Patents by Inventor Arnold Lustiger

Arnold Lustiger 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).

  • Publication number: 20060263529
    Abstract: A method of painting a fiber reinforced composite vehicle component, the fiber reinforced composite vehicle component molded from a composition comprising a polypropylene based resin, an organic fiber and an inorganic filler, the component having at least a first surface. The method includes the steps of lowering the surface tension of the first surface of the fiber reinforced composite vehicle component, applying a base coat paint to the first surface of the fiber reinforced composite vehicle component and applying a clear coat paint to the first surface of the fiber reinforced composite vehicle component. A paint system and a process for producing a painted fiber reinforced polypropylene composite vehicle component are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2006
    Publication date: November 23, 2006
    Inventors: Arnold Lustiger, Jeffrey Valentage
  • Publication number: 20060264555
    Abstract: A fiber reinforced polypropylene composite interior trim cover panel. The interior trim cover panel is molded from a composition comprising at least 30 wt % polypropylene based resin, from 10 to 60 wt % organic fiber, from 0 to 40 wt % inorganic filler, and optionally from 0 to 0.1 wt % lubricant, based on the total weight of the composition, the interior trim cover panel having an outer surface and an underside surface. A process for producing an interior trim cover panel for a vehicle is also provided. The process includes the step of injection molding a composition to form the interior trim cover panel for a vehicle, the interior trim cover panel having at least an outer surface and an underside surface, wherein the composition comprises at least 30 wt % polypropylene, from 10 to 60 wt % organic fiber, from 0 to 40 wt % inorganic filler, and optionally from 0 to 0.1 wt % lubricant, based on the total weight of the composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2006
    Publication date: November 23, 2006
    Inventors: Arnold Lustiger, Jeffrey Valentage
  • Publication number: 20060264543
    Abstract: The present invention is directed generally to fiber reinforced polypropylene compositions, and the beneficial mechanical properties imparted by such compositions. The fiber reinforced polypropylene compositions include at least 25 wt % polypropylene based polymer, from 5 to 60 wt % organic fiber, and from 0 to 60 wt % inorganic filler. Lubricant may also be optionally incorporated into the composition. Articles molded from these fiber reinforced polypropylene compositions have a flexural modulus of at least 300,000 psi, and exhibit ductility during instrumented impact testing. The fiber reinforced polypropylene compositions of the present invention are particularly suitable for making molded articles including, but not limited to household appliances, automotive parts, and boat hulls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2005
    Publication date: November 23, 2006
    Inventors: Arnold Lustiger, Jeffrey Valentage, Walter Matuszek
  • Publication number: 20060261508
    Abstract: A fiber reinforced polypropylene composite headliner substrate panel. The headliner substrate panel is molded from a composition comprising at least 30 wt % polypropylene based resin, from 10 to 60 wt % organic fiber and from 0 to 40 wt % inorganic filler, based on the total weight of the composition, the headliner substrate panel having an outer surface and an underside surface. A process for producing a headliner substrate panel for a vehicle is also provided. The process includes the step of molding a composition to form the composite headliner substrate panel, the headliner substrate panel having at least an outer surface and an underside surface, wherein the composition comprises at least 30 wt % polypropylene, from 10 to 60 wt % organic fiber and from 0 to 40 wt % inorganic filler, based on the total weight of the composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2006
    Publication date: November 23, 2006
    Inventors: Arnold Lustiger, Jeffrey Valentage
  • Publication number: 20060264544
    Abstract: The present invention is directed generally to cloth-like fiber reinforced polypropylene compositions, and the beneficial mechanical and aesthetic properties imparted by such compositions. The cloth-like fiber reinforced polypropylene compositions include at least 25 wt % polypropylene based polymer, from 5 to 60 wt % organic reinforcing fiber, from 0 to 60 wt % inorganic filler, and from 0.1 to 2.5 wt % colorant fiber. A method of making fiber reinforced polypropylene compositions and molding articles there from is also disclosed and includes the steps of twin screw extrusion compounding the composition to form a resin and injection molding the resin to form a cloth-like article. Articles molded from these fiber reinforced polypropylene compositions have a flexural modulus of at least 300,000 psi, exhibit ductility during instrumented impact testing, and exhibit a cloth-like appearance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2006
