Patents by Inventor Richard J. Baumgart

Richard J. Baumgart 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: 8338351
    Abstract: A coating composition and process for generating transparent, near-transparent, and semi-transparent super-hydrophobic coatings on surfaces having a contact angle of greater than 165 degrees. The composition comprises hydrophobic nanoparticles of silsesquioxanes containing adhesion promoter groups and low surface energy groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Ashland Licensing and Intellectual Property, LLC
    Inventors: Subbareddy Kanagasabapathy, Richard J. Baumgart, Wen-Chen Su, Frances E. Lockwood, Vinod Kanniah
  • Patent number: 8258206
    Abstract: A hydrophobic coating has been made for use on interior pipe surfaces, exterior boat surfaces, and in many other applications, to reduce drag in fluid flow, thus providing an energy savings. The coating utilizes a blend of organic and/or inorganic polymers with hydrophobic nanoparticles of fumed silica and/or titania in a solvent. The coating solves the problem of poor resistance to UV light and/or abrasion found in previous coatings of similar nature. The coating of the present invention can be made to be translucent and nearly transparent whereas previous coatings of comparable hydrophobicity have all been white or opaque. The coating can be applied in a single application by an easy spraying method and the super hydrophobic property can be achieved by drying the film at room temperature for 5 to 10 minutes. A preferred coating has good resistance to UV light and some resistance to abrasion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Ashland Licensing and Intellectual Property, LLC
    Inventors: Subbareddy Kanagasabapathy, Richard J. Baumgart, Wen-Chen Su, Frances E. Lockwood
  • Publication number: 20120142814
    Abstract: A hydrophobic coating has been made for use on interior pipe surfaces, exterior boat surfaces, and in many other applications, to reduce drag in fluid flow, thus providing an energy savings. The coating utilizes a blend of organic and/or inorganic polymers with hydrophobic nanoparticles of fumed silica and/or titania in a solvent. The coating solves the problem of poor resistance to UV light and/or abrasion found in previous coatings of similar nature. The coating of the present invention can be made to be translucent and nearly transparent whereas previous coatings of comparable hydrophobicity have all been white or opaque. The coating can be applied in a single application by an easy spraying method and the super hydrophobic property can be achieved by drying the film at room temperature for 5 to 10 minutes. A preferred coating has good resistance to UV light and some resistance to abrasion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2007
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Inventors: Subbareddy Kanagasabapathy, Richard J. Baumgart, Wen-Chen Su, Frances E. Lockwood
  • Patent number: 8147607
    Abstract: Coating compositions of the present invention comprise hydrophobic particles, an alcohol, a solvent, and an effective amount of water such that coatings formed therefrom are hydrophobic. The hydrophobic particles may comprise a metal oxide, such as silica (SiO2), alumina (Al2O3), titania (TiO2), or zinc oxide (ZnO), or combinations thereof. In one embodiment, the hydrophobic particles comprise fumed silica. The amount of hydrophobic particles is in the range of from about 0.3 wt. % to about 2 wt. %. In one embodiment, the effective amount of water is at least about 0.066 wt. %. The ratio of the amount of the solvent to the amount of the alcohol is slightly less than 100, and, in another embodiment, is at least about 50 to 50. A surface treated with the composition is characterized by a water contact angle of 115° or more, and more particularly 135° or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Ashland Licensing and Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Richard J. Baumgart, Subbareddy Kanagasabapathy
  • Publication number: 20110177252
    Abstract: A coating composition and process for generating transparent, near-transparent, and semi-transparent super-hydrophobic coatings on surfaces having a contact angle of greater than 165 degrees. The composition comprises hydrophobic nanoparticles of silsesquioxanes containing adhesion promoter groups and low surface energy groups.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2011
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Applicant: ASHLAND LICENSING AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LLC
    Inventors: Subbareddy Kanagasabapathy, Richard J. Baumgart, Wen-Chen Su, Frances E. Lockwood, Vinod Kanniah
  • Publication number: 20110094417
