inventing

Inventing

As a prolific inventor with over 100 patents in diverse industries, John believes that “chemistry is the solution, not the problem.” The world’s increasing demand for energy, clean water, food, medicine, and technology will only be solved by scientific innovation. Green chemistry provides scientists with the tools to invent the future responsibly. In 2016 John was named an AAAS Lemelson Invention Ambassador  for his many inventions.

videos

Lemelson Invention Ambassador Program August 24, 2016

John C. Warner featured in the Smithsonian’s “Inventive Minds” Exhibit

John describing Hairprint January 16, 2016

online articles

selected inventions

MEDICINE

“Preparation of 2-​phenylbenzofuran derivatives for the treatment of central nervous system disorders and other disorders”
Warner, John C.; Cheruku, Srinivasa R.; Gladding, Jeffery A. PCT Int. Appl. WO 2017083488. Published May 18, 2017.

“Preparation of Dipyridyl Thiosemicarbazones as Anticancer Agents”
Warner, John C.; Gladding, Jeffery A.; Cheryuku, Srinvasa R. PCT Int. Appl. WO 2017058748. Published April 6, 2017.

“Method for the preparation of n‐acetyl cysteine amide”
Warner, John C.; Cheruku, Srinavasa; Thota, Sambaiah; Lee, John W. PCT Int. Appl. WO 2015148880. Published October 01, 2015.

“Metal Complexes and Methods of Treatment”
Warner, John C., Chreuku, Srinivasa R., Hari, Anitha; Norman, James J. PCT Int. Appl. WO 2015070177. Filed November 10, 2014. Published May 14, 2015.

“Rilyazine derivatives and compositions for the treatment of cancer”
Warner, John C.; Gladding, Jeffery A.; Gero, Thomas W.; Cheruku, Srinivasa R. PCT Int. Appl. WO 2015034785. Filed August 29, 2014. Published March 12, 2015.

“Preparation of Rilyazine Derivatives Useful in Treatment of Cancer”
Warner, John C.; Gladding, Jeffery A.; Gero, Thomas W.; Cheruku, Srinivasa R. US Pat. Appl. US 20150065510. Filed August 29, 2014. Published March 5, 2015.

“Dihydro‐6‐Azaphenalene Derivatives for the Treatment of CNS, Oncological Diseases and Related Disorders”
Warner, John C.; Nguyen, Dieu; Gladding, Jeffery A.; Cheruku, Srinivasa R.; Loebelenz, Jean R.; Norman, James J.; Thota, Sambaiah; Lee, John W.; Rosenfeld, Craig. US Pat. Appl. US 20140094487. Filed September 27, 2013. Published April 3, 2014. PCT Int. Appl. WO 2014052906. Filed September 27, 2013. Published April 3, 2014. CA 2886749. Filed September 27, 2013. Published April 3, 2014.

CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS

“Lignocellulosic composites and methods of making same”
Warner, John C.; Whitfield, Justin R.; Gladding, Jeffery A.; Allen, Richard M. PCT Int. Appl. WO 2016191521. Published December 01, 2016.

“Compositions and methods for compatibilizing fluorinated materials in non-fluorinated solvent systems”
Warner, John C.; Loebelenz, Jean R.; Kariuki, Peter N.; Bwambok, David K. US. Pat. Appl. Publ. US 20160304641 Published October 20, 2016.

“Functionalized Fluorinated Polyhedral Oligomeric Silesquioxane (F-POSS) Monomer Compositions and Uses Thereof”
Warner, John C.; Loebelenz, Jean R.; Cheruku, Srinvasa Rao; Gero, Thomas Woodrow, PCT Int. Appl WO 2016145060. Published September 15, 2016.

“Process for Preparing Functionalized F-Poss Monomers”
Warner, John C.; Loebelenz, Jean R.; Cheruku, Srinvasa Rao; Gero, Thomas Woodrow, PCT Int Appl. WO 2016134207. Published August 25, 2016.

“Synthetic blend Fluorinated Polyhedral Oligomeric Silsesquioxane (F-POSS) compositions formed from multiple feedstock materials”
Warner, John C. US Pat. Appl. US 20160096853. Published April 7, 2016.

