Patents Assigned to Eastman Chemical Company
  • Publication number: 20180105640
    Abstract: Disclosed are aliphatic polyester resins containing specific molar quantities of 2,2,4,4-tetramethyl-1,3-cyclobutanediol, and solvent borne, thermosetting monocoating compositions prepared therefrom. The aliphatic polyesters exhibit good hardness and flexibility when formulated into thermosetting coatings compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Applicant: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Jianhui Zhou, Stacey James Marsh
  • Patent number: 9943816
    Abstract: Disclosed are a variety of amphoteric ester sulfonates, including 3-(N,N-dimethyl-cocoylpropylammonio-1-yl)-2-hydroxypropanesulfonate. These amphoteric ester sulfonates can be advantageously prepared in high yield and purity by a two-step chemoenzymatic process, and have excellent surfactant properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Neil Warren Boaz, Matthew Allen Boone, Jennifer Michelle Lloyd
  • Patent number: 9943834
    Abstract: Disclosed is an oxidation process to produce a crude carboxylic acid product carboxylic acid product. The process comprises oxidizing a feed stream comprising at least one oxidizable compound to generate a crude carboxylic acid slurry comprising furan-2,5-dicarboxylic acid (FDCA) and compositions thereof. Also disclosed is a process to produce a dry purified carboxylic acid product by utilizing various purification methods on the crude carboxylic acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: EASTMAN CHEMICAL COMPANY
    Inventors: Mesfin Janka, Kenny Parker, Ashfaq Shaikh, Lee Partin
  • Patent number: 9944615
    Abstract: A process for purifying a crude furan 2,5-dicarboxylic acid composition (cFDCA) by hydrogenation of a FDCA composition dissolved in a hydrogenation solvent such as water, and hydrogenating under mild conditions, such as at a temperature within a range of 130° C. to 225° C. by contacting the solvated FDCA composition with hydrogen in the presence of a hydrogenation catalyst under a hydrogen partial pressure within a range of 10 psi to 900 psi. A product FDCA composition is produced having a low amount of tetrahydrofuran dicarboxylic acid, a low b*, and a low amount of 5-formyl furan-2-carboxylic acid (FFCA).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: EASTMAN CHEMICAL COMPANY
    Inventors: Mesfin Ejerssa Janka, Kenny Randolph Parker, Ashfaq Shahanawaz Shaikh, Lee Reynolds Partin, Charles Edwan Sumner, Jr., Shane Kipley Kirk
  • Publication number: 20180094145
    Abstract: The invention is comprised of a coalescent and non-ionic surfactant blend additive for use in water-based architectural coating formulations. The dual-function blend is produced by reacting 2,2,4-trimethyl-1,3-pentanediol monoisobutyrate with ethylene oxide in the presence of a basic catalyst and separating the desired ethoxylated coalescent and non-ionic surfactant blend from the reaction product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Applicant: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Jennifer Lynn Cogar, Damon Ray Billodeaux, Jerome Leonard Stavinoha, JR., Michelle Nicole Tuttle
  • Patent number: 9932486
    Abstract: The invention is comprised of a coalescent and non-ionic surfactant blend additive for use in water-based architectural coating formulations. The dual-function blend is produced by reacting 2,2,4-trimethyl-1,3-pentanediol monoisobutyrate with ethylene oxide in the presence of a basic catalyst and separating the desired ethoxylated coalescent and non-ionic surfactant blend from the reaction product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Jennifer Lynn Cogar, Damon Ray Billodeaux, Jerome Leonard Stavinoha, Jr., Michelle Nicole Tuttle
  • Publication number: 20180085741
    Abstract: The invention relates to a catalyst composition comprising a mixed oxide of vanadium, titanium, and phosphorus modified with alkali metal. The titanium component is derived from a water-soluble, redox-active organo-titanium compound. The catalyst composition is highly effective at facilitating the vapor-phase condensation of formaldehyde with acetic acid to generate acrylic acid, particularly using an industrially relevant aqueous liquid feed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Applicant: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: David William Norman, Greg Alan King
  • Patent number: 9926384
    Abstract: This invention relates a cellulose solution comprising cellulose and at least one tetraalkylammonium alkylphosphate and processes to produce the cellulose solution. Another aspect of this invention relates to shaped articles prepared from a cellulose solution comprising cellulose and at least one tetraalkylammonium alkylphosphate. Another embodiment of this invention relates to compositions comprising derivatives of cellulose prepared from a cellulose solution comprising at least one tetraalkylammonium alkylphosphate. Another embodiment of this invention relates to compositions comprising regioselectively substituted cellulose esters prepared from a cellulose solution comprising cellulose and at least one tetraalkylammonium alkylphosphate. In another embodiment of the invention, the cellulose esters of the present invention are used as protective and compensation films for liquid crystalline displays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: EASTMAN CHEMICAL COMPANY
    Inventors: Charles Buchanan, Norma Buchanan, Elizabeth Guzman-Morales
