Patents Assigned to Eastman Chemical Company
  • Publication number: 20170321033
    Abstract: Processes for forming a vulcanizable elastomeric formulation are disclosed. The processes include the steps of mixing an elastomer with a vulcanizing agent to form a vulcanizable elastomeric formulation that includes the vulcanizing agent dispersed in the elastomeric compound, wherein the vulcanizing agent includes a cyclododecasulfur compound. A process for forming a vulcanized elastomeric article is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Applicant: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Scott Donald Barnicki, Frederick Ignatz-Hoover, Robert Thomas Hembre, Andrew Neil Smith, Henk Kreulen, Aruna M. Velamakanni
  • Publication number: 20170321045
    Abstract: An elastomeric composition is provided comprising at least one elastomeric compound, at least one vinyl acetal polymer, at least one filler, and optionally at least one coupling agent. A process of making the elastomeric composition is also provided as well as articles comprising the elastomeric composition. In particular, tires comprising the elastomeric composition are provided wherein the handling and processing characteristics are improved while other performance characteristics are retained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Applicant: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Pruthesh Hariharrao Vargantwar, Frederick Ignatz-Hoover, Soumendra Kumar Basu, Bradley James Helmer, Christopher George Robertson
  • Publication number: 20170312970
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to extrusion-coated structural systems including at least one extruded profile member coupled to and extending outwardly from an extrusion-coated structural member, as well as methods of making and using the same. Structural systems of the present invention that include at least one extruded profile member may exhibit enhanced flexibility, functionality, and/or durability. 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: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Applicant: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Jennifer Lynne Peavey, Mohan Sasthav, James Wilson Mercer, JR., Scott Allen Clear, Chanandh Cheowanich
  • Publication number: 20170307796
    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: April 10, 2017
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    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 McConnell, David William Norman, Tabatha Stearns, Bin Wang
  • Publication number: 20170306054
    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: April 10, 2017
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    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 McConnell, David William Norman, Tabatha Stearns, Bin Wang
  • Patent number: 9796791
    Abstract: Regioselectively substituted cellulose esters having a plurality of aryl-acyl substituents and a plurality of alkyl-acyl substituents are disclosed along with methods for making the same. Such cellulose esters may be suitable for use in optical films, such as optical films having certain Nz values, ?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: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: EASTMAN CHEMICAL COMPANY
    Inventors: Charles Michael Buchanan, Michael Eugene Donelson, Elizabeth Guzman-Morales, Peter Borden Mackenzie, Bin Wang
  • Patent number: 9777074
    Abstract: This invention relates to novel compositions comprising regioselectively substituted cellulose esters. One aspect of the invention relates to processes for preparing regioselectively substituted cellulose esters from cellulose dissolved in ionic liquids. Another aspect of the invention relates to the utility of regioselectively substituted cellulose esters in applications such as protective and compensation films for liquid crystalline displays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: EASTMAN CHEMICAL COMPANY
    Inventors: Charles Michael Buchanan, Norma Lindsey Buchanan, Michael Eugene Donelson, Maryna Grigorievna Gorbunova, Thauming Kuo, Bin Wang
  • Publication number: 20170275492
