Patents by Inventor Matthew Scholz

Matthew Scholz 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: 20190390382
    Abstract: A composite nonwoven fabric can have a population of spunmelt fibers. The population of spunmelt fibers can include a first spunmelt fiber comprising a first polymer and a second polymer. The first polymer is a hydrophilic thermoplastic polymer comprising 65% (w/w) to 90% (w/w), inclusive, hydrophilic segments. The second polymer is a hydrophobic thermoplastic elastomer. The first spunmelt fiber comprises 20% (w/w) to 80% (w/w), inclusive, of the first polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Applicant: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: HAOMING RONG, MATTHEW SCHOLZ, DANIEL ZILLIG, MICHAEL ROMANO, RANJANI PARTHSARATHY, HANNAH COHEN, AMANDA ENGLER, JAYANT CHAKRAVARTY, RUI CHEN
  • Patent number: 10435481
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a regenerated cellulose fiber having a multi-limbed cross-section. The fiber according to the invention is characterized in that the cross-section is formed of at least two multi-limbed basic shapes (1?, 2?, 3?, 4?), which basic shapes are connected, in each case at least at one of their limb ends, to the limb end of another basic shape and the length of the connecting limb (12) resulting from the connection of the two limb ends is longer than the length of the shortest one of the other limbs by a factor of at least 1.5, preferably of from 1.5 to 2.0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: KELHEIM FIBRES GMBH
    Inventors: Ingo Bernt, Konrad Brunner, Matthew North, Reinhold Röthenbacher, Walter Roggenstein, Roland Scholz
  • Publication number: 20140222539
    Abstract: A customer loyalty method including receiving transaction information associated with a transaction between a customer and a merchant, determining, in accordance with a set of predefined loyalty benefit rules associated with the merchant, a loyalty benefit associated with the transaction information, associating the loyalty benefit with a transaction identifier, receiving the transaction identifier from the customer, and crediting, to an account associated with the customer and in association with the merchant, the loyalty benefit associated with the transaction identifier received from the customer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2012
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Inventors: Matthew Scholz, Eyal Peleg, Eyal Barzilay
  • Publication number: 20080108704
    Abstract: An antimicrobial hydroalcoholic composition comprising hydroalcoholic solvent system comprising a lower alcohol and water in a weight ratio of at least about 50:50; a thickener system comprising at least one cationic or nonionic polymeric thickener that is solid at ambient temperature; and a secondary antimicrobial agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Publication date: May 8, 2008
    Inventors: Robert Asmus, Matthew Scholz
  • Publication number: 20070276312
    Abstract: Skin antiseptic composition dispensers and methods of use are disclosed. The skin antiseptic composition dispenser may include a container with one or more walls that are substantially impermeable to ethylene oxide gas during normal ethylene oxide sterilization processes. In some embodiments, the container may include flexible walls free of metallic foil barrier layers. The containers may also include one or more vents in addition to one or more openings used to dispense the skin antiseptic composition within the container. The dispenser may include an applicator with a hydrophilic foam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2007
    Publication date: November 29, 2007
    Inventors: Robert Davis, Matthew Scholz, Triet Lu
  • Publication number: 20070142499
    Abstract: An iodine/iodide-containing hot melt coatable adhesive is provided. This adhesive is prepared by mixing iodine and an iodide salt, individually or in combination, with solubilizing liquids. The iodine and iodide salt are combined with a pre-adhesive composition in a hot melt mixer, with an iodine/iodide complexing agent being present in the mixture. The mixture is mixed at a temperature from about 130° C. to about 200° C. and sufficiently to form an iodine/iodide-containing hot melt coatable adhesive. Alternatively, the iodide may be generated in situ. The adhesive so prepared may be packaged for coating on a substrate at a later time, or may be immediately coated to form an adhesive composite. Adhesive composites, particularly surgical incise drapes, are provided incorporating this hot melt coatable adhesive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2007
    Publication date: June 21, 2007
