Patents by Inventor Kimmai Thi Nguyen

Kimmai Thi Nguyen 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: 20210236409
    Abstract: A cross-linked composition is disclosed. In various embodiments, the cross-linked composition comprises the reaction product of: a first siloxane having at least one pendant polycyclic anhydride group; a second siloxane having at least one pendant polycyclic anhydride group; and a polyol having at least two hydroxyl groups reactive with the pendant polycyclic anhydride groups of the first and second siloxanes. A personal care composition is also provided. The personal care composition comprises a cross-linked composition having at least two carboxyl groups. In various embodiments, the cross-linked composition is as described above. The personal care composition further comprises a least one cosmetic component; optionally in a cosmetically acceptable medium. Methods of forming the cross-linked composition and the personal care composition are also disclosed. A polycyclic anhydride composition and polyorganosiloxane composition are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Inventors: Ryan BAUMGARTNER, Roxanne Renee HALLER, Matthew JELETIC, David LAITAR, Kimmai Thi NGUYEN, Fang ZHANG, Kenneth Edward ZIMMERMAN
  • Patent number: 10982052
    Abstract: A silicone block copolymer having an aminofunctional endblocking group is useful in personal care applications, particularly hair care. A process for making the silicone block copolymer is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Dow Silicones Corporation
    Inventors: Qian Feng, Brian Harkness, Kimmai Thi Nguyen, Hannah Schmidt, Nisaraporn Suthiwangcharoen, Bethany Johnson
  • Patent number: 10918587
    Abstract: A composition is provided that includes an elastomer and an additive. The additive stabilizes the elastomer, although it may be useful for an alternate or additional purpose. The elastomer can have a moiety according to the general formula: A-B-A or B-A-B. Each A independently comprises a polysiloxane moiety having at least two siloxy (Si—O) groups. Each B independently comprises a moiety, or a precursor thereof, having at least one carboxyl group. B is bonded to a silicon atom in A. The elastomer may comprise the reaction product of a reaction of: a first component having at least one reactive group; a second component having at least one reactive group; and a third component having at least two reactive groups reactive with the reactive groups of the first and second components. In addition, a cosmetic composition is provided that includes the elastomer, the additive, and at least one cosmetic component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Dow Silicones Corporation
    Inventors: Mary Kay Crofoot, Kimmai Thi Nguyen, Kenneth E. Zimmerman
  • Publication number: 20200323765
    Abstract: A composition is provided that includes an elastomer and an additive. The additive stabilizes the elastomer, although it may be useful for an alternate or additional purpose. The elastomer can have a moiety according to the general formula: A-B-A or B-A-B. Each A independently comprises a polysiloxane moiety having at least two siloxy (Si—O) groups. Each B independently comprises a moiety, or a precursor thereof, having at least one carboxyl group. B is bonded to a silicon atom in A. The elastomer may comprise the reaction product of a reaction of: a first component having at least one reactive group; a second component having at least one reactive group; and a third component having at least two reactive groups reactive with the reactive groups of the first and second components. In addition, a cosmetic composition is provided that includes the elastomer, the additive, and at least one cosmetic component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: Mary Kay CROFOOT, Kimmai Thi NGUYEN, Kenneth E. ZIMMERMAN
  • Publication number: 20200325280
