Patents Represented by Attorney Lisa Kimes Jones
  • Patent number: 7151192
    Abstract: A manufacturing process for the preparation of ?,?-branched alkane carboxylic acids, by reacting a mono-olefin or a precursor thereof, with carbon monoxide in the presence of a strong acid catalyst characterized in that the starting olefin is a dimmer C8 or trimer C12 derived from n-butene, which predominantly comprise 2-butene, that the acid catalyst is composed of BF3/H3PO4 in a molar ratio of BF3:H3PO4 in the range of from 0.5:1.0 to 5.0:1.0, or of CF3SO 3H, that the weight ratio of the catalyst relative to the mono-olefin is in the range of from 1:1 to 10:1, that the reaction is carried out at a temperature in the range of from 60 to 140° C., and with an initial water content in the catalyst system in the range of from 8 to 25 wt %; and vinyl esters and glycidyl esters derived from said carboxylic acids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2006
    Assignee: Hexion Specialty Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Hendrik Stichter, Leonardus Petrus, Hans Arie Stil
  • Patent number: 7060745
    Abstract: A waterborne acrylate-functionalized alkyd coating composition is disclosed, which includes an acrylate-functionalized alkyd resin, at least one drier, and water. The acrylate-functionalized alkyd resin comprises the reaction product of (i) a hydroxy functional alkyd resin, (ii) an acid anhydride, and (iii) a glycidyl acrylate. Methods of preparing waterborne acrylate-functionalized alkyd coating compositions are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2006
    Assignee: Resolution Specialty Materials LLC
    Inventors: Thauming Kuo, Paul Vincent Grosso, Gary Eugene Spilman, Mark Dwight Clark
  • Patent number: 7001938
    Abstract: Epoxy resin composition curing agents, which include a primary amino alcohol, are disclosed. Specifically, the invention relates to curing agents which include a primary amino alcohol physically blended therewith. Alternatively, the invention relates to curing agents which include a primary amino alcohol reacted into a resinous phenolic compound. Resin systems utilizing the curing agents of the invention exhibit enhanced hot wet adhesion to metal substrates and are particularly useful in the manufacture of powder coatings for pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2006
    Assignee: Resolution Performance Products LLC
    Inventors: Michael J. Watkins, Robert J. Pawlik
  • Patent number: 6982236
    Abstract: This invention relates to a method to prepare a supported catalyst system comprising preparing a combination comprising 1) a first supported catalyst system comprising a support, an activator and a metal catalyst compound, and 2) a second supported catalyst system comprising a support, an activator and a metal catalyst compound and thereafter spray-drying the combination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2006
    Assignee: Univation Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Timothy T. Wenzel, David James Schreck
  • Patent number: 6956089
    Abstract: The invention provides for polymerization catalyst compositions, and for methods for introducing the catalyst compositions into a polymerization reactor. More particularly, the method combines a catalyst component containing slurry and a catalyst component containing solution to form the completed catalyst composition for introduction into the polymerization reactor. The invention is also directed to methods of preparing the catalyst component slurry, the catalyst component solution and the catalyst compositions, to methods of controlling the properties of polymer products utilizing the catalyst compositions, and to polymers produced therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2005
    Assignee: Univation Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Simon Mawson, Sun-Chueh Kao, Tae Hoon Kwalk, Timothy Roger Lynn, David H. McConville, Matthew Gary McKee, John Francis Szul, Kersten Anne Terry, Timothy T. Wenzel, Mark Gregory Goode, John Henry Oskam, Robert J. Jorgensen, Robert Harold Vogel
  • Patent number: 6956094
    Abstract: The invention provides for polymerization catalyst compositions, and for methods for introducing the catalyst compositions into a polymerization reactor. More particularly, the method combines a catalyst component containing slurry and a catalyst component containing solution to form the completed catalyst composition for introduction into the polymerization reactor. The invention is also directed to methods of preparing the catalyst component slurry, the catalyst component solution and the catalyst compositions, to methods of controlling the properties of polymer products utilizing the catalyst compositions, and to polymers produced therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2005
    Assignee: Univation Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Simon Mawson, Sun-Chueh Kao, Tae Hoon Kwalk, Timothy Roger Lynn, David H. McConville, Matthew Gary McKee, John Francis Szul, Kersten Anne Terry, Timothy T. Wenzel, Mark Gregory Goode, John Henry Oskam, Robert J. Jorgensen, Robert Harold Vogel
  • Patent number: 6946509
