Patents by Inventor Murray H. Reich

Murray H. Reich 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: 20020071811
    Abstract: Hair spray compositions containing a carboxylated polyurethane resin, and having a low volatile organic content, are disclosed. The compositions have a low viscosity, and can be applied as a pump spray or as an aerosol, to hold the hair and impart excellent hair set retention properties. The hair spray compositions can be used with a curling iron or a blow dryer to style the hair.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2001
    Publication date: June 13, 2002
    Applicant: Helene Curtis, Inc.
    Inventors: Darshna Bhatt, Ramiro Galleguillos, Ken Nelson, Murray H. Reich
  • Patent number: 6350434
    Abstract: Hair spray compositions containing a carboxylated polyurethane resin, and having a low volatile organic content, are disclosed. The compositions have a low viscosity, and can be applied as a pump spray or as an aerosol, to hold the hair and impart excellent hair set retention properties. The hair spray compositions can be used with a curling iron or a blow dryer to style the hair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2002
    Assignee: Helene Curtis, Inc.
    Inventors: Darshna Bhatt, Ramiro Galleguillos, Ken Nelson, Murray H. Reich
  • Patent number: 6177523
    Abstract: The present invention relates to functionalizable and crosslinkable polyurethanes formed of a polyurethane intermediate including one or more ester groups which react with an amine equivalent to form an amide unit. The polyurethane intermediate comprises the reaction product of alkyl ester of dihydroxypolyacid or dimethylolalkanoic acid, a polyoxyalkylene diol and an organic diisocyanate. The polyurethane is reacted with a solution of an amine equivalent and a solvent or an amine. An article of manufacture can be formed from the polyurethane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2001
    Assignee: CardioTech International, Inc.
    Inventors: Murray H. Reich, John Teffenhart
  • Patent number: 6130309
    Abstract: An improved polyurethane is prepared by reacting a diol, an organic diisocyanate and a carboxylic acid with a critical selection of the amount of water in the reaction mixture. The polyurethane has improved adhesion, hydrophilicty and strength. The polymer has improved feel, and washability. Solutions of the polymer have low viscosity in aqueous solutions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2000
    Assignee: Tyndale Plains-Hunter, Ltd.
    Inventors: Murray H. Reich, Ken Nelson
  • Patent number: 6007793
    Abstract: A hair spray composition comprising:(a) about 0.25% to about 6% by weight of a carboxylated polyurethane resin;(b) 0% to about 80% by weight of an alcohol; and(c) about 15% to about 95% by weight water,wherein the carboxylated polyurethane resin has a weight average molecular weight of about 15,000 to about 150,000, and is a reaction product of a mixture comprising:(i) about 10% to about 90% by weight of the mixture of a polyoxyalkylene diol having a number average molecular weight of about 400 to about 20,000;(ii) about 0.01% to about 20% by weight of the mixture of an alkylene glycol;(iii) about 3% to about 80% by weight of the mixture of an organic diisocyanate;(iv) about 0.1% to about 30% by weight of the mixture of a 2,2-di (hydroxymethyl)-alkanoic acid; and(v) about 0.001% to about 0.95% by weight of the mixture of water, wherein a ratio of isocyanate groups to hydroxyl groups is about 0.4 to about 1.1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 28, 1999
    Assignee: Helene Curtis, Inc.
    Inventors: Darshna Bhatt, Ramiro Galleguillos, Ken Nelson, Murray H. Reich
  • Patent number: 5993972
    Abstract: An improved amphiphilic diol is prepared with a controlled type and amount of alkylene glycol, catalyst, hydrophobic and hydrophilic diol with diisocyanate and water. Critical selection of the type, molecular weight and ratios of hydrophilic to hydrophobic diol, isocyanate to hydroxyl groups, average molecular weight of the diol component, the amount of water in the reaction mixture produces a polyuretheane having high slip, Shore A Hardness values, wet tensile strength and tear strength. This invention also includes uses of the polyurethane in catheters, shaving products, synthetic valves, veins and arteries, stents, ports, shunts and coatings. Preferably, the polyurethane is used in combination with a filler for application to rubber gloves. In addition, dispersions, lotions, gels and solutions can be formed of the polyurethane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 30, 1999
    Assignee: Tyndale Plains-Hunter, Ltd.
    Inventors: Murray H. Reich, John Teffenhart, Jirina Kuzma
  • Patent number: 5962620
    Abstract: An improved amphiphilic diol is prepared with a controlled type and amount of alkylene glycol, hydrophobic and hydrophilic diol with diisocyanate and water. Critical selection of the type, molecular weight and ratios of hydrophilic to hydrophobic diol, isocyanate to hydroxyl groups, average molecular weight of the diol component, the amount of water in the reaction mixture produces a polyuretheane having high slip, Shore A Hardness values, wet tensile strength and tear strength. This invention also includes uses of the polyurethane in catheters, shaving products, synthetic valves, veins and arteries, stents, ports, shunts and coatings. Preferably, the polyurethane is used in combination with a filler for application to rubber gloves. In addition, dispersions, lotions, gels and solutions can be formed of the polyurethane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 5, 1999
    Assignee: Tyndale Plains-Hunter, Ltd.
