Patents Represented by Attorney Norman L. Sims
  • Patent number: 7494540
    Abstract: The invention is a composition comprising a) one or more organotitanates or zirconates having four ligands wherein the ligands are hydrocarbyl, optionally containing one or more functional groups having one or more heteroatoms selected from the group comprising oxygen, nitrogen, phosphorus and sulfur wherein two or more of the ligands may form a cyclic structure with the proviso that one of the ligands has an acidic moiety; one or more strong organic acids or a mixture thereof; b) one or more alkoxysilanes; c) optionally one or more high molecular weight resins; and d) a solvent which dissolves the components of the composition. This composition is referred to as a clear primer hereinafter. Preferably, the composition comprises both an organotitanate or zirconate and a strong acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2009
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ziyan Wu, Harry W. Hsieh, Daniel P. Heberer, Dominic J. Allam
  • Patent number: 7416599
    Abstract: The invention is a composition comprising a) one or more organotitanates having four ligands wherein the ligands are hydrocarbyl, optionally containing one or more functional groups having one or more heteroatoms selected from the group comprising oxygen, nitrogen, phosphorus and sulfur wherein two or more of the ligands may form a cyclic structure; b) one or more mercaptosilanes; c) one or more polyaminosilanes; d) one or more secondary aminosilanes; and e) a solvent which dissolves the components of the composition. This composition is referred to as a clear primer hereinafter. In another embodiment the invention is a system for bonding glass to a substrate which comprises a clear primer according to the invention; and an adhesive comprising an isocyanate functional prepolymer and a catalyst for the cure of the isocyanate functional prepolymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2008
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Harry W. Hsieh, Daniel P. Heberer, Dominic J. Allam, Ziyan Wu
  • Patent number: 7361292
    Abstract: The invention is a composition comprising a) one or more isocyanate functional polyether based prepolymers containing one or more organic based polymers dispersed therein; b) one or more isocyanate functional polyester based prepolymers which is solid at 23° C.; c) one or more polyisocyanates having a nominal functionality of about 3 or greater; d) one or more conductive carbon blacks in an amount such that the composition has a dielectric constant of about 15 or less; and e) one or more catalysts for the reaction of isocyanate moieties with hydroxyl groups, wherein the composition demonstrates upon cure a modulus of 2.0 MPa or greater at 25° C. measured according to ASTM D4065; a dielectric constant of about 15 or less; a sag of an uncured sample of less than 2 mm, a press flow viscosity of about 20 to about 50 and a storage modulus of about 5.3×105 Pa or greater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2008
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies Inc.
    Inventor: Lirong Zhou
  • Patent number: 7345130
    Abstract: The invention is an adhesive composition comprising a) one or more silane functional prepolymers comprising a polyether or a polyolefin backbone and silane moieties capable of silanol condensation; b) one or more isocyanate functional prepolymers comprising a polyether backbone and isocyanate moieties; c) one or more organotin compounds or titanate or zirconate compounds having one or more ligands comprising a hydrocarbyl phosphate ester or a hydrocarbyl sulfonate ester, or a mixture thereof; d) a tertiary amine or an anhydrous strong organic acid which is miscible with the polymer and enhances the bonding of the adhesive to a coated unprimed substrate. In one embodiment, the invention is a method of bonding two or more substrates together using the adhesive compositions of this invention. The process comprises applying an adhesive as described herein to one or more of the substrates; contacting the one or more substrates with the adhesive disposed between the substrates; and allowing the adhesive to cure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2008
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Huide D. Zhu, Syed Z. Mahdi, Matthew B. Feldpausch
  • Patent number: 7329703
    Abstract: The invention relates to polymers derived from macrocyclic oligomers containing organo clay fillers comprising a) a polymer derived from a macrocyclic oligomer; b) clay platelets; and c) the residue of one or more onium compounds having at least one ligand with a C5 or greater carbon chain and at least one ligand containing one or more functional groups having one or more active hydrogen atoms wherein the functional group is reactive with the macrocyclic oligomer and/or functional groups formed when the macrocyclic oligomer decyclizes wherein a portion of one or more of the onium compounds is ironically bound to the clay platelet and covalently bonded to the polymers derived from macrocyclic oligomers. The invention also relates to processes for preparing such compositions. Furthermore, the invention relates to articles prepared from organoclay filled polymer compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2008
