Patents by Inventor Avery R. Smith

Avery R. Smith 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: 20240084056
    Abstract: Elastomeric polyolefin-based ionomers and methods for making same. The ionomers can include a copolymer comprising: C2-C60 ?-olefin monomer units; optional C2-C60 ?-olefin comonomer units different than the monomer units; optional diene units; and about 0.1 wt % to about 20 wt % metal alkenyl units, based on the weight of the copolymer, wherein the metal alkenyl units have the formula —R(A?)—, wherein R is an alkyl group containing 2 to 10 carbon atoms, and A? is an anionic group. The copolymer can further include one or more metal cations derived from the group consisting of alkali metals, alkaline earth metals, group 3-12 metals, group 13-16 metals, and combination(s) thereof. The ionomer has a glass transition temperature of ?60° C. to 5° C., and a weight average (Mw) of 50 to 5,000 kg/mol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2021
    Publication date: March 14, 2024
    Inventors: Tzu-Pin Lin, Carlos R. Lopez-Barron, Avery R. Smith, Brian J. Rohde, Alex E. Carpenter, Matthew W. Holtcamp, Jo Ann M. Canich, John R. Hagadorn
  • Publication number: 20220213241
    Abstract: This invention relates to a process to produce an ionomer comprising: 1) contacting, in a reactor, one or more C2-C60 ?-olefins, an optional diene, and a metal alkenyl with a catalyst system comprising an activator, a catalyst compound, and a support; 2) forming a copolymer comprising one or more C2-C60 ?-olefin monomers and about 0.01 wt % to about 20 wt %, based on the weight of the copolymer, of metal alkenyl; 3) functionalizing and quenching the polymerization reaction with one or more electrophilic groups; and 4) obtaining ionomer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2021
    Publication date: July 7, 2022
    Inventors: Carlos R. Lopez-Barron, Tzu-Pin Lin, Avery R. Smith, