Patents by Inventor Andrew T. Heitsch

Andrew T. Heitsch has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 11857935
    Abstract: A heterogeneous procatalyst includes a titanium species, a magnesium chloride component, and a chlorinating agent having a structure A(Cl)x(R1)3-x, where A is aluminum or boron, R1 is a (C1-C30) hydrocarbyl, and x is 1, 2, or 3. The magnesium chloride component may be thermally treated at a temperature greater than 100 C for at least 30 minutes before or after introduction of the chlorinating agent and titanium species to the heterogeneous procatalyst. The heterogeneous procatalyst having the thermally treated magnesium chloride exhibits improved average molecular weight capability. Processes for producing the heterogeneous procatalyst and processes for producing ethylene-based polymers utilizing the heterogeneous procatalyst are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Mingzhe Yu, David Gordon Barton, Kurt F. Hirsekorn, Sadeka Onam, Peter N. Nickias, Andrew T. Heitsch, Thomas H. Peterson
  • Publication number: 20230399480
    Abstract: According to various embodiments, a microcellular foam is provided, wherein the microcellular foam comprises a polymer blend, the polymer blend comprising: from 70 to 95% by weight low density polyethylene (LDPE); and from 5 to 30% by weight of polydimethylsiloxane grafted LDPE (PDMS-g-LDPE), wherein the microcellular foam has an average cell size of less than 60 ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2021
    Publication date: December 14, 2023
    Applicant: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Brian R. Dorvel, Andrew T. Heitsch, Anson Sze Tat Wong, Stéphane Costeux, John O. Osby, Jian Yang
  • Publication number: 20230303737
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a bimodal polyethylene may include a high molecular weight component and a low molecular weight component. The bimodal polyethylene may have a density of from 0.933 grams per centimeter (g/cm3) to 0.960 g/cm3, a melt index (I2) of from 0.3 decigrams per minute (dg/min) to 1.2 dg/min, a melt flow ratio (MFR21) greater than 80.0, a molecular weight distribution (Mw/Mn) greater than 10, a reverse comonomer distribution, and a shear thinning index of from 5.0 to 20.0. Methods for producing the bimodal polyethylene, articles manufactured from the bimodal polyethylene are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2021
    Publication date: September 28, 2023
    Applicant: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Mohamed Esseghir, Chuan C. He, Mridula Kapur, Andrew T. Heitsch, Theo Geussens, John F. Szul
  • Publication number: 20230272196
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a thermoplastic composition may comprise from 0.5 wt. % to 75.0 wt. % of recycled polyethylene comprising a blend of polyethylene recovered from post-consumer material, pre-consumer material, or combinations thereof, and from 25.0 wt. % to 99.5 wt. % of virgin raw polyethylene comprising unimodal polyethylene, bimodal polyethylene, or combinations thereof, wherein at least 90.0 wt. % of the thermoplastic composition is comprised of the post-consumer recycled polyethylene and the virgin raw polyethylene. Manufactured articles made from the thermoplastic composition, such as coated conductors, are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2021
    Publication date: August 31, 2023
    Applicant: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Paul J. Brigandi, Mohamed Esseghir, Kumar N. Sanketh, Chuan C. He, Mridula Kapur, Andrew T. Heitsch, John F. Szul
  • Publication number: 20230265269
    Abstract: A polymeric composition includes (i) a copolymer of ethylene and an alpha olefin comonomer, the copolymer having a density of 0.945 g/cc to 0.960 g/cc, (ii) an ethylene-based polymer, and (iii) polyethylene glycol. The combination of (i) and (ii) has a High Mw Comonomer Content of 3.2 wt % or greater based on a total weight of the combined (i) and (ii) over the weight average molecular weight range of 105 g/mol to 105.5 g/mol as measured by GPC, wherein 15 wt % or greater of the total weight of the polymeric composition is the combined (i) and (ii) having a molecular weight in the range of 105 g/mol to 105.5 g/mol as measured by GPC, wherein the polymeric composition has a Relevant Comonomer Content of 0.6 wt % or greater and wherein the polymeric composition has a density of 0.945 g/cc or greater as measured according to ASTM D792.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2021
    Publication date: August 24, 2023