“Asphalt Binder Additive Compositions and Related Materials”
Warner, John C., Muollo, Laura R.; Walker, Rowan L., Bianchini, J. R. PCT Int. Appl. WO 2015070180. Filed November 10, 2014. Published May 14, 2015.

“Wood Composites Containing Oleaginous Microbial Biomass”
Braksmayer, Diza; McKee, Adrienne; Janssen, Giselle; Krevor, David H.; Warner, John C.; Whitfield, Justin R.; Dorogy, William E., Jr.; Kearney, Frederick Richard; Stoler, Emily J PCT Int. Appl. WO 2015196134. Filed Jun 20, 2014. Published Dec 23, 2015

COSMETICS AND PERSONAL CARE

“Aqueous hair dyeing compositions comprising poly(lactic acid)”
Lago, Juliana Carvalhaes; Fregonesi, Adriana de Andrade; Scanavez de Paula, Carla Maria Sanches; Pedroso de Oliveira, Ana Paula; Warner, John C.; Muollo, Laura; Cookson, Jennifer, PCT Int. Appl. (2017), WO 2017112999 A1 20170706.

“Aqueous colorant composition and use thereof”
Lago, Juliana Carvalhaes; Fregonesi, Adriana; Scanavez de Paula, Carla Maria Sanches; Pedroso de Oliveira, Ana Paula; Warner, John C.; Muollo, Laura; Cookson, Jennifer, U.S. Pat. Appl. Publ. (2017), US 20170189310 A1 20170706.

“Formulation and Process for Hair Dyeing”
Warner, John C.; Muollo, Laura; Stewart, Amie US Patent Appl. 20160184197. Filed September 9, 2014. Published June 30, 2016

“Formulation and Processes for Hair Coloring”
Warner, John C.; Muollo, Laura; Stewart, Amie. PCT Int. Appl. WO 2015057254. Filed January 25, 2015. Published April 23, 2015.

“Formulation and Processes for Hair Coloring”
Warner, John C.; Muollo, Laura; Stewart, Amie. US Patent 8,828,100. Filed Oct. 14, 2013. Published September 9, 2014.

“Formulation and method for hair dyeing”
Warner, John C.; Viola, Michael S. US Patent 8,366,791. Filed September 2, 2011. Published February 5, 2013.

“Coloring Composition Containing L‐DOPA and L‐arginine and Forming a Non‐covalent Derivatization Complex”
Warner, John C.; Stoler, Emily J PCT Int. Appl. WO 2012067868. Filed November 7, 2011. Published May 24, 2012.

“Coloring Composition Containing L‐DOPA and L‐arginine and Forming a Non‐covalent Derivatization Complex”
Warner, John C.; Stoler, Emily J US Patent 8,118,880. Filed November 15, 2010. Published February 21, 2012.

“Hair Coloring Composition Containing an Aromatic Compound and an Initiator”
Warner, John C.; Stoler, Emily J PCT Int. Appl. WO 2011060354. Filed November 15, 2010. Published November 3, 2011. EP Application 2501374. Filed November 15, 2010. Published September 26, 2012.

“Coloring Composition Containing an Aromatic Compound and Tyrosinase”
Warner, John C.; Stoler, Emily J PCT Int. Appl. WO 2011060351. Filed November 15, 2010. Published May 19, 2011. CN Application 102695495. Filed November 15, 2010. Published September 26, 2012. EP Application 2501374. Filed November 15, 2010. Published September 26, 2012.

“Photoreactive Polymers and Devices for use in Hair Treatments”
Warner, John C.; Cannon, Amy S.; Raudys, Jennifer; Undurti, Arundhati; PCT Int. Appl. WO 2004058187. Filed December 22, 2003. Published December 23, 2004. CA 2510162. Filed December 22, 2003. Published July 15, 2004. EP 1575537. Filed December 22, 2003. Published September 21, 2005.

THERMAL IMAGING

“Thermal Recording Media”
Chakar, Fadi Selim; Warner, John Charles; Whitfield, Justin Robert; Lugus, Michelle Wanch Li; Banerjee, Deboshri, PCT Int. Appl. WO 2015094630 Published June 25, 2015.

“Thermal Recording Materials Containing Phosphate Modifier”
Chakar, Fadi Selim; Warner, John Charles; Whitfield, Justin Robert; Lugus, Michelle Wanch Li; Banerjee, Deboshri, US Pat. Appl. US 20150165806. Filed December 18, 2013. Published June 18, 2015.

