Patent Number: 8,820,257

Title: Amphiphilic fouling release coatings

Abstract: The present invention provides an amphiphilic polymeric material well-suited as a coating for marine applications, such as use as a fouling-release coating on the external surfaces of ships, particularly ship hulls. Also provided are methods of making the polymeric material and methods for using the polymeric material, as well as articles and surfaces that are coated with the polymeric material.

Inventors: Chisholm; Bret Ja (West Fargo, ND), Christianson; David Allen (Bismarck, ND)

Assignee: NDSU Research Foundation

International Classification: B63H 1/16 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 9/02/12018