Patents by Inventor Mary Jane Hibben

Mary Jane Hibben 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: 11377571
    Abstract: Water-based compositions that are resistant to dirt pickup, efflorescence, tannin bleed-through and surfactant leaching are described. The water-based composition includes a latex or water-dispersible polymer and a non-VOC UV-VIS (preferably, ultraviolet) absorber as a dirt pickup resistance additive. Methods of making water-based compositions including a non-VOC UV-VIS absorber as an additive are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Inventors: Robert Sandoval, James Harris, Mary Jane Hibben, Andrew Balgeman, Christopher Shaffer, Glenn Frazee, Michael Wildman
  • Publication number: 20220154008
    Abstract: Stain-blocking polymers, as well as primers, kits, and methods that include such polymers, wherein the stain-blocking polymer is an emulsion latex polymer including interpolymerized monomers including: at least 1 wt-%, based on the total weight of the interpolymerized monomers, of one or more acrylic acid ester monomers of Formula (I): RO—C(O)—CH?CH2 wherein: R is a branched alkyl group having a tertiary carbon atom, a cycloaliphatic group, or a combination thereof; optionally, one or more (meth)acrylate monomers selected from n-butyl (meth)acrylate, ethylhexyl (meth)acrylate, methyl (meth)acrylate, and combinations thereof; optionally, one or more wet adhesion monomers; and optionally, styrene; and wherein the stain-blocking primer includes at least 10 wt-%, based on the total nonvolatile weight of the primer, of the emulsion latex polymer; an aqueous carrier; and optionally, one or more additives selected from a surfactant, thickener, coalescent, biocide, mildewcide, colorant, and combinations thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2021
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Inventors: Hsuan-Chin Wang, Mary Jane Hibben
  • Patent number: 11312879
    Abstract: Water-based compositions containing a low VOC coalescent, a latex or water-dispersible polymer, and a water-insoluble UV-VIS (preferably, ultraviolet) absorber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Inventors: Mary Jane Hibben, Mike Wildman, T. Howard Killilea, Iain Harvey
  • Patent number: 11312867
    Abstract: Water-based compositions containing a low VOC coalescent, a latex or water-dispersible polymer are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Inventors: Mary Jane Hibben, Michael Wildman, T. Howard Killilea, Iain Harvey
  • Patent number: 11299574
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a coating composition or paint comprising a polymer system including one or more latex polymers, wherein the acid content and molecular weight of the latex polymers are balanced to provide a coating composition that demonstrates optimal performance characteristics of washability or stain resistance, especially when used in a flat finish paint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Inventors: Mary Jane Hibben, Michael Wildman, T. Howard Killilea, William Heiden, Bruce Johnson
  • Publication number: 20220056300
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a coating composition or paint comprising a multistage latex with at least first and second stages, wherein the composition or paint is substantially free of volatile organic compounds (VOC) and capable of film formation even in the absence of coalescent agents. The base paint formulation is capable of being tinted at a point-of-sale (i.e. in-store) using a colorant composition of a type and quantity required to produce a paint of desired color and finish. The paints, show improved block resistance, scrub resistance and tack resistance. Rheological techniques as described herein may be used to determine tack resistance, print resistance, and other performance characteristics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2021
    Publication date: February 24, 2022
    Inventors: Tessie Rose Ewert, Tyler Bell, Robert Sandoval, Mary Jane Hibben
  • Patent number: 11180665
    Abstract: Stain-blocking polymers, as well as primers, kits, and methods that include such polymers, wherein the stain-blocking polymer is an emulsion latex polymer including interpolymerized monomers including: at least 1 wt-%, based on the total weight of the interpolymerized monomers, of one or more acrylic acid ester monomers of Formula (I): RO—C(O)—CH?CH2 wherein: R is a branched alkyl group having a tertiary carbon atom, a cycloaliphatic group, or a combination thereof; optionally, one or more (meth)acrylate monomers selected from n-butyl (meth)acrylate, ethylhexyl (meth)acrylate, methyl (meth)acrylate, and combinations thereof; optionally, one or more wet adhesion monomers; and optionally, styrene; and wherein the stain-blocking primer includes at least 10 wt-%, based on the total nonvolatile weight of the primer, of the emulsion latex polymer; an aqueous carrier; and optionally, one or more additives selected from a surfactant, thickener, coalescent, biocide, mildewcide, colorant, and combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: SWIMC LLC
