymer component (c) having a molecular weight of at least 10,000, or both the photocurable component (b) and the non-photocurable water-insoluble polymer component (c). When photocurable component (b) is present, the water-insoluble stannous alkoxide composition further comprises photosensitizer component (d) that is different from all of components (a) through (c).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Inventors: Deepak Shukla, Kevin M. Donovan
  • Publication number: 20170081530
    Abstract: A non-aqueous stannous alkoxide composition comprises: component (a) comprising a water-insoluble stannous alkoxide complex comprising stannous ions in an amount of at least 1 weight %, and a photocurable component (b), non-photocurable water-insoluble polymer component (c) having a molecular weight of at least 10,000, or both the photocurable component (b) and the non-photocurable water-insoluble polymer component (c). When photocurable component (b) is present, the non-aqueous stannous alkoxide composition further comprises photosensitizer component (d) that is different from all of components (a) through (c), in an amount of at least 1 weight %. These compositions can be used to prepare silver particles as “seed” catalysts in various articles that can then be used for other purposes such as electroless plating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Inventors: Deepak Shukla, Kevin M. Donovan
  • Patent number: 9592493
    Abstract: A non-aqueous metal catalytic composition includes (a) a silver carboxylate-trialkyl(triaryl)phosphite complex comprising reducible silver ions in an amount of at least 2 weight %, (b) a silver ion photoreducing composition in an amount of at least 1 weight %, and (c) a photocurable component or a non-curable polymer or a combination of a photocurable component and a non-curable polymer. This non-aqueous metal catalytic composition can be used to form silver metal particles in situ during suitable reducing conditions. The silver metal can be provided in a suitable layer or pattern on a substrate, which can then be subsequently subjected to electroless plating to form electrically-conductive layers or patterns for use in various articles or as touch screen displays in electronic devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
    Inventors: Deepak Shukla, Kevin M. Donovan
  • Patent number: 9586201
    Abstract: A non-aqueous metal catalytic composition includes (a) a complex of silver and a hindered aromatic N-heterocycle comprising reducible silver ions in an amount of at least 2 weight %, (b) a silver ion photoreducing composition in an amount of at least 1 weight %, and (c) a photocurable component, a non-curable polymer, or a combination of a photocurable component and a non-curable polymer. This non-aqueous metal catalytic composition can be used to form silver metal particles in situ during suitable reducing conditions. The silver metal can be provided in a suitable layer or pattern on a substrate, which can then be subsequently subjected to electroless plating to form electrically-conductive layers or patterns for use in various articles or as touch screen displays in electronic devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
    Inventors: Deepak Shukla, Kevin M. Donovan
  • Patent number: 9587315
    Abstract: A non-aqueous metal catalytic composition includes (a) a complex of silver and an oxime comprising reducible silver ions in an amount of at least 2 weight %, (b) a silver ion photoreducing composition in an amount of at least 1 weight %, and (c) a photocurable component, a non-curable polymer, or a combination of a photocurable component and a non-curable polymer. This non-aqueous metal catalytic composition can be used to form silver metal particles in situ during suitable reducing conditions. The silver metal can be provided in a suitable layer or pattern on a substrate, which can then be subsequently subjected to electroless plating to form electrically-conductive layers or patterns for use in various articles or as touch screen displays in electronic devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
    Inventors: Deepak Shukla, Kevin M. Donovan
  • Patent number: 9586200
    Abstract: A non-aqueous metal catalytic composition includes (a) a silver complex comprising reducible silver ions, (b) an organic phosphite, (c) an oxyazinium salt silver ion photoreducing agent, (d) a hindered pyridine, (e) a photocurable component, a non-curable polymer, or combination of a photocurable component and a non-curable polymer, and (f) a photosensitizer different from all components (a) through (e) in the non-aqueous metal catalytic composition, in an amount of at least 1 weight %. This non-aqueous metal catalytic composition can be used to form silver metal particles in situ during suitable reducing conditions. The silver metal can be provided in a suitable layer or pattern on a substrate, which can then be subsequently subjected to electroless plating to form electrically-conductive layers or patterns for use in various articles or as touch screen displays in electronic devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