“Thermal Imaging”
Warner, John C. US Pat. Appl. US 20140371064. Filed June 18, 2013. Published December 18, 2014.

“Thermographic Recording Films.”
Dombrowski, Edward J.; Jones, Robert L.; Warner, John C.; Yang, Jiyue US Patent 5,750,463. Filed April 22, 1997. Published May 12, 1998.

“Imaging Medium and Process.”
Fehervari, Agota F.; Gaudiana, Russell A.; Kolb, Eric S.; Mehta, Parag G.; Taylor, Lloyd D.; Warner, John C. US Patent 5,424,268. Filed May 13, 1994. Published June 13, 1995.

“Thermally‐Processable Image Recording Materials Including Substituted Purine Compounds.”
Ford, Maureen F.; Guarrera, Donna J.; Mischke, Mark M.; Pai, Ramdas; Warner, John C. US Patent 5,411,929. Filed June 30, 1994. Published May 2, 1995.

FLAME RETARDANTS

“Bromine‐Free Fire Retardant (FR) Agents Capable of Using a Cyclization Mechanism”
Warner, John; Tang, Pui‐In; Stewart, Amie; Kelly, Colleen. PCT Int. Appl. WO 2015050542. Filed October 2, 2013. Published April 9, 2015.

“Structured endothermic fire‐retardant agents encapsulated in thermally‐sensitive material and fire‐retardant composition comprising polymer matrix and microcapsules incorporating fire‐retardant agents”
Warner, John; Tang, Pui‐Ln; Stewart, Amie; Kelly, Colleen. PCT Int. Appl. WO 2015026353. Filed August 22, 2013. Published February 26, 2015.

RECYCLING TECHNOLOGIES

“Method for the recovery of lithium cobalt oxide from lithium ion batteries”
Poe, Sarah L.; Paradise, Christopher L.; Muollo, Laura R.; Pal, Reshma; Warner, John C.; Korzenski, Michael B. US Pat. Appl. US 20140306162. Filed June 19, 2012. Published October 16, 2014.

“Sustainable process for reclaiming precious metals and base metals from electronic waste”
Korzenski, Michael B.; Jiang, Ping; Norman, James; Warner, John C.; Ingalls, Laura; Gnanamgari, Dinakar; Strickler, Fred; Mendum, Ted. US Pat. Appl. US 20130336857. Filed August 19, 2011. Published December 19, 2013.

“Sustainable process for reclaiming precious metals and base metals from electronic waste”
Korzenski, Michael B.; Jiang, Ping; Norman, James; Warner, John C.; Ingalls, Laura; Gnanamgari, Dinakar; Strickler, Fred; Mendum, Ted. PCT Int. Appl. WO 2012024603. Filed August 19, 2011. Published February 23, 2013. CN 103249849. Filed August 19, 2011. Published August 14, 2013. EP 2606158. Filed August 19, 2011. Published June 26, 2013.

“Method for the recovery of lithium cobalt oxide from lithium ion batteries”
Poe, Sarah L.; Paradise, Christopher L.; Muollo, Laura R.; Pal, Reshma; Warner, John C.; Korzenski, Michael B. PCT Int. Appl. WO 2012177620. Filed June 19, 2012. Published December 27, 2012. CN 103620861. Filed June 19, 2012. Published March 5, 2014. EP 2724413. Filed June 19, 2012. Published April 30, 2014.

SOLAR ENERGY

“Dye‐Sensitized Solar Cell and Corrosion Resistant Electrode Stack Therein”
Plavisch, Lauren; Ricci, Melissa; Warner, John C. US Pat. Appl. US 20130263921. Filed April 10, 2012. Published October 10, 2013.

“Solar Cells with a Colorant Sensitized Semiconductor Layer Prepared from a Presensitized Semiconductor Composition”
Warner, John C.; Viola, Michael S.; Barykina, Olga; Dua, Vineet. US Pat. Appl. US 20130180587. Filed January 17, 2012. Published July 18, 2013.

“Dye Formulation for Fabricating Dye Sensitized Electronic Devices”
Warner, John C.; Viola, Michael S., US Pat. Appl. US 20130074935. Filed September 23, 2011. Published March 28, 2013.