    Inventors: Hsuan-Chin Wang, Mary Jane Hibben
  • Patent number: 11168230
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a coating composition or paint comprising a multistage latex with at least first and second stages, wherein the composition or paint is substantially free of volatile organic compounds (VOC) and capable of film formation even in the absence of coalescent agents. The base paint formulation is capable of being tinted at a point-of-sale (i.e. in-store) using a colorant composition of a type and quantity required to produce a paint of desired color and finish. The paints, show improved block resistance, scrub resistance and tack resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Inventors: Tyler Bell, Robert Sandoval, Mary Jane Hibben, Michael C. Wildman
  • Patent number: 11136468
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a coating composition or paint comprising a multistage latex with at least first and second stages, wherein the composition or paint is substantially free of volatile organic compounds (VOC) and capable of film formation even in the absence of coalescent agents. The base paint formulation is capable of being tinted at a point-of-sale (i.e. in-store) using a colorant composition of a type and quantity required to produce a paint of desired color and finish. The paints, show improved block resistance, scrub resistance and tack resistance. Rheological techniques as described herein may be used to determine tack resistance, print resistance, and other performance characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Inventors: Tessie Rose Ewert, Tyler Bell, Robert Sandoval, Mary Jane Hibben
  • Publication number: 20210292594
    Abstract: A latex emulsion may include an aqueous carrier liquid, a first (meth)acrylic copolymer or stage exhibiting a measured glass transition temperature between about ?15° C. and about ?50° C., and a second (meth)acrylic copolymer or stage exhibiting a measured glass transition temperature between about ?10° C. and about 20° C. The first and second (meth)acrylic copolymers or stages may include less than about 20 weight percent styrene, if any, based on the total weight of emulsion polymerized ethylenically unsaturated monomers in the first and second (meth)acrylic copolymers or stages. The latex emulsion may be formulated into an aqueous coating composition and be used as a cool roof coating for bituminous materials, such as bituminous roof materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicant: SWIMC LLC
    Inventors: Brent Crenshaw, Allen Bulick, Glenn Frazee, Mary Jane Hibben, Robert Sandoval
  • Publication number: 20210261786
    Abstract: Stain-blocking polymers, as well as primers, kits, and methods that include such polymers, wherein the stain-blocking polymer is an emulsion latex polymer including interpolymerized monomers including: at least 1 wt-%, based on the total weight of the interpolymerized monomers, of one or more acrylic acid ester monomers of Formula (I): RO—C(O)—CH?CH2 wherein: R is a branched alkyl group having a tertiary carbon atom, a cycloaliphatic group, or a combination thereof, optionally, one or more (meth)acrylate monomers selected from n-butyl (meth)acrylate, ethylhexyl (meth)acrylate, methyl (meth)acrylate, and combinations thereof; optionally, one or more wet adhesion monomers; and optionally, styrene; and wherein the stain-blocking primer includes at least 10 wt-%, based on the total nonvolatile weight of the primer, of the emulsion latex polymer; an aqueous carrier; and optionally, one or more additives selected from a surfactant, thickener, coalescent, biocide, mildewcide, colorant, and combinations thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2021
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Inventors: Hsuan-Chin Wang, Mary Jane Hibben
  • Publication number: 20210108102
    Abstract: Water-based compositions containing a low VOC coalescent, a latex or water-dispersible polymer, and a water-insoluble UV-VIS (preferably, ultraviolet) absorber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2020
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Inventors: Mary Jane Hibben, Mike Wildman, T. Howard Killilea, Iain Harvey
  • Publication number: 20210102098
    Abstract: A latex emulsion that includes an aqueous carrier liquid and a latex copolymer formed from reactants comprising butyl methacrylate, wherein the reactants comprise at least 20 wt. % a vinyl monomer, based on the total weight of ethylenically unsaturated monomers in the latex copolymer. A homopolymer formed from the vinyl monomer preferably exhibits a glass transition temperature of between about ?10° C. and about 30° C. A coating formed from the latex emulsion preferably exhibits a dry adhesion of greater than about 4 pounds per linear inch when applied between a thermoplastic polyolefin roofing membrane and a plywood roofing substrate at an average coat weight of about 6 lbs/100 ft2 and subjected to 180° peel testing according to ASTM D903 with a 2-inch per minute pull rate. The latex emulsion may include a second latex copolymer or stage, and may be used as part of an aqueous adhesive composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Inventors: Allen Bulick, Chris Fredrickson, Mary Jane Hibben, Robert Sandoval, Ashley Rodgers, Glenn Frazee