    Abstract: A soft feel curable polyester composition comprising the residues of a 2,2,4,4-tetraalkylcyclobutane-1,3-diol, a C2-C20 diol other than 2,2,4,4-tetraalkylcyclobutane-1,3-diol, a C2-C20 polyol, an alicyclic diacid and an acyclic aliphatic diacid, wherein said curable polyester contains at least 90 mole percent of aliphatic diacid residues, based on the total moles of diacid residues, and wherein said curable polyester has a hydroxyl number of about 100 to about 250 mgKOH/g, an acid number of 0 to about 30 mgKOH/g, and a number average molecular weight of about 500 to about 10,000 g/mole, a soft segment polyol, an isocyanate crosslinker and a solvent or a solvent mixture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Applicant: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Jianhui Zhou, Leslie Taylor Baker
  • Publication number: 20170275234
    Abstract: A method of making antidegradant compounds is disclosed, in which a p-phenylenediamine is reacted with an alpha-hydroxy carbonyl compound to thereby obtain an enediamine, which is reduced to thereby obtain a mixture comprising the antidegradant compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Applicant: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: MATTHEW ALLEN BOONE, Donald L. Fields, Frederick Ignatz-Hoover
  • Publication number: 20170275237
    Abstract: A compound represented by the formula: wherein each R is independently selected from the group consisting of (i) substituted or unsubstituted alkyl with C=0 to 12 inclusive; wherein X1, X2, X3 and X4 are each independently selected from the group consisting of alkyl, aryl, alkylaryl groups and hydrogen; wherein R1, R2, R3, and R4 are each independently selected from the group consisting of alkyl, aryl, alkylaryl groups and hydrogen; and wherein one of R1 and R2 and one of R3 and R4 may optionally be bridged by a polymethylene group to form a cycloalkyl; wherein when C=0 in R, the combined group R1 R2 is the same as the combined group R3 R4; and wherein when C=1 in R, each of R1, R2, R3, and R4 are hydrogen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Applicant: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: MATTHEW ALLEN BOONE, Donald L. Fields, JR., Frederick lgnatz-Hoover
  • Publication number: 20170275239
    Abstract: Antidegradant compounds are disclosed, and methods of making them, that are represented by the formula I: wherein each X is independently selected from the group consisting of ethyl, methyl, or hydrogen. Also disclosed are diimine intermediates corresponding to formula III: wherein each X is independently selected from the group consisting of ethyl, methyl, or hydrogen. These intermediates themselves exhibit antidegradant activity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Applicant: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: MATTHEW ALLEN BOONE, Donald L. Fields, JR., Frederick Ignatz-Hoover
  • Publication number: 20170275233
    Abstract: Methods of making antidegradant compounds are disclosed in which a p-phenylenediamine is reacted with a dicarbonyl to thereby obtain a diimine, which is reduced to obtain mixtures comprising the antidegradant compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Applicant: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Matthew Allen Boone, Donald L. Fields, JR., Frederick Ignatz-Hoover
  • Publication number: 20170275238
    Abstract: Methods of making antidegradant compounds are disclosed in which a p-phenylenediamine is reacted with a diol to obtain mixtures comprising the antidegradant compounds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Applicant: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Matthew Allen Boone, Donald L. Fields, JR., Frederick Ignatz-Hoover
  • Patent number: 9765203
    Abstract: Described as one aspect of the invention are polyester compositions containing: (I) at least one polyester which comprises: (a) a dicarboxylic acid component comprising: (i) 70 to 100 mole % of terephthalic acid residues; (ii) 0 to 30 mole % of aromatic dicarboxylic acid residues having up to 20 carbon atoms; and (iii) 0 to 10 mole % of aliphatic dicarboxylic acid residues having up to 16 carbon atoms; and (b) a glycol component comprising: (i) 1 to 99 mole % of 2,2,4,4-tetramethyl-1,3-cyclobutanediol residues; and (ii) 1 to 99 mole % of cyclohexanedimethanol residues; and (II) at least one thermal stabilizer chosen from at least one of alkyl phosphate esters, aryl phosphate esters, mixed alkyl aryl phosphate esters, reaction products thereof, and mixtures thereof; wherein the total mole % of the dicarboxylic acid component is 100 mole %, and wherein the total mole % of the glycol component is 100 mole %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Ted Calvin Germroth, Gary Wayne Connell, Emmett Dudley Crawford, Thomas Joseph Pecorini, Douglas Stephens McWilliams, Benjamin Fredrick Barton, Damon Bryan Shackelford