    Abstract: Coating compositions of the present invention comprise hydrophobic particles, an alcohol, a solvent, and an effective amount of water such that coatings formed therefrom are hydrophobic. The hydrophobic particles may comprise a metal oxide, such as silica (SiO2), alumina (Al2O3), titania (TiO2), or zinc oxide (ZnO), or combinations thereof. In one embodiment, the hydrophobic particles comprise fumed silica. The amount of hydrophobic particles is in the range of from about 0.3 wt. % to about 2 wt. %. In one embodiment, the effective amount of water is at least about 0.066 wt. %. The ratio of the amount of the solvent to the amount of the alcohol is slightly less than 100, and, in another embodiment, is at least about 50 to 50. A surface treated with the composition is characterized by a water contact angle of 115° or more, and more particularly 135° or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2009
    Publication date: April 28, 2011
    Applicant: ASHLAND LICENSING AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LLC
    Inventors: Richard J. Baumgart, Subbareddy Kanagasabapathy
  • Publication number: 20090064894
    Abstract: A coating composition comprising hydrophobic particles having an average size of between 7 nm and 4,000 nm and a wetting agent for promoting dispersion of the hydrophobic particles in water. The hydrophobic particles may be oxides, such as silica, titania, or zinc oxide. In one embodiment, the hydrophobic particles comprise fumed silica. The coating composition may be brushed, spin coated, or dipped onto a surface. In one embodiment, once the coating composition dries, the coating formed thereby is characterized by a contact angle formed with a water droplet in excess of 165 degrees. A method of making a coating composition comprising providing hydrophobic particles having an average size of between 7 nm and 4,000 nm, mixing a wetting agent with the hydrophobic particles to form a paste, and dispersing the paste in water by mixing to form a mixture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2008
    Publication date: March 12, 2009
    Applicant: ASHLAND LICENSING AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LLC
    Inventors: Richard J. Baumgart, Subbareddy Kanagasabapathy, Frances E. Lockwood
  • Publication number: 20090018249
    Abstract: A hydrophobic self cleaning coating composition that can be applied by conventional methods such as by spraying the composition onto a surface forming creating a wet and dry dirt repellent coating on the surface. The coating utilizes hydrophobic nanoparticles of fumed silica and/or titania in a solvent which evaporates at ambient temperature. The coating solves the problem of poor resistance to UV light, opaque appearance, and/or abrasion found in previous coatings of similar nature. Virtually transparent coating are produced as compared to conventional coatings of comparable hydrophobicity which are typically white or opaque. The coating can be applied by a single and easy spraying method and the super hydrophobic property can be achieved by drying the film by evaporation of the solvent at ambient temperature for 5 to 10 minutes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2007
    Publication date: January 15, 2009
    Inventors: Subbareddy Kanagasabapathy, Richard J. Baumgart, Michael Dituro, Wen-Chen Su, Frances E. Lockwood
  • Publication number: 20080250978
    Abstract: The present invention provides a water based, low VOC super hydrophobic coating composition that can be used to make wet and dry dirt repellent surfaces to keep the surfaces clean for a reasonable period of time. The coating utilizes hydrophobic nanoparticles dispersed in water. This treatment produces a virtually transparent coating releasing very little or no VOC compounds whereas previous coatings of comparable hydrophobicity release up to 99 percent VOC compounds. The coating can be applied by a simple, single application method and the super hydrophobic property can be achieved by drying at room temperature for 5 to 10 minutes. A preferred coating can be easily removed and renewed when desired. The aqueous hydrophobic self cleaning coating composition that can be applied by conventional methods such as by spraying the composition onto a surface creating a wet and dry dirt repellent coating on the surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2008
    Publication date: October 16, 2008
    Inventors: Richard J. Baumgart, Subbareddy Kanagasabapathy, Frances E. Lockwood
  • Publication number: 20080253824
    Abstract: An applicator for applying a liquid to the surface of a vehicle tire side wall. The applicator includes an elongate container for holding a selected quantity of liquid and a housing connected thereto. The housing has a concave front face with an elongate open faced channel extending along a selected length portion thereof for distributing the liquid to a porous pad overlying the concave face. There is at least one vent hole through pad with an inlet thereto communicating with such open faced channel and an outlet in a free outer surface of the pad.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2008
