Patents Assigned to Eastman Chemical Company
  • Publication number: 20220243090
    Abstract: Polyesters having both ?,?-unsaturated groups and moieties containing activated methylene or methine groups, such as those of beta-ketoester and malonate, are curable in the presence of a base catalysts to form crosslinked networks. Formulations based on such polyesters are suitable for use in coatings and cure at temperatures less than 230° C. without the use of isocyanates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Applicant: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Thauming Kuo, Nick Allen Collins
  • Publication number: 20220242101
    Abstract: This application discloses multilayer films suitable as cushion layers in foldable electronic displays. The multilayer films can absorb energy of impact from a falling or dropping object at low and high temperatures while satisfying the demand for bending cycles of foldable screens with acceptable recover rates after deformations from folding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2020
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Applicant: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventor: Wayne Ken Shih
  • Patent number: 11401660
    Abstract: Broke pulp in a paper making process is obtained by pulping broke, and the broke pulp is made of fibrillated cellulose fibers and cellulose ester (CE) staple fibers having a denier per filament (DPF) of less than 3, or a cut length of less than 6 mm, or crimped, or non-round with a DPF of less than 3. The broke pulp can be added to the stock preparation zone of a wet laid manufacturing facility and fed through a refiner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Charles Stuart Everett, Melvin Glenn Mitchell, Kenny Randolph Parker, Mounir Izallalen, Koushik Ghosh
  • Patent number: 11401659
    Abstract: The present invention provides compositions comprising cellulose fibers and cellulose ester fibers and wet laid articles made from the compositions, as well as wet laid processes to produce these compositions. More specifically, the present invention provided compositions comprising cellulose fibers and cellulose acetate fibers and wet laid articles made from these compositions as well as wet laid processes to produce these compositions. The present invention also relates to developing a composition, process, wet laid product, or articles exhibiting any one of many desired benefits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Charles Stuart Everett, Melvin Glenn Mitchell, Kenny Randolph Parker, Mounir Izallalen, Koushik Ghosh
  • Publication number: 20220235149
    Abstract: Regioselectively substituted cellulose esters having a plurality of pivaloyl substituents and a plurality of aryl-acyl substituents are disclosed along with methods for making the same. Such cellulose esters may be suitable for use in films, such as +A optical films, and/or +C optical films. Optical films prepared employing such cellulose esters have a variety of commercial applications, such as, for example, as compensation films in liquid crystal displays and/or waveplates in creating circular polarized light used in 3-D technology.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2021
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Applicant: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Matthew Allen Boone, Christopher Harlan Burk, Peter Borden Mackenzie, Jennifer A. Fish, Eduardo Gallas Cervo, Elaine Beatrice Mackenzie, Robert Joseph Maleski, Wesley Wayne McConnell, David William Norman, Tabatha Stearns, Bin Wang
  • Publication number: 20220234968
    Abstract: Processes and systems for making recycle content hydrocarbons, including olefins, are provided that integrate a cracker unit with one or more other processing units. For example, in some cases, a fluidized catalytic cracking unit may be used to crack recycle content pyrolysis oil and the effluent from the FCC may be further processed in a conventional cracker unit, including its downstream separation zone, to provide recycle content hydrocarbon product stream. In other cases, a pyrolysis unit and cracking unit may be co-located and may share at least one utility, service group, boundary, conduit, energy exchange zone, and/or geographical area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2022
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Applicant: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Xianchun Wu, Daryl Bitting, Kenny Randolph Parker, Michael Gary Polasek, David Eugene Slivensky
  • Patent number: 11396726
    Abstract: The present invention provides compositions comprising cellulose fibers and cellulose ester fibers and wet laid articles made from the compositions, as well as wet laid processes to produce these compositions. More specifically, the present invention provided compositions comprising cellulose fibers and cellulose acetate fibers and wet laid articles made from these compositions as well as wet laid processes to produce these compositions. The present invention also relates to developing a composition, process, wet laid product, or articles exhibiting any one of many the desired benefits. The present invention also relates to a filter media for air filtration comprising cellulose fiber and a staple fiber; wherein said staple filter comprises cellulose ester; wherein said air permeability is higher for a given mean pore size as compared to a filtration that comprises 100% cellulose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Kenny Randolph Parker, Charles Stuart Everett, Melvin Glenn Mitchell, Mounir Izallalen, Koushik Ghosh
