Patents by Inventor Kim M. Vogel

Kim M. Vogel 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: 10167356
    Abstract: Described herein is a polymer derived from (a) a fluorinated monomer selected from (i) CnF(2n+1)(CH2)zOC(?O)CR?CH2 wherein n is an integer selected from 1 to 8, z is an integer selected from 1 to 20, and R is H or CH3; and (ii) CnF(2n+1)SO2(NR?)(CH2)zOC(?O)CR?CH2 wherein n is an integer selected from 1 to 8; z is an integer selected from 2 to 20, and R is H or CH3 and R? is H or C1-C8 alkyl group; and (b) a monomer comprising a phosphonic moiety, along methods thereof and articles comprising such polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Patricia M. Savu, George W. Griesgraber, Kim M. Vogel
  • Publication number: 20180305482
    Abstract: Described herein is a polymer derived from (a) a fluorinated monomer selected from (i) CnF(2n+1)(CH2)zOC(?O)CR?CH2 wherein n is an integer selected from 1 to 8, z is an integer selected from 1 to 20, and R is H or CH3; and (ii) CnF(2n+1)SO2(NR?)(CH2)zOC(?O)CR?CH2 wherein n is an integer selected from 1 to 8; z is an integer selected from 2 to 20, and R is H or CH3 and R? is H or C1-C8 alkyl group; and (b) a monomer comprising a phosphonic moiety, along methods thereof and articles comprising such polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Inventors: Patricia M. Savu, George W. Griesgraber, Kim M. Vogel
  • Patent number: 9102774
    Abstract: Polymers, particularly those used in pressure-sensitive adhesives, are prepared from a mixture of structural isomers of a secondary alkyl (meth)acrylate monomer. The adhesives are characterized by exhibiting an overall balance of adhesive and cohesive characteristics and exceptional adhesion to low surface energy substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Jason D. Clapper, Kevin M. Lewandowski, Dennis E. Vogel, Kim M. Vogel, Joshua L. Colby
  • Publication number: 20150087863
    Abstract: Provided is a catalyst composition suitable for curing a fluoroelastomer, the catalyst composition comprising an anion of Formula III: wherein each Rf independently is selected from R—CF2 and a perfluoroalkyl group having from 1 to 8 carbon atoms. R is selected from H, a halogen, an alkyl group having up to 8 carbon atoms, an aryl group having up to 8 carbon atoms, and a cycloalkyl group having up to 8 carbon atoms. The subscript n is a positive integer. The catalyst composition is free of hydrocarbon containing alcohol. In specific instances, Rf may be CF3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Werner M.A. Grootaert, Kim M. Vogel, Dennis E. Vogel
  • Patent number: 8906821
    Abstract: A catalyst composition comprising a cation and an anion of the formula Anq?Qpm+, wherein m, n, p, and q are positive integers, wherein m*p=n*q, wherein Qm+is an organo onium, and Aq?is an anion, provided that at least one Aq?is selected from the formula (I) wherein each R independently is H, halo, alkyl, aryl, aralkyl, or cycloalkyl, and which also may be halogenated, fluorinated, or perfluorinated, wherein two or more of R and R? groups may together form a ring, wherein each R group independently may contain one or more heteroatom(s), wherein R? can be the same as R, with the proviso that R? cannot be halo, and wherein the catalyst composition is essentially free of hydrocarbon containing alcohol. Also provided are a fluoropolymer composition including this curative, a method of making a fluoropolymer, and fluoropolymer articles containing curable or cured fluoropolymer compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Werner M. A. Grootaert, Kim M. Vogel, Dennis E. Vogel
  • Patent number: 8809580
    Abstract: A method for preparing fluorinated carboxylic acids and theirs salts is described comprising subjecting a fluorinated to at least one first and at least one second oxidizing agent to produce a highly fluorinated carboxylic acid or their salts. The first oxidizing agent is a compound that can be converted, by action of the second oxidizing agent, into a reactive species capable of oxidizing the fluorinated alcohol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Klaus Hintzer, Dennis E. Vogel, Miguel A. Guerra, Jolanta Ignatowska, Gerd-Volker Röschenthaler, Oleg Shyshkov, Kim M. Vogel, Tilman C. Zipplies
  • Publication number: 20130260149
    Abstract: Polymers, particularly those used in pressure-sensitive adhesives, are prepared from a mixture of structural isomers of a secondary alkyl(meth)acrylate monomer. The adhesives are characterized by exhibiting an overall balance of adhesive and cohesive characteristics and exceptional adhesion to low surface energy substrates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventors: Jason D. Clapper, Kevin M. Lewandowski, Dennis E. Vogel, Kim M. Vogel, Joshua L. Colby
  • Publication number: 20120184770