    Abstract: An acrylate-functionalized alkyd coating composition is disclosed having improved dry time. The compositon includes an acrylate-functionalized alkyd resin, a solvent, and a drier package that provides the composition with a cobalt content of at least 0.01 wt %, based on binder solids content, and a calcium content of from 0.15 wt % to 5 wt %, based on the binder solids content. The drier mixture disclosed results in the coating composition having improved dry time when compared with similar coating compositions using conventional drier packages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2005
    Assignee: Resolution Specialty Materials LLC
    Inventor: Mingbo He
  • Patent number: 6927263
    Abstract: Catalyst precursor compounds having both (i) a polydentate ligand which comprises a cyclic moiety as well as a heteroatom and (ii) a protected hydride/hydrocarbyl ligand bonded to a metal atom, as well as olefin polymerization catalyst systems based thereupon, polymerization processes using such catalyst systems and polymers produced thereby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2005
    Assignee: Univation Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Thomas H. Peterson
  • Patent number: 6878662
    Abstract: The invention provides olefin(s) polymerization catalyst compositions that include at least one tridentate ligand coordinated to the transition metal by one datively bonded heteroatom and two anionically bonded heteroatoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2005
    Assignee: Univation Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Rex E. Murray
  • Patent number: 6846886
    Abstract: The invention provides for polymerization catalyst compositions, and for methods for introducing the catalyst compositions into a polymerization reactor. More particularly, the method combines a catalyst component containing slurry and a catalyst component containing solution to form the completed catalyst composition for introduction into the polymerization reactor. The invention is also directed to methods of preparing the catalyst component slurry, the catalyst component solution and the catalyst compositions, to methods of controlling the properties of polymer products utilizing the catalyst compositions, and to polymers produced therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2005
    Assignee: Univation Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Simon Mawson, Sun-Chueh Kao, Tae Hoon Kwalk, Timothy Roger Lynn, David H. McConville, Matthew Gary McKee, John Francis Szul, Kersten Anne Terry, Timothy T. Wenzel, Mark Gregory Goode, John Henry Oskam, Robert J. Jorgensen, Robert Harold Vogel
  • Patent number: 6841631
    Abstract: Catalyst compositions and methods, useful in polymerization processes, utilizing at least two metal compounds are disclosed. At least one of the metal compounds is a Group 15 containing metal compound and the other metal compound is preferably a bulky ligand metallocene-type catalyst. The invention also discloses a new polyolefin, generally polyethylene, particularly a multimodal polymer and more specifically, a bimodal polymer, and its use in various end-use applications such as film, molding and pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2005
    Assignee: Univation Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Donald R. Loveday, David H. McConville, John F. Szul, Kersten Anne Erickson, Simon Mawson, Tae Hoon Kwack, Frederick J. Karol, David James Schreck
  • Patent number: 6831187
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel hetero-multimetallic catalyst precursors and catalysts for the polymerization of olefins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2004
    Assignee: Univation Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Rex Eugene Murray
  • Patent number: 6828394
    Abstract: The present invention provides polymerization catalyst compounds, catalyst systems including these catalyst compounds, and to their use in the polymerization of ethylene and at least one comonomer. In particular, the invention provides a catalyst system comprising a poor comonomer incorporating catalyst compound and a good comonomer incorporating catalyst compound. Preferably, the low comonomer incorporating catalyst compound is a metallocene containing at least one substituted or unsubstituted fused ring cyclopentadienyl based ligand which is substantially directed to the front of the molecule, contains a long bridging group, or which contains a methyl substitution pattern which correlates to poor comonomer incorporation. The invention also provides methods of selecting the poor comonomer incorporating metallocene to pair with the good comonomer incorporating metallocene to produce polymers that are easy to process into a variety of articles, especially polyethylene based film, having enhanced properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2004
    Assignee: Univation Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: George Alan Vaughan, John F. Szul, Matthew Gary McKee, James McLeod Farley, Ching-Tai Lue, Sun-Chueh Kao
  • Patent number: 6825287
    Abstract: The invention provides for polymerization catalyst compositions, and for methods for introducing the catalyst compositions into a polymerization reactor. More particularly, the method combines a catalyst component containing slurry and a catalyst component containing solution to form the completed catalyst composition for introduction into the polymerization reactor. The invention is also directed to methods of preparing the catalyst component slurry, the catalyst component solution and the catalyst compositions, to methods of controlling the properties of polymer products utilizing the catalyst compositions, and to polymers produced therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2004
    Assignee: Univation Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Simon Mawson, Sun-Chueh Kao, Tae Hoon Kwalk, Timothy Roger Lynn, David H. McConville, Matthew Gary McKee, John Francis Szul, Kersten Anne Terry, Timothy T. Wenzel, Mark Gregory Goode, John Henry Oskam, Robert J. Jorgensen, Robert Harold Vogel
  • Patent number: 6806328
    Abstract: The present invention includes polymerization catalyst activator complexes which include at least Group 13 metals. The activator complexes of the invention are prepared, in general, by reacting a halogenated aryl Group 13 metal compound with a diol. The activator compound is represented in one aspect by: wherein each M1 is a Group 13 atom; each R3, R3′, R3″, and R3′″ group is independently selected from, for example, C1 to C30 alkyls, halogenated C1 to C30 alkyls, C6 to C60 halogenated aryls; with the proviso that at least one of R3, R3′, R3″, and R3′″ is a fluorinated C6 to C60 aryl group; R1 and R2 are independently selected from substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C100 hydrocarbylenes; R, when present, is a substituted or unsubstituted C30 hydrocarbylene; wherein when R is absent, R1 and R2 are bound together; and x is 0 or an integer from 1 to 100.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2004
    Assignee: Univation Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Matthew W. Holtcamp
  • Patent number: 6797791
    Abstract: A polymerization catalyst system and process, which utilizes a Group 14 and Group 16 containing non-crystalline compound to solubilize or emulsify polymerization catalyst components, is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2004
    Assignee: Univation Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: David E. Gindelberger
  • Patent number: 6723808
    Abstract: Disclosed are polymerization catalyst activator compositions which include a carbonium cation and an aluminum containing anion. These activator compositions are prepared by combining a carbonium or trityl source and with an aluminum containing complex, preferably a perfluorophenylaluminum compound. Also disclosed are polymerization catalyst systems including the activator composition of the invention, and processes for polymerizing olefins utilizing same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2004
    Assignee: Univation Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Matthew W. Holtcamp
  • Patent number: 6720396
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a catalyst composition of an activator, a catalyst compound and a support in a liquid. The catalyst composition of the invention is utilized as prepared, in the liquid, in a process for polymerizing olefin(s), preferably a slurry polymerization process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2004
    Assignee: Univation Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Susan L. Bell, Abdul Gaffar Vadagama
  • Patent number: 6689847
    Abstract: The invention provides for polymerization catalyst compositions, and for methods for introducing the catalyst compositions into a polymerization reactor. More particularly, the method combines a catalyst component containing slurry and a catalyst component containing solution to form the completed catalyst composition for introduction into the polymerization reactor. The invention is also directed to methods of preparing the catalyst component slurry, the catalyst component solution and the catalyst compositions, to methods of controlling the properties of polymer products utilizing the catalyst compositions, and to polymers produced therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2004
    Assignee: Univation Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Simon Mawson, Sun-Chueh Kao, Tae Hoon Kwalk, Timothy Roger Lynn, David H. McConville, Matthew Gary McKee, John Francis Szul, Kersten Anne Terry, Timothy T. Wenzel, Mark Gregory Goode, John Henry Oskam, Robert J. Jorgensen, Robert Harold Vogel
  • Patent number: 6680276
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composition of a carboxylate metal salt in combination with a heated polymerization catalyst to improve the flowability and operability of the catalyst. The invention also relates to methods for preparing the catalyst composition and to its use in a polymerization process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2004
    Assignee: Univation Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Chi-I Kuo, Agapios K. Agapiou, Steven K. Ackerman, Simon X. Zhang