Patents by Inventor Michael A. Semonick

Michael A. Semonick 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: 9035008
    Abstract: A curable composition comprises (a) at least one polyorganosiloxane, fluorinated polyorganosiloxane, or combination thereof comprising reactive silane functionality comprising at least two hydroxysilyl moieties; (b) at least one polyorganosiloxane, fluorinated polyorganosiloxane, or combination thereof comprising reactive silane functionality comprising at least two hydrosilyl moieties; and (c) at least one photoactivatable composition comprising at least one organoborate salt selected from tetraarylborate, triarylorganoborate, diaryldiorganoborate, and aryltriorganoborate salts (and combinations thereof) of at least one base selected from amidines, guanidines, phosphazenes, proazaphosphatranes, and combinations thereof; wherein at least one of the components (a) and (b) has an average reactive silane functionality of at least three.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Yu Yang, George G. I. Moore, Michael A. Semonick
  • Patent number: 9006336
    Abstract: A curable composition comprises (a) at least one polyorganosiloxane, fluorinated polyorganosiloxane, or combination thereof comprising reactive silane functionality comprising at least two hydroxysilyl moieties; (b) at least one polyorganosiloxane, fluorinated polyorganosiloxane, or combination thereof comprising reactive silane functionality comprising at least two hydrosilyl moieties; and (c) a catalyst composition comprising at least one carbene; wherein at least one of the components (a) and (b) has an average reactive silane functionality of at least three.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Yu Yang, George G. I. Moore, Michael A. Semonick, John L. Battiste
  • Patent number: 9006357
    Abstract: A curable composition comprises (a) at least one polyorganosiloxane, fluorinated polyorganosiloxane, or combination thereof comprising reactive silane functionality comprising at least two hydroxysilyl moieties; (b) at least one polyorganosiloxane, fluorinated polyorganosiloxane, or combination thereof comprising reactive silane functionality comprising at least two hydrosilyl moieties; and (c) a catalyst composition comprising (1) at least one base selected from amidines, guanidines, phosphazenes, proazaphosphatranes, and combinations thereof, and (2) at least one Lewis acid; wherein at least one of the components (a) and (b) has an average reactive silane functionality of at least three.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Yu Yang, George G. I. Moore, James T. Wolter, Kanta Kumar, Michael A. Semonick, John L. Battiste
  • Patent number: 8968868
    Abstract: A curable composition comprises (a) at least one inorganic or organic compound comprising reactive silane functionality comprising at least one hydrosilyl moiety; (b) at least one inorganic or organic compound comprising reactive silane functionality comprising at least one hydroxysilyl moiety, the hydroxysilyl moiety optionally being generated in situ by hydrolysis of at least one hydrosilyl moiety; and (c) at least one photoactivatable composition that, upon exposure to radiation, generates at least one base selected from amidines, guanidines, phosphazenes, proazaphosphatranes, and combinations thereof; with the proviso that, when component (a) is an organic polymer, then component (b) is different from component (a) and is not generated in situ by hydrolysis of component (a).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Yu Yang, Michael A. Semonick, George G. I. Moore, Larry D. Boardman, John L. Battiste
  • Patent number: 8968869
    Abstract: A curable composition comprises (a) at least one polydiorganosiloxane, fluorinated polydiorganosiloxane, or combination thereof comprising reactive silane functionality comprising at least two hydroxysilyl moieties; (b) at least one polydiorganosiloxane, fluorinated polydiorganosiloxane, or combination thereof comprising reactive silane functionality comprising at least two hydrosilyl moieties; and (c) at least one photoactivatable composition that, upon exposure to radiation, generates at least one base selected from amidines, guanidines, phosphazenes, proazaphosphatranes, and combinations thereof; wherein at least one of the components (a) and (b) has an average reactive silane functionality of at least three.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Yu Yang, Michael A. Semonick, George G. I. Moore, Larry D. Boardman, Michele A. Craton
  • Publication number: 20140378608
    Abstract: A curable composition comprises (a) at least one polyorganosiloxane, fluorinated polyorganosiloxane, or combination thereof comprising reactive silane functionality comprising at least two hydroxysilyl moieties; (b) at least one polyorganosiloxane, fluorinated polyorganosiloxane, or combination thereof comprising reactive silane functionality comprising at least two hydrosilyl moieties; and (c) a catalyst composition comprising at least one carbene; wherein at least one of the components (a) and (b) has an average reactive silane functionality of at least three.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Yu Yang, George G. I. Moore, Michael A. Semonick, John L. Battiste
  • Publication number: 20140349125