    Abstract: A silicone block copolymer having an aminofunctional endblocking group is useful in personal care applications, particularly hair care. A process for making the silicone block copolymer is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: Qian Feng, Brian Harkness, Kimmai Thi Nguyen, Hannah Schmidt, Nisaraporn Suthiwangcharoen, Bethany Johnson
  • Patent number: 10441527
    Abstract: A fluid composition comprises I) a first component and II) second component different from the first component I). The first component I) comprises at least one copolymer. The copolymer can include a cross-linked siloxane (e.g. a cross-linked aminosiloxane), a silicone polyether copolymer (e.g. an (AB)n silicone polyether copolymer), and/or a saccharide siloxane copolymer. The second component II) comprises an organopolysiloxane resin (e.g. an MQ resin) and/or an acrylate copolymer. The fluid composition can further comprise a carrier fluid, such as a silicone, an organic solvent, and/or an organic oil. The fluid composition may have a viscosity of at least 100 mPa·s at 23° C. and exhibit pituitous rheological properties (generally determined from a plot of normal force (in Pascals) vs a perpendicular shear rate in (sec?1)). Also disclosed is a personal care composition that comprises the fluid composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Dow Silicones Corporation
    Inventors: Donald Kadlec, Zhi Li, Kimmai Thi Nguyen, Ryan Christopher Thomas, Jason A Vogel
  • Patent number: 10357445
    Abstract: A cross-linked composition comprises the reaction product of an organohydrogensiloxane and a cross-linker, in the presence of a hydrosilylation catalyst. The organohydrogensiloxane comprises siloxy units of average formula (I): (R43SiO1/2)(R42—SiO2/2)a(R1R4SiO2/2)b(R4HSiO2/2)c(R2R4SiO2/2)d(R3R4SiO2/2)e—(R43Si—O1/2). Each of R1 and R2 is an independently selected hydrogen atom or a substituted or unsubstituted hydrocarbyl group. R3 is a hydrogen atom or a group having at least one carboxyl group or a precursor thereof. R4 is an independently selected substituted or unsubstituted hydrocarbyl group. Further, a?0, b?0, c?1, d?0, and e?1. The cross-linker has at least two aliphatic unsaturated hydrocarbon groups. A method of forming the cross-linked composition comprises the steps of providing the organohydrogensiloxane and cross-linker, and combining the organohydrogensiloxane and cross-linker in the presence of the hydrosilylation catalyst to form the cross-linked composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Dow Silicones Corporation
    Inventors: Mary Kay Crofoot, Roxanne Haller, Donald Anthony Kadlec, Kimmai Thi Nguyen, Kenneth Edward Zimmerman
  • Patent number: 10172781
    Abstract: A pituitous silicone fluid includes a hydrosilylation reaction product and a carrier fluid. The hydrosilylation reaction product is the reaction product of a first linear organopolysiloxane and a second linear organopolysiloxane. The first linear organopolysiloxane includes (R1R2R3SiO1/2) and (R4R5SiO2/2) units. Each of R1-R5 is independently a hydrocarbon group so long as at least one of R1-R5 is an alkenyl group. In addition, the first linear organopolysiloxane has a degree of polymerization of from 100 to 15,000. The second linear organopolysiloxane includes (R6R7R8SiO1/2) and (R9R10SiO2/2) units. Each of R6-R10 is independently a hydrocarbon group, polyether group, siloxane group, or polyol group, so long as at least one of R6-R10 is a hydrogen atom. In addition, the second linear organopolysiloxane has a degree of polymerization of from 4 to 1,000. The hydrosilylation reaction product includes alkenyl or Si—H functionality. Personal care compositions can include the pituitous silicone fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Dow Silicones Corporation
    Inventors: Patrick J. Fryfogle, Donald Anthony Kadlec, Kimmai Thi Nguyen, Ryan Christopher Thomas
  • Patent number: 10059806
