Patents by Inventor Anna V. Davis

Anna V. Davis 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: 11208502
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an olefin polymerization catalyst system for use in forming a multi-block copolymer, said copolymer containing therein two or more segments or blocks differing in chemical or physical properties, a polymerization process using the same, and the resulting polymers, wherein the composition comprises the admixture or reaction product resulting from combining: (A) a first olefin polymerization procatalyst, (B) a second olefin polymerization procatalyst capable of preparing polymers differing in chemical or physical properties from the polymer prepared by procatalyst (A) under equivalent polymerization conditions, and (C) a chain shuttling agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Jasson T. Patton, Todd D. Senecal, Daniel J. Arriola, Matthew D. Christianson, Gordon R. Roof, Jerzy Klosin, David D. Devore, Anna V. Davis
  • Publication number: 20210122840
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an olefin polymerization catalyst system for use in forming a multi-block copolymer, said copolymer containing therein two or more segments or blocks differing in chemical or physical properties, a polymerization process using the same, and the resulting polymers, wherein the catalyst system comprises: (A) a first olefin polymerization procatalyst, (B) a second olefin polymerization procatalyst capable of preparing polymers differing in chemical or physical properties from the polymer prepared by procatalyst (A) under equivalent polymerization conditions, and (C) a chain shuttling agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Inventors: Jasson T. Patton, Todd D. Senecal, Daniel J. Arriola, Matthew D. Christianson, Gordon R. Roof, David D. Devore, Anna V. Davis
  • Patent number: 10975172
    Abstract: An olefin polymerization catalyst system comprising: a procatalyst component comprising a metal-ligand complex of Formula (I) wherein each X is independently a monodentate or polydentate ligand that is neutral, monoanionic, or dianionic, wherein n is an integer, and wherein X and n are chosen such that the metal-ligand complex of Formula (I) is overall neutral; wherein each R1 and R5 independently is selected from (C1-C40)hydrocarbyls, substituted (C1-C40)hydrocarbyls; (C1-C40)heterohydrocarbyls and substituted (C1-C40)heterohydrocarbyls; wherein each R2 and R4 independently is selected from (C1-C40)hydrocarbyls and substituted (C1-C40)hydrocarbyls; wherein R3 is selected from the group consisting of a (C3-C40)hydrocarbylene, substituted (C3-C40)hydrocarbylene, [(C+Si)3-(C+Si)40]organosilylene, substituted [(C+Si)3-(C+Si)40]organosilylene, [(C+Ge)3-(C+Ge)40]organogermylene, or substituted [(C+Ge)3-(C+Ge)40]organogermylene; wherein each N independently is nitrogen; and optionally, two or more R1-5 groups each
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Brad C. Bailey, Matthew D. Christianson, Anna V. Davis, Andrew M. Camelio, Robert D. J. Froese, Jessica L. Klinkenberg
  • Patent number: 10968289
    Abstract: Olefin polymerization catalyst systems are provided that include a procatalyst component having a metal-ligand complex of Formula (I): [formula] (I) where each X is a neutral, monoanionic, or dianionic, monodentate or polydentate ligand such that the complex of Formula (I) is neutral; each R1 and R10 is a (C6-C40)aryl, substituted (C6-C40)aryl, (C3-C40)heteroaryl, or substituted (C3-C40)heteroaryl; each R2, R3, R4, R7, R8, and R9 is a hydrogen; (C1-C40)hydrocarbyl; substituted (C1-C40)hydrocarbyl; (C1-C40)heterohydrocarbyl; substituted (C1-C40)heterohydrocarbyl; halogen; or nitro (NO2) group; and each R5 and R6 is a (C1-C)alkyl; substituted (C1-C40)alkyl; or [(Si)1—(C+Si)40] substituted organosilyl. Additionally, olefin-based polymers and processes for polymerizing one or more olefin-based polymers in the presence of the olefin polymerization catalyst systems are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Brad C. Bailey, Matthew D. Christianson, Anna V. Davis, Jasson T. Patton, Tomas D. Paine
  • Publication number: 20200299420
