Patents Represented by Attorney Michael Leach
  • Patent number: 7666954
    Abstract: The present invention provides N,N?-dimethyl secondary diamine polymers including methylamine-terminated poly-(N-methylazetidine) and methylamine-terminated poly-(N-methylazacycloheptane). Amine compositions and amine-epoxy compositions comprising N,N?-dimethyl secondary diamine polymers are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Assignee: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Frederick Herbert Walker, Michael Ian Cook, Gamini Ananda Vedage, Robert Marjo Theodoor Rasing, Vipul P. Dholakia
  • Patent number: 7666919
    Abstract: A composition for making a polyurethane foam includes a non-fugitive tertiary amine urethane catalyst and an aromatic diacid ester diol or substituted carbamate thereof. Foams prepared from the reaction of a polyol and an organic isocyanate in the presence of these ingredients show excellent resistance to deterioration of physical properties upon humid ageing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Assignee: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Juan Jesus Burdeniuc, Stephan Herman Wendel, Renee J. Keller
  • Patent number: 7655736
    Abstract: The present invention provides polyamide curing agent compositions comprising the reaction products of (1) multifunctional amines of structure 1 where R1 is CH2CH2CH2NH2; R2, R3 and R4 independently are H or CH2CH2CH2NH2, and X is CH2CH2 or CH2CH2CH2 with (2) dimer fatty acids, optionally in combination with monofunctional fatty acids, the reaction product preferably comprising at least 15 wt % tetrahydropyrimidine-containing components. The curing agent compositions are useful for crosslinking epoxy resins to produce coatings, adhesives, floorings, composites and other articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2010
    Assignee: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Gamini Ananda Vedage, Stephen Francis Monaghan, Williams René Edouard Raymond, Michael Ian Cook, Michael Paul Popule
  • Patent number: 7615580
    Abstract: A composition for making a polyurethane foam includes a non-fugitive tertiary amine urethane catalyst and an ester alcohol or substituted carbamate thereof. Foams prepared from the reaction of a polyol and an organic isocyanate in the presence of these ingredients show excellent resistance to deterioration of physical properties upon humid ageing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2009
    Assignee: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Juan Jesus Burdeniuc, Stephan Herman Wendel, Renée Jo Keller
  • Patent number: 7615584
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of preparation of a water based epoxy resin curing agent in dispersion form which is formed by combining an amine-functional dispersion (A) with an amine-functional curing agent (B). The invention also relates to the curing agent obtained from said method, its use for curing two component water based epoxy systems, compositions obtained from such curing and various uses of the compositions obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2009
    Assignee: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Lohe Matthias, Michael Cook, Achim Klippstein
  • Patent number: 7595029
    Abstract: The invention pertains to an improved apparatus comprised of a monolith catalytic reactor having an inlet and an outlet and a static mixer having an inlet and an outlet thereto with the outlet of said static mixer in communication with the inlet of said monolith catalytic reactor. The invention also pertains to an improvement in a process for effecting a reaction in the monolith catalytic reactor wherein a reactant gas and reactant liquid are introduced to the inlet to the monolith catalytic reactor, reacted and, then, the reaction product passed through the outlet of the monolith catalytic reactor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2009
    Assignee: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith Allen Welp, Anthony Rocco Cartolano, David Joseph Parrillo, Richard Peter Boehme, Reinaldo Mario Machado, Sylvia Caram
  • Patent number: 7528183
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of preparation of a water based epoxy resin curing agent in dispersion form which is formed by combining an amine-functional dispersion (A) with an amine-functional curing agent (B). The invention also relates to the curing agent obtained from said method, its use for curing two component water based epoxy systems, compositions obtained from such curing and various uses of the compositions obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2009
    Assignee: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthias Lohe, Michael Cook, Achim Klippstein
