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Reineke, T.M.; Tan, Z.; Jiang, Y.; Ganewatta, M.S.; Lodge, T.P. Cationic Block Polymer Micelles for Delivery of Biological Agents, 2023, US Patent 11,564,884 B2. DMR-1420013.


Hunter, K.; Kortshagen, U.R. Nonthermal Plasma Synthesis of Core/Shell Nanocrystals by Afterglow PECVD, 2017, US Patent App 15/614,843. DMR-1420013.

Bates, F.S.; Francis, L.F.; Li, T.; Qian, Y.; Thibodeau, F. Synergistic Toughening of Epoxy Modified by Graphene and Block Copolymer, 2017, PCT/US2017/050111. DMR-1420013.

Haynes, C.L.; Campos, A.; Reineke, T.; Sprouse, D.; Styles, M.; Szlag, V.; Wagh, B. Coupling Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy and Glycopolymers to Create Bio-Sensors, 2017, US Patent App. 15/591,307. Licensed to 3M Innovative Properties Company. DMR-0819885.

Reineke, T.R.; Nasiri, M. Glucose-based Thermoplastic Elastomers and Pressure Sensitive Adhesives, 2017, US Patent App. 15/490,379. DMR-1420013.

Wang, J.-P.; Jing, Y. Spintronic Thermal Sensor with Fast Speed and Less Correction Cost, 2017, US 15/828,976. DMR-0819885.

Arnold, W.; Novak, P.J.; Surdo, E. Fermentative Membrane Technology to Generate Hydrogen from Wastewater, 2017, US Patent 9,534,236. DMR-0819885.


Holmes, R.J.; Menke, M. S.; Pandey, R. Broadband Organic Photodetectors, 2016, US Patent 9,508,945. DMR-0819885.


Kortshagen, U.R.; Kramer, N.J.; Wheeler, L.M.; Chen, T. Boron-doped and Codoped Grove IV Nanoparticles for Versatile Nanoparticle Inks, 2015, US Patent App 14/690,970. DMR-0819885.

Wang, J.-P.; Harms, J. A. A General Structure for Computational Random Access Memory (CRAM) Computer Memory That Can Think, 2015, US Patent 9,224,447. DMR-0819885.


Gallagher, J.J.; Hillmyer, M.A.; Reineke, T.R. Monomers, Polymers, and Articles Containing the Same from Sugar-Derived Compounds. U.S. Provisional Patent App. No. 61/909,475. 2014.

Holmes, R.J., Pandey, R. Graded Organic Photovoltaic Device, 2014, US Patent. 8,847,066.

Holmes, R.J., Pandey, R., Menke, S.M., Spectrally Tunable Broadband Organic Photodetectors, US Patent. App. 20140001455, 2014.

Lindquist, N.C., Luhman, W.A., Holmes, R.J., Oh, S.-H., Plasmonic Nanocavity Devices and Methods for Enhanced Efficiency in Organic Photovoltaic Cells, 2014, US Patent. 8,802,965.

Morgret, L.D; Haas, M.S.; Hillmyer, M.A.; Risee, W.; Bates, F.S.; Martello, M.T.; Lee, S. Chewing Gums and Gum Bases Comprising Multi-Block Copolymers, US Patent App. 14/003998, 2014.

Novak, P.J.; Arnold, W.; Surdo, E.M. Membranes for Wastewater-generated Energy and Gas, US Patent App. 14/198,104, 2014.

Thibodeau, F. R. Qian, Y., Stein, A., Macosko, C.W. Oligomer-Grafted Nanofillers and Advanced Composite Materials, provisional patent application, 2014.

Xiong, M.; Schneiderman, D.K.; Bates, F.S.; Hillmyer, M.A. Scalable Production of Mechanically Tunable Block Polymers from Sugar, 2014.


Estrine, E. C.; Hein, M.; Robbins, W. P.; Stadler, B. J. H. Minnesota, USA Patent 20120143046, 2013.

Hillmyer, M.A.; Pitet, L.; Amendt, M. Nanoporous linear polyethylene membranes and block copolymer precursors for same, 2013, US Patent App. 13/634,175.

