THOMAS OOMMAN, PH. D.
280 Relais Trace
Alpharetta, GA 30004
[email protected]
(678) 360-3251
PUBLICATIONS
1. H. Hristov, O. P. Thomas, T. Mace, B. Hsiao, “In-Situ SAXS Study of Phase Segregation
and Morphology of Styrenic Block Copolymers,” 2015 ANTEC SPE Meeting, Orlando,
March 23-25 (to be presented).
2. H.Hristov, O.P. Thomas, B. Hsiao, “In-Situ SAXS Study of Phase Segregation in
Thermoplastic Elastomers, European Materials Research Symposium, 2014 Spring
Meeting, Lille, France, May 26-30.
3. T. Mace, O. P. Thomas, H. A. Hristov, “Phase Segregation Kinetics of Polyurethane
Based Elastomers,” 2003 APS National Meeting, Austin, TX.
4. O. Thomas, Christian Sanders, Hristo Hristov, Larry Mailloux, Tami Mace, “OrderDisorder Transition Effect on Properties of Some SBC Polymers,” 2006 ANTEC
Conference, Charlotte, NC.
5. Alex J. Neeb, Hristo A. Hristov, Oomman Thomas (Kimberly-Clark Corporation) &
Anthony B. Brennan, Randy S. Duran, Gayanga Weerasakera (University of Florida),
“Morphology and Mechanical Properties of Extrusion and Solution Cast Elastomeric
Film,” 1999 APS Centennial Meeting Abstract, pg. 747, Atlanta, GA.
6. O. Thomas, M. Rincon, D. Latham and M. Heaney, "Fracture Toughness and Fatigue
Failure Behavior of Reaction Injection Molded Polyurethane Elastomers (JAPS).
7. O. Thomas, R. D. Priester Jr., K. J. Hinze and D. Latham, "Effect of Cross-link Density
on the Morphology Thermal, and Mechanical Properties of Flexible Molded Polyurea /
urethane Foam and Films," J. Poly. Sci., Polym. Phys. Ed., 32, 2155-2169 (1994).
8. O. Thomas. K. Sehanobish, A Kim and A. Chudnovsky, "Comparative Analysis of the
Mechanical Behavior and Fatigue Crack Growth Resistance of Polyurethane
Elastomers,” Preprints of SPE ANTEC, (1994).
9. O. Thomas, M. Rincon, D. Latham and M. Heaney, "Fracture Toughness and Fatigue
Failure of Reaction Injection Molded Polyurethane Elastomers with Differing Molecular
Weight between Cross-links", Preprints of SPE ANTEC, 906, (1993).
10. O. Thomas, R. D. Priester Jr., K. J. Hinze, "Effect of Cross-link Density on the
Morphology Thermal, and Mechanical Properties of a Flexible Polyurethane Foam,”
ACS Macromolecular Secretariat 1992 Symposium on Polymeric Foams, 204th National
Meeting, August 23-28, (1992).
11. O. Thomas and D. J. Burchell, "Dilute Solution Behavior of Polyether / MDI / BDO Based
Polyurethanes," 1986 Southwest Regional ACS Meeting, Abstract, page 35 (1986).
12. D. J. Burchell and O. Thomas, "Thermal and FT-IR Studies of Some segmented
Polyurethane based on Polyether soft segments and MDI / BDO Hard segments in the
Backbone," 1986 Southwest Regional ACS Meeting, Abstract, Page 27 (1986).
13. O. Thomas and D. J. Burchell, "The Dilute Solution behavior of the Polyether / MDI /
BDO based Polyurethane," American Physical Society Meeting, Las Vegas, NV (1986).
14. P.P. Wu, S.L. Hsu, O. Thomas and A. Blumstein, "FT-IR of the Nematic order in
Thermotropic Main-Chain Polyesters," J. Polym. Sci. Polym. Phys. Ed., 24, 827-837
(1986).
15. A. Blumstein, O. Thomas and R. S. Kumar, "Rheological Behavior of Thermotropic Flexible
Main chain Polyesters Based on 4,4'-Dioxy-2,2'-Dimethyl Azoxybenzene Mesogens I.
Oscillatory Shear Behavior," J. Polym. Sci. Polym. Phys. Ed., 24, 27-38 (1986).