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Robert P. Dion, David H. Bank, Martin C. Beebe, Parvinder Walia, Peter C. LeBaron, James D. Oelberg, Mark A. Barger, Michael S. Paquette, Michael D. Read
  • Patent number: 7247596
    Abstract: The invention is polymerizable compositions comprising in one part an organoboron compound capable of forming a free radical generating species and a stabilizing amount of one or more compounds comprising a dihydrocarbyl hydroxyl amine, an alicyclic hydroxyl amine, or a nitrile oxide of a dihydrocarbyl hydroxyl amine or an alicyclic hydroxyl amine, and in the second part one or more compounds capable of free radical polymerization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2007
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Gary L. Jialanella, Toni Ristoski
  • Patent number: 7157399
    Abstract: In one embodiment the invention is a polymerizable composition comprising a) an organoborane amine complex; b) one or more of monomers, oligomers or polymers having olefinic unsaturation which is capable of polymerization by free radical polymerization; c) one or more compounds, oligomers or prepolymers having a siloxane backbone and reactive moieties capable of polymerization; and d) a catalyst for the polymerization of the one or more compounds, oligomers or prepolymers having a siloxane backbone and reactive moieties capable of polymerization. This composition may further comprise a compound which causes the organoborane amine complex to disassociate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2007
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Mark F. Sonnenschein, Steven P. Webb, Benjamin L. Wendt, Daniel R. Harrington
  • Patent number: 7101950
    Abstract: The invention is an composition comprising a) one or more isocyanate functional polyether based prepolymers; b) one or more isocyanate functional polyester prepolymers wherein the one or more polyesters used to prepare the prepolymers having melting points of from about 45 to about 59° C.; c) one or more polyisocyanates having a nominal functionality of about 3 or greater; d) one or more nonconductive carbon blacks; e) one or more catalysts for the reaction of isocyanates moieties with hydroxyl groups. In a preferred embodiment the composition of the invention further comprises one or more isocyanate functional polyester prepolymers wherein the one or more polyesters used to prepare the prepolymers having melting points of about 60 to about 90° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2006
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Lirong Zhou, Daniel P. Heberer
  • Patent number: 6949603
    Abstract: In one embodiment the invention is a polymerizable composition comprising a) an organoborane amine complex; b) one or more of monomers, oligomers or polymers having olefinic unsaturation which is capable of polymerization by free radical polymerization; c) one or more compounds, oligomers or prepolymers having a siloxane backbone and reactive moieties capable of polymerization; and d) a catalyst for the polymerization of the one or more compounds, oligomers or prepolymers having a siloxane backbone and reactive moieties capable of polymerization. This composition may further comprise a compound which causes the organoborane amine complex to disassociate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2005
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Mark F. Sonnenschein, Steven P. Webb, Benjamin L. Wendt, Daniel R. Harrington
  • Patent number: 6875303
    Abstract: The invention is a process for bonding glass to a substrate without the need to prime the surface of the substrate. The process comprises, first, treating the surface of the substrate with air plasma, applying to the surface of the substrate or to the surface of the glass an adhesive capable of bonding to the treated substrate and glass, and contacting the glass and the substrate with the adhesive disposed between the substrate and the glass, and allowing the adhesive to cure. Preferably the substrate is coated with a coating. Preferred adhesives are polyurethane or silane functional elastomeric adhesives. The process of the invention allows bonding of glass to a substrate without the need to use a primer on the substrate prior to application of the adhesive. The process is especially effective in facilitating the bonding of glass to coated substrates, especially substrates coated with acid resistant coatings such as PPG's carbamate coating or DuPont's Gen III, IV and VI coatings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2005