  • Publication number: 20210087409
    Abstract: Water-based compositions containing a low VOC coalescent, a latex or water-dispersible polymer are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventors: Mary Jane Hibben, Michael Wildman, T. Howard Killilea, Iain Harvey
  • Publication number: 20210087424
    Abstract: A latex emulsion may include an aqueous carrier liquid and a latex copolymer formed from reactants comprising butyl methacrylate, wherein the reactants include at least 20 wt. % butyl methacrylate, based on the total weight of ethylenically unsaturated monomers used to make the latex copolymer. A coating formed from the latex emulsion exhibits a wet adhesion to a thermoplastic polyolefin roofing membrane of greater than about 1 pound per linear inch when tested using fabric embedded peel adhesion testing per ASTM C794. The latex emulsion may be used as part of an aqueous coating composition or a roofing system including a polymeric roofing membrane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventors: Mary Jane Hibben, Allen Bulick, Brent Crenshaw, Ashley Rodgers, Glenn Frazee, Robert Sandoval
  • Publication number: 20210087408
    Abstract: Water-based coating compositions or paint having improved gloss retention, including a latex or water-dispersible polymer, a UV-VIS absorber comprising a substituted benzophenone capable of being a free radical generator, a hindered amine light stabilizer, and optionally a low-VOC coalescent provided in a preferably desired amount. A composition comprising a blend a UV-VIS absorber comprising a substituted benzophenone capable of being a free radical generator, a hindered amine light stabilizer, and a low-VOC coalescent, providing a thermally-stable coalescent that can be used in a paint formulation for gloss retention. Gloss retention of paints containing the UV-VIS absorber and hindered amine light stabilizer being markedly improved over paints that do not have both components present.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventors: Robert W. Sandoval, Matthew D. Andersson, T. Howard Killilea, Mary Jane Hibben, Frank Cusimano, Tyler Bell, Michael C. Wildman
  • Patent number: 10889721
    Abstract: Water-based coating compositions or paint having improved gloss retention, including a latex or water-dispersible polymer, a UV-VIS absorber comprising a substituted benzophenone capable of being a free radical generator, a hindered amine light stabilizer, and optionally a low-VOC coalescent provided in a preferably desired amount. A composition comprising a blend a UV-VIS absorber comprising a substituted benzophenone capable of being a free radical generator, a hindered amine light stabilizer, and a low-VOC coalescent, providing a thermally-stable coalescent that can be used in a paint formulation for gloss retention. Gloss retention of paints containing the UV-VIS absorber and hindered amine light stabilizer being markedly improved over paints that do not have both components present.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: SWIMC LLC
    Inventors: Robert W. Sandoval, Matthew D. Andersson, T. Howard Killilea, Mary Jane Hibben, Frank Cusimano, Tyler Bell, Michael C. Wildman
  • Patent number: 10882999
    Abstract: Water-based compositions containing a low VOC coalescent, a latex or water-dispersible polymer are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Inventors: Mary Jane Hibben, Michael Wildman, T. Howard Killilea, Iain Harvey
  • Patent number: 10883012
    Abstract: Water-based compositions containing a low VOC coalescent, a latex or water-dispersible polymer, and a water-insoluble UV-VIS (preferably, ultraviolet) absorber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Inventors: Mary Jane Hibben, Mike Wildman, T. Howard Killilea, Iain Harvey
  • Patent number: 10870782
    Abstract: A latex emulsion that includes an aqueous carrier liquid and a latex copolymer formed from reactants comprising butyl methacrylate, wherein the reactants comprise at least 20 wt. % a vinyl monomer, based on the total weight of ethylenically unsaturated monomers in the latex copolymer. A homopolymer formed from the vinyl monomer preferably exhibits a glass transition temperature of between about ?10° C. and about 30° C. A coating formed from the latex emulsion preferably exhibits a dry adhesion of greater than about 4 pounds per linear inch when applied between a thermoplastic polyolefin roofing membrane and a plywood roofing substrate at an average coat weight of about 6 lbs/100 ft2 and subjected to 180° peel testing according to ASTM D903 with a 2-inch per minute pull rate. The latex emulsion may include a second latex copolymer or stage, and may be used as part of an aqueous adhesive composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: SWIMC LLC
    Inventors: Allen Bulick, Chris Fredrickson, Mary Jane Hibben, Robert Sandoval, Ashley Rodgers, Glenn Frazee