    Inventors: Danli Wang, Stephen Krampe, Zhiming Zhou, Matthew Scholz, Michael Daniels
  • Publication number: 20070138208
    Abstract: Dispensers comprising dispenser valves are described. In one aspect, the dispenser comprises: a connection for connecting the dispenser to a container for holding dispensable product therein; a dispenser valve comprising a valve outlet having a closure element configured to assume an opened condition when the pressure differential across the dispenser valve reaches a cracking pressure and a closed condition when the pressure differential across the dispenser valve is less than the cracking pressure, the dispenser valve configured to permit flow therethrough in only one direction when the closure element is in the opened condition; and a pump mechanism configured to pump dispensable product from the connection to the dispenser valve and to generate the cracking pressure needed to configure the closure element in the opened condition. In embodiments, the dispenser valve can be provided as a duckbill valve, a reed valve or the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2005
    Publication date: June 21, 2007
    Inventors: Matthew Scholz, Claude Cybulski
  • Publication number: 20070073201
    Abstract: An orthopedic cast system, including a hydrophilic inner layer; a hydrophobic outer layer having opposing surfaces adjacent to said hydrophilic inner layer, wherein the hydrophobic layer has an apparent surface energy less than about 60 dynes per centimeter; and a curable casting material disposed on one of the opposing surfaces is provided. Additionally, a method of immobilizing a body part is provided. An orthopedic cast kit is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2005
    Publication date: March 29, 2007
    Inventors: Anthony Campagna, Matthew Scholz
  • Publication number: 20070020029
    Abstract: The present invention describes systems and methods for applying or dispensing surgical prep solution. The applicator system includes a spreader element and a container of surgical prep solution. The spreader element includes a body with an orifice covered by a pad. The orifice is in fluid communication with a passage through an elongated stem connected to the body. The container may be collapsible with only limited recovery. The spreader element may include a receptacle for receiving the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2006
    Publication date: January 25, 2007
    Inventors: Nicholas Baumann, Matthew Scholz, Robert Zaspel, Kent Lageson, Claude Cybulski
  • Publication number: 20060275349
    Abstract: Antimicrobial articles that include a fatty acid monoester and an enhancer are described that are effective for killing at least 99.9% of microorganisms on the surface of the article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2006
    Publication date: December 7, 2006
    Inventors: Jeffrey Andrews, Matthew Scholz, Joseph Tucker, Kaveh Pournoor
  • Publication number: 20060263396
    Abstract: A hydroalcoholic lotion is disclosed which comprises (a) a lower alcohol and water in a weight ratio of about 35:65 to 100:0, and (b) between at least 0.5% and 8% by weight thickener system comprised of at least one emulsifier present in at least 0.05% by weight wherein the composition in a polymer free state has a viscosity of at least 4,000 centipoise at 23 degrees C. and wherein the emulsifier is comprised of at least one hydrophobic group and at least one hydrophilic group. The hydroalcoholic composition is useful as a hand preparation such as a lotion or as a presurgical scrub replacement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2006
    Publication date: November 23, 2006
    Inventors: Robert Asmus, Matthew Scholz, Jill Charpentier
  • Publication number: 20060229364
    Abstract: Antiviral compositions, especially those useful when applied topically, particularly to mucosal tissues (i.e., mucous membranes), including, in particular, an antiviral lipid component, such as a fatty acid ester, fatty ether, or alkoxide derivative thereof. Such compositions provide effective topical antimicrobial activity and are accordingly useful in the treatment and/or prevention of conditions that are caused, or aggravated by, microorganisms (including viruses).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2005
    Publication date: October 12, 2006
    Inventors: Terry Hobbs, Steven Kantner, Matthew Scholz, Jeffrey Andrews
  • Publication number: 20060204558
    Abstract: The present application provides pet wipes with antimicrobial compositions, and methods of using the pet wipes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2006
    Publication date: September 14, 2006
    Inventors: Steven Kantner, Matthew Scholz, Danli Wang
  • Publication number: 20060205838