16. A. Blumstein, S. Kumar and O. Thomas, "Rheological Behavior of Thermotropic MainChain Polyesters Based on 4,4'-dioxy-2,2'-Dimethyl Azoxybenzene Mesogen," ACS
Polymer Preprints, 26(2), 218 (1985).
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17. R. B. Blumstein, O. Thomas, M. M. Gauthier, J. Asrar and A. Blumstein, "Structure
Property Relations in Flexible Thermotropic Mesophase Polymers. I. Phase Transitions
in Polyesters Based onAzoxybenzene Mesogen," Polymeric Liquid Crystals, A.
Blumstein Ed., Plenum Press Publishers (1985).
18. A. Blumstein, M. M. Gauthier, O. Thomas and R. B. Blumstein, "Structure Property
Correlation in Some Nematic Main-Chain Polyesters," Faraday Discuss. Chem. Soc.,
79, 33 (1985).
19. J. M. Gill, H. W. Schmidt, J. F. Pinton, P. Sixou, O. Thomas, G. Kharas and A.
Blumstein, "Electro-Hydrodynamic Instabilities in Main-Chain Thermotropic Liquid
Crystalline Polyesters," Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst., 102 (letters, 49 (1984).
20. A. Blumstein, H.W. Schmidt, O. Thomas, G.B. Kharas, R.B. Blumstein, and R. H.
Ringsdorf, "Electric Field Effects and Miscibility in Cybotactic Micellar Nematic and
Ordinary Nematic Polyesters," Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst., 92 (Letters) (1984).
21. A. Blumstein, O. Thomas, J. Asrar, P. Makris, S. B. Clough and R. B. Blumstein, "Order
in Thermotropic Nematic Polyesters: The Existence of Two Distinct Molecular
Arrangements within Polymeric Nematic Mesophase," J. Polym. Sci., Polym. Lett. Ed.,
22, 13 (1984).
22. A. Blumstein, R. B. Blumstein, M. M. Gauthier, O. Thomas and J. Asrar, "The Existence
of Two Distinct Levels of Order in Thermotropic Nematic Polyesters," Mol. Cryst. Liq.
Cryst., 92 (Letters), 87 (1983).
23. A. Blumstein, O. Thomas, J. Asrar, M. M. Gauthier, P. Makris, S. B. Clough and R. B.
Blumstein, "Odd-Even Effects in Polyesters and Co-polyesters Containing 2,2'-Methyl4,4'-Oxo Azoxybenzene Moiety," Polymer preprints, 24(2), 258, (1983).
24. A. Blumstein, R. B. Blumstein, M. M. Gauthier, M. D. Poliks, E. M. Stickles and O.
Thomas, "DSC Investigation of Some Thermotropic Nematic Polyesters and Model
compounds,” North American Thermal Analysis society, 12th Annual Symposium on
Liquid Crystals and Liquid Crystalline Polymers, 1983.
25. A. Blumstein and O. Thomas, "Odd-Even Effects in Thermotropic Liquid Crystalline 4,4'Dihydroxy-2, 2'- Dimethyl Azoxybenzene Alkanedioic Acid Polymers," Macromolecules,
15, 1264 (1982).
26. J. Asrar, O. Thomas, Q. Zhou and A. Blumstein, Thermotropic Liquid Crystalline
Polyesters: Structure Property Relationship," IUPAC, 28th MACRO Symposium,
Amherst, MA, Preprints, 797 (1982).
27. O. Thomas and K. R. Ashley, "Steric Hindrance in Porphins: Synthetic Studies of mesoTetraphenyl Octachloro and Octamethyl Porphyrins," 12th Annual Meeting-in-Miniature,
Dallas / Fort Worth Section of the ACS, Abstract, 17 (1979).
28. G. Krishnamurthy and O. Thomas, "Isotope Shifts Study in the Spectrum of Arsenic
Mononitride," Ind. J. Pure and App. Phys. 14(3), 236 (1976).
29. G. Krishnamurthy, M. Saraswathy and O. Thomas, Spectrographic Determination of
Trace Metals in Atmospheric Particulate," Indian Atomic Energy Commission, REP.
BARC-749, 21 PP, C.A., 82, 159820g (1975).
TECHNICAL REPORTS AT KIMBERLY-CLARK CORPORATION
1. O. P. Thomas, J. Brostin, “A comparative Study of the Elastic Strand Breakage of the
CFSBL made on the RML and at DFN,” TL#3282, (1996).
2. H. A. Hristov, O. Thomas, “Multiple Endotherms in the Melting of PE / PP Bicomponent
Fibers,” TL# 4099, (1997).
3. O. P. Thomas, A. Radovich, “The Effect of Structure and Composition on the Properties
of Segmented Thermoplastic Ether / Ester Elastomers,” TR#1706, (11/1997).
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4. H. A. Hristov, O. P.Thomas, “Dynamic Mechanical Analysis Study of the Dimensional
Stability of Thermoplastic Elastomers, TR #1771 (1998).
5. O. P.Thomas, J. Fitts, J. L. Singletary, H. Hristov, “ Improved Elastic Performance of
Kraton® Polymers and Their Laminate at Body Temperature Through Poly(phenylene
ether) Blends and Smooth Roll Calendering,” TR#1899 (1998).
6. O. P. Thomas, S. Herman, J. M.Carr, J. L. Singletary, J. R. Fitts, “ Optimization Study of
the Tackifier-Free, Wax Blended, SepSep and SebS Kraton® Polymers,” TR# 2095
(1999).
7. O. P. Thomas, H. A. Hristov, and J. L. Singletary, “High Performance Elastomers and
Laminate Based on High Molecular Weight Diblock Free Kraton® SebS polymers,” TR #
2021, (1999).
8. O. P. Thomas, N. Garcia, J. A, Siqueira, Hybridized Neck Bonded Laminate, TR #
03332, (2010).
ISSUED PATENTS
1. Patent Number US 4745135—O. P. Thomas and R. B. Turner, Polyurethanes Prepared
from Liquid Crystal Containing Poloyols.
2. Patent Number US 4745136—O. P. Thomas and R. B. Turner, Polyurethanes Prepared
from Dispersions or Solutions of Cholesterol or Cholesteanol Containing Polymers in a
Polyol.
3. Patent Number US 4745137—O. P. Thomas and R.B. Turner, Polyurethanes Prepared
from Solutions or Dispersions of Rigid Polyaromatic Monomers in Polyols.
4. Patent Number US 4798849—-O. P. Thomas and R. B. Turner, Organic Polymers
Containing Dispersed Liquid Crystalline Filler Polymers.
5. Patent Number US 4894403—O. P. Thomas, R. D. Peffley and E. E. Burt,
Polyisocyanate Compositions Containing Rigid Compounds or Polymers and
Polyurethanes Prepared Therefrom.
6. Patent Number US 4946872—O. P. Thomas, E. E. Burt and R. D. Peffley,
Polyisocyanate Prepolymers Prepared from Rigid Polyaromatic Precursor Materials, and
Polyurethanes Prepared Therefrom.
7. Patent Number US 6586354—V. A. Topolkaraev, D. Sorensen, O. Thomas, Microlayer
Breathale Film of Degradable Polymers and Thermoplastic Elastomers.
8. Patent Number 6323389—O. P. Thomas, J. R. Fitts, R. M. Shane, D. Willits, High
Performance Elastic Composite Materials Made from High Molecular Weight
Thermoplastic Elastomers.
9. Patent Number US 6057024—O. P. Thomas, M. Mleziva, R. M. Shane, D. V. Willits, J.
R. Fitts, and M. M. Morris, Composite Elastic Material with a Ribbon Shaped Filament.
10. Patent Number US 6187425—O.P. Thomas, L. C. Boggs, A.S. Bell, A. Ono, J. R. Fitts,
Elastic Materials with Improved Performance at Body Temperature.
11. Patent Number US 6387471—J. D. Taylor, J. R. Fitts, C. A. Dunkerly, O. P. Thomas, J.
L. Singletary, Creep Resistant Composite Elastic Materials with Improved Aesthetics,
Dimensional Stability, and Inherent Latency and Method Producing Same.