  • Publication number: 20180082611
    Abstract: Disclosed are fibers comprising one or more branded fibers which exhibit surface markings in a repeated pattern along the length of the branded fibers. The branded fibers can be incorporated into yarns or fiber bands to represent supply chain information of the yarns, fiber bands, and/or articles made from the yards or fiber bands. In a specific example, branded fibers can be incorporated into an acetate tow band The branded fibers can be recovered from a cigarette filter, the repeated pattern decoded, and supply chain information associated with the acetate tow used to make the cigarette filter, such as manufacturer, customer, ship to location, and even the acetate tow bale, can be obtained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Applicant: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Andrew Ervin McLeod, Brian Douglas Seiler, Scott Gregory Gaynor, Michael Joseph Pearce, Kevin Todd Barham, James Andrew Dickenson, Clarissa Tatum
  • Publication number: 20180080907
    Abstract: Disclosed are fibers which contain identification fibers. The identification fibers can contain a one or more of chemical markers and one or more distinct features, or taggants, which may vary among the fibers or be incorporated throughout all of the fibers. The chemical markers and distinct features can be representative of specific supply chain information. The supply chain information can be used to track the fibers from manufacturing through intermediaries, conversion to final product, and/or the consumer. The disclosed embodiments also relate to the method for making and characterizing the fibers. Characterization of the fibers can include identifying chemical markers and distinct features and correlating the chemical markers and distinct features to manufacturer-specific taggants to determine supply chain information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Applicant: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Scott Gregory Gaynor, Andrew Ervin McLeod, Steven Anthony Wilson, Humberto Collazo, Larry Wayne Renfro, Lydia Juanita Salyer, Jeremy Kenneth Steach, Michael John Rodig, Brian Douglas Seiler, Jonathan Horton, Clarissa Tatum
  • Publication number: 20180078887
    Abstract: Disclosed are fibers comprising identification fibers which can be used for tracking and tracing fibers, yarns, fiber bands, and/or articles comprising the fibers through at least part of the supply chain. Each identification fiber exhibits at least one distinct feature. Each group of distinguishable identification fibers can exhibit a taggant cross-section shape, a taggant cross-section size, or combination of the same taggant cross-section shape and same taggant cross-section size. The distinct features and the number of fibers in each group of distinguishable identification fibers can represent at least one supply chain component of the fibers. The distinct features can be detectable in an article comprising the fibers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Applicant: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Andrew Ervin McLeod, Scott Gregory Gaynor, Steven Anthony Wilson, Lydia J. Salyer, Humberto Collazo, Larry Wayne Renfro, Jeremy Kenneth Steach, Brian Douglas Seiler
  • Publication number: 20180078927
    Abstract: The invention relates to a catalyst composition comprising a mixed oxide of vanadium, titanium, and phosphorus modified with alkali metal. The titanium component is derived from a water-soluble, redox-active organo-titanium compound. The catalyst composition is highly effective at facilitating the vapor-phase condensation of formaldehyde with acetic acid to generate acrylic acid, particularly using an industrially relevant aqueous liquid feed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Applicant: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: David William Norman, Greg Alan King
  • Patent number: 9919503
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to extrusion coating systems, extrusion coated substrates, and processes for making the same. In some aspects, extrusion coating systems as described herein may include an at least partially insulated outlet wall, which may facilitate production of coated substrates exhibiting a very desirable surface texture and appearance. Coated substrates of the present invention may be utilized in a variety of end applications, including, but not limited to, interior and exterior construction materials for homes, buildings, and furniture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Tony Wayne Helton, Steven Lee Stafford, Aaron Grills, Subramanian Easwaran Iyer
  • Patent number: 9920192
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for improving vibration damping of a substrate, such as the underbody of an automobile. The method comprises applying a plastisol which comprises a polymeric component, a general purpose plasticizer and a rosin ester resin. The fused plastisol has improved damping behavior as determined using Dynamic Mechanical Thermal Analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Michael Dean Funderburg, Jr., Joseph Alexander DeLoach, Terri Roxanne Carvagno
  • Patent number: 9920526