    Publication date: October 16, 2008
    Inventors: Wen-Chen Su, Richard J. Baumgart
  • Publication number: 20080221009
    Abstract: A super hydrophobic self cleaning coating composition that can be applied by conventional methods such as by spraying the composition onto a surface creating a wet and dry dirt repellent coating on the surface. The super hydrophobic self cleaning coatings are used on exterior automotive and boat surfaces, and in many other applications, to produce a self cleaning surface, reduce adherence of dirt and contaminants to a treated surface, and reduce drag in some applications providing an energy savings. The coating utilizes a blend of organic and/or inorganic polymers with hydrophobic nanoparticles of fumed silica and/or titania in a volatile solvent which evaporates at ambient temperature. The coating solves the problem of poor resistance to UV light, opaque appearance, and/or some abrasion resistance not found in previous coatings of similar nature. A preferred coating has good resistance to UV light and some resistance to abrasion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2008
    Publication date: September 11, 2008
    Inventors: Subbareddy Kanagasabapathy, Richard J. Baumgart, Michael A. Dituro, Wen-Chen Su, Frances E. Lockwood
  • Publication number: 20080221263
    Abstract: A coating composition and process for generating transparent, near-transparent, and semi-transparent super-hydrophobic coatings on surfaces having a contact angle of greater than 165 degrees. The composition comprises hydrophobic nanoparticles of silsesquioxanes containing adhesion promoter groups and low surface energy groups.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2007
    Publication date: September 11, 2008
    Inventors: Subbareddy Kanagasabapathy, Richard J. Baumgart, Wen-Chen Su, Frances E. Lockwood
  • Patent number: 7214648
    Abstract: An engine lubricant formulated as a complete crankcase motor oil or additive concentrate composed of a combination of chemical constituents including a base oil selected from a synthetic oil, a mineral oil or semi-synthetic base oil (hydrogenated oil) or combination thereof, an oil soluble molybdenum additive, a dispersant inhibitor containing zinc dithiophosphate, and viscosity index improvers and one or more seal swelling agents to lubricate the engine and recondition the seals of new and/or high mileage engines. Addition of a polyalphaolefin and/or one or more esters such as a diester or polyolester may also be utilized therein. The lubricant may be formulated as a complete engine oil crankcase lubricant, or concentrated into an additive for addition to conventional mineral oil based engine oil, synthetic engine oils, or blends thereof in an effective amount of up to 30 percent volume percent, typically from 20 to 25 percent by volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2007
    Assignee: Ashland Licensing and Intellectual Property, LLC
    Inventors: Mandeep S. Saini, Thomas R. Smith, Michael A. Dituro, Richard J. Baumgart, Frances E. Lockwood
  • Patent number: 7119053
    Abstract: An aqueous wheel cleaning solution for removing the dirt form the surface of aluminum, chrome, stainless steel, painted steel, painted aluminum, clear coated aluminum, rubber, and plastic wheels and tires without scrubbing by applying the cleaning solution to the wheel and/or tire then rinsing the wheel and/or tire with water. Selected polymers include a polyvinylpyrrolidone, a poly(N-vinylimidazole, a poly(4-vinylpyridine-betaine), and/or a poly(4-vinylpyridine-N-oxide) each one of which can be used with conventional wheel cleaning components such as an acid or alkaline-based cleaning formulation to dramatically improve its wheel cleaning power. These polymers can attach to organic and inorganic dirt particles forming a complex with them for easy removal from the wheel and/or tire during rinsing, leaving the wheel and/or tire clean without scrubbing the wheel or tire surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2006
    Assignee: Ashland Licensing and Intellectual Property, LLC
    Inventors: Elsie A. Jordan, Wen-Chen Su, Richard J. Baumgart, Frances E. Lockwood
  • Patent number: 6964989
    Abstract: This invention relates generally to water resistant peelable protective and decorative clear or pigmented coating compositions and, more specifically, to solvent and aqueous based, polymeric coating compositions which form a protective and/or decorative coating on a variety of substrates, including automotive paints, metals, plastics, concrete, natural and synthetic elastomers, and ceramics. The coatings are be formulated for temporary or long term protection depending upon the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2005
    Assignee: Ashland Inc.