    Inventors: Stacey A. Saba, Mohamed Esseghir, Theo Geussens, Yushan Hu, Brayden E. Glad, Andrew T. Heitsch, Buu-Dang Nguyen
  • Publication number: 20220395815
    Abstract: A method for preparing a heterogeneous catalyst. The method comprises steps of: (a) combining (i) a support, (ii) an aqueous solution of a noble metal compound and (iii) a C2-C18 thiol comprising at least one hydroxyl or carboxylic acid substituent; to form a wet particle and (b) removing water from the wet particle by drying followed by calcination to produce the catalyst.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2022
    Publication date: December 15, 2022
    Inventors: Victor J. Sussman, Wen-Sheng Lee, Jeffrey A. Herron, D. Wayne Blaylock, Daniel J. Arriola, Andrew T. Heitsch, Alexey Kirilin, Heidi Clements, Abrin L. Schmucker, Daniel A. Hickman
  • Publication number: 20220275114
    Abstract: The catalyst system includes a heterogeneous procatalyst and a hydrogenation procatalyst. The heterogeneous procatalyst includes a titanium species, an aluminum species, and a magnesium chloride component. The hydrogenation procatalyst has the formula Cp2TiX2, In formula Cp2TiX2, each Cp is a cyclopentadienyl substituted with at least one R1, wherein R1 is (C1-C10)alkyl; and each X is independently a halogen atom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2020
    Publication date: September 1, 2022
    Applicant: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Linfeng Chen, Andrew T. Heitsch, Jeffrey A. Sims, David M. Pearson, Kurt F. Hirsekorn
  • Publication number: 20220251255
    Abstract: A low density polyethylene (LDPE) having a z-average molecular weight Mz (cony) from 425,000 g/mol to 800,000 g/mol, a melt index I2 less than or equal to 0.20 g/10 min, and a conventional GPC Mw/Mn from 8.0 to 10.6. A LDPE having a GPC-light scattering parameter (LSP) less than 2.00, a ratio of viscosity measured at 0.1 radians/second and 190° C. to a viscosity measured at 100 radians/second and 190° C. that is greater than 50, and a z-average molecular weight Mz (cony) from 425,000 g/mol to 800,000 g/mol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Applicant: DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Andrew T. Heitsch, Teresa P. Karjala, Lori L. Kardos, Cassie A. Cunningham, Jose Ortega, David T. Gillespie, Venkata Krishna Sai Pappu, John P. O'Brien, Daniel W. Baugh III
  • Publication number: 20220056250
    Abstract: The present invention provides polyethylene-based compositions suitable for packaging applications, films, and articles. In one aspect, a polyethylene-based composition suitable for packaging applications comprises (a) at least 97% by weight, based on the total weight of the polyethylene-based composition, of a polyethylene composition comprising: (i) from 25 to 37 percent by weight of a first polyethylene fraction having a density in the range of 0.935 to 0.947 g/cm3 and a melt index (I2) of less than 0.1 g/10 minutes; and (ii) from 63 to 75 percent by weight of a second polyethylene fraction; and (b) 90 to 540 ppm, based on the total weight of the polyethylene-based composition of a calcium salt of 1,2-cyclohexanedicarboxylic acid; wherein the polyethylene composition has less than 0.10 branches per 1,000 carbon atoms when measured using 13C NMR, wherein the density of the polyethylene-based composition N is at least 0.965 g/cm3, and wherein the melt index (I2) of the polyethylene-based composition is 0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2020
    Publication date: February 24, 2022
    Inventors: Andrew T. Heitsch, Sanjib Biswas, Mridula Kapur, Alexander Williamson, Philip P. Fontaine, Joshua B. Gaubert, Daniel W. Baugh, III, Jin Wang, Didem Oner-Deliormanli, Hitendra K. Singh, Shadid Askar, Arnaldo T. Lorenzo, Mehmet Demirors, Vivek Kalihari
  • Publication number: 20220008893
    Abstract: A film includes 20.0 weight percent to 69.5 weight percent of a linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) based polymer. The LLDPE having a high density fraction (HDF) from 3.0% to 8.0%, an I10/I2 ratio from 5.5 to 6.9, and a short chain branching distribution (SCBD) of less than or equal to 8.0° C. The film also includes 0.0 weight percent to 10.0 weight percent low density polyethylene (LDPE) based polymer, and 30.0 weight percent to 70.0 weight percent pore former.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Applicant: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Andrew T. Heitsch, Yijian Lin, Barbara Bonavoglia, Kyle E. Hart, Mehmet Demirors, Rou Hua Chou, Manoj Thota
  • Publication number: 20210221924
    Abstract: A heterogeneous procatalyst includes a preformed heterogeneous procatalyst and a metal-ligand complex. The preformed heterogeneous procatalyst includes a titanium species and a magnesium chloride (MgCl2) support. The metal-ligand complex has a structural formula (L)aM(Y)m(XR2)b, where M is a metal cation; each L is a neutral ligand or (?O); each Y is a halide or (C1-C20)alkyl; each XR2 is an anionic ligand in which X is a heteroatom or a heteroatom-containing functional group and R2 is (C1-C20)hydrocarbyl or (C1-C20) heterohydrocarbyl; n is 0, 1, or 2; m is 0-4; and b is 1-6. The metal-ligand complex is overall charge neutral. The heterogeneous procatalyst exhibits improved average molecular weight capability. A catalyst system includes the heterogeneous procatalyst and a cocatalyst. Processes for producing the heterogeneous procatalyst and processes for producing ethylene-based polymers utilizing the heterogeneous procatalyst are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Applicant: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Linfeng Chen, Mingzhe Yu, Mehmet Demirors, Andrew T. Heitsch, Jeffrey A. Sims, David Gordon Barton, Kurt F. Hirsekorn, Peter N. Nickias
  • Publication number: 20210205785
    Abstract: A heterogeneous procatalyst includes a titanium species, a magnesium chloride component, and a chlorinating agent having a structure A(C)x(R1)3-x, where A is aluminum or boron, R1 is a (C1-C30) hydrocarbyl, and x is 1, 2, or 3. The magnesium chloride component may be thermally treated at a temperature greater than 100 C for at least 30 minutes before or after introduction of the chlorinating agent and titanium species to the heterogeneous procatalyst. The heterogeneous procatalyst having the thermally treated magnesium chloride exhibits improved average molecular weight capability. Processes for producing the heterogeneous procatalyst and processes for producing ethylene-based polymers utilizing the heterogeneous procatalyst are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Applicant: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Mingzhe Yu, David Gordon Barton, Kurt F. Hirsekorn, Sadeka Onam, Peter N. Nickias, Andrew T. Heitsch, Thomas H. Peterson
  • Patent number: 10829434
    Abstract: A method for preparing methyl methacrylate from methacrolein and methanol. The method comprises contacting a mixture comprising methacrolein, methanol and oxygen with a heterogeneous catalyst comprising a support and a noble metal, wherein said catalyst has an average diameter of at least 200 microns and average concentration of methacrolein is at least 15 wt %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignees: Dow Global Technologies LLC, Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Dmitry A. Krapchetov, Kirk W. Limbach, Daniel A. Hickman, Andrew T. Heitsch, Victor Sussman, Wen Sheng Lee, Ramzy Shayib
  • Publication number: 20200171465
    Abstract: A method for preparing a heterogeneous catalyst. The method comprises steps of: (a) combining (i) a support, (ii) an aqueous solution of a noble metal compound and (iii) a C2-C18 thiol comprising at least one hydroxyl or carboxylic acid substituent; to form a wet particle and (b) removing water from the wet particle by drying followed by calcination to produce the catalyst.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Victor Sussman, Wen Sheng Lee, Jeffrey Herron, D. Wayne Blaylock, Daniel J. Arriola, Andrew T. Heitsch, Alexey Kirilin, Heidi Clements, Abrin L. Schmucker, Daniel A. Hickman
  • Publication number: 20200165185
    Abstract: A method for preparing methyl methacrylate from methacrolein and methanol. The method comprises contacting a mixture comprising methacrolein, methanol and oxygen with a heterogeneous catalyst comprising a support and a noble metal, wherein said catalyst has an average diameter of at least 200 microns and at least 90 wt % of the noble metal is in the outer 50% of catalyst volume. A method for preparing methyl methacrylate from methacrolein and methanol. The method comprises contacting a mixture comprising methacrolein, methanol and oxygen with a heterogeneous catalyst comprising a support and a noble metal; wherein said catalyst has an average diameter of at least 200 microns and average concentration of methacrolein is at least 15 wt %.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Dmitry A. Krapchetov, Kirk W. Limbach, Daniel A. Hickman, Andrew T. Heitsch, Victor Sussman, Wen Sheng Lee, Ramzy Shayib
  • Publication number: 20200020538
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method for doping a substrate, comprising disposing a composition comprising a dopant-containing copolymer and a solvent on a substrate; and annealing the substrate at a temperature of 750 to 1300° C. for 0.1 second to 24 hours to diffuse a dopant into the substrate; wherein the dopant-containing copolymer comprises a non-dopant-containing polymer and a dopant-containing polymer; and where the dopant-containing polymer is a polymer having a covalently or ionically bound dopant atom and is present in a smaller volume fraction than the non-dopant-containing polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Yuanyi Zhang, Reika Katsumata, Mingqi Li, Bhooshan C. Popere, Andrew T. Heitsch, Peter Trefonas, III, Rachel A. Segalman
  • Patent number: 10340144
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method for doping a substrate, comprising disposing a coating of a composition comprising a copolymer, a dopant precursor and a solvent on a substrate; where the copolymer is capable of phase segregating and embedding the dopant precursor while in solution; and annealing the substrate at a temperature of 750 to 1300° C. for 0.1 second to 24 hours to diffuse the dopant into the substrate. Disclosed herein too is a semiconductor substrate comprising embedded dopant domains of diameter 3 to 30 nanometers; where the domains comprise Group 13 or Group 15 atoms, wherein the embedded spherical domains are located within 30 nanometers of the substrate surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignees: ROHM AND HAAS ELECTRONIC MATERIALS LLC, DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC, THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
    Inventors: Rachel A. Segalman, Peter Trefonas, III, Bhooshan C. Popere, Andrew T. Heitsch
  • Publication number: 20170194150
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method for doping a substrate, comprising disposing a coating of a composition comprising a copolymer, a dopant precursor and a solvent on a substrate; where the copolymer is capable of phase segregating and embedding the dopant precursor while in solution; and annealing the substrate at a temperature of 750 to 1300° C. for 0.1 second to 24 hours to diffuse the dopant into the substrate. Disclosed herein too is a semiconductor substrate comprising embedded dopant domains of diameter 3 to 30 nanometers; where the domains comprise Group 13 or Group 15 atoms, wherein the embedded spherical domains are located within 30 nanometers of the substrate surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Inventors: Rachel A. Segalman, Peter Trefonas, III, Bhooshan C. Popere, Andrew T. Heitsch
  • Patent number: 9576799
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method for doping a substrate, comprising disposing a coating of a composition comprising a copolymer, a dopant precursor and a solvent on a substrate; where the copolymer is capable of phase segregating and embedding the dopant precursor while in solution; and annealing the substrate at a temperature of 750 to 1300° C. for 0.1 second to 24 hours to diffuse the dopant into the substrate. Disclosed herein too is a semiconductor substrate comprising embedded dopant domains of diameter 3 to 30 nanometers; where the domains comprise Group 13 or Group 15 atoms, wherein the embedded spherical domains are located within 30 nanometers of the substrate surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignees: DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC, ROHM AND HAAS ELECTRONIC MATERIALS LLC, THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
    Inventors: Rachel A. Segalman, Peter Trefonas, III, Bhooshan C. Popere, Andrew T. Heitsch
  • Publication number: 20160035572
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method for doping a substrate, comprising disposing a coating of a composition comprising a copolymer, a dopant precursor and a solvent on a substrate; where the copolymer is capable of phase segregating and embedding the dopant precursor while in solution; and annealing the substrate at a temperature of 750 to 1300° C. for 0.1 second to 24 hours to diffuse the dopant into the substrate. Disclosed herein too is a semiconductor substrate comprising embedded dopant domains of diameter 3 to 30 nanometers; where the domains comprise Group 13 or Group 15 atoms, wherein the embedded spherical domains are located within 30 nanometers of the substrate surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Publication date: February 4, 2016
    Inventors: Rachel A. Segalman, Peter Trefonas, III, Bhooshan C. Popere, Andrew T. Heitsch