“Systems and Methods for Preparing a Metal Oxide Based Anode for Dye‐Sensitized Solar Cells”
Warner, John C.; Van Benschoten, Helen; Cannon, Amy US Pat. Appl. US 20110232742. Filed Feb. 17, 2011. Published September 29, 2011.

“Semiconductor Compositions for Dye‐Sensitized Solar Cells”
Warner, John C.; Vanbenschoten, Helen; Cannon, Amy US Pat. Appl. US 20110232717. Filed February 17, 2011. Published September 29, 2011.

“Additives for Solar Cell Semiconductors”
Warner, John C. US Pat. Appl. US 20110226306. Filed Feb. 17, 2011. Published September 22, 2011.

“Systems and Methods for Preparing Components of Photovoltaic Cells”
Warner, John C.; Van Benschoten, Helen; Cannon, Amy PCT Int. Appl. WO 2011103494. Filed February 18, 2011. Published August 25, 2011.

“Semiconductor Compositions for Dye‐Sensitized Solar Cells”
Warner, John C.; Vanbenschoten, Helen; Cannon, Amy PCT Int. Appl. WO 2011103503. Filed February 18, 2011. Published August 25, 2011.

“Additives for Solar Cell Semiconductors”
Warner, John C. PCT Int. Appl. WO 2011103506. Filed February 18, 2011. Published August 25, 2011.

POLYMER PHOTOCHEMISTRY

“Photoinduced Copolymer Functionalized Substrates”
Warner, John C.; Cannon, Amy S.; Dye, Kevin PCT Int. Appl. WO 2007139810. Filed May 23, 2007. Published December 6, 2007.

“Methods of solubilizing and recycling biodegradable polymers containing photoreactive moieties using irradiation”
Warner, John C.; Morelli, Alessandra; Ku, Man Ching US Patent 6,946,284. Filed November 15, 2002. Published September 20, 2005.

“Copolymers having pendant functional thymine groups”
Grasshoff, J. Michael; Taylor, Lloyd D.; Warner, John C. US Patent 5,708,106. Filed May 3, 1996. Published January 13, 1998.

“Images by Exposure to Actinic Radiation; Solvent Removal of Non‐Exposed Areas”
Grasshoff, J. Michael; Taylor, Lloyd D.; Warner, John C. US Patent 5,616,451. Filed May 24, 1995. Published April 1, 1997.

“Vinylbenzyl Thymine Monomers and Polymers and Products Prepared from Same”
Grasshoff, J. Michael; Taylor, Lloyd D.; Warner, John C. PCT Int. Appl. WO 1995031755. Filed May 10, 1995. Published November 23, 1995. CA 2185144. Filed May 10, 1995. Published November 23, 1995. EP 0759193. Filed May 10, 1995. Published February 26, 1997. DE 69504652. Filed May 10, 1995. Published October 15, 1998.

“Vinylbenzyl Thymine Monomers and their use in photoresists”
Grasshoff, J. Michael; Taylor, Lloyd D.; Warner, John C. US Patent 5,455,349. Filed May 13, 1994. Published October 3, 1995.

ELECTRONICS

“Protective barriers for electronic devices”
Warner, John C.; Viola, Michael S. US Patent 8,581,246. Filed September 2, 2011. Published November 12, 2013.

“Non‐fluoride containing composition for removal of polymers and other organic material from a surface”
Korzenski, Michael B.; Jiang, Ping; Warner, John C.; Mendum, Ted; Lugus, Michelle; Whitfield, Justin; Vanbenschoten, Helen; Payne, Makonnen PCT Int. Appl. WO 2010091045. Filed Feb 3, 2010. Published August 12, 2010.

“Metal Oxide Films”
Warner, John C.; Morelli, Alessandra US Pat. Appl. US 20030054207. Filed July 17, 2002. Published March 20, 2003. PCT Int. Appl. WO 2003008079. Filed July 17, 2992. Published January 30, 2003.

PHOTO-ACID CATALYSIS

“Support containing lewis acid, dye precursor, acidic material and thermal stabilizer.”
Dombrowski, Edward J.; Guarrera, Donna J.; Jones, Robert L.; Mischke, Mark R.; Warner, John C.; Yang, Jiyue US Patent 5,750,464. Filed April 22, 1997. Published May 12, 1998.