    Abstract: The present application provides dental compositions, methods of making, and methods of using dental compositions that include an antimicrobial lipid component and a hardenable component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2005
    Publication date: September 14, 2006
    Inventors: Bhaskar Velamakanni, Sumita Mitra, Danli Wang, Matthew Scholz, Steven Aasen
  • Publication number: 20060204452
    Abstract: The present application provides dental compositions, methods of making, and methods of using dental compositions that include an antimicrobial lipid component and a water-dispersible, polymeric film-former.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2005
    Publication date: September 14, 2006
    Inventors: Bhaskar Velamakanni, Surnita Mitra, Danli Wang, Matthew Scholz, Paul Burgio, Mahfuza Ali
  • Publication number: 20060177511
    Abstract: Antiseptic compositions, as well as methods of making and using, wherein the compositions include: an antimicrobial agent selected from the group consisting of iodine (I2), an iodophor, and a combination thereof, wherein the antimicrobial agent is present in an amount sufficient to provide an available iodine concentration of at least about 0.25 wt-%; a hydroxycarboxylic acid buffer in an amount of at least about 5 wt-%; water; and an optionally substantive film-forming polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2006
    Publication date: August 10, 2006
    Inventors: Matthew Scholz, Danli Wang, Triet Lu, Dong-Wei Zhu
  • Publication number: 20060137462
    Abstract: A force sensing membrane comprises (a) a first conductor that is movable toward a second conductor; (b) a second conductor; and (c) a composite material disposed between the first and second conductors for electrically connecting the first and second conductors under application of sufficient pressure therebetween; and (d) means for measuring dynamic electrical response across the force sensing membrane, the composite material comprising conductive particles at least partially embedded in an elastomeric layer, the conductive particles having no relative orientation and being disposed so that substantially all electrical connections made between the first and second conductors are in the z direction, and the elastomeric layer being capable of returning to substantially its original dimensions on release of pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2004
    Publication date: June 29, 2006
    Inventors: Ranjith Divigalpitiya, Pei-Jung Chen, David Kanno, Gabriella Miholics, Vijay Patel, Matthew Scholz
  • Publication number: 20060121071
    Abstract: A hydroalcoholic lotion is disclosed which comprises (a) a lower alcohol and water in a weight ratio of about 35:65 to 100:0, and (b) between at least 0.5% and 8% by weight thickener system comprised of at least one emulsifier present in at least 0.05% by weight wherein the composition in a polymer free state has a viscosity of at least 4,000 centipoise at 23 degrees C. and wherein the emulsifier is comprised of at least one hydrophobic group and at least one hydrophilic group. The hydroalcoholic composition is useful as a hand preparation such as a lotion or as a presurgical scrub replacement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2006
    Publication date: June 8, 2006
    Inventors: Robert Asmus, Matthew Scholz, Jill Charpentier
  • Publication number: 20060118005
    Abstract: An aqueous adhesive composition includes a polymer adhesive material having a pH of less than 7, a cationic thickener or an anionic thickener formed from at least one anionic monomer having a pKa of less than 3, and water. The adhesive composition has a stringing length of 9 cm or less and a sag distance of 10 mm or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2005
    Publication date: June 8, 2006
    Inventors: Cordell Hardy, Mark Fagan, Scott Pearson, Kurt Melancon, Matthew Scholz
  • Publication number: 20060052452
    Abstract: Antimicrobial compositions, especially those useful when applied topically, particularly to mucosal tissues (i.e., mucous membranes), including an antiseptic selected from the group consisting of halogenated phenols, bisphenols, diphenyl ethers, anilides and derivatives thereof, and combinations thereof. The compositions can also include an enhancer component, a surfactant, a hydrophobic component, and/or a hydrophilic component. Such compositions provide effective topical antimicrobial activity and are accordingly useful in the treatment and/or prevention of conditions that are caused, or aggravated by, microorganisms (including viruses).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2004
    Publication date: March 9, 2006
    Inventor: Matthew Scholz