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Polymer Composites Group (Kessler Research Team) Patents

Patents, Disclosures and Technology Transfer Activities

17. C. Zhang, M. R. Kessler, Y. Xia, R. Chen, “Soy-Castor Oil Based Polyols Prepared Using a Solvent-free and Catalyst Free Method and Polyurethane Therefrom” Invention Disclosure, Iowa State University Research Foundation (ISURF).

16. S. Madbouly, Y. Xia, K. Bratlie, M. R. Kessler “Biorenewable Multifunctional Polyurethane-lignin Nanocomposites for Improved Drug Delivery Systems” Invention Disclosure, Iowa State University Research Foundation (ISURF) #04172, October 14, 2013.

15. M. R. Kessler, D. Vennerberg “Anisotropic Buckypaper Fabrication through Shear Alignment” Invention Disclosure, Iowa State University Research Foundation (ISURF) #04169, September 29, 2013.

14. M. R. Kessler, Y. Xia, B. Caes, M. Rivas, J. Bergman, “Nitrated Lignin Ester and Process for Making the Same” (Patent) US Patent Office, Patent Application Number 61/898,512.  Submitted 11/21/2013.

13. J. Chen, M. R. Kessler, M. Zenner, “Tackifier Compounds and Methods of Using the Same” Invention Disclosure, Iowa State University Research Foundation (ISURF), U.S. Provisional Patent Application (Serial No. 61/872,116), August 30, 2013. PCT application filed October 15, 2013 and assigned serial no. PCT/US13/64960.

12. M. R. Kessler, D. Vennerberg, R. Quirino “Metal Refinement and Metal Composite Materials Using Carbon Nanotubes” U.S. Patent Application (Serial No.: 13/828,910), March 14, 2013.

11. M. Thunga, K. Chen, M. R. Kessler “Compositions Including Esterified Lignin and Poly(lactic acid) and Carbon Fibers Produced Therefrom” U.S. Patent Application, October 9, 2012.

10. M. R. Kessler, R. Quirino, D. Vennerberg, “Microwave Irradiation of Multi-walled Carbon Nanotubes (MWCNTs) as Energy Efficient Heating Source for High Temperature Reactions” Invention Disclosure, Iowa State University Research Foundation (ISURF), ISURF #4031, May 21, 2012.

9.   J. Chen, M. R. Kessler, M. Zenner, “Polyisocyanates from Fused Bicyclic Polyols and Polyurethanes Therefrom” Invention Disclosure, Iowa State University Research Foundation (ISURF), U.S. Patent Application, October 15, 2012.

8.   M. B. Abney, J. Alleman, M. Kessler, J. M. Mansell, “Bosch-Based Technology for CO2 Emission Reduction in the Cement Industry,” Invention Disclosure, NASA Technology Transfer System, Marshal Space Flight Center, May 7, 2012, Case Number: MFS-32972-1 (e-NTR#: 1336403536).

7.   W. Jeong, X. Sheng, and M. R. Kessler, “Toughness Enhancement in ROMP Functionalized Carbon Nanotube / Polymer Composites,” Patent Disclosure, Iowa State University Research Foundation (ISURF), ISURF #03660, October 15, 2008.  U.S. Patent Application, 2009, Pending.

6.   R. C. Larock, P. H. Henna, and M. R. Kessler, “Thermoset Polymers Via Ring Opening Metathesis Polymerization of Functionalized Oils,” U.S. Patent Application, 2008, allowed August 2012, patent will issue in Fall 2012.

5.   J. M. Wilson, M. Kessler, R. Walker, “Intumescent Substrate Coating,” United States Patent 7,601,426, Issued October 13, 2009.

4.   J. M. Wilson, M. Kessler, and R. Walker, “Composite Plug System and Process for High Pressure Pipeline Leaks” United States Patent 7,740,028, Issued June 22, 2010.

3.   S. R. White, N. Sottos, P. Geubelle, J. Moore, S. Sriram, M. Kessler, and E. Brown, “Multifunctional autonomically healing composite material,” United States Patent 6858659 B2, Issued February 22, 2005.

2.   M.R. Kessler, S.R. White, and B. Myers, “Catalyzed reinforced polymer composite,” United States Patent 6750272, Issued June 15, 2004.

1.   S. White, N. Sottos, P. Geubelle, J. Moore, S. Sriram, M. Kessler, and E. Brown, “Multifunctional autonomically healing composite material,” United States Patent 6518330, Issued February 11, 2003.