    Abstract: An aminosiloxane polymer includes at least one Si-bonded functional group. This functional group has the chemical formula: —(R—NH)aR1—N(R2)—CH(—COOH)(—R3—C(?O)—NR42) (I). In Formula (I), R is a C1-C10 hydrocarbon group. R1 is a C1-C10 hydrocarbon group. R2 is a hydrogen atom, a C1-C12 hydrocarbon group, or a phenyl group. R3 is a C1-C4 hydrocarbon group. Each R4 is independently a hydrogen atom, a C1-C12 hydrocarbon group, a C1-C12 hydroxyl-hydrocarbon group, or a phenyl group. Moreover, “a” is 0 or 1, such that (R—NH) is optional. The aminosiloxane polymer can be formed using the method of this disclosure and can be formed in, and/or included in, the emulsion of this disclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Dow Silicones Corporation
    Inventors: Qian Feng, Michael Salvatore Ferritto, Patrick J. Fryfogle, Bethany K. Johnson, Kimmai Thi Nguyen, Brett Lee Zimmerman, Kenneth Edward Zimmerman
  • Publication number: 20180161266
    Abstract: Disclosed are compositions and methods for protecting hair against heat comprising applying to hair compositions containing silicone and silicone polyether copolymers with groups having amino, hydroxyl and/or alkoxy functionalities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Inventors: Antonio Bruni, Anne Dupont, Bethany Johnson, Sabrina Marchioretto, Kimmai Thi Nguyen, Ludovic Perrin
  • Publication number: 20180078486
    Abstract: A fluid composition comprises I) a first component and II) second component different from the first component I). The first component I) comprises at least one copolymer. The copolymer can include a cross-linked siloxane (e.g. a cross-linked aminosiloxane), a silicone polyether copolymer (e.g. an (AB)n silicone polyether copolymer), and/or a saccharide siloxane copolymer. The second component II) comprises an organopolysiloxane resin (e.g. an MQ resin) and/or an acrylate copolymer. The fluid composition can further comprise a carrier fluid, such as a silicone, an organic solvent, and/or an organic oil. The fluid composition may have a viscosity of at least 100 mPa·s at 23° C. and exhibit pituitous rheological properties (generally determined from a plot of normal force (in Pascals) vs a perpendicular shear rate in (sec?1)). Also disclosed is a personal care composition that comprises the fluid composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2016
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Inventors: Donald Kadlec, Zhi Li, Kimmai Thi Nguyen, Ryan Christopher Thomas, Jason A Vogel
  • Publication number: 20180066113
    Abstract: An aminosiloxane polymer includes at least one Si-bonded functional group. This functional group has the chemical formula: —(R—NH)aR1—N(R2)—CH(—COOH)(—R3—C(?O)—NR42) (I). In Formula (I), R is a C1-C10 hydrocarbon group. R1 is a C1-C10 hydrocarbon group. R2 is a hydrogen atom, a C1-C12 hydrocarbon group, or a phenyl group. R3 is a C1-C4 hydrocarbon group. Each R4 is independently a hydrogen atom, a C1-C12 hydrocarbon group, a C1-C12 hydroxyl-hydrocarbon group, or a phenyl group. Moreover, “a” is 0 or 1, such that (R—NH) is optional. The aminosiloxane polymer can be formed using the method of this disclosure and can be formed in, and/or included in, the emulsion of this disclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Inventors: Qian FENG, Michael Salvatore FERRITTO, Patrick J. FRYFOGLE, Bethany K. JOHNSON, Kimmai Thi NGUYEN, Brett Lee ZIMMERMAN, Kenneth Edward ZIMMERMAN
  • Patent number: 9890253
    Abstract: A cross-linked aminosiloxane polymer includes a first siloxane backbone, a second siloxane backbone, and at least one intramolecular structure cross-linking a silicon atom of the first siloxane backbone and a silicon atom of the second siloxane backbone. The intramolecular structure has the chemical structure: (I) In Formula (I), X is chosen from the following groups; (II); (III); or (IV). In groups (II), (III), and (IV), each R is independently a C1-C10 hydrocarbon group. Each R1 is independently a C1-C10 hydrocarbon group. Each R2 is independently a hydrogen atom, OH, a C1-C12 hydrocarbon group, a phenyl group, R?(OR?)m, or R?OH. Each of R? and R? is independently an alkyl group and “m” is 1 to 3. Moreover, “a” is 0 or 1. The cross-linked aminosiloxane polymer can be formed by the method of this disclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Dow Corning Corporation
