Patents Assigned to The Sherwin-Williams Company
  • Patent number: 11098202
    Abstract: Methods and systems for coating metal substrates are provided. The methods and systems include sequential application of low flow and high flow powder coatings followed by a single heating step to provide a cured coating. The methods and systems include a marker that allows coating uniformity to be monitored and assessed during application. The described methods provide coatings with optimal surface smoothness and edge coverage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: THE SHERWIN-WILLIAMS COMPANY
    Inventors: Owen H. Decker, Thomas E. Reno, Robert D. Breitzman, Carlos A. Concha, Jeffrey D. Rogozinski
  • Patent number: 11091664
    Abstract: Water-based stains are based on an oil-in-water emulsion having a binder that includes, consists of, or consists essentially of drying oil combined with a non-aqueous polymer dispersion. The compositions can be tinted using traditional water-based pigment dispersions, yet the overall hydrophobicity results in minimal interaction with the polar cellulosic structure of wood.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: THE SHERWIN-WILLIAMS COMPANY
    Inventor: Joshua Halstead
  • Patent number: 11072465
    Abstract: A storage container with a spout is provided that can store a coating material. The storage container can include a container body having a shape, which may be a circular shape, polygonal shape, or a rounded-polygonal shape. The container body includes a side wall having first and second ends. The storage container with a spout can include a first opening with a corresponding lid and the spout providing a second opening with a corresponding cap. The storage container can further include a handle formed with an aperture through a side of the container body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: The Sherwin-Williams Company
    Inventors: Richard D. Hudson, James J. Johnson, Gustavo A. Morales, Edward Ray Goodwin, Jr., Michael C. Lambertson, Jr., Charles T. Buckel, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11014057
    Abstract: A caulk tube adapter for allowing mixing of coloring compositions into caulk is provided. The caulk tube includes baffles on the inside surface of the tube for facilitating mixing of the caulk and coloring composition. An adapter for allowing the caulk tubes to be positioned into a paint mixer is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: The Sherwin-Williams Company
    Inventor: Richard D. Hudson
  • Patent number: 11001718
    Abstract: An opacifying cluster which may be added to a coating composition to provide a coating composition with low gloss and a high level of opacity. The opacifying cluster can include a polymeric latex binder coalescing cluster components into a generally homogeneous particle. The cluster components may include discrete polymeric particles each defining a closed void volume therein, a plurality of inorganic pigment particles, and a plurality of extender pigment particles. The clusters may also include a porosity of the polymeric latex binder thereof defining a binder void volume. Also provided is a paint product including such a pigment cluster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: THE SHERWIN-WILLIAMS COMPANY
    Inventors: James M Reuter, Joseph K Walker, Chase Banyots
  • Patent number: 10988623
    Abstract: A coating composition comprises at least one solvent, at least one resin, and at least one filler, wherein the filler is silica-deficient, sodium-potassium alumina silicate. The silica-deficient filler may be a sodium-potassium alumina silicate that contains less than 0.1 percent by weight crystalline silica and is 5 percent by weight or less of the coating composition or 1 percent by weight or less of the coating composition. In the later instance, the coating composition contains less than 0.001 percent crystalline silica. The resin may comprise styrene, styrenic copolymers, or mixtures including styrene. The composition provides a temporary gloss coating that may be removed physically, as by peeling for example. A method for coating a substrate with a coating that maybe removed by physical means is also provided. The method comprises applying the disclosed coating composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: The Sherwin-Williams Company
    Inventor: Rebecca A. Urso
  • Patent number: 10961344
    Abstract: A polymer is provided that preferably includes at least one unsaturated cycloaliphatic group. In one embodiment, the polymer is combined with an optional crosslinker and an optional carrier to form a coating composition suitable for use in coating articles such as packaging articles. In one embodiment, the polymer has at least one unsaturated cycloaliphatic group that is at least bicyclic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: The Sherwin-Williams Company
    Inventors: Charles Skillman, Paul E. Share, Greg Paulson, Richard H. Evans, Benoit Prouvost, Paul Stenson, T. Howard Killilea, Carl L. Cavallin, Danny Hartinger, Larry B. Brandenburger
  • Patent number: 10940505
    Abstract: Methods and systems for coating metal substrates are provided. The methods and systems include sequential application of low flow and high flow powder coatings followed by a single heating step to provide a cured coating. The methods and systems include a marker that allows coating uniformity to be monitored and assessed during application. The described methods provide coatings with optimal surface smoothness and edge coverage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: THE SHERWIN-WILLIAMS COMPANY
    Inventors: Owen H. Decker, Thomas E. Reno, Robert D. Breitzman, Carlos A. Concha, Jeffrey D. Rogozinski
  • Patent number: 10941310
    Abstract: In general, the embodiments herein provide non-skid, textured protective coating compositions for vehicle surfaces, such as vehicle beds, rocker panels, inner fenders, tailgates, bedrails, cargo vans, step area, and running boards, and other applicable metal, aluminum, fiberglass, plastic, and wood surfaces, and the method for producing same. In particular, embodiments of the present disclosure relate to textured protective coating compositions having improved impact, abrasion, and chemical resistance. These properties are obtained by a combination of an acrylic resin component and a solvent composition, and optionally a rheology additive component, a texturizing component, an adhesion promoter, and a plasticizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: The Sherwin Williams Company
    Inventor: Julie Manka
  • Patent number: 10926277
    Abstract: A fluid dispensing apparatus may be used to dispense a paint fluid from a paint container that is under pressure and that has a pierceable membrane. The fluid dispensing apparatus may include a valve body having a bore, an adaptor having a bore and a piercing member, and a nozzle having a bore. The fluid dispensing apparatus may be operable to pierce the pierceable membrane to communicate the paint within the paint container with the adaptor bore and with the valve body bore. The nozzle may be operable to permit the paint to flow under the pressure out of the paint container, through the adaptor bore, through the valve body bore and through the nozzle bore to ambient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: The Sherwin-Williams Company
    Inventor: James Johnson
  • Publication number: 20210040347
    Abstract: The present invention provides novel packaging coating compositions, e.g., food and beverage cans. Preferred cans typically comprise a body portion and an end portion, wherein at least one of the body and end portions are aluminum and are coated on at least one major surface with a coating composition of the present invention. Suitable coating compositions of the present invention comprise: one or more polyester resins, wherein at least one of the polyester resins has a glass transition temperature (‘Tg’) less than about 50° C., and wherein the polyester resin is formed by the reaction of one or more polyacid molecules and one or more polyol molecules; and a crosslinker. Preferred compositions are substantially free of mobile BPA and aromatic glycidyl ether compounds, e.g., BADGE, BFDGE and epoxy novalacs (e.g., NOGE) and more preferred compositions are also substantially free of bound BPA and aromatic glycidyl ether compounds. In more preferred embodiments (e.g.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Applicant: The Sherwin-Williams Company
    Inventors: Girish G. Parekh, George K. Bartley, III, Greg M. Paulson, Paul E. Fuchs, Daniel E. Rardon, Robert M. O'Brien
  • Patent number: 10869544
    Abstract: Examples of the present disclosure include apparatus and methods for making a brush handle assembly. Specifically, the present disclosure is for a brush handle assembly comprising a flexible handle, an intermediate connector, and a ferrule. In particular, the present disclosure is for an improved interface between each of the flexible handle, the intermediate connector, and the ferrule for an improved construction providing increased durability and longevity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: The Sherwin-Williams Company
    Inventor: Michael C. Lambertson, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10829663
    Abstract: The present invention provides novel packaging articles, e.g., food and beverage cans. Preferred cans typically comprise a body portion and an end portion, wherein at least one of the body and end portions are aluminum and are coated on at least one major surface with a coating composition of the present invention. Suitable coating compositions of the present invention comprise: one or more polyester resins, wherein at least one of the polyester resins has a glass transition temperature (‘Tg’) less than about 50° C., and wherein the polyester resin is formed by the reaction of one or more polyacid molecules and one or more polyol molecules, and a crosslinker. Preferred compositions are substantially free of mobile BPA and aromatic glycidyl ether compounds, e.g., BADGE, BFDGE and epoxy novalacs (e.g., NOGE) and more preferred compositions are also substantially free of bound BPA and aromatic glycidyl ether compounds. In more preferred embodiments (e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: The Sherwin-Williams Company
    Inventors: Girish G. Parekh, George K. Bartley, III, Greg M Paulson, Paul E. Fuchs, Daniel E. Rardon, Robert M. O'Brien
  • Patent number: D901297
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: THE SHERWIN-WILLIAMS COMPANY
    Inventors: Richard D. Hudson, James J. Johnson, Gustavo A. Morales, Edward Ray Goodwin, Jr., Michael C. Lambertson, Jr., Charles T. Buckel, Jr.
  • Patent number: D904851
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: THE SHERWIN-WILLIAMS COMPANY
    Inventors: Victor J. Levand, Joshua R. Robertson, Sarah Bridget Mulroy, Sharad Gaurav, Randi Boss, Michael C. Lambertson, Jr., Edward Ray Goodwin, Jr.
  • Patent number: D904852
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: The Sherwin-Williams Company
    Inventors: Victor J. Levand, Sharad Gaurav, Sarah Bridget Mulroy, Joshua R. Robertson, Edward Ray Goodwin, Randi Boss, Michael C. Lambertson, Jr.
  • Patent number: D914506
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: The Sherwin-Williams Company
    Inventors: Richard D. Hudson, James J. Johnson, Gustavo A. Morales, Edward R. Goodwin, Jr., Michael C. Lambertson, Jr., Charles T. Buckel, Jr.
  • Patent number: D920755
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: The Sherwin-Williams Company
    Inventors: Victor J. Levand, Sharad Gaurav, Sarah Bridget Mulroy, Randi Boss, Michael C. Lambertson, Jr., Edward Ray Goodwin, Jr., Joshua R. Robertson
  • Patent number: D921367
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: THE SHERWIN-WILLIAMS COMPANY
    Inventors: Charles T. Buckel, Jr., Michael C. Lambertson, Jr., Connie M. Mckinney, William Pavilonis
  • Patent number: D925326
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: The Sherwin-Williams Company
    Inventors: Victor J. Levand, Joshua R. Robertson, Edward Ray Goodwin, Jr., Sarah Bridget Mulroy, Sharad Gaurav, Randi Boss, Michael C. Lambertson, Jr.