  • Patent number: 9765181
    Abstract: Described are coating compositions comprising a polyester, the polyester comprising: at least one polyester which comprises a dicarboxylic acid component comprising terephthalic acid residues, and a glycol component comprising 30 to 40 mole % 2,2,4,4-tetramethyl-1,3-cyclobutanediol residues and 60 to 70 mole % cyclohexanedimethanol residues, where the inherent viscosity of the polyester is from 0.10 to 0.70 dL/g, and where the coating composition is made from a film or sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Emmett Dudley Crawford, Thomas Joseph Pecorini, Douglas Stephens McWilliams, David Scott Porter, Gary Wayne Connell
  • Publication number: 20170260154
    Abstract: Disclosed is a process to produce a dry purified carboxylic acid product comprising furan-2,5-dicarboxylic acid (FDCA). The process comprises oxidizing at least one oxidizable compound selected from the following group: 5-(hydroxymethyl)furfural (5-HMF), 5-HMF esters (5-R(CO)OCH2-furfural where R=alkyl, cycloalkyl and aryl), 5-HMF ethers (5-R?OCH2-furfural, where R?=alkyl, cycloalkyl and aryl), 5-alkyl furfurals (5-R?-furfural, where R?=alkyl, cycloalkyl and aryl), mixed feed-stocks of 5-HMF and 5-HMF esters and mixed feed-stocks of 5-HMF and 5-HMF ethers and mixed feed-stocks of 5-HMF and 5-alkyl furfurals to generate a crude carboxylic acid slurry comprising FDCA, removing impurities from a crude carboxylic acid slurry in a liquid displacement zone to form a low impurity slurry stream. The low impurity slurry stream is further treated in a secondary oxidation zone to produce a secondary oxidation slurry stream which is routed to a crystallization zone to form a crystallized slurry stream.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Applicant: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Mesfin Ejerssa JANKA, Kenny Randolph PARKER, Paula MOODY, Ashfaq Shahanawaz SHAIKH, Lee Reynolds PARTIN, Bradford Russell BOWERS, Michael Charles MORROW
  • Publication number: 20170253484
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for the manufacture of cyclododecasulfur, a cyclic sulfur allotrope wherein the number of sulfur (S) atoms in the allotrope's homocyclic ring is 12. The method includes reacting a metallasulfur derivative with an oxidizing agent in a reaction zone to form a cyclododecasulfur-containing reaction mixture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Applicant: EASTMAN CHEMICAL COMPANY
    Inventors: SCOTT DONALD BARNICKI, ROBERT THOMAS HEMBRE, ELAINE BEATRICE MACKENZIE, JOY LYNN LANINGHAM, MICHAEL RICHARD LANINGHAM, SHANE KIPLEY KIRK, LARRY WAYNE BLAIR, SUMIT CHAKRABORTY, VENKATESWARLU BHAMIDI, GUOXIONG HUA, JOHN DEREK WOOLLINS
  • Publication number: 20170253483
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for the manufacture of polymeric sulfur. The method includes reacting a metallasulfur derivative with an oxidizing agent to form polymeric sulfur.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Applicant: EASTMAN CHEMICAL COMPANY
    Inventors: SCOTT DONALD BARNICKI, ROBERT THOMAS HEMBRE, MICHAEL RICHARD LANINGHAM, SUMIT CHAKRABORTY, VENKATESWARLU BHAMIDI
  • Patent number: 9744707
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to extrusion-coated structural systems including at least one extruded profile member coupled to and extending outwardly from an extrusion-coated structural member, as well as methods of making and using the same. Structural systems of the present invention that include at least one extruded profile member may exhibit enhanced flexibility, functionality, and/or durability. 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: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Jennifer Lynne Peavey, Mohan Sasthav, James Wilson Mercer, Jr., Scott Allen Clear, Chanandh Cheowanich
  • Publication number: 20170240768
    Abstract: The present invention provides emulsions comprising curable polyesters and certain surfactants. The emulsions are useful as coatings binders in waterborne thermosetting coating compositions and can be used in conjunction with cross-linking compounds reactive with curable polyesters. Also provided are shaped or formed articles coated with the waterborne thermosetting coating compositions of the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Applicant: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Jamie Sue Dziczkowski, Kenneth Douglas Chaffin