12. Patent Number US 6547915—J. D. Taylor, J. R. Fitts, C. A. Dunkerly, O. P. Thomas, J.
L. Singletary, “Creep Resistant Composite Elastic Materials with Improved Aesthetics,
Dimensional Stability, and Inherent Latency and Method Producing Same.
13. Patent Number US 6605552—D. M. Jackson, O. P. Thomas, Superabsorbent
Composite with Stretch.
14. Patent Number US 6855424—O. P. Thomas, M. A. Daley, J.R. Fitts, S.D. Flack, J. A.
Bernstein, Breathable Composite Elastic Material Having a Cellular Elastomeric Film
Layer and method of making the Same.
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15. Patent Number US 6916750—O. P. Thomas, G. T. Mildenhall, S.C. Paul, T. E. Mace, A.
E. Garavaglia, High Performance Elastic Laminate Made from High Molecular Weight
Styrenic Tetrablock Copolymer.
16. Patent Number US 7510758—O. P. Thomas, V. A. Topolkaraev, S. C. Smith, S. E.
Shawver, Breathable Elastic Multilayer Film Laminate And Method of Making a
breathable Elastic Multilayer Film Laminate.
17. Patent Number US 7476447—O. P. Thomas, Elastomeric Materials.
18. Patent Number US 7469427—K. Yang, J. E. Fish, J. A. Baker, O. P. Thomas, M.
Shamis, Stretchable And Permeable Non-Woven Protective Gloves.
19. Patent Number US 7384491—J. R. Fitts, C. A. Laslie, O.P. Thomas, H. M. Welch,
Apparatus And Methods For Making Cross-linked Elastic Laminates.
20. Patent Number US 7820001—O. P. Thomas, J. R. Fitts, H. M. Welch, G. K. Hall, Latent
Elastic Laminates and Methods of Making Latent Elastic Laminates.
21. Patent Number US 7910795—O. P. Thomas et.al., Absorbent Article Containing a
cross-linked Elastic Film.
22. Patent Number US 7358282—J. J. Krueger, F. R. Radwanski, M. G. Reichmann, P. R.
Elliker, A. Yahiaoui, R. E. Richard, O. P. Thomas, low-Density, Open-Cell, Soft, Flexible,
Thermoplastic, Absorbent Foam and Method of Making Foam.
23. Patent Number US 7247675—O. P. Thomas, V. A. Topolkaraev, G. T. Mildenhall, T. L.
Mace, H. A. Hristov, D. L. Hasha, Elastomer Compositions and Method of Making Them.
24. Patent Number US 7612001—O. P. Thomas, M. Lambidonis, A. Yahiaoui, High
Performance Elastic Materials Made Using Styrene Block Copolymers and Mixture.
25. Patent Number US 7923391—O. P. Thomas, Nonwoven web material containing crosslinked elastic components formed from a pentablock copolymer.
26. Patent Number US 7923392—O. P. Thomas, Cross-linked elastic material formed from
a branched block copolymer.
27. Patent Number US 7968479—H. M. Welch, J. J. Lassig, W-C Ng, S. E. Shawver, O. P.
Thomas, Elastic multilayer composite including pattern unbounded elastic materials,
articles containing same and methods of making same.
28. Patent Number US 7976662—O. P. Thomas, D. M. Jackson, J. M. Carr, T. Vercauteren,
D. Wideman, Laminate containing a fluorinated nonwoven web.
29. Patent Number US 8349963—O. P. Thomas, J. E. Flood, Cross-linked elastic material
formed from a linear block copolymer.
30. Patent Number US 8399368—O. P. Thomas, J. Austin, H. M. Welch, J. Siqueria,
Nonwoven web material containing a cross-linked elastic component formed from a
linear block copolymer.
31. Patent Number US 8603281—H. M. Welch, J. Austin, L. Sanabria, J. Siqueira, W-C Ng,
B. D. Haynes, O. P. Thomas, I. V. Schumacher, C. Laslie, S. C. Meyer, Elastic
composite containing a low strength and light weight nonwoven facing.
32. Patent Number US 8604129—O. P. Thomas, Sheet materials containing S-B-S and SI/B-S copolymers.
33. Patent Number US 8679992—J. Austin, O. P. Thomas, H. M. Welch, J. A. Siqueira,
Elastic composite formed from multiple laminate structures.