  • Patent number: 7495131
    Abstract: Tertiary amines useful as catalysts for preparing polyurethane foams are provided. Tertiary amines are employed to catalyze the trimerization reaction of isocyanates and the reaction between isocyanates and active hydrogen-containing compounds, such as a polyol and/or a blowing agent. Such tertiary amine has the general formula wherein R1, R2, Y, Z, and n are defined herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2009
    Assignee: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Juan Jesus Burdeniuc, Ann Zdancewic Kamzelski
  • Patent number: 7476766
    Abstract: Compounds according to formula (I) wherein Z is S, SO, or SO2, may be prepared by a process that includes charging to a reactor hydrogen sulfide and an alkyl glycidyl ether according to formula (III), in the presence of a base. The compounds may also be prepared by contacting an alkoxychlorohydrin according to formula (II) with a sulfide source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2009
    Assignee: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Wilson Wang, Kevin Rodney Lassila, Michael Edward Ford, Joseph Richard Krock, Nancy Mary Martin, Ge Grace Zhang
  • Patent number: 7452848
    Abstract: Certain substituted amines, alkylenediamines or polyamines, and derivatives of these, are suitable for use in preventing, inhibiting, or otherwise modifying crystalline gas hydrate formation. These inhibitors include compounds from any of the following groups. The substituents R1-R5 may be hydrocarbyl groups or, in some cases, polyhydroxyalkyl groups or (CH2)p—COO? in which p is either 1 or 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2008
    Assignee: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Ingrid Kristine Meier, Richard Joseph Goddard, Michael Edward Ford
  • Patent number: 7341985
    Abstract: Compositions containing surfactant compounds according to formula (I) R4OCH2CH(OH)CR2R3ZR1 ??(I) wherein Z is S, SO, or SO2, can have a range of equilibrium and/or dynamic surface tensions and a range of foaming performance attributes, depending upon the particular values of Z, R1, R2, R3, and R4. The compounds of formula (I) may be prepared by a process that includes reaction of a thiol with a glycidyl ether.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2008
    Assignee: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Gauri Sankar Lal, Williams Rene Edouard Raymond, Khalil Yacoub, Evelyn Jennifer Lin Paulsen
  • Patent number: 7279447
    Abstract: Compositions containing surfactant compounds according to formula (I) ROCH2CH(OH)CR1R2ZCR1R2CH(OH)CH2OR,??(I) wherein Z is S, SO, or SO2, can have a range of equilibrium and/or dynamic surface tensions and a range of foaming performance attributes, depending upon the particular values of Z, R, R1, and R2. The compounds of formula (I) may be prepared by a process that includes reaction of a sulfide source such as a metal sulfide or bisulfide with an alkyl glycidyl ether. The compounds may be useful in any of a broad range of applications requiring the use of a surfactant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2007
    Assignee: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Gauri Sankar Lal, Williams Rene Edouard Raymond, Khalil Yacoub
  • Patent number: 7230138
    Abstract: Compounds according to formula (I) wherein Z is S, SO, or SO2, may be prepared by a process that includes charging to a reactor hydrogen sulfide and an alkyl glycidyl ether according to formula (III), in the presence of a base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2007
    Assignee: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Wilson Wang, Kevin Rodney Lassila, Michael Edward Ford, Joseph Richard Krock, Nancy Mary Martin, Ge Grace Zhang
  • Patent number: 7205431
    Abstract: Compositions containing surfactant compounds according to formula (I) ROCH2CH(OH)CR1R2ZCR1R2CH(OH)CH2OR,??(I) wherein Z is S, SO, or SO2, can have a range of equilibrium and/or dynamic surface tensions and a range of foaming performance attributes, depending upon the particular values of Z, R, R1, and R2. The compounds of formula (I) may be prepared by a process that includes reaction of a sulfide source such as a metal sulfide or bisulfide with an alkyl glycidyl ether. The compounds may be useful in any of a broad range of applications requiring the use of a surfactant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2007
    Assignee: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Gauri Sankar Lal, Williams Rene Edouard Raymond, Khalil Yacoub
  • Patent number: 7192990