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Andon Samurkas, Ziyan Wu, Sean C. Tobin, Daniel P. Heberer
  • Patent number: 6825298
    Abstract: In one embodiment the invention is a polymerizable composition comprising a) an organoborane amine complex; b) one or more of monomers, oligomers or polymers having olefinic unsaturation which is capable of polymerization by free radical polymerization; c) one or more compounds, oligomers or prepolymers having a siloxane backbone and reactive moieties capable of polymerization; and d) a catalyst for the polymerization of the one or more compounds, oligomers or prepolymers having a siloxane backbone and reactive moieties capable of polymerization. This composition may further comprise a compound which causes the organoborane amine complex to disassociate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2004
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Mark F. Sonnenschein, Steven P. Webb, Benjamin L. Wendt, Daniel R. Harrington
  • Patent number: 6806330
    Abstract: The invention is an amine-organoborane complex wherein the organoborane is a trialkyl borane and the amine is an amine having an amidine structural component; an aliphatic heterocycle having at least one nitrogen in the heterocyclic ring wherein the heterocyclic compound may also contain one or more nitrogen atoms, oxygen atoms, sulfur atoms, or double bonds in the heterocycle; a primary amine which in addition has one or more hydrogen bond accepting groups wherein there is at least two carbon atoms, preferably three, between the primary amine and the hydrogen bond accepting group, such that due to inter- or intramolecular interactions within the complex the strength of the B—N bond is increased; or a conjugated imine. Preferred hydrogen bond accepting groups include the following: a secondary amine, a tertiary amine, an ether, a halogen, a polyether group or a polyamine group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2004
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Mark F. Sonnenschein, Steven P. Webb, Nelson G. Rondan
  • Patent number: 6777512
    Abstract: In one embodiment the invention is a polymerizable composition comprising a) an organoborane amine complex; b) one or more of monomers, oligomers or polymers having olefinic unsaturation which is capable of polymerization by free radical polymerization; c) one or more compounds, oligomers or prepolymers having a siloxane backbone and reactive moieties capable of polymerization; and d) a catalyst for the polymerization of the one or more compounds, oligomers or prepolymers having a siloxane backbone and reactive moieties capable of polymerization. This composition may further comprise a compound which causes the organoborane amine complex to disassociate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2004
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Mark F. Sonnenschein, Steven P. Webb, Benjamin L. Wendt, Daniel R. Harrington
  • Patent number: 6762260
    Abstract: The invention is a two part polymerizable composition comprising in one part an organoborane amine complex and one or more compounds containing ring opening heterocyclic moieties, and in a second part, compounds capable of being polymerized by free radical polymerization, a catalyst capable of polymerizing compounds containing ring opening heterocyclic moieties and optionally a component that will decomplex the organoborane amine complex. In one embodiment the invention is a two phase system comprising a first phase containing one or more polymers prepared from the compounds which polymerize by free radical polymerization and a second phase comprising polymerized or partially polymerized compounds derived from one or more compounds containing ring opening heterocyclic moieties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2004
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Mark F. Sonnenschein, Steven P. Webb, Benjamin L. Wendt, Daniel D. Harrington
  • Patent number: 6755452
    Abstract: An energy absorbing unit for use as a vehicle bumper having an upper zone and a lower zone wherein the upper zone comprises an inner relatively high density foam material for protecting a structural part of the vehicle by absorbing energy in a direction generally longitudinal of the vehicle and an outer relatively low density foam material for providing protection against impact for a body by absorbing energy during impact. The lower zone includes a foam material having a density intermediate that of the foam materials in the inner and outer areas of the upper zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2004
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Peter J. Cate, Pádraig Naughton
  • Patent number: 6740716