    Abstract: A method for preparing fluorinated carboxylic acids and theirs salts is described comprising subjecting a fluorinated alcohol of the general formula (A): A-CH2—OH to at least one first and at least one second oxidizing agent to produce a highly fluorinated carboxylic acid or their salts of the general formula (B): A-COO M+, wherein M+ represents a cation and wherein A in formulas (A) and (B) is the same and A represents the residue: Rf-[0]p-CX?Y?-[0]m-CX?Y?-[0]n-CXY— wherein Rf represents a fluorinated alkyl residue which may or may not contain one or more catenary oxygen atoms, p, m and n are independently from each other either 1 or O, X, X?, X?, Y, Y? and Y? are independently from each other H, F, CF3, or C2F5 with the proviso that not all of X, X?, X?, Y, Y? and Y? are H; or A represents the residue: R—CFX— wherein X and R are independently selected from a hydrogen, a halogen, or an alkyl, alkenyl, cycloalkyl, or aryl residue, which may or may not contain one or more fluorine atoms and which may or may no
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2010
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Applicant: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Klaus Hintzer, Dennis E. Vogel, Miguel A. Guerra, Jolanta Ignatowska, Gerd-Volker Röschenthaler, Oleg Shyshkov, Kim M Vogel, Tilman C. Zipplies
  • Publication number: 20120065321
    Abstract: A catalyst composition comprising a cation and an anion of the formula Anq?Qpm+, wherein m, n, p, and q are positive integers, wherein m*p=n*q, wherein Qm+ is an organo onium, and Aq? is an anion, provided that at least one Aq? is selected from the formula (I) wherein each R independently is H, halo, alkyl, aryl, aralkyl, or cycloalkyl, and which also may be halogenated, fluorinated, or perfluorinated, wherein two or more of R and R? groups may together form a ring, wherein each R group independently may contain one or more heteroatom(s), wherein R? can be the same as R, with the proviso that R? cannot be halo, and wherein the catalyst composition is essentially free of hydrocarbon containing alcohol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2010
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Inventors: Werner M.A. Grootaert, Kim M. Vogel, Dennis E. Vogel
  • Patent number: 7807661
    Abstract: A biologically-active article includes a substrate having a substrate surface and a silver releasing chromonic material disposed adjacent to the substrate surface. The silver releasing chromonic material includes a chromonic compound and a silver ion source. Methods of forming the same are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Caroline M. Ylitalo, Linda K. M. Olson, Hassan Sahouani, Kim M. Vogel
  • Publication number: 20100185013
    Abstract: A process for forming an ?,?-unsaturated carbonyl halide in a microreactor is described. The reactants comprise an ?,?-unsaturated carboxylic acid, a halogenating agent, and a catalyst. A first inlet stream, a second inlet stream, and an optional third inlet stream flow into a reaction chamber of a flow-through microreactor to form a reaction product comprising an ?,?-unsaturated carbonyl halide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2008
    Publication date: July 22, 2010
    Inventors: Matthew J. Pinnow, Eric R. Choban, Kim M. Vogel
  • Publication number: 20080063714
    Abstract: The invention comprises compositions and methods useful for encapsulation and controlled release of guest molecules, such as drugs. Compositions of the present invention comprise a matrix comprising molecules that are non-covalently crosslinked by multi-valent cations, wherein the molecules that are non-covalently crosslinked are non-polymeric, have more than one carboxy functional group, and have at least partial aromatic or heteroaromatic character The compositions are characterized in that a guest molecule may be encapsulated within the matrix and subsequently released.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2004
    Publication date: March 13, 2008
    Inventors: Hassan Sahouani, Robert A. Scherrer, Kim M. Vogel, Dennis E. Vogel, Stephen W. Stein, Brian J. Gabrio, Stephanie F. Bernatchez, Richard H. Ferber, Wei Zou
  • Patent number: 7319153
    Abstract: 6,13-bis(thienyl)pentacene compounds are described that can be used as a semiconductor material. Semiconductor devices that contain the 6,13-bis(thienyl)pentacene compounds and methods of making such semiconductor devices are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2008
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Dennis E. Vogel, Kim M. Vogel
  • Patent number: 6974877
    Abstract: A process for preparing substituted pentacene compounds comprises the step of cyclizing substituted bis(benzyl)phthalic acids using an acid composition comprising trifluoromethanesulfonic acid, the substituted bis(benzyl)phthalic acids being represented by the following general formulas: wherein each R (that is, each of the groups R1 through R8) is independently an electron-donating group, a halogen atom, a hydrogen atom, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2005
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Dennis E. Vogel, Kim M. Vogel
  • Patent number: 6864396
    Abstract: Substituted pentacene compounds comprise at least one substituent selected from the group consisting of electron-donating substituents, halogen substituents, and combinations thereof; the substituent(s) each being bonded to a carbon atom of a terminal ring of pentacene, and being the only substituent(s); with the proviso that when the compound has only two substituents, both of which are methyl or alkoxy, and one substituent is bonded to the number 2 carbon atom, the other substituent, if methyl, is bonded to the number 1, 3, 4, 8, or 11 carbon atom and, if alkoxy, is bonded to the number 1, 3, 4, 8, 9, or 11 carbon atom; and with the further proviso that when the compound has only four substituents, all of which are alkoxy, the substituents are bonded to the numbers 2, 3, 9, and 10 carbon atoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2005