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for preparing a polyurethane foam, which comprises reacting an organic polyisocyanate and a polyol in the presence of water as a blowing agent, a cell stabilizer, and an acid-blocked tertiary amino alkyl amide catalyst composition. The catalyst composition is represented by the formula I: wherein R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6, A, and n are as defined herein and wherein the tertiary amino alkyl amide catalyst of formula I is acid-blocked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2007
    Assignee: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventor: Juan Jesus Burdeniuc
  • Patent number: 7189765
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for preparing a polyurethane foam which comprises reacting an organic polyisocyanate and a polyol in the presence of water as a blowing agent, a cell stabilizer, a gelling catalyst, and a tertiary amino alkyl amide catalyst composition. The catalyst composition is represented by the formula I: wherein R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6, A, and n are as defined herein and wherein the tertiary amino alkyl amide catalyst of formula I is acid-blocked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2007
    Assignee: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Juan Jesus Burdeniuc, Mark Leo Listemann
  • Patent number: 7183330
    Abstract: A method for making a rigid polyurethane foam by reacting a polyisocyanate and a polyol in the presence of a urethane catalyst, a blowing agent and a silicone surfactant characterized by employing a blowing agent comprising a C4 or C5 hydrocarbon, or mixtures thereof, with an average molecular weight of ?72 g/mole and a boiling point in the range of 27.8 to 50° C., and a silicone surfactant comprising a polyether-polysiloxane copolymer represented by the following formula: (CH3)3—Si—O—(Si(CH3)2—O)x—(Si(CH3)(R)O)y—Si(CH3)3 where R=(CH2)3—O—(—CH2—CH2—O)a—(CH2—CH(CH3)—O)b—R?, and where R? is H, (CH2)zCH3, or C(O)CH3; x+y+2 is 60–130; x/y is 5–14; z is 0–4; the total surfactant molecular weight, based on the formula, is 7000–30,000 g/mole, the wt % siloxane in the surfactant is 32–70 wt %, the blend average molecular weight (BAMW) of the polyether portion is 450–1000 g/mole, and the mole % of ethylene oxide in the polyether portion is 70–100 mole %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2007
    Assignee: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Wayne Robert Furlan, Mark Leo Listemann, Joan Sudbury-Holtschlag, Thomas John Markley, Gary Dale Andrew
  • Patent number: 7169823
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for preparing a polyurethane foam which comprises reacting an organic polyisocyanate and a polyol in the presence of water as a blowing agent, a cell stabilizer, and a tertiary amine amide catalyst composition represented by formula (I): wherein A, R1–R6, and n are defined herein and wherein the tertiary amino amide catalyst of formula I is acid-blocked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2007
    Assignee: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventor: Juan Jesus Burdeniuc
  • Patent number: 7112635
    Abstract: Non-gelled polymeric polyols are prepared by the acid catalyzed copolymerization of water, tetrahydrofuran and multifunctional epoxy resins. The polyols can be cured with OH reactive crosslinkers such as amino resins and polyisocyanates to yield thermosetting coatings with useful properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2006
    Assignee: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventor: Frederick Herbert Walker
  • Patent number: H2233
    Abstract: A composition comprising a polyisocyanate, a polyol, a hydrofluorocarbon blowing agent, optionally water, a surfactant, and at least one catalyst for the reaction of the polyisocyanate with the polyol and/or the reaction of the polyisocyanate with water, the catalyst being selected from the group consisting of triethylenediamine; N-2-hydroxy-propyltriethylenediamine ammonium salt; N-cetyl-N,N-dimethylamine; N,N-diethylethanamine; N,N-dimethylaminoethylmorpholine; bis(3-dimethylaminopropyl)-N,N-dimethylpropanediamine; N-cyclohexyl-N-methylcyclohexylamine; 1,3,5-tris(3-(dimethylamino)propyl)hexahydro-s-triazine; bis(dimethylaminopropyl)methylamine; dibutyltin dilaurylmercaptide; dibutyltin diisooctylmaleate; dibutyltin bis(2-ethylhexylmercaptoacetate); stannous octoate, 1,2-dimethylimidizole, bis-(dimethylaminoethyl)ether; bis(3-dimethylaminopropyl)-N,N-dimethylpropanediamine and bis(N,N-dimethylaminoethyl)-ether and resulting in a decreased amount of decomposition of the hydrofluorocarbon blowing agent to fluo
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2009
    Assignee: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey Kramer