    Abstract: The invention is a two part composition useful for initiating cure of one or more polymerizable monomers which cure when exposed to free radicals comprising in one part an organoboraneamine complex and in a second part an isocyanate which is capable of decomplexing the organoborane complex wherein the ratio of amine nitrogen atoms to boron atoms is greater than 4.0:1.0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2004
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Steven P. Webb, Mark F. Sonnenschein
  • Patent number: 6730759
    Abstract: The invention is polymerizable composition comprising a) an organoborane/amine complex wherein the organoborane is a trialkyl borane or an alkyl cycloalkyl borane and the amine is selected from the group of amines having an amidine structural component; aliphatic heterocycles having at least one nitrogen in the heterocyclic ring; an alicyclic compound having bound to the ring a substituent having an amine moiety; primary amines which in addition to a primary amine have one or more hydrogen bond accepting groups of an ether, polyether, thioether or halogen wherein there is an alkylene chain of at least two carbon atoms between the primary amine and the hydrogen bond accepting group, and conjugated imines; and, b) one or more of monomers, oligomers or polymers having olefinic unsaturation; and optionally c) an effective amount of a compound which causes the complex to disassociate wherein the compound which causes disassociation of the complex is kept separate from the complex until initiation of polymerizat
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2004
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Mark F. Sonnenschein, Steven P. Webb, Nelson G. Rondan
  • Patent number: 6713578
    Abstract: A method of bonding two or more substrates together which comprises I. contacting the components of the composition comprising a) an organoborane/amine complex wherein the amine is selected from the group of amines having an amidine structural component; aliphatic heterocycles having at least one nitrogen in the heterocyclic ring; an alicyclic compound having bound to the ring a substituent having an amine moiety; primary amines which in addition to a primary amine have one or more hydrogen bond accepting groups of an ether, polyether, thioether or halogen wherein there is an alkylene chain of at least two carbon atoms between the primary amine and the hydrogen bond accepting group, and conjugated imines; b) one or more of monomers, oligomers or polymers having olefinic unsaturation; and, c) optionally an effective amount of a compound which causes the complex to disassociate or heating the composition to a temperature at which the complex dissassociates; II.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2004
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Mark F. Sonnenschein, Steven P. Webb, Nelson G. Rondan
  • Patent number: 6713579
    Abstract: A method of modifying the surface of a low surface energy polymer by contacting the surface with a composition comprising a) an organoborane/amine complex wherein the amine is selected from the group of amines having an amidine structural component; aliphatic heterocycles having at least one nitrogen in the heterocyclic ring; an alicyclic compound having bound to the ring a substituent having an amine moiety; amines which in addition to a primary amine have one or more hydrogen bond accepting groups of an ether, polyether, thioether or halogen wherein there is an alkylene chain of at least two carbon atoms between the primary amine and the hydrogen bond accepting group, and conjugated imines; b) one or more of monomers, oligomers or polymers having olefinic unsaturation; and optionally, c) an effective amount of a compound which causes the complex to disassociate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2004
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Mark F. Sonnenschein, Steven P. Webb, Nelson G. Rondan
  • Patent number: 6709539
    Abstract: The present invention is a polyurethane prepolymer comprising the reaction product of: A) a polyisocyanate; B) one or more compounds or polymers having isocyanate-reactive moieties. C) a dispersion triol containing from about 10 to about 60 percent by weight based on the dispersion of particles of an organic polymer which is nonreactive with the polyols and polyisocyanates having a particle size of from about 5 to about 50 microns; wherein the prepolymer has a free isocyanate content of from about 0.8 to about 2.2 percent, the weight ratio of diol to triol and dispersion triol is from about 0.8 to about 1.2. In another embodiment the invention is a one-part adhesive composition comprising the polyurethane prepolymer of the invention and a catalyst capable of catalyzing the reaction of isocyanate moieties with water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2004
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies Inc.
    Inventor: Lirong Zhou