Patents by Inventor Laura Mueller

Laura Mueller 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: 8969498
    Abstract: The invention generally relates to a method of inhibiting polymerization of vinyl aryl monomers, a process for increasing number average molecular weight of a polystyrene, and to an inhibitor composition useful therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignees: Dow Global Technologies LLC, Carnegie Mellon University
    Inventors: Nathan T. Kendall, Kishore K. Kar, Mark H. McAdon, Krzysztof Matyjaszewski, Laura Mueller, Charles D. Dukes
  • Publication number: 20130158203
    Abstract: The invention generally relates to a method of inhibiting polymerization of vinyl aryl monomers, a process for increasing number average molecular weight of a polystyrene, and to an inhibitor composition useful therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2011
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Applicants: CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY, DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventors: Nathan T. Kendall, Kishore K. Kar, Mark H. McAdon, Krzysztof Matyjaszewski, Laura Mueller, Charles D. Dukes
  • Publication number: 20090171024
    Abstract: The present invention is directed towards a polymerization process for the preparation of block copolymers. In an embodiment, the polymerization process may comprise low levels of catalyst in an oxidized state that react with a reducing agent to form an active catalyst. Embodiments of the process surprisingly use low levels of catalysts and allow formation of the all blocks with the same catalyst. The catalyst may be deactivated and reactivated to form each block. In one embodiment of the invention, the catalyst is oxidized to the deactivator state when the desired degree of polymerization of a polymer segment or block is reached. The first monomer may be removed prior to addition of the second monomer. The catalyst may then be reactivated for preparation of a second block.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2006
    Publication date: July 2, 2009
    Applicant: CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Wojciech Jakubowski, James Spanswick, Laura Mueller, Krzysztof Matyjaszewski