Patents by Inventor Matthew J. Kryger

Matthew J. Kryger 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: 20200017677
    Abstract: A catalyst-containing particle including a core and an acidic coating layer thereon, wherein the core includes a nitrogen-containing catalyst for a thermoset polymeric system, and the acidic coating layer comprises a binder; and a method of making such particles. A curable, one-part epoxy/thiol resin composition that includes: an epoxy/thiol resin mixture including: an epoxy resin component that includes an epoxy resin having at least two epoxide groups per molecule; a thiol component that includes a polythiol compound having at least two primary thiol groups; and catalyst-containing particles dispersed in the epoxy/thiol resin mixture; wherein each particle includes a core and an acidic coating layer thereon, wherein the core includes a nitrogen-containing catalyst for the epoxy resin; and a method of curing such curable composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Ying Lin, Hassan Sahouani, Michael A. Kropp, Matthew J. Kryger, Luke E. Heinzen, Jonathan W. Kemling
  • Publication number: 20190112449
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a process for producing a molded polymeric article including: providing a polymerizable composition of a reaction mixture of at least the following components: a mold release agent of ionic fluoride and/or ionic fluoride precursor, and a polymeric organic material selected from thermosetting organic polymeric materials and thermoplastic organic materials; allowing the reaction mixture to undergo exothermic reaction; providing a mold having a first part and a second part spaced one from the other thereby forming a cavity there between; introducing the reaction mixture into the mold cavity wherein the reaction mixture is at a temperature of up to 130° C.; holding the mold at a temperature and for a time sufficient to cure the reaction mixture thereby forming a molded polymeric article within the mold; and removing the molded polymeric article from the mold. Molded articles also are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Inventors: Matthew J. Kryger, Steven R. Zawacky, Charles R. Hickenboth
  • Patent number: 10012773
    Abstract: Provided is a method of preparing a transparent, non-elastomeric optical article including (1) combining to form a reaction mixture free of urethanation catalysts (a) a polyisocyanate component; and (b) an active hydrogen component of polyol and/or polythiol, and at least one compound containing both amine and hydroxyl functional groups; (2) allowing the polyisocyanate component to react with amine functional groups in the active hydrogen component to form an intermediate product including a polyurea prepolymer having hydroxyl functional groups in admixture with the polyol and/or polythiol and, optionally, the compound containing both amine and hydroxyl functional groups; (3) mixing the intermediate product with additional polyisocyanates and optionally a urethanation catalyst to form a second reaction mixture; (4) introducing the second reaction mixture to a mold to form a thermoset polymerizate; and (5) releasing the polymerizate from the mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Nina Vassileva Bojkova, Marvin Jerome Graham, Matthew J. Kryger, Federico Menta
  • Patent number: 9891349
    Abstract: Provided is a transparent, non-elastomeric optical article prepared by (1) combining to form a reaction mixture (a) a polyisocyanate component; and (b) an active hydrogen component including (b1) a first component free of amino groups including at least one first polyol; and (b2) a second component containing (i) a second polyol and/or a polythiol and (ii) a compound containing both amine and hydroxyl functional groups; (2) introducing the reaction mixture to a mold at a temperature and for a time sufficient to form a thermoset polymerizate; and (3) releasing the polymerizate from the mold to yield a transparent, non-elastomeric optical article. Also provided is a method for preparing a transparent optical film. Optical films and articles prepared by the methods also are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Nina Vassileva Bojkova, Marvin Jerome Graham, Matthew J. Kryger, Federico Menta
  • Publication number: 20170235022
    Abstract: Provided is a transparent, non-elastomeric optical article prepared by (1) combining to form a reaction mixture (a) a polyisocyanate component; and (b) an active hydrogen component including (b1) a first component free of amino groups including at least one first polyol; and (b2) a second component containing (i) a second polyol and/or a polythiol and (ii) a compound containing both amine and hydroxyl functional groups; (2) introducing the reaction mixture to a mold at a temperature and for a time sufficient to form a thermoset polymerizate; and (3) releasing the polymerizate from the mold to yield a transparent, non-elastomeric optical article. Also provided is a method for preparing a transparent optical film. Optical films and articles prepared by the methods also are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Inventors: Nina Vassileva Bojkova, Marvin Jerome Graham, Matthew J. Kryger, Federico Menta
  • Publication number: 20170153359
    Abstract: Provided is a method of preparing a transparent, non-elastomeric optical article including (1) combining to form a reaction mixture free of urethanation catalysts (a) a polyisocyanate component; and (b) an active hydrogen component of polyol and/or polythiol, and at least one compound containing both amine and hydroxyl functional groups; (2) allowing the polyisocyanate component to react with amine functional groups in the active hydrogen component to form an intermediate product including a polyurea prepolymer having hydroxyl functional groups in admixture with the polyol and/or polythiol and, optionally, the compound containing both amine and hydroxyl functional groups; (3) mixing the intermediate product with additional polyisocyanates and optionally a urethanation catalyst to form a second reaction mixture; (4) introducing the second reaction mixture to a mold to form a thermoset polymerizate; and (5) releasing the polymerizate from the mold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Publication date: June 1, 2017