34. Patent Number US 8709191—J. W. Hughes, G. A. Walton, P. H. Calhoun, O. P.
Thomas, Latent elastic composite formed from a multilayered film.
PATENT APPLICATIONS PENDING
1. Application Number US 20040122409—O.P. Thomas, D. M. Matela, R. W. Z. Guirguis,
Enhanced Elastomer Blend.
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2. Application Number US 20040236552—C. M. Pieper, O. P. Thomas, G.R. Woltman, S.
J. Stabelfeldt, Y. H. Huang, D. R. Kathumbi-Jackson, J.E. Kerins, Method of Evaluating
Products Using a Virtual Environment.
3. Application Number US 20050106971—O. P. Thomas, Elastomeric laminate with film
and strands suitable for a nonwoven garment.
4. Application Number US 20050164584—S.A.Baratian, P. A. Schorr, A. E. Garavaglia S.
C. Sudbeck, D. K. Schiffer, M. B. Majors, K. N. Sanders, D. L. Myers, G. T. Mildenhall,
O. P. Thomas, Retractable nonwoven layers having minimal application of coalesced
elastomers.
5. Application Number US 20060143767—K. Yang, J. E. Fish, O. P. Thomas, S. M. Martin,
Breathable protective articles.
6. Application Number US 20060147716—J. Braverman, P. B. Day, A. E. Garavaglia,, H.
A. Kiper, M. Lambidonis, T. L. Mace,,A. L. McCormack, B. Polanco, P. S. Potnis, J. A.
Riggs, O. P. Thomas, Elastic films with reduced roll blocking capability, methods of
making same, and limited use or disposable product applications incorporating same.
7. Application Number US 20060246804—O. P. Thomas, M. Lambidonis, H. M. welch,
Elastomeric Materials.
8. Application Number US 20060251858—O. P. Thomas, J. W. Hughes, Elastic,
breathable barrier film and laminate.
9. Application Number US 20070083980—K. Yang, J. E. Fish, S. M. Shamis, J. A. Baker,
O. P. Thomas, Polymer Coated Protective Garment.
10. Application Number US 20090325440—O. P. Thomas, J. Austin, J. A. Siqueira, Films
and film laminates with relatively high machine direction modulus.
11. Application Number US 20100168704—O. P. Thomas, J. A. Siqueira, Method of
Forming an Elastic Laminate Including a Cross-Linked Elastic Film.
12. Application Number US 20140171895 A1—O. P. Thomas, P. J. Allen, V. Topolkaraev,
J. Day, F. P. Abuto, J. S. Schwalen, Laminate and Process for Making the Same.
13. Application Number US 20130260632 A1—O. P. Thomas, J. L. Austin, J. A. Siqueira,
Film and Film Laminate with Relatively High Machine Direction Modulus.
14. Application Number US 20120291949 A1—O. P. Thomas, R. E. Abernathy, Method and
Apparatus for Manufacturing an Absorbent Article with Cross-linked Elastic
Components.
15. Application Number US 20120172516 A1—K. J. Wright, O. P. Thomas, Elastic Film /
Fiber Formulations.
16. Application Number US 20120148796 A1—H. M. Welch, G. J. Rhodes, L. Huang, M. B.
Lake, W-C Ng, A. H. Redhead, J. A. Siqueira, O. P. Thomas, Nonwoven Composite
Including an Apertured Elastic Film and Method of Making.
17. Application Number US 20110160687 A1—H. M. Welch, G. J. Rhodes, L. Huang, M. B.
Lake, W-C Ng, A. H. Redhead, J. A. Siqueira, O. P. Thomas, Nonwoven Composite
Including an Apertured Elastic Film and Method of Making.
18. Serial Number 14091432 (to be converted into an application)—O.P. Thomas et.al.
Printed 3D-Elastic Laminates.
19. Serial Number 14091454 (to be converted into an application)—O.P. Thomas et.al.
Nonwoven Tack Cloth for Wipe Applications.
20. Serial Number 14132091 (to be converted into an application)—O.P. Thomas et.al.
Post-Bonded Grooved Elastic Materials.
21. Serial Number 14163303 (to be converted into an application)—O.P. Thomas et.al.
Latent Elastic Composite Formed from a Multi-Layered Film.