    Inventors: Deepak Shukla, Kevin M. Donovan
  • Patent number: 9566569
    Abstract: A non-aqueous metal catalytic composition includes: (a) a silver complex comprising reducible silver ions, (b) a silver ion photoreducing composition, (c) a photocurable component, non-curable polymer, or combination of a photocurable component and a non-curable polymer, and (d) nanoparticles of a semi-conducting metal oxide in an amount of at least 0.1 weight %. This composition can be disposed on a substrate, uniformly or in a patternwise fashion. The composition can be dried and then exposed to suitable radiation to reduce the reducible silver ions to silver particles that can then be electrolessly plated with a metal to provide an electrically-conductive article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
    Inventors: Deepak Shukla, Kevin M. Donovan
  • Publication number: 20160333482
    Abstract: A method for making electrically-conductive articles utilizes a non-aqueous metal catalytic composition that includes: (a) a silver complex comprising reducible silver ions, (b) a silver ion photoreducing composition, (c) a photocurable component, non-curable polymer, or combination of a photocurable component and a non-curable polymer, and (d) nanoparticles of a semi-conducting metal oxide in an amount of at least 0.1 weight %. This composition can be disposed on a substrate, uniformly or in a patternwise fashion. The composition can be dried and then exposed to suitable radiation to reduce the reducible silver ions to silver particles that can then be electrolessly plated with a metal to provide an electrically-conductive article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Inventors: DEEPAK SHUKLA, Kevin M. Donovan
  • Publication number: 20160332145
    Abstract: A non-aqueous metal catalytic composition includes: (a) a silver complex comprising reducible silver ions, (b) a silver ion photoreducing composition, (c) a photocurable component, non-curable polymer, or combination of a photocurable component and a non-curable polymer, and (d) nanoparticles of a semi-conducting metal oxide in an amount of at least 0.1 weight %. This composition can be disposed on a substrate, uniformly or in a patternwise fashion. The composition can be dried and then exposed to suitable radiation to reduce the reducible silver ions to silver particles that can then be electrolessly plated with a metal to provide an electrically-conductive article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Inventors: Deepak Shukla, Kevin M. Donovan
  • Patent number: 9453095
    Abstract: Photocurable or thermally curable thiosulfate-containing polymers have a Tg of at least 50° C. and (a) recurring units comprising pendant thiosulfate groups, and (b) recurring units comprising organic charge balancing cations that are associated with the (a) recurring units sufficiently to provide a net neutral charge with the pendant thiosulfate groups. These polymers can be represented by the following Structure (III): wherein R represents the organic polymer backbone, G is a single bond or a divalent linking group, M+ represents the organic charge balancing cation, and “a” represents at least 0.5 mol % and up to and including 50 mol % of (a) recurring units, and “b” represents the (b) recurring units and is at least equal to the “a” mol %, based on the total recurring units. These thiosulfate-containing polymers can be used to made dielectric compositions and gate dielectric layers in various devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
    Inventors: Deepak Shukla, Kevin M. Donovan
  • Publication number: 20160167036
    Abstract: A non-aqueous metal catalytic composition includes (a) a silver complex comprising reducible silver ions, (b) an organic phosphite, (c) an oxyazinium salt silver ion photoreducing agent, (d) a hindered pyridine, (e) a photocurable component, a non-curable polymer, or combination of a photocurable component and a non-curable polymer, and (f) a photosensitizer different from all components (a) through (e) in the non-aqueous metal catalytic composition, in an amount of at least 1 weight %. This non-aqueous metal catalytic composition can be used to form silver metal particles in situ during suitable reducing conditions. The silver metal can be provided in a suitable layer or pattern on a substrate, which can then be subsequently subjected to electroless plating to form electrically-conductive layers or patterns for use in various articles or as touch screen displays in electronic devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Inventors: Deepak Shukla, Kevin M. Donovan
  • Publication number: 20160167019