    Inventors: Qian Feng, Patrick J. Fryfogle, Bethany K. Johnson, Zhi Li, Kimmai Thi Nguyen, Ryan Christopher Thomas
  • Publication number: 20170360690
    Abstract: A pituitous silicone fluid includes a hydrosilylation reaction product and a carrier fluid. The hydrosilylation reaction product is the reaction product of a first linear organopolysiloxane and a second linear organopolysiloxane. The first linear organo-polysiloxane includes (R1R2R3SiO1/2) and (R4R5SiO2/2) units. Each of R1-R5 is independently a hydrocarbon group so long as at least one of R1-R5 is an alkenyl group. In addition, the first linear organopolysiloxane has a degree of polymerization of from 100 to 15,000. The second linear organopolysiloxane includes (R6R7R8SiO1/2) and (R9R10SiO2/2) units. Each of R6-R10 is independently a hydrocarbon group, polyether group, siloxane group, or polyol group, so long as at least one of R6-R10 is a hydrogen atom. In addition, the second linear organopolysiloxane has a degree of polymerization of from 4 to 1,000. The hydrosilylation reaction product includes alkenyl or Si—H functionality. Personal care compositions can include the pituitous silicone fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2015
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Inventors: Patrick J. FRYFOGLE, Donald Anthony KADLEC, Kimmai Thi NGUYEN, Ryan Christopher THOMAS
  • Publication number: 20170355824
    Abstract: A cross-linked aminosiloxane polymer includes a first siloxane backbone, a second siloxane backbone, and at least one intramolecular structure cross-linking a silicon atom of the first siloxane backbone and a silicon atom of the second siloxane backbone. The intramolecular structure has the chemical structure: (I) In Formula (I), X is chosen from the following groups; (II); (III); or (IV). In groups (II), (III), and (IV), each R is independently a C1-C10 hydrocarbon group. Each R1 is independently a C1-C10 hydrocarbon group. Each R2 is independently a hydrogen atom, OH, a C1-C12 hydrocarbon group, a phenyl group, R?(OR?)m, or R?OH. Each of R? and R? is independently an alkyl group and “m” is 1 to 3. Moreover, “a” is 0 or 1. The cross-linked aminosiloxane polymer can be formed by the method of this disclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Inventors: Qian FENG, Patrick J. FRYFOGLE, Bethany K. JOHNSON, Zhi LI, Kimmai Thi NGUYEN, Ryan Christopher THOMAS
  • Publication number: 20170165190
    Abstract: A pituitous silicone fluid includes a hydrosilylation reaction product and a carrier fluid. The hydrosilylation reaction product is the reaction product of a first linear organopolysiloxane and a second linear organopolysiloxane. The first linear organo-polysiloxane includes (R1R2R3SiO1/2) and (R4R5SiO2/2) units. Each of R1-R5 is independently a hydrocarbon group so long as at least one of R1-R5 is an alkenyl group. In addition, the first linear organopolysiloxane has a degree of polymerization of from 100 to 15,000. The second linear organopolysiloxane includes (R6R7R8SiO1/2) and (R9R10SiO2/2) units. Each of R6-R10 is independently a hydrocarbon group, polyether group, siloxane group, or polyol group, so long as at least one of R6-R10 is a hydrogen atom. In addition, the second linear organopolysiloxane has a degree of polymerization of from 4 to 1,000. The hydrosilylation reaction product includes alkenyl or Si—H functionality. Personal care compositions can include the pituitous silicone fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2015
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Inventors: Patrick J. FRYFOGLE, Donald Anthony KADLEC, Kimmai Thi NGUYEN, Ryan Christopher THOMAS
  • Publication number: 20170096533
    Abstract: An aminosiloxane polymer includes at least one Si-bonded functional group. This functional group has the chemical formula: —(R—NH)aR1—N(R2)—CH(—COOH)(—R3—C(?O)—NR42) (I). In Formula (I), R is a C1-C10 hydrocarbon group. R1 is a C1-C10 hydrocarbon group. R2 is a hydrogen atom, a C1-C12 hydrocarbon group, or a phenyl group. R3 is a C1-C4 hydrocarbon group. Each R4 is independently a hydrogen atom, a C1-C12 hydrocarbon group, a C1-C12 hydroxyl-hydrocarbon group, or a phenyl group. Moreover, “a” is 0 or 1, such that (R—NH) is optional. The aminosiloxane polymer can be formed using the method of this disclosure and can be formed in, and/or included in, the emulsion of this disclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Publication date: April 6, 2017
    Inventors: Qian FENG, Michael Salvatore FERRITTO, Patrick J. FRYFOGLE, Bethany K. JOHNSON, Kimmai Thi NGUYEN, Brett Lee ZIMMERMAN, Kenneth Edward ZIMMERMAN
  • Publication number: 20170096534
    Abstract: A cross-linked aminosiloxane polymer includes a first siloxane backbone, a second siloxane backbone, and at least one intramolecular structure cross-linking a silicon atom of the first siloxane backbone and a silicon atom of the second siloxane backbone. The intramolecular structure has the chemical structure: (I) In Formula (I), X is chosen from the following groups; (II); (III); or (IV). In groups (II), (III), and (IV), each R is independently a C1-C10 hydrocarbon group. Each R1 is independently a C1-C10 hydrocarbon group. Each R2 is independently a hydrogen atom, OH, a C1-C12 hydrocarbon group, a phenyl group, R?(OR?)m, or R?OH. Each of R? and R? is independently an alkyl group and “m” is 1 to 3. Moreover, “a” is 0 or 1. The cross-linked aminosiloxane polymer can be formed by the method of this disclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Publication date: April 6, 2017
    Inventors: Qian FENG, Patrick J. FRYFOGLE, Bethany K. JOHNSON, Zhi LI, Kimmai Thi NGUYEN, Ryan Christopher THOMAS
  • Publication number: 20170065514
    Abstract: A cross-linked composition comprises the reaction product of an organohydrogensiloxane and a cross-linker, in the presence of a hydrosilylation catalyst. The organohydrogensiloxane comprises siloxy units of average formula (I): (R43SiO1/2)(R42—SiO2/2)a(R1R4SiO2/2)b(R4HSiO2/2)c(R2R4SiO2/2)d(R3R4SiO2/2)e—(R43Si—O1/2). Each of R1 and R2 is an independently selected hydrogen atom or a substituted or unsubstituted hydrocarbyl group. R3 is a hydrogen atom or a group having at least one carboxyl group or a precursor thereof. R4 is an independently selected substituted or unsubstituted hydrocarbyl group. Further, a?0, b?0, c?1, d?0, and e?1. The cross-linker has at least two aliphatic unsaturated hydrocarbon groups. A method of forming the cross-linked composition comprises the steps of providing the organohydrogensiloxane and cross-linker, and combining the organohydrogensiloxane and cross-linker in the presence of the hydrosilylation catalyst to form the cross-linked composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2015
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Inventors: Mary Kay Crofoot, Roxanne Haller, Donald Anthony Kadlec, Kimmai Thi Nguyen, Kenneth Edward Zimmerman
  • Publication number: 20160331673
    Abstract: A cosmetic composition comprises a silicone organic elastomer comprising an amino functional group, and at least one cosmetic ingredient, generally in a cosmetically acceptable medium. The silicone organic elastomer is a reaction product of: (A) a linear, branched or cyclic organohydrogensiloxane comprising at least one (1) silicon-bonded hydrogen atom; and (B) a XZ?n derivative comprising at least two (2) unsaturated aliphatic groups; in the presence of (C) a hydrosilylation catalyst. X is an amine group containing compound, Z? is a ring-opened ethylenically-unsaturated epoxide comprising at least one (1) unsaturated aliphatic group and n=1 or 2. A process of preparing the cosmetic composition and method of using the cosmetic composition are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Applicants: Dow Coming Corporation, Dow Coming (China) Holding Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Michael Salvatore FERRITTO, Donald Anthony KADLEC, Kimmai Thi NGUYEN, Paul W. PRETZER, Justin M. SCHERZER, Adriana C. URRUTIA, Isabelle VAN REETH, Kenneth ZIMMERMAN