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Karen K Gleason, Gregory C Rutledge, Malancha Gupta, Minglin Ma, Yu Mao: Superhydrophobic fibers produced by electrospinning and chemical vapor deposition. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dana M Gordon, Foley Hoag, January 26, 2010: US07651760 (6 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a versatile method to produce superhydrophobic surfaces by combining electrospinning and initiated chemical vapor deposition (iCVD). A wide variety of surfaces, including electrospun polyester fibers, may be coated by the inventive method. In one embodiment, poly(caprolactone) (PCL) was ...


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Minglin Ma, Wendy F Liu, Robert S Langer, Daniel Griffith Anderson: Poly(beta-amino alcohols), their preparation, and uses thereof. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Wolf Greenfield & Sacks P C, November 24, 2015: US09193827 (5 worldwide citation)

A new class of poly(beta-amino alcohols) (PBAAs) has been prepared using combinatorial polymerization. The inventive PBAAs may be used in biotechnology and biomedical applications as coatings (such as coatings of films or multilayer films for medical devices or implants), additives, materials, excip ...


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Gregory C Rutledge, Randal M Hill, Joseph L Lowery, Minglin Ma, Sergey Fridrikh: Superhydrophobic fibers and methods of preparation and use thereof. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Mark S Cohen, Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz, November 5, 2013: US08574713 (3 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to fibers exhibiting a water contact angle of above 150° and water contact angle hysteresis of below 15°, methods of producing the same, and applications thereof. The present invention further relates to superhydrophobic fiber mats, methods of producing the same, and ap ...


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Minglin Ma, Daniel G Anderson, Robert S Langer, Omid Veiseh, Joshua Charles Doloff, Delai Chen, Christian J Kastrup, Arturo Jose Vegas: Multi-layer hydrogel capsules for encapsulation of cells and cell aggregates. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Pabst Patent Group, January 8, 2019: US10172791

Biomedical devices for implantation with decreased pericapsular fibrotic overgrowth are disclosed. The device includes biocompatible materials and has specific characteristics that allow the device to elicit less of a fibrotic reaction after implantation than the same device lacking one or more of t ...


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Arturo J Vegas, Minglin Ma, Kaitlin M Bratlie, Daniel G Anderson, Robert S Langer: Modified alginates for cell encapsulation and cell therapy. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Pabst Patent Group, August 23, 2016: US09422373

Covalently modified alginate polymers, possessing enhanced biocompatibility and tailored physiochemical properties, as well as methods of making and use thereof, are disclosed herein. The covalently modified alginates are useful as a matrix for the encapsulation and transplantation of cells. Also di ...


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David Roger Moore, Hongyi Zhou, Matthew Jeremiah Misner, Xiaohui Chen, Lifeng Zhang, Daniel Joseph Brunelle, Minglin Ma: Block copolymer membranes and associated methods for making the same. General Electric Company, Jenifer E Haeckl, January 27, 2015: US08939294

A separation matrix comprises a porous surface layer; and a bulk porous support, wherein both the porous surface layer and the bulk porous support comprising a block copolymer. The block copolymer comprises A-B or A-B-A repeating units, wherein A and B at each occurrence are two different blocks of ...


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Gregory C Rutledge, Randal M Hill, Joseph L Lowery, Minglin Ma, Sergey Fridrikh: Superhydrophobic fibers and methods of preparation and use thereof. Pearl Cohen Zedek, Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, December 28, 2006: US20060292369-A1

The present invention relates to fibers exhibiting a water contact angle of above 150° and water contact angle hysteresis of below 15°, methods of producing the same, and applications thereof. The present invention further relates to superhydrophobic fiber mats, methods of producing the same, and ap ...


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Karen K Gleason, Gregory C Rutledge, Malancha Gupta, Minglin Ma, Yu Mao: Superhydrophobic fibers produced by electrospinning and chemical vapor deposition. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Foley Hoag, Patent Group World Trade Center West, October 11, 2007: US20070237947-A1

Disclosed is a versatile method to produce superhydrophobic surfaces by combining electrospinning and initiated chemical vapor deposition (iCVD). A wide variety of surfaces, including electrospun polyester fibers, may be coated by the inventive method. In one embodiment, poly(caprolactone) (PCL) was ...


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Gregory C RUTLEDGE, Minglin Ma: Fibers and fiber-based superstructures, their preparation and uses thereof. Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, July 15, 2010: US20100178505-A1

This invention is directed to fibers comprising copolymers or homopolymer blends, superstructures comprising said fibers, process for the preparation of the same and uses thereof. The fibers of this invention have long range order and superstructures produced from said fibers can be used in applicat ...


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David Roger Moore, Hongyi Zhou, Matthew Jeremiah Misner, Xiaohui Chen, Lifeng Zhang, Daniel Joseph Brunelle, Minglin Ma: Block copolymer membranes and associated methods for making the same. General Electric Company, October 6, 2011: US20110240550-A1

A separation matrix comprises a porous surface layer; and a bulk porous support, wherein both the porous surface layer and the bulk porous support comprising a block copolymer. The block copolymer comprises A-B or A-B-A repeating units, wherein A and B at each occurrence are two different blocks of ...