  • Patent number: 11396576
    Abstract: An oriented film or a shrink film comprising a polyester composition which comprises at least one polyester which comprises: a dicarboxylic acid component comprising: about 90 to about 100 mole % of terephthalic acid residues; about 0 to about 10 mole % of aromatic and/or aliphatic dicarboxylic acid residues having up to 20 carbon atoms; and a glycol component comprising: about 10 to about 29 mole % 2,2,4,4-tetramethyl-1,3-cyclobutanediol residues; and about 71 to about 90 mole % ethylene glycol residues; and optionally, diethylene glycol residues; wherein the total mole % of the dicarboxylic acid component is 100 mole %, and wherein the total mole % of the glycol component is 100 mole %; wherein the inherent viscosity of the polyester is from 0.50 to 0.8 dL/g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: James Carl Williams, James Wesley Peer
  • Publication number: 20220228071
    Abstract: A hydrocarbon cracker stream is combined with recycle content pyrolysis oil to form a combined cracker stream and the combined cracker stream is cracked in a cracker furnace to provide an olefin-containing effluent. The r-pyoil can be fed to the cracker feed. Alternatively, the r-pyoil with a predominantly C4-C7 fraction can be fed to the cracker feed. The furnace can be a gas fed furnace, or split cracker furnace.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Publication date: July 21, 2022
    Applicant: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Daryl Bitting, Kenny Randolph Parker, Michael Gary Polasek, David Eugene Slivensky, Xianchun Wu, Jerome Leonard Stavinoha, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20220227993
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to recyclable extrusion blow molded articles made from blends of recycled PET and copolyester compositions which comprise residues of terephthalic acid, neopentyl glycol (NPG), 1,4-cyclohexanedimethanol (CHDM), ethylene glycol (EG), and/or 2,2,4,4-tetramethyl-1,3-cyclobutanediol residues, in certain compositional ranges that are <4 mm thickness, have a high level of recycled PET content, have low haze and are recyclable in a PET stream.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2020
    Publication date: July 21, 2022
    Applicant: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Mark Allan Treece, Michael Gage Armstrong, Robert William Seymour
  • Publication number: 20220227962
    Abstract: Disclosed is the use of glycol ether aryl ester plasticizers as viscosity reducing agents in plastisols comprising di(2-ethylhexyl) terephthalate, 1,2-cyclohexane dicarboxylic acid diisononyl ester, or diisononyl phthalate as the primary plasticizer. The glycol ether aryl ester plasticizers improve viscosity and viscosity stability while maintaining or improving plastisol properties such as Shore A Hardness and fusion time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2020
    Publication date: July 21, 2022
    Applicant: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Pinguan Zheng, Curtis Louis Schilling, III, Cornelius Johannes Hermans, Joseph Alexander DeLoach, Damon Ray Billodeaux
  • Publication number: 20220227892
    Abstract: A process for preparing a recycle content cellulose ester and a recycle content cellulose ester composition comprising at least one cellulose ester having at least one substituent on an anhydroglucose unit (AU) derived from a recycle ethylene composition are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Publication date: July 21, 2022
    Applicant: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: David Eugene Slivensky, Daryl Bitting, Kenny Randolph Parker, Michael Gary Polasek, William Lewis Trapp, Xianchun Wu, Wenlai Feng, Thomas Joseph Pecorini, Michael Eugene Donelson, Haining An
  • Patent number: 11390996
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to elongated tubular members that include at least one layer comprising a cellulose ester. In some cases, the cellulose ester may be in the form of staple fibers. The layer may be formed via a wet-laid fiber web that may also include cellulose fibers. The elongated tubular members may be suitable for use with food and/or beverage items as, for example, drinking straws or other similar items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Kenny Randolph Parker, Charles Stuart Everett, Melvin Glenn Mitchell, Koushik Ghosh, Mounir Izallalen
  • Patent number: 11390991