    Inventors: Jiafu Fang, Zhiqiang Zhang, Frances E. Lockwood, Richard J. Baumgart, Michael A. Dituro
  • Patent number: 6919300
    Abstract: A protective lubricating composition is provided which will penetrate readily to closely fitting frictional parts and form a protective non-migrating lubricating film improving lubrication between the moving parts reducing friction and wear and preventing corrosion. The lubricant composition may be combined with solvents and propellants to make a sprayable lubricant composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2005
    Assignee: Ashland Inc.
    Inventors: Michael A. Dituro, Richard J. Baumgart, Mandeep S. Saini, Christopher J. Nonevski
  • Patent number: 6824025
    Abstract: An adjustable dispensing nozzle for an aerosol container in which pivotally interconnected elbows have an extension tube extending from one elbow and a stem on the other elbow inserted into and pivotal in a socket on a valve actuating lever of a cap mounted on the container. The elbow has a diverter valve rotatably mounted in the cylindrical body for directing the contents of the container to an orifice to exit as a spray, or to a socket in which an extension tube can be inserted to deliver the contents to a selected target as a stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2004
    Assignee: Ashland INC
    Inventors: Steve B. Ruble, Richard J. Baumgart, Zhiqiang Zhang
  • Patent number: 6822012
    Abstract: This invention relates generally to water resistant peelable protective and decorative clear or pigmented coating compositions and, more specifically, to aqueous and solvent based, polymeric coating compositions which form a protective and/or decorative coating and is removably adheres to a variety of substrates, including automotive paints, metals, glass, vinyl, plastics, concrete, natural and synthetic elastomers, and ceramics. The coatings can be either a flat film on the substrate, or a three-dimensional expandable foamy coating, and can be readily peeled off from the substrate as a whole piece. The coatings may be formulated for temporary or long-term protection depending upon the application. The peelable coatings can be applied as a paint, paste, film, or expandable foam cord whereby the expansion of the foam can be controlled by the formulation and applicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2004
    Assignee: Ashland Inc
    Inventors: Richard J. Baumgart, Michael A. Dituro, Frances E. Lockwood, Zhiqiang Zhang, Daniel J. Dotson
  • Patent number: 6774091
    Abstract: A lubricant additive formulation for increasing the performance of conventional engine lubricants for use as an engine treatment oil additive formulated for addition to conventional motor oil to improve the lubricating properties of the engine oil and enhance the performance of the engine. A preferred embodiment of the engine treatment oil additive comprises a blend of chemical constituents including a base stock selected from a synthetic base stock, a mineral oil base stock, and a severely hydrocracked base stock or combinations thereof, an oil soluble molybdenum additive, dispersant inhibitor, and selected additives such as polytetrafluoroethylene, viscosity index improvers, and extreme pressure wear agent used in combination with a conventional crankcase lubricant at about a 20 to about a 25% volume/percent or as a complete motor oil. Additional components may be added to the engine treatment oil additive formulation to enhance specific properties for special applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2004
    Assignee: Ashland Inc.
    Inventors: Michael A. Dituro, Richard J. Baumgart, Frances E. Lockwood
  • Publication number: 20040097390
    Abstract: An aqueous wheel cleaning solution for removing the dirt form the surface of aluminum, chrome, stainless steel, painted steel, painted aluminum, clear coated aluminum, rubber, and plastic wheels and tires without scrubbing by applying the cleaning solution to the wheel and/or tire then rinsing the wheel and/or tire with water. Selected polymers include a polyvinylpyrrolidone, a poly(N-vinylimidazole, a poly(4-vinylpyridine-betaine), and/or a poly(4-vinylpyridine-N-oxide) each one of which can be used with conventional wheel cleaning components such as an acid or alkaline-based cleaning formulation to dramatically improve its wheel cleaning power. These polymers can attach to organic and inorganic dirt particles forming a complex with them for easy removal from the wheel and/or tire during rinsing, leaving the wheel and/or tire clean without scrubbing the wheel or tire surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2003
    Publication date: May 20, 2004
    Inventors: Elsie A. Jordan, Wen-Chen Su, Richard J. Baumgart, Frances E. Lockwood