    Inventors: Murray H. Reich, Ken Nelson, Jirina Kuzma
  • Patent number: 5932200
    Abstract: An improved polyurethane is prepared by reacting a diol component and an organic diisocyanate with critical selection of the amount of water in the reaction mixture and the diol component. The diol component is a long chain polyoxyethylene glycol optionally mixed with a low molecular weight polyoxyethylene glycol. A tough gel can be formed by mixing the polyurethane in a diol or triol and water solution. The tough gel can be used in burn and wound dressings, electroconductive pads, high slip materials and surgical implants. An optically clear gel can also be formed. Solutions and emulsions can be formed of the polymer and can be combined with fillers to form face creams and antiperspirants. A film can cover one side of the gel for burn and wound applications. The gel can be used in squeeze tubes and in spray cans in burn wound care dressings and industrial applications and in bags and containers for use in plastic surgery implants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 3, 1999
    Assignee: Tyndale Plains-Hunter, Ltd.
    Inventors: Murray H. Reich, Ken Nelson, Jirina Kuzma
  • Patent number: 5728762
    Abstract: An improved polyurethane is prepared by reacting a diol component and an organic diisocyanate with critical selection of the amount of water in the reaction mixture and the diol component. The diol component is a long chain polyoxyethylene glycol optionally mixed with a low molecular weight polyoxyethylene glycol. A tough gel can be formed by mixing the polyurethane in a diol or triol and water solution. The tough gel can be used in burn and wound dressings, electroconductive pads, high slip materials and surgical implants. An optically clear gel can also be formed. Solutions and emulsions can be formed of the polymer and can be combined with fillers to form face creams and antiperspirants. A film can cover one side of the gel for burn and wound applications. The gel can be used in squeeze tubes and in spray cans in burn wound care dressings and industrial applications and in bags and containers for use in plastic surgery implants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 17, 1998
    Assignee: Tyndale Plains-Hunter, Ltd.
    Inventors: Murray H. Reich, Ken Nelson, Jirina Kuzma
  • Patent number: 5563233
    Abstract: An improved polyurethane is prepared by reacting a diol component and an organic diisocyanate with critical selection of the amount of water in the reaction mixture and the diol component. The diol component is a long chain polyoxyethylene glycol optionally mixed with a low molecular weight polyoxyethylene glycol. A tough gel can be formed by mixing the polyurethane in a diol or triol and water solution. The tough gel can be used in burn and wound dressings, electroconductive pads, high slip materials and surgical implants. An optically clear gel can also be formed. Solutions and emulsions can be formed of the polymer and can be combined with fillers to form face creams and antiperspirants. A film can cover one side of the gel for burn and wound applications. The gel can be used in squeeze tubes and in spray cans in burn wound care dressings and industrial applications and in bags and containers for use in plastic surgery implants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 8, 1996
    Assignee: Tyndale Plains-Hunter, Ltd.
    Inventors: Murray H. Reich, Ken Nelson, Jirina Kuzma
  • Patent number: 5350783
    Abstract: Thermoplastic polymer product of a thermoplastic material including a thermoplastic polymer and polymeric composting promoting agent selected from the group consisting of nonmetallic metal complexing agents, nonoxidizing-metal metal complexing agents, and mixtures thereof, in a composting effective amount to convert in the presence of oxidizing metal compounds to an active oxidant to thermally degrade the thermoplastic polymer of the thermoplastic material under composting conditions to a low molecular weight material with enhanced biodegradability, the nonmetallic metal complexing agents and the nonoxidizing-metal metal complexing agents being neither photoactivators nor prooxidants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 1993
    Date of Patent: September 27, 1994
    Assignee: Biolan Corporation
    Inventor: Murray H. Reich
  • Patent number: 5342862
    Abstract: Process for controlling the photodegradation of a film of polypropylene or propylene copolymers having a thickness of about 1.25 mils or less, by forming a composition comprising carbon black as the sole UV light absorbing staiblizer and comprising about 0.5% to about 2.4% by weight of the film, hindered amine light stabilizer for interrupting the free radical chain degradation mechanism and comprising about 0.02% to about 0.4% by weight of the film; and an impact modifier for enhancing the photodegradability of the film and comprising about 1% to 40% by weight of the film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 1993
    Date of Patent: August 30, 1994
    Assignee: Biolan Corporation
    Inventor: Murray H. Reich
  • Patent number: 5273742
    Abstract: A method for treating a body condition comprising introducing an aqueous solution of a water soluble polyether polyurethane into said body condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 1991
    Date of Patent: December 28, 1993
    Assignee: Tyndale Plains-Hunter Ltd.