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Terrance P. Smith, Dennis E. Vogel, Kim M. Vogel
  • Patent number: 6814899
    Abstract: An enhanced K-type polarizer includes a molecularly oriented sheet of polyvinylalcohol/polyvinylene block copolymer material having polyvinylene blocks formed by molecular dehydration of a sheet of polyvinylalcohol wherein the molecularly oriented sheet comprises light-polarizing molecules of polyvinylalcohol/polyvinylene block copolymer material varying in length, n, of conjugated repeating vinylene unit of the polyvinylene block, wherein an absorption concentration of each of the polyvinylene blocks in the range of n=19 to 25 is not less than approximately 65% of the absorption concentration of any of the polyvinylene blocks in the range of n=14 or 15, wherein the absorption concentration is determined by absorption of wavelengths from about 200 nm to about 700 nm by the polyvinylene blocks, and wherein the molecularly oriented sheet exhibits a photopic dichroic ratio, RD, of at least approximately 75.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2004
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: John J. Cael, Jason W. Balich, Pradnya V. Nagarkar, Kim M. Vogel, Hassan Sahouani
  • Patent number: 6768132
    Abstract: An organic thin film transistor comprising a self-assembled monolayer interposed between a gate dielectric and an organic semiconductor layer. The monolayer is a product of a reaction between the gate dielectric and a precursor to the self-assembled monolayer. The semiconductor layer comprises a material selected from an acene, substituted with at least one electron-donating group, halogen atom, or a combination thereof, or a benzo-annellated acene or polybenzo-annellated acene, which optionally is substituted with at least one electron-donating group, halogen atom, or a combination thereof. Methods of making a thin film transistor and an integrated circuit comprising thin film transistors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2004
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Terrance P. Smith, Mark J. Pellerite, Tommie W. Kelley, Dawn V. Muyres, Dennis E. Vogel, Kim M. Vogel, Larry D. Boardman, Timothy D. Dunbar
  • Patent number: 6699533
    Abstract: An alignment structure useful in a liquid crystal display device comprising a substrate having disposed thereon an oriented layer of a chromonic liquid crystalline material, wherein the chromonic liquid crystalline material comprises a chromonic material, a pre-tilt additive, and/or a cross-linking agent. The structure can be made by coating the chromonic liquid crystalline material onto the substrate and then drying or curing the coated substrate. The alignment structure can also include one or more polarizing dyes or other additives and can thus be made to perform polarizing, retarding and/or color filtering functions in addition to alignment and orientation functions. Liquid crystal displays containing such alignment structures and methods of making such displays are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2004
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Hassan Sahouani, Kim M. Vogel, Mark S. Schaberg
  • Patent number: 6645578
    Abstract: An alignment structure useful in a liquid crystal display device comprising a substrate having disposed thereon an oriented film of a lyotropic nematic liquid crystalline material. Particularly useful lyotropic materials include a class of nematic liquid crystalline compounds known as chromonics. The substrates can be made by coating the lyotropic liquid crystal material onto the substrate to provide an oriented film of the lyotropic material. The alignment structure can also include one or more polarizing dyes or other additives and can thus be made to perform polarizing, retarding and/or color filtering functions in addition to alignment and orientation functions. Liquid crystal displays containing such alignment structures and methods of making such displays are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2003
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Hassan Sahouani, Kim M. Vogel
  • Publication number: 20030189275
    Abstract: A method for making an enhanced intrinsic polarizer from a polymeric sheet having an original length and comprising a hydroxylated linear high polymer includes stretching the polymeric sheet to a stretched length of from greater than 5.0 times to about 7.0 times the original length, introducing a suitable dehydration catalyst to the polymeric sheet, and heating the polymeric sheet and the catalyst to effect partial dehydration of the polymeric sheet wherein light absorbing, vinylene block segments are formed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2002
    Publication date: October 9, 2003
    Inventors: John J. Cael, Jason W. Balich, Pradnya V. Nagarkar, Kim M. Vogel, Hassan Sahouani