    Abstract: The present invention provides compositions comprising cellulose fibers and cellulose ester fibers and wet laid articles made from the compositions, as well as wet laid processes to produce these compositions. More specifically, the present invention provided compositions comprising cellulose fibers and cellulose acetate fibers and wet laid articles made from these compositions as well as wet laid processes to produce these compositions. The present invention also relates to developing a composition, process, wet laid product, or articles exhibiting any one of many the desired benefits. This invention also relates to a process to produce a wet laid article in a paper mill, said process comprising adding cellulose ester staple fiber to a hydropulper zone, and/or to a refining zone, and/or after the refining zone wherein said paper mill process is not substantially modified to allow for said adding of said cellulose ester.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Kenny Randolph Parker, Charles Stuart Everett, Melvin Glenn Mitchell, Koushik Ghosh, Mounir Izallalen
  • Publication number: 20220220389
    Abstract: The present application discloses a recycle content (C2-3)alkene product (r-(C2-3)alkene) having a certain compositional profile a obtained from cracking recycle content pyrolysis oil composition and processes for obtaining the recycle content (C2-3)alkene product having a certain compositional profile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Applicant: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: David Eugene Slivensky, Daryl Bitting, Kenny Randolph Parker, Michael Gary Polasek, William Lewis Trapp, Xianchun Wu
  • Publication number: 20220220391
    Abstract: The present application discloses a recycle content cracked effluent composition having a certain compositional profile produced by cracking a cracker feed comprising a recycle content pyrolysis oil composition, and methods of producing the recycle content cracked effluent composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Applicant: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: David Eugene Slivensky, Daryl Bitting, Kenny Randolph Parker, Michael Gary Polasek, William Lewis Trapp, Xianchun Wu
  • Publication number: 20220213397
    Abstract: Pre-ground plastics of small particle size not more than 2 mm are co-fed into a solid fossil fuel fed entrained flow partial oxidation gasifier. High solids concentrations in the feedstock stream can be obtained without significant impact on the feedstock stream stability and pumpability. A consistent quality of syngas can be continuously produced, including generation of carbon dioxide and a carbon monoxide/hydrogen ratio while stably operating the gasifier and avoiding the high tar generation of fluidized bed or fixed bed waste gasifiers and without impacting the operations of the gasifier. The subsequent syngas produced from this material can be used to produce a wide range of chemicals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2022
    Publication date: July 7, 2022
    Applicant: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: William Lewis Trapp, Justin William Murphy, Nathan Mitchell West
  • Publication number: 20220213263
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to recyclable molded articles made from blends of recycled PET and copolyester compositions which comprise residues of terephthalic acid, neopentyl glycol (NPG), 1,4-cyclohexanedimethanol (CHDM), ethylene glycol (EG), and/or 2,2,4,4-tetramethyl-1,3-cyclobutanediol residues, in certain compositional ranges that are thick-walled (>4 mm), have a high level of recycled PET content, have low haze and are recyclable in a PET stream.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2020
    Publication date: July 7, 2022
    Applicant: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Mark Allan Treece, Robert William Seymour
  • Patent number: 11370983
    Abstract: Pre-ground plastics of small particle size not more than 2 mm are co-fed into a solid fossil fuel fed entrained flow partial oxidation gasifier. High solids concentrations in the feedstock stream can be obtained without significant impact on the feedstock stream stability and pumpability. A consistent quality of syngas can be continuously produced, including generation of carbon dioxide and a carbon monoxide/hydrogen ratio while stably operating the gasifier and avoiding the high tar generation of fluidized bed or fixed bed waste gasifiers and without impacting the operations of the gasifier. The subsequent syngas produced from this material can be used to produce a wide range of chemicals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: William Lewis Trapp, Justin William Murphy, Nathan Mitchell West
  • Publication number: 20220195149
    Abstract: Provided is an optically clear protective cover plate for Human Machine Interface (HMI) touch panel displays wherein the cover plate is formed from a cellulose ester composition comprising a cellulose ester having a low hydroxyl content with a total degree of substitution (DS) in the range from 2.85 to 3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Applicant: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Marcus David Shelby, Laura Bauerle Weaver, Thomas Joseph Pecorini, Michael Gage Armstrong, Douglas Weldon Carico, James Collins Maine