    Abstract: A non-aqueous metal catalytic composition includes (a) a silver carboxylate-trialkyl(triaryl)phosphite complex comprising reducible silver ions in an amount of at least 2 weight %, (b) a silver ion photoreducing composition in an amount of at least 1 weight %, and (c) a photocurable component or a non-curable polymer or a combination of a photocurable component and a non-curable polymer. This non-aqueous metal catalytic composition can be used to form silver metal particles in situ during suitable reducing conditions. The silver metal can be provided in a suitable layer or pattern on a substrate, which can then be subsequently subjected to electroless plating to form electrically-conductive layers or patterns for use in various articles or as touch screen displays in electronic devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Inventors: Deepak Shukla, Kevin M. Donovan
  • Publication number: 20160167037
    Abstract: A non-aqueous metal catalytic composition includes (a) a complex of silver and a hindered aromatic N-heterocycle comprising reducible silver ions in an amount of at least 2 weight %, (b) a silver ion photoreducing composition in an amount of at least 1 weight %, and (c) a photocurable component, a non-curable polymer, or a combination of a photocurable component and a non-curable polymer. This non-aqueous metal catalytic composition can be used to form silver metal particles in situ during suitable reducing conditions. The silver metal can be provided in a suitable layer or pattern on a substrate, which can then be subsequently subjected to electroless plating to form electrically-conductive layers or patterns for use in various articles or as touch screen displays in electronic devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Inventors: Deepak Shukla, Kevin M. Donovan
  • Publication number: 20150364688
    Abstract: A precursor dielectric composition comprises: (1) a photocurable or thermally curable thiosulfate-containing polymer that has a Tg of at least 50° C. and comprises: an organic polymer backbone comprising (a) recurring units comprising pendant thiosulfate groups; and organic charge balancing cations, (2) optionally, an electron-accepting photosensitizer component, and (3) one or more organic solvents in which the photocurable or thermally curable thiosulfate-containing polymer is dissolved or dispersed. These precursor dielectric compositions can be applied to various substrates and eventually cured to form dielectric compositions or layers for various types of electronic devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Publication date: December 17, 2015
    Inventors: Deepak Shukla, Kevin M. Donovan, Mark R. Mis
  • Publication number: 20150361206
    Abstract: A photocurable or thermally curable thiosulfate-containing polymer has (a) recurring units and (d) recurring units, shown as either Structure (I) or (II) and Structure (V) below: R represents the organic polymer backbone, G is a single bond or divalent linking group, Q+ is an organic charge balancing cation, M represents a charge balancing cation, and “a” represents at least 0.5 mol % and to 99.5 mol % of (a) recurring units; R? represents the organic polymer backbone, G? is a carbonyloxy group, R3 comprises a monovalent linear, branched, or carbocyclic non-aromatic hydrocarbon group having 1 to 18 carbon atoms, or it comprises a phenyl group having one or more such substituents, and “d” represents at least 0.5 mol % and to 99.5 mol % of (d) recurring units. These thiosulfate-containing polymers can be used to made dielectric compositions and gate dielectric layers in various devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Publication date: December 17, 2015
    Inventors: Deepak Shukla, Kevin M. Donovan, Mark R. Mis
  • Publication number: 20150364687
    Abstract: A semiconductor device can be prepared with a gate dielectric layer that comprises: (1) a photochemically or thermally crosslinked product of a photocurable or thermally curable thiosulfate-containing polymer that has a Tg of at least 50° C. and that comprises: an organic polymer backbone comprising (a) recurring units comprising pendant thiosulfate groups; and further comprises charge balancing cations, and (2) optionally, an electron-accepting photosensitizer component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Publication date: December 17, 2015
    Inventors: Deepak Shukla, Kevin M. Donovan
  • Patent number: 9005878
    Abstract: A thiosulfate polymer composition includes an electron-accepting photosensitizer component, either as a separate compound or as an attachment to the thiosulfate polymer. The thiosulfate polymer composition can be applied to various articles and used to form a predetermined polymeric pattern after photothermal reaction to form crosslinked disulfide bonds, removing non-crosslinked polymer, and reaction with a disulfide-reactive material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Deepak Shukla, Kevin M. Donovan, Mark R. Mis