    Publication date: November 23, 2006
    Inventors: Arnold Lustiger, Jeffrey Valentage
  • Publication number: 20060264554
    Abstract: A fiber reinforced polypropylene composite door core module. The door core module includes a module plate molded from a composition comprising at least 30 wt % polypropylene based resin, from 10 to 60 wt % organic fiber, from 0 to 40 wt % inorganic filler, and optionally lubricant (typically present at from 0 to 0.1 wt %), based on the total weight of the composition, the module plate having at least a first side and a second side. A process for producing a door core module is also provided. The process includes the step of injection molding a composition to form the door core module, the door core module having a module plate having at least a first side and a second side, wherein the composition comprises at least 30 wt % polypropylene, from 10 to 60 wt % organic fiber, from 0 to 40 wt % inorganic filler, and from 0 to 0.1 wt % lubricant, based on the total weight of the composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2006
    Publication date: November 23, 2006
    Inventors: Arnold Lustiger, Jeffrey Valentage
  • Publication number: 20060264557
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an in-line compounding and molding process for making fiber reinforced polypropylene composite parts and articles that exhibit beneficial mechanical and aesthetic properties imparted by such process and compositions. The in-line compounding and molding process includes the steps of providing an in-line compounding and molding machine comprising a twin screw extruder fluidly coupled to an injection molder; extrusion compounding in the twin screw extruder a composition comprising at least 30 wt % polypropylene, from 10 to 60 wt % organic fiber, from 0 to 40 wt % inorganic filler, and from 0 to 0.1 wt % lubricant to form a melt extrudate; conveying the melt extrudate to the injection molder; and molding the melt extrudate in the injection molder to form a part or article. Fiber reinforced polypropylene articles formed from the in-line compounding and molding process have flexural modulus of at least 300,000 psi and exhibit ductility during instrumented impact testing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2006
    Publication date: November 23, 2006
    Inventors: Arnold Lustiger, Jeffrey Valentage
  • Publication number: 20060264556
    Abstract: A fiber reinforced polypropylene composite vehicle body panel. The vehicle body panel includes a substrate molded from a composition comprising at least 30 wt % polypropylene based resin, from 10 to 60 wt % organic fiber, from 0 to 40 wt % inorganic filler, and optionally lubricant (typically present at from 0 to 0.1 wt %), based on the total weight of the composition, the substrate having an outer surface and an underside surface. A process for producing a body panel for a vehicle is also provided. The process includes the step of molding a composition to form the body panel for a vehicle, the body panel having at least an outer surface and an underside surface, wherein the composition comprises at least 30 wt % polypropylene, from 10 to 60 wt % organic fiber, from 0 to 40 wt % inorganic filler, and optionally lubricant (typically present at from 0 to 0.1 wt %), based on the total weight of the composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2006
    Publication date: November 23, 2006
    Inventors: Arnold Lustiger, Jeffrey Valentage
  • Publication number: 20060261509
    Abstract: The present invention is directed generally to processes for making fiber reinforced polypropylene resins including at least 25 wt % polypropylene based polymer, from 5 to 60 wt % organic fiber, and from 0 to 60 wt % inorganic filler. The process includes extrusion compounding the polypropylene based polymer, the organic fiber, and the inorganic filler to form a fiber reinforced polypropylene resin, which is subsequently molded to form an article with a flexural modulus of at least 300,000 psi, that exhibits ductility during instrumented impact testing (15 mph, ?29° C., 25 lbs). Twin screw extruder compounding processes where the organic fiber is continuously fed to the extruder hopper by unwinding from one or more spools, and uniformly dispersed in the fiber reinforced polypropylene resin by twin screws having a combination of conveying and kneading elements are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2005
    Publication date: November 23, 2006
    Inventors: Arnold Lustiger, Augie Machado, Walter Matuszek
  • Patent number: 7022770