    Abstract: Structural systems having coated structural members with enhanced durability are provided, along with methods of making and using the same. Structural members including at least one coating material applied to a substrate that comprises at least one protrusion may exhibit increased strength and/or durability and may be less likely fail during use. For example, structural members as described herein exhibit an improved resistance to cracking when a force is applied to the protrusion. Structural systems according to embodiments of the present invention can be suitable for use in a variety of applications, including in ready-to-assemble furniture or cabinetry applications or as building and construction materials such as wall board, flooring, trim, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Chad Alan Frazier, Subramanian Easwaran Iyer, Steven Lee Stafford
  • Patent number: 9916482
    Abstract: Disclosed are fibers which contains identification fibers. The identification fibers can contain a plurality of distinct features, or taggants, which vary among the fibers and/or along the length of the identification fibers, a fiber band, or yarn. The disclosed embodiments also relate to the method for making and characterizing the fibers. Characterization of the fibers can include identifying distinct features, combinations of distinct features, and number of fibers with various combinations of distinct features and correlating the distinct features to supply chain information. The supply chain information can be used to track the fibers, fiber band, or yarn from manufacturing through intermediaries, conversion to final product, and/or the consumer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Andrew Ervin McLeod, Scott Gregory Gaynor, Steven Anthony Wilson, Lydia Juanita Salyer, Humberto Collazo, Larry Wayne Renfro, Jeremy Kenneth Steach, Brian Douglas Seiler, Clarissa Tatum
  • Publication number: 20180065061
    Abstract: Processes and systems for separating a mixture of three or more chemical components into multiple product streams each enriched in one of the components are provided herein. In some aspects, the present invention relates to processes for the separation of a chemical mixture including at least a heavy key component, an intermediate key component, and a light key component to form a product stream enriched in the light key component, a product stream enriched in the intermediate key component, and a product stream enriched in the heavy key component. Systems described herein may include one or more thermally coupled distillation columns including, for example, a dividing wall column, or a plurality of distillation columns arranged in a thermally integrated configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Applicant: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Craig Alan Hoyme, Robert Scott Huss
  • Publication number: 20180059090
    Abstract: Disclosed are fibers which contain identification fibers. The identification fibers can comprise one or more chemical markers, or taggants, which may vary among the fibers or be incorporated throughout all of the fibers. The disclosure also relates to the method for making and characterizing the fibers. Characterization of the fibers can include identifying chemical markers and correlating the chemical markers and a taggant chemical marker amounts of at least one of the chemical markers to manufacturer-specific taggants to determine supply chain information. The supply chain information can be used to track the fibers from manufacturing through intermediaries, conversion to final product, and/or the consumer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Applicant: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Scott Gregory Gaynor, Andrew Ervin McLeod, Michael John Rodig, Jeremy Kenneth Steach, Humberto Collazo, Steven Anthony Wilson, Lydia J. Salyer, Brian Douglas Seiler, Jonathan Horton
  • Publication number: 20180057624
    Abstract: A low molecular weight copolymer is provided comprising propylene and ethylene, wherein the low molecular weight copolymer has a softening point in the range of 90 to 140° C., wherein the low molecular weight copolymer has a needle penetration that is equal to y, wherein y is defined by the following formula: y??0.000000262249x6+0.000172031278x5?0.046669720165x4+6.701746779438x3?537.286013331959x2+22,802.983472587x?400,204.018086126 wherein x in the above formula is the softening point of the low molecular weight copolymer, and wherein the low molecular weight copolymer has a molecular weight polydispersity index of about 3 to about 25, a crystallinity of about 18% to about 30% measured by X-Ray diffraction, and a Brookfield viscosity in the range of about 1000 to about 4000 cp at 190° C. measured by ASTM D 3236. Adhesive compositions comprising the low molecular weight copolymer are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Applicant: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Mutombo Joseph Muvundamina, Gary Robert Robe, Timothy Williams, Andrea Gail Hagood, Dhiraj Sudesh Sood, Marc Stacey Somers, Bennett H. Novak, Puthenkovilakom Rajesh Raja, Raymond Prescott Cottle
  • Publication number: 20180057435
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to the efficient preparation of aromatic hydrocarbons useful as intermediates for di-, tri-, tetra- and poly-dentate organophosphorus ligands having value in particular as hydroformylation catalysts. The use of triarylphosphine halide catalysts have been found to be more efficient in forming these intermediates by the use of excess triarylphosphine in an amount beyond what is required to form a coordination complex.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Applicant: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventor: Thomas James Devon