“Acid‐Catalyzed Thermal Decomposition of Secondary Acid Generator and Formation of Second Acid; Copper Compound and Reactive Material Used to Decompose Superacid Precursor”
Marshall, John L.; Baker, Rita Shon S.; Takiff, Larry C.; Telfer, Stephen J.; Warner, John C. US Patent 5,741,630. Filed April 25, 1994. Published April 21, 1998.

“Process for Fixing an Image, and Medium for Use Therein”
Ehret, Anne; Marshall, John L.; Baker, Rita Shon S.; Takiff, Larry C.; Telfer, Stephen J.; Warner, John C. US Patent 5,582,956. Filed April 28, 1994. Published December 10, 1996.

“Process for Fixing an Image”
Ehret, Anne; Marshall, John L.; Baker, Rita Shon S.; Takiff, Larry C.; Telfer, Stephen J.; Warner, John C. PCT Int. Appl. WO 95029067. Filed April 25, 1995. Published November 2, 1995. CA 2186514. Filed April 25, 1995. Published November 2, 1995. DE 69506396. Filed April 25, 1995. Published January 14, 1999. EP 0757628. Filed April 25, 1995. Published February 12, 1997.

PHOTOGRAPHIC SCIENCES

“Photograph Development”
Guarrera, Donna J.; Mattucci, Neil C.; Mehta, Avinash C.; Taylor, Lloyd D.; Warner, John C. US Patent 5,705,312. Filed Nov. 25, 1996. Published January 6, 1998.

“Photograph System”
Guarrera, Donna J.; Mattucci, Neil C.; Mehta, Avinash C.; Taylor, Lloyd D.; Warner, John C. PCT Int. Appl. WO 1997029405. Filed January 21, 1997. August 14, 1997. DE 69701493. Filed January 21, 1997. Published April 27, 2000. EP 0820607. Filed January 21, 1997. Published January 28, 1998.

“Copolymeric Mordants and Photographic Products and Processes Containing Them”
Grasshoff, J. Michael; Taylor, Lloyd D.; Warner, John C. US Patent 5,395,731. Filed May 13, 1994. Published March 7, 1995.

“Process and Composition for Use in Photographic Materials Containing Hydroquinones.”Taylor, Lloyd D.; Warner, John C. US Patent 5,338,644. Filed December 23, 1992. Published August 16, 1994.

“Process and Composition for Use in Photographic Materials Containing Hydroquinones.”
Taylor, Lloyd D.; Warner, John C. US Patent 5,177,262. Filed July 19, 1991, Published January 5, 1993. EP 0523470. Filed July 3, 1992, Published February 3, 1993. CA 2070450. Filed June 4, 1992, Published January 20, 1993. DE 69218312. Filed July 3, 1992, Published April 24, 1997. JP 06230540. Filed July 16, 1992.

LITHOGRAPHIC PROCESSES

“Flexible Microreactors”
Warner, John C. US Pat. Appl. US 20140369901. Filed June 18, 2013. Published December 18, 2014.

“Low‐Volatility, Substituted 2‐Phenyl‐4,6‐bis[Halomethyl]‐1,3,5‐triazine for Lithographic Printing Plates.”
Fitzgerald, Maurice J.; Kearney, Frederick R.; Liang, Rong‐Chang; Schwarzel, William C.; Guarrera, Donna, J.; Hardin, John M.; Warner, John C. PCT Int. Appl. WO 1996034315. Filed April 19, 1996. Published October 31, 1996. CA 2189459. Filed April 19, 1996. Published October 31, 1996. DE 69609136. Filed April 19, 1996. Published August 10, 2000. EP 0767932. Filed April 19, 1996. Published April 16, 1997.

“Low‐Volatility, Substituted 2‐Phenyl‐4,6‐bis[Halomethyl]‐1,3,5‐triazine for Lithographic Printing Plate Preparation”
Fitzgerald, Maurice J.; Kearney, Frederick R.; Liang, Rong‐Chang; Schwarzel, William C.; Guarrera, Donna, J.; Hardin, John M.; Warner, John C. US Patent 5,561,029. Filed April 28, 1995. Published October 1, 1996.