Hillmyer, M.A.; Chen, L. Nano-structured polymer composites and process for preparing same, 2013 US Patent 8,420,704.

Thibodeau, F.R.; Qian, Y.; Stein, A.; Macosko, C.W. Oligomer-Grafted Nanofillers and Advanced Composite Material, 2013


Holmes, R.J.; Luhman, W.A.; Menke, S.M. Photovoltaic Devices with Enhanced Exciton Diffusion. Provisional Patent filed February 13, 2012.

Holmes, R.J.; Pandey, R.; Menke, S.M. Spectrally tunable broadband tunable broadband organic photodetectors. Provisional Patent filed June 27, 2012.

Hoye, T.R.; Wohl, A; Macosko, C.W.; Panyam, J. Silicate Prodrugs and Nanoparticles, 2012, WO Patent 2,012,166,949.

Khare, A.; Wills, A.; Norris, D.J.; Aydil. E.S. Copper Chalcogenides and Methods of Making and Using the Same. PCT (Worldwide) Patent Application; January 15, 2012. (IRG-4)

Lilja, D.; Wang, J. P.; Lyle, A.; Shruti, R. P.; Harms, J.; Yao, X. F.; System and Methods for Direct Communications between Magnetic Tunnel Junctions, Filed Dec 2012. US 2012/0314489 A1

Martinetti, L.; Macosko, C.W.; Ewoldt, R.H.; Morgret, L.D. Nonlinear Rheology of Chewing Gum and Gum Base. PCT/US2011/046819, WIPO Patent Application WO/2012/019140, 2012.

Trifkovic, M.; Hedegaard, A.; Macosko, C.W. Porous Polymer Films. Provisional U.S. Application Filed; 2012. (IRG-1)

Victora, R.H.; Chen, X. Exchange-Assisted Spin Transfer Torque Switching. United States Patent 8,134,864; Issued March 3, 2012


Holmes, R.J.; Erickson, N.C. Organic Light-Emitting Devices Having Graded Emissive Regions. United States Patent Application; Filed June 1, 2011. (IRG-2)

Kortshagen, U.; Bapat, A.; Mangolini, L.; Thimsen, E.; Jurberg, D. Process and Apparatus for Forming Nanoparticles Using Radiofrequency Plasmas. United States Patent 8,016,944 B2; Issued Sept. 13, 2011. (IRG-4)

Morgret, L.D.; Haas, M.S.; Xia, X.; Hillmyer, M.A.; Martello, M.T.; Macosko, C.W.; Martinetti, L.; Bates, F.S.; Lee, S.; Bunczek, M.T.; Chewing gum compositions, 2011, CA Patent App. CA 2,773,870.

Victora, R.H.; Chen, X. Exchange-Assisted Spin Transfer Torque Switching. United States Patent Application; Issued December 2011.


Hillmyer, M.A.; Theryo, G.C.; Pitet, L.M.; Jing, F. Polylactide Copolymers. US Application, 2010.

Pitet, L.; Amendt, M.; Hillmyer, M. A. Nanoporous Linear Polyethylene Membranes and Block Polymer Precursors for the Same, US Provisional, 2010.


Pandey, R.; Holmes, R.J. Graded Heterojunctions for Organic Photovoltaic Cells. US Patent Application, May 19, 2009.

Harikrishnan, G.; Macosko, C.; Lindsay, C.I.; and Singh, S.N. Clay-Isocyanate Nanodispersions and Polyurethane Nanocomposite Produced Therewith.

PCT/US2009/04293, 2009.

Norris, D.J.; Han, S.E.; Nagpal, P.; Lindquist, N.C.; Oh, S.-H. Replication of Patterned Thin-Film Structures for Use in Plasmonics and Metamaterials. United States Patent Pending; Filed November 24, 2009.