    Abstract: A curable composition comprises (a) at least one polyorganosiloxane, fluorinated polyorganosiloxane, or combination thereof comprising reactive silane functionality comprising at least two hydroxysilyl moieties; (b) at least one polyorganosiloxane, fluorinated polyorganosiloxane, or combination thereof comprising reactive silane functionality comprising at least two hydrosilyl moieties; and (c) at least one photoactivatable composition comprising at least one organoborate salt selected from tetraarylborate, triarylorganoborate, diaryldiorganoborate, and aryltriorganoborate salts (and combinations thereof) of at least one base selected from amidines, guanidines, phosphazenes, proazaphosphatranes, and combinations thereof; wherein at least one of the components (a) and (b) has an average reactive silane functionality of at least three.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: Yu Yang, George G. I. Moore, Michael A. Semonick
  • Publication number: 20140342166
    Abstract: A curable composition comprises (a) at least one polyorganosiloxane, fluorinated polyorganosiloxane, or combination thereof comprising reactive silane functionality comprising at least two hydroxysilyl moieties; (b) at least one polyorganosiloxane, fluorinated polyorganosiloxane, or combination thereof comprising reactive silane functionality comprising at least two hydrosilyl moieties; and (c) a catalyst composition comprising (1) at least one base selected from amidines, guanidines, phosphazenes, proazaphosphatranes, and combinations thereof, and (2) at least one Lewis acid; wherein at least one of the components (a) and (b) has an average reactive silane functionality of at least three.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: Yu Yang, George G. I. Moore, James T. Wolter, Kanta Kumar, Michael A. Semonick, John L. Battiste
  • Patent number: 8840993
    Abstract: A curable composition comprises (a) at least one polydiorganosiloxane, fluorinated polydiorganosiloxane, or combination thereof comprising reactive silane functionality comprising at least two hydroxysilyl moieties; (b) at least one polydiorganosiloxane, fluorinated polydiorganosiloxane, or combination thereof comprising reactive silane functionality comprising at least two hydrosilyl moieties; and (c) at least one base selected from amidines, guanidines, phosphazenes, proazaphosphatranes, and combinations thereof; wherein at least one of the components (a) and (b) has an average reactive silane functionality of at least three.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Yu Yang, Michael A. Semonick, George G. I. Moore, Larry D. Boardman, Michele A. Craton, Kanta Kumar
  • Patent number: 8841399
    Abstract: A curable composition comprises (a) at least one inorganic or organic compound comprising reactive silane functionality comprising at least one hydrosilyl moiety; (b) at least one inorganic or organic compound comprising reactive silane functionality comprising at least one hydroxysilyl moiety, the hydroxysilyl moiety optionally being generated in situ by hydrolysis of at least one hydrosilyl moiety; and (c) at least one base selected from amidines, guanidines, phosphazenes, proazaphosphatranes, and combinations thereof; with the proviso that, when component (a) is an organic polymer, then component (b) is different from component (a) and is not generated in situ by hydrolysis of component (a).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Yu Yang, Michael A. Semonick, George G. I. Moore, Larry D. Boardman, John L. Battiste, Maria A. Appeaning
  • Patent number: 8741409
    Abstract: Blended release materials including a blend of a fluoro-functional silicone release polymer and a fluoropolymer are described. Exemplary fluoropolymers include fluoroolefin-based polymers and linear fluoropolymers including linear fluoroacryaltes. Articles including such release materials such as release liners, and adhesive articles, including silicone adhesive articles, are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Jayshree Seth, Zai-Ming Qiu, Marie A. Boulos, Michael A. Semonick, Ramesh C. Kumar
  • Publication number: 20140030514
    Abstract: Blended release materials including a blend of a fluoro-functional silicone release polymer and a fluoropolymer are described. Exemplary fluoropolymers include fluoroolefin-based polymers and linear fluoropolymers including linear fluoroacryaltes. Articles including such release materials such as release liners, and adhesive articles, including silicone adhesive articles, are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Jayshree Seth, Zai-Ming Qiu, Marie A. Boulos, Michael A. Semonick, Ramesh C. Kumar
  • Patent number: 8568848
    Abstract: Blended release materials including a blend of a fluoro-functional silicone release polymer and a fluoropolymer are described. Exemplary fluoropolymers include fluoroolefin-based polymers and linear fluoropolymers including linear fluoroacryaltes. Articles including such release materials such as release liners, and adhesive articles, including silicone adhesive articles, are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Jayshree Seth, Zai-Ming Qiu, Marie A. Boulos, Michael A. Semonick, Ramesh C. Kumar
  • Publication number: 20130178553