    Abstract: Polyethylene blend compositions suitable for injection molding, injection molded articles, and processes for injection molding articles are provided. The polyethylene compositions include a first polyethylene having a melt index of 0.1 to 3.0 g/10 min and a density of from 0.905 to 0.938 g/cm3; and a second polyethylene having a melt index of 10 to 500 g/10 min and a density of 0.945 to 0.975 g/cm3. The composition has a density of from 0.920 to 0.973 g/cm3 and a melt index of 2 to 200 g/10 min, and the density of the second polyethylene is from 0.037 to 0.062 g/cm3 greater than the density of the first polyethylene. These compositions exhibit improved physical properties, such as Environmental Stress Crack Resistance, relative to conventional compositions of similar melt index and density.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2006
    Assignee: Exxon Mobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Arnold Lustiger, David J. Lohse, Blair A. Graham
  • Patent number: 6969741
    Abstract: Polyethylene blend compositions suitable for rotomolding, rotomolded articles, and processes for rotomolding articles are provided. The polyethylene compositions include a first polyethylene having a melt index of 0.4 to 3.0 g/10 min and a density of from 0.910 to 0.930 g/cm3; and a second polyethylene having a melt index of 10 to 30 g/10 min and a density of 0.945 to 0.975 g/cm3. The composition has a density of from 0.930 to 0.955 g/cm3 and a melt index of 1.5 to 12 g/10 min, and the first and second polyethylenes differ in density by from 0.030 to 0.048 g/cm3. These compositions exhibit improved physical properties, such as Environmental Stress Crack Resistance and Izod Impact Strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2005
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Arnold Lustiger, David J. Lohse, Blair A. Graham
  • Publication number: 20050256266
    Abstract: Polyethylene blend compositions suitable for rotomolding, rotomolded articles, and processes for rotomolding articles are provided. The polyethylene compositions include a first polyethylene having a melt index of 0.4 to 3.0 g/10 min and a density of from 0.910 to 0.930 g/cm3; and a second polyethylene having a melt index of 10 to 30 g/10 min and a density of 0.945 to 0.975 g/cm3. The composition has a density of from 0.930 to 0.955 g/cm3 and a melt index of 1.5 to 12 g/10 min, and the first and second polyethylenes differ in density by from 0.030 to 0.048 g/cm3. These compositions exhibit improved physical properties, such as Environmental Stress Crack Resistance and Izod Impact Strength. Articles produced from the compositions may also exhibit improved impact resistance properties, enhanced ductile break properties, and improved deflection resistance, which represents a combination of creep and fatigue resistance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2005
    Publication date: November 17, 2005
    Inventors: Arnold Lustiger, David Lohse, Blair Graham, Ronald Cooke
  • Publication number: 20050256271
    Abstract: Polyethylene blend compositions suitable for injection molding, injection molded articles, and processes for injection molding articles are provided. The polyethylene compositions include a first polyethylene having a melt index of 0.1 to 3.0 g/10 min and a density of from 0.905 to 0.938 g/cm3; and a second polyethylene having a melt index of 10 to 500 g/10 min and a density of 0.945 to 0.975 g/cm3. The compositions have a density of from 0.920 to 0.973 g/cm3 and a melt index of 2 to 200 g/10 min, and the density of the second polyethylene is from 0.037 to 0.062 g/cm3 greater than the density of the first polyethylene. The compositions exhibit improved physical properties, such as Environmental Stress Crack Resistance, relative to conventional compositions of similar melt index and density. In certain embodiments, the compositions, and articles produced therefrom, also exhibit an improved balance of toughness properties and processability properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2005
    Publication date: November 17, 2005
    Inventors: Arnold Lustiger, David Lohse, Blair Graham, Barry Trudell
  • Publication number: 20050215719
    Abstract: Polyethylene blend compositions suitable for rotomolding, rotomolded articles, and processes for rotomolding articles are provided. The polyethylene compositions include a first polyethylene having a melt index of 0.4 to 3.0 g/10 min and a density of from 0.910 to 0.930 g/cm3; and a second polyethylene having a melt index of 10 to 30 g/10 min and a density of 0.945 to 0.975 g/cm3. The composition has a density of from 0.930 to 0.955 g/cm3 and a melt index of 1.5 to 12 g/10 min, and the first and second polyethylenes differ in density by from 0.030 to 0.048 g/cm3. These compositions exhibit improved physical properties, such as Environmental Stress Crack Resistance and Izod Impact Strength.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2005