Jing, F.; Hillmyer, M.A. Bifunctional Lactide Monomer Derivative and Polymer and Materials Prepared Using the Same. US Provisional (2008)

Kortshagen, U.; Bapat, A.; Mangolini, L.; Thimsen, E.; Jurberg, D. Process and Apparatus for Forming Nanoparticles Using Radiofrequency Plasmas. United States Patent 7,446,335 B2; Issued Nov. 8, 2008. (IRG-4)

Lindquist, N.; Luhman, W.A.; Holmes, R.J.; Oh, S.-H. Plasmonic Nanocavity Arrays and Methods for Enhanced Efficiency in Organic Photovoltaic Cells, Provisional Patent submitted October 27, 2008.


Anacker, J. L.; Macosko, C.W.; Hoye, T.R.; Prud'homme, R.K. Methods for Producing Nanoparticles, United States Patent 2007/0122449 A1, 2007.

Hillmyer, M. A.; Chen, L. Process for Preparing Nanostructured Polymer Composites, United States Provisional Patent submitted 2007.

Lee, J.; Panzer, M.J.; He, Y.; Lodge, T.P.; Frisbie, C.D. Ion Gel Gated Polymer Thin Film Transistors. Provisional Patent filed February 9, 2007.

Mangolini, M.; Jurbergs, D.; Rogojina, E.; Li, X.; Kortshagen, U. Plasma-Initiated In-Flight Grafting of Organic Molecules onto Silicon Nanoparticles. #Z07107 U/M Docket, United States Patent filed January 22, 2007 (pending).


Aydil, E.; Norris, D.; Kortshagen, U.; Zhu, X.; Leschkies, K.; Boercker, J.; Enache-Pommer, E. Quantum-Dot Sensitized Nanowire Solar Cells. #Z06059 U/M Docket, United States Patent filed April 19, 2006 (pending).

Barry, C.R.; Jacobs, H.O. Method and Apparatus for Depositing Charge and/or Nanoparticles. United States Patent No. 2005123687, Regular Utility Application, March 2006 (pending).

Carr, P.W.; Hillmyer, M.A.; Liu, H.; Luo, H.; Ma, L.; Trammell, B.C. Silica-Based Materials and Methods. United States Patent 6,991,852; Issued 2006.

Kortshagen, U.; Bapat, A.; Mangolini, L.; Thimsen, E.; Jurberg, D. Process and Apparatus for Forming Nanoparticles Using Radiofrequency Plasmas. #Z03207 U/M Docket, United States Patent applied for June 13, 2005; Japanese patent filed for December 18, 2006; German patent filed for December 18, 2006 (pending).


Bates, F.; Dean, J.M.; Verghese, N.E.; Pham, H.Q. Curable Flame Retardant Epoxy Resin Compositions. United States Patent 6,887,574; Issued May 3, 2005.

Boaen, N.K.; Hillmyer, M.A. Hahn, S.F. Oxyfunctionalization of Polyolefins, United States Patent 6,953,868; Issued 2005.

Kortshagen, U.; Bapat, A.; Mangolini, L.; Thimsen, E.; Thurk, P. Process and Apparatus for Forming Nanoparticles Using Radiofrequency Plasmas. Applied for United States Patent; filed June 17, 2005. #Z03207 U/M Docket (pending).

Macosko, C.W.; Hoye, T.R.; Prud'homme, R.K. Methods for Producing Nanoparticles. United States PPA 60/700,855; August 2005 (pending).

Zhang, D.; Hillmyer, M.A.; Tolman, W.B. Polymer Synthesis from Macrocycles. Application submitted 2005 (pending).


Discher, D.E.; Discher, B.M.; Lee, Y.J.C-M.; Bates, F.S.; D.A. Hammer. Polymersome Related Encapsulating Membranes. United States Patent 6,835,394; Issued December 28, 2004.

Stein, A.; Holland, B.T.; Blanford, C.F.; Yan, H. Synthesis of Macroporous Structures. United States Patent 6,680,013; Issued January 20, 2004.

Varma, A.; Bates, F.S.; Harada, T.; Hillmyer, M.A.; Lim, L.; Chaffin, K.A. Anisotropic Extruded Block Triblock, Pentablock, and Multiblock Material for Use in Medical Devices. Application submitted 2004 (pending).


Hillmyer, M.A. Fluorinated Polymers and Methods for their Preparation. United States Patent 6,433,101; Issued 2002.

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