    Abstract: A curable composition comprises (a) at least one inorganic or organic compound comprising reactive silane functionality comprising at least one hydrosilyl moiety; (b) at least one inorganic or organic compound comprising reactive silane functionality comprising at least one hydroxysilyl moiety, the hydroxysilyl moiety optionally being generated in situ by hydrolysis of at least one hydrosilyl moiety; and (c) at least one photoactivatable composition that, upon exposure to radiation, generates at least one base selected from amidines, guanidines, phosphazenes, proazaphosphatranes, and combinations thereof; with the proviso that, when component (a) is an organic polymer, then component (b) is different from component (a) and is not generated in situ by hydrolysis of component (a).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Applicant: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Yu Yang, Michael A. Semonick, George G.I. Moore, Larry D. Boardman, John L. Battiste
  • Publication number: 20130101841
    Abstract: A curable composition comprises (a) at least one polydiorganosiloxane, fluorinated polydiorganosiloxane, or combination thereof comprising reactive silane functionality comprising at least two hydroxysilyl moieties; (b) at least one polydiorganosiloxane, fluorinated polydiorganosiloxane, or combination thereof comprising reactive silane functionality comprising at least two hydrosilyl moieties; and (c) at least one photoactivatable composition that, upon exposure to radiation, generates at least one base selected from amidines, guanidines, phosphazenes, proazaphosphatranes, and combinations thereof; wherein at least one of the components (a) and (b) has an average reactive silane functionality of at least three.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Yu Yang, Michael A. Semonick, George G.I. Moore, Larry D. Boardman, Michele A. Craton
  • Publication number: 20130101840
    Abstract: A curable composition comprises (a) at least one polydiorganosiloxane, fluorinated polydiorganosiloxane, or combination thereof comprising reactive silane functionality comprising at least two hydroxysilyl moieties; (b) at least one polydiorganosiloxane, fluorinated polydiorganosiloxane, or combination thereof comprising reactive silane functionality comprising at least two hydrosilyl moieties; and (c) at least one base selected from amidines, guanidines, phosphazenes, proazaphosphatranes, and combinations thereof; wherein at least one of the components (a) and (b) has an average reactive silane functionality of at least three.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Yu Yang, Michael A. Semonick, George G.I. Moore, Larry D. Boardman, Michele A. Craton, Kanta Kumar
  • Publication number: 20130102728
    Abstract: A curable composition comprises (a) at least one inorganic or organic compound comprising reactive silane functionality comprising at least one hydrosilyl moiety; (b) at least one inorganic or organic compound comprising reactive silane functionality comprising at least one hydroxysilyl moiety, the hydroxysilyl moiety optionally being generated in situ by hydrolysis of at least one hydrosilyl moiety; and (c) at least one base selected from amidines, guanidines, phosphazenes, proazaphosphatranes, and combinations thereof; with the proviso that, when component (a) is an organic polymer, then component (b) is different from component (a) and is not generated in situ by hydrolysis of component (a).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Yu Yang, Michael A. Semonick, George G.I. Moore, Larry D. Boardman, John L. Battiste, Maria A. Appeaning
  • Publication number: 20110244226
    Abstract: Blended release materials including a blend of a fluoro-functional silicone release polymer and a fluoropolymer are described. Exemplary fluoropolymers include fluoroolefin-based polymers and linear fluoropolymers including linear fluoroacryaltes. Articles including such release materials such as release liners, and adhesive articles, including silicone adhesive articles, are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2009
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Inventors: Jayshree Seth, Zai-Ming Qiu, Marie A. Boulos, Michael A. Semonick, Ramesh C. Kumar
  • Patent number: 7682771
    Abstract: In one aspect, the invention provides a fluorochemical composition comprising a mixture of: a fluorochemical selected from the formula: wherein RF is a fluorinated group having the formula: Rf—W—, wherein Rf is a perfluoroalkyl or perfluoropolyether group and W is a divalent linking group; PI is a monovalent pendant organic moiety comprising benzophenone, substituted benzophenone, acetophenone, or substituted acetophenone groups; R is H, CH3, or F; Rh is lower alkyl selected from the group consisting of linear or branched alkyl groups having from 1 to about 8 carbon atoms, cycloalkyl-containing alkyl groups having from 4 to about 8 carbon atoms, and cycloalkyl groups having from 3 to about 8 carbon atoms, all optionally containing catenated O or N atoms; m is at least 2; n is at least 1; q is zero or greater; and a hydrofluoroether.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Junkang J. Liu, Mark J. Pellerite, George G. I. Moore, Michael A. Semonick
  • Publication number: 20090000727
    Abstract: A hardcoat film article comprises a cured hardcoat layer disposed on a release liner. The release liner comprises a release material formed by irradiating a release material precursor, wherein the release material precursor has a shear storage modulus of about 1×102 to about 3×106 Pa when measured at 20° C. and at a frequency of 1 Hz, and wherein the release material has a contact angle of 15° or more, as measured using a mixed solution of methanol and water (volume ratio 90:10) having a wet tension of 25.4 mN/m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2007
    Publication date: January 1, 2009
    Inventors: Kanta Kumar, John P. Baetzold, Michael A. Semonick