    Publication date: September 29, 2005
    Inventors: Arnold Lustiger, David Lohse, Blair Graham
  • Publication number: 20040063861
    Abstract: Polyethylene blend compositions suitable for injection molding, injection molded articles, and processes for injection molding articles are provided. The polyethylene compositions include a first polyethylene having a melt index of 0.1 to 3.0 g/10 min and a density of from 0.905 to 0.938 g/cm3; and a second polyethylene having a melt index of 10 to 500 g/10 min and a density of 0.945 to 0.975 g/cm3. The composition has a density of from 0.920 to 0.973 g/cm3 and a melt index of 2 to 200 g/10 min, and the density of the second polyethylene is from 0.037 to 0.062 g/cm3 greater than the density of the first polyethylene. These compositions exhibit improved physical properties, such as Environmental Stress Crack Resistance, relative to conventional compositions of similar melt index and density.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2003
    Publication date: April 1, 2004
    Inventors: Arnold Lustiger, David J. Lohse, Blair A, Graham
  • Publication number: 20040062942
    Abstract: Polyethylene blend compositions suitable for rotomolding, rotomolded articles, and processes for rotomolding articles are provided. The polyethylene compositions include a first polyethylene having a melt index of 0.4 to 3.0 g/10 min and a density of from 0.910 to 0.930 g/cm3; and a second polyethylene having a melt index of 10 to 30 g/10 min and a density of 0.945 to 0.975 g/cm3. The composition has a density of from 0.930 to 0.955 g/cm3 and a melt index of 1.5 to 12 g/10 min, and the first and second polyethylenes differ in density by from 0.030 to 0.048 g/cm3. These compositions exhibit improved physical properties, such as Environmental Stress Crack Resistance and Izod Impact Strength.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2003
    Publication date: April 1, 2004
    Inventors: Arnold Lustiger, David J. Lohse, Blair A. Graham
  • Patent number: 6284372
    Abstract: A composite having fibers of relatively high elastic modulus embedded in a matrix of relatively low elastic modulus is provided with an interphase of elastic modulus less than the matrix modulus and cohesive energy higher than the matrix cohesive energy. The resulting composite has enhanced strength and toughness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 1994
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2001
    Assignee: Exxon Research and Engineering Co.
    Inventors: Liza M. Monette, Arnold Lustiger, Michael P. Anderson, John P. Dismukes, H. Daniel Wagner, Cary N. Marzinsky, Russell R. Mueller
  • Patent number: 6191218
    Abstract: The invention is directed towards a method for improving hot tack in blown polyethylene films. Accordingly, a nucleating agent and polyethylene are combined to form a melt from which the film is blown. The method comprises forming a melt of polyethylene and a nucleating agent selected from the group consisting of dibenzylidene sorbitol, paramethyldibenzylidene sorbitol, dimethyldibenzylidene sorbitol, ethylene copolymers containing grafted maleic anhydride, ethylene copolymers containing grafted acrylic acid, and mixtures thereof. Polyethylene films having increased hot tack can be blown therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2001
    Assignee: Exxon Research and Engineering Company
    Inventor: Arnold Lustiger
  • Patent number: 6153703
    Abstract: This invention relates to a semicrystalline polymer composition with reinforced spherulite boundaries and interlamellar strength, comprising a major amount of a first semicrystalline polymer and a minor amount of a second semicrystalline homopolymer or a semicrystalline copolymer and a process of making the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2000
    Assignee: Exxon Research and Engineering Company
    Inventors: Arnold Lustiger, Avinash C. Gadkari
  • Patent number: 5627226
    Abstract: A composite is provided having improved toughness without reduction in stiffness comprising a polymer matrix having fibers embedded therein wherein the polymer of the matrix is substantially beta polypropylene or a beta polypropylene-olefin copolymer. The composite is made by combining a nucleating agent with a polymer composition selected from the group consisting of alpha polypropylene, an alpha polypropylene-olefin copolymer, alpha polypropylene containing fibers therein and an alpha polypropylene-olefin copolymer having fibers therein, and when the polymer is polypropylene or polypropylene-olefin copolymer, also independently adding fiber to the polymer or copolymer and thereafter inducing nucleation whereby a composite of improved stiffness with no reduction in toughness is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 6, 1997
    Assignee: Exxon Research & Engineering Company
    Inventors: Arnold Lustiger, Cary N. Marzinsky, Yann Devorest