    Inventors: Francis E. Gould, Murray H. Reich
  • Patent number: 4359497
    Abstract: A paper like butene-1 polymer sheet material is made by extruding a composition comprising (a) about 20 to 97% by weight of a butene-1 polymer having a molecular weight in excess of about 20,000, an isotacticity of at least about 25% and a butene-1 content of at least about 50% by weight, and (b) about 3 to 80% by weight of at least one normally solid filler insoluble in said polymer, to form a sheet, and stretching said sheet at least about 5% beyond its yield strain. The filler may be organic or inorganic and the sheet is preferably stretched at least about 20% beyond its yield point. The sheet is characterized by a novel surface appearance when scanned in an electron microscope, by dimensional stability and by approximately equal strengths in all directions as evidenced by a maximum tensile strength ratio of about 13:1 in mutually perpendicular directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 1980
    Date of Patent: November 16, 1982
    Assignee: Princeton Chemical Research, Inc.
    Inventors: Jules Magder, Murray H. Reich
  • Patent number: 4264075
    Abstract: A golf ball is formed by molding a center of a homogeneous mass of polybutadiene with a metal salt of an unsaturated acid such as zinc dimethacrylate and a filler such as zinc oxide, and a cover of an ionic copolymer is formed about the center by coating as by electrodeposition or by molding. Molding of the center can successfully be carried out quickly above 170.degree. C. and the balls can be driven long distances. The centers can be molded with projections which are used for proper centering when molding a cover thereabout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 1978
    Date of Patent: April 28, 1981
    Assignee: Princeton Chemical Research, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Miller, Murray H. Reich
  • Patent number: 4176148
    Abstract: A paper like butene-1 polymer sheet material is made by extruding a composition comprising (a) about 20 to 97% by weight of a butene-1 polymer having a molecular weight in excess of about 20,000, an isotacticity of at least about 25% and a butene-1 content of at least about 50% by weight, and (b) about 3 to 80% by weight of at least one normally solid filler insoluble in said polymer, to form a sheet, and stretching said sheet at least about 5% beyond its yield strain. The filler may be organic or inorganic and the sheet is preferably stretched at least about 20% beyond its yield point. The sheet is characterized by a novel surface appearance when scanned in an electron microscope, by dimensional stability and by approximately equal strengths in all directions as evidenced by a maximum tensile strength ratio of about 13:1 in mutually perpendicular directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 1974
    Date of Patent: November 27, 1979
    Assignee: Princeton Chemical Research, Inc.
    Inventors: Jules Magder, Murray H. Reich
  • Patent number: 4165877
    Abstract: A golf ball comprising a substantially spherical homogeneous molded mass of elastomer highly cross-linked into a three dimensional network with long, flexible cross-links formed from a metal-containing cross-linkable monomer, said comonomer simultaneously functioning at least in part as a filler, said mass exhibiting substantially isometric compression across any diameter. Advantageously the elastomer comprises polybutadiene and said metal-containing cross-linkable monomer comprises zinc dimethacrylate present in about 15 to 60 parts per 100 parts by weight of the polybutadiene. The composition may additionally contain a small amount of zinc oxide. By proper selection of the shape and make up of the slugs from which the balls are molded or by particular techniques, e.g. laboratory sheeting mills, balls can be produced which have a maximum difference in compression across different diameters of about 5 units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 1977
    Date of Patent: August 28, 1979
    Assignee: Princeton Chemical Research, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Miller, Murray H. Reich, Emma Kuntz
  • Patent number: 4065537
    Abstract: A golf ball comprising a substantially spherical homogeneous molded mass of elastomer highly cross-linked into a three dimensional network with long, flexible cross-links formed from a metal-containing cross-linkable monomer, said comonomer simultaneously functioning at least in part as a filler, said mass exhibiting substantially isometric compression across any diameter. Advantageously the elastomer comprises polybutadiene and said metal-containing cross-linkable monomer comprises zinc dimethacrylate present in about 15 to 60 parts per 100 parts by weight of the polybutadiene. The composition may additionally contain a small amount of zinc oxide. By proper selection of the shape and make up of the slugs from which the balls are molded or by particular techniques, e.g. laboratory sheeting mills, balls can be produced which have a maximum difference in compression across different diameters of about 5 units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 1975
    Date of Patent: December 27, 1977
    Assignee: Princeton Chemical Research, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Miller, Murray H. Reich, Emma Kuntz
  • Patent number: 4056269
    Abstract: In a homogeneous molded golf ball comprising a filled elastomer highly cross-linked into a three dimensional network with long, flexible cross-links formed of a polymerized cross-linking monomer, the improvement which comprises using as said cross-linking monomer a metal-containing cross-linkable monomer whereby said comonomer simultaneously functions as said filler at least in part. The preferred elastomer is cis-polybutadiene. The metal-containing cross-linkable monomer can be formed in situ or added as such and preferably comprises a salt of at least one metal selected from the group consisting of zinc, magnesium and calcium, and at least one acid selected from the group consisting of methacrylic, acrylic, cinnamic, acotinic, crotonic, vinylacetic, itaconic, styrenesulfonic and benzoylacrylic acids. Additional filler may be added to adjust the density to the desired value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 1972
    Date of Patent: November 1, 1977
    Assignee: Princeton Chemical Research, Inc.
    Inventors: Duncan H. Pollitt, Murray H. Reich