    Inventors: Nina Vassileva Bojkova, Marvin Jerome Graham, Matthew J. Kryger, Federico Menta
  • Patent number: 9610741
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for preparing a customized polymeric article including: providing two mold half-sections, each half-section having an outer surface and an inner surface; assembling the two mold half-sections to form a mold assembly such that the inner surfaces define a cavity there between; applying one or more magnetic fluids to the inner surface of a mold half-section; inserting a fluid polymeric material into the cavity; controllably applying a magnetic field to the magnetic fluids to form a customized reversible surface in accordance with a predetermined specific surface topography; subjecting the mold assembly to conditions sufficient to effect polymerization or hardening of the fluid polymeric material; and separating the two mold half-sections. Articles prepared by the method also are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles R. Hickenboth, Matthew J. Kryger, Federico Menta, Keith M. Cross, David L. Lusher, II
  • Publication number: 20170015805
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an organic polymerizable composition for producing a molded polymeric article. The composition includes a mold release agent of ionic fluoride and/or ionic fluoride precursor present in an amount sufficient to effect at least partial demolding of the polymeric article from a mold. Molded articles also are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Inventors: Matthew J. Kryger, Steven R. Zawacky, Charles R. Hickenboth
  • Publication number: 20150165702
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for preparing a customized polymeric article including: providing two mold half-sections, each half-section having an outer surface and an inner surface; assembling the two mold half-sections to form a mold assembly such that the inner surfaces define a cavity there between; applying one or more magnetic fluids to the inner surface of a mold half-section; inserting a fluid polymeric material into the cavity; controllably applying a magnetic field to the magnetic fluids to form a customized reversible surface in accordance with a predetermined specific surface topography; subjecting the mold assembly to conditions sufficient to effect polymerization or hardening of the fluid polymeric material; and separating the two mold half-sections. Articles prepared by the method also are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Publication date: June 18, 2015
    Inventors: Charles R. Hickenboth, Matthew J. Kryger, Federico Menta, Keith M. Cross, David L. Lusher, II
  • Patent number: 9040648
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a polymer composition that includes a polymer having at least one polymer segment represented by the following Formula (I), With reference to Formula (I): M independently for each w is a residue of a monomer; ? is a residue of a mechanochromic compound having at least two reactive groups that are each independently bonded to one monomer residue M; w, independently for each z, is an integer of at least 1; and z is an integer of at least 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles R. Hickenboth, Cynthia Kutchko, Matthew J. Kryger
  • Patent number: 8889807
    Abstract: The present invention relates to controlled radical polymerization (CRP) initiators that include at least one radically transferable group. The CRP initiators include at least one of the following, (a) a spirooxazine compound represented by the following Formula (I), and (b) an indenonaphthopyran represented by the following Formula (II), One or more of R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, and R6 of the spirooxazine, and one or more of R7, R8, R9, R10, B, and B? independently include the radically transferable group. The present invention also relates to polymers, such as mechanochromic polymers, that are prepared from such CRP initiators, polymer compositions that include such polymers, and mechanochromic articles that include such polymer compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles R. Hickenboth, Cynthia Kutchko, Matthew J. Kryger
  • Publication number: 20130274412
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a polymer composition that includes a polymer having at least one polymer segment represented by the following Formula (I), With reference to Formula (I): M independently for each w is a residue of a monomer; ? is a residue of a mechanochromic compound having at least two reactive groups that are each independently bonded to one monomer residue M; w, independently for each z, is an integer of at least 1; and z is an integer of at least 2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventors: Charles R. Hickenboth, Cynthia Kutchko, Matthew J. Kryger
  • Publication number: 20130273380
    Abstract: The present invention relates to controlled radical polymerization (CRP) initiators that include at least one radically transferable group. The CRP initiators include at least one of the following, (a) a spirooxazine compound represented by the following Formula (I), and (b) an indenonaphthopyran represented by the following Formula (II), One or more of R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, and R6 of the spirooxazine, and one or more of R7, R8, R9, R10, B, and B? independently include the radically transferable group. The present invention also relates to polymers, such as mechanochromic polymers, that are prepared from such CRP initiators, polymer compositions that include such polymers, and mechanochromic articles that include such polymer compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventors: Charles R. Hickenboth, Cynthia Kutchiko, Matthew J. Kryger