    Abstract: An olefin polymerization catalyst system comprising: a procatalyst component comprising a metal-ligand complex of Formula (I) wherein each X is independently a monodentate or polydentate ligand that is neutral, monoanionic, or dianionic, wherein n is an integer, and wherein X and n are chosen such that the metal-ligand complex of Formula (I) is overall neutral; wherein each R1 and R5 independently is selected from (C1-C40)hydrocarbyls, substituted (C1-C40)hydrocarbyls; (C1-C40)heterohydrocarbyls and substituted (C1-C40)heterohydrocarbyls; wherein each R2 and R4 independently is selected from (C1-C40)hydrocarbyls and substituted (C1-C40)hydrocarbyls; wherein R3 is selected from the group consisting of a (C3-C40)hydrocarbylene, substituted (C3-C40)hydrocarbylene, [(C+Si)3-(C+Si)40]organosilylene, substituted [(C+Si)3-(C+Si)40]organosilylene, [(C+Ge)3-(C+Ge)40]organogermylene, or substituted [(C+Ge)3-(C+Ge)40]organogermylene; wherein each N independently is nitrogen; and optionally, two or more R1-5 groups each
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Brad C. Bailey, Matthew D. Christianson, Anna V. Davis, Andrew M. Camelio, Robert D.J. Froese, Jessica L. Klinkenberg
  • Publication number: 20200277411
    Abstract: Olefin polymerization catalyst systems are provided that include a procatalyst component having a metal-ligand complex of Formula (I): [formula] (I) where each X is a neutral, monoanionic, or dianionic, monodentate or polydentate ligand such that the complex of Formula (I) is neutral; each R1 and R10 is a (C6-C40)aryl, substituted (C6-C40)aryl, (C3-C40)heteroaryl, or substituted (C3-C40)heteroaryl; each R2, R3, R4, R7, R8, and R9 is a hydrogen; (C1-C40)hydrocarbyl; substituted (C1-C40)hydrocarbyl; (C1-C40)heterohydrocarbyl; substituted (C1-C40)heterohydrocarbyl; halogen; or nitro (NO2) group; and each R5 and R6 is a (C1-C)alkyl; substituted (C1-C40)alkyl; or [(Si)1—(C+Si)40] substituted organosilyl. Additionally, olefin-based polymers and processes for polymerizing one or more olefin-based polymers in the presence of the olefin polymerization catalyst systems are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Applicant: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Brad C. Bailey, Matthew D. Christianson, Anna V. Davis, Jasson T. Patton, Tomas D. Paine
  • Publication number: 20200071428
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an olefin polymerization catalyst system for use in forming a multi-block copolymer, said copolymer containing therein two or more segments or blocks differing in chemical or physical properties, a polymerization process using the same, and the resulting polymers, wherein the composition comprises the admixture or reaction product resulting from combining: (A) a first olefin polymerization procatalyst, (B) a second olefin polymerization procatalyst capable of preparing polymers differing in chemical or physical properties from the polymer prepared by procatalyst (A) under equivalent polymerization conditions, and (C) a chain shuttling agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Jasson Patton, Todd D. Senecal, Daniel J. Arriola, Matthew D. Christianson, Gordon R. Roof, Jerzy Klosin, David D. Devore, Anna V. Davis
  • Patent number: 9938374
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a catalyst formulation comprising: (a) a Zn catalyst comprising a Zn compound having alcoholate ligand(s) derived from one or more polyols, and (b) a catalyst additive comprising a metal compound (i) having alcoholate ligand(s) derived from one or monohydric alcohol wherein the metal is selected from: (I) group 13 metals, preferably B, Al, Ga, and In, more preferably Al, (II) combinations of Al with group 14 metals or semi-metals, preferably a combination of Al and Si, and (III) combinations of at least two metals selected from (I) and (II). The present invention also relates to a process for polymerizing an epoxide monomer, preferably ethylene oxide, comprising carrying out the process in the presence of the catalyst formulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Anna V. Davis, Peter N. Nickias
  • Patent number: 9879115
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a catalyst formulation comprising: (a) a Zn catalyst comprising a Zn compound having alcoholate ligand(s) derived from one or more polyols, and (b) a catalyst additive comprising a metal compound (i) having alcoholate ligand(s) derived from one or monohydric alcohol wherein the metal is selected from: (I) first row transition metals excluding Zn, preferably Sc, Ti, V, Cr, Mn, Ni, and Co, more preferably Ti, (II) second row transition metals, preferably Y and Zr, more preferably Zr, and (III) combinations of at least two metals selected from (I) and (II). The present invention also relates to a process for polymerizing an epoxide monomer, preferably ethylene oxide, comprising carrying out the process in the presence of the catalyst formulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Anna V. Davis, Peter N. Nickias
  • Patent number: 9624343
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a catalyst formulation comprising: (a) a Zn catalyst comprising a Zn compound having alcoholate ligand(s) derived from one or more polyols, and (b) a catalyst additive comprising a metal compound (i) having alcoholate ligand(s) derived from one or monohydric alcohol wherein the metal is selected from: (I) group 2 metals, preferably Mg, Ca, Sr, and Ba, more preferably Mg, (II) Li, and (III) combinations of at least two metals selected from (I) and (II). The present invention also relates to a process for polymerizing an epoxide monomer, preferably ethylene oxide, comprising carrying out the process in the presence of the catalyst formulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Inventors: Anna V. Davis, Peter N. Nickias
  • Publication number: 20160289381
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a catalyst formulation comprising: (a) a Zn catalyst comprising a Zn compound having alcoholate ligand(s) derived from one or more polyols, and (b) a catalyst additive comprising a metal compound (i) having alcoholate ligand(s) derived from one or monohydric alcohol wherein the metal is selected from: (I) first row transition metals excluding Zn, preferably Sc, Ti, V, Cr, Mn, Ni, and Co, more preferably Ti, (II) second row transition metals, preferably Y and Zr, more preferably Zr, and (III) combinations of at least two metals selected from (I) and (II). The present invention also relates to a process for polymerizing an epoxide monomer, preferably ethylene oxide, comprising carrying out the process in the presence of the catalyst formulation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Inventors: Anna V. Davis, Peter N. Nickias
  • Publication number: 20160289380
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a catalyst formulation comprising: (a) a Zn catalyst comprising a Zn compound having alcoholate ligand(s) derived from one or more polyols, and (b) a catalyst additive comprising a metal compound (i) having alcoholate ligand(s) derived from one or monohydric alcohol wherein the metal is selected from: (I) group 2 metals, preferably Mg, Ca, Sr, and Ba, more preferably Mg, (II) Li, and (III) combinations of at least two metals selected from (I) and (II). The present invention also relates to a process for polymerizing an epoxide monomer, preferably ethylene oxide, comprising carrying out the process in the presence of the catalyst formulation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Inventors: Anna V. Davis, Peter N. Nickias
  • Publication number: 20160280853
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a catalyst formulation comprising: (a) a Zn catalyst comprising a Zn compound having alcoholate ligand(s) derived from one or more polyols, and (b) a catalyst additive comprising a metal compound (i) having alcoholate ligand(s) derived from one or monohydric alcohol wherein the metal is selected from: (I) group 13 metals, preferably B, Al, Ga, and In, more preferably Al, (II) combinations of Al with group 14 metals or semi-metals, preferably a combination of Al and Si, and (III) combinations of at least two metals selected from (I) and (II). The present invention also relates to a process for polymerizing an epoxide monomer, preferably ethylene oxide, comprising carrying out the process in the presence of the catalyst formulation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Inventors: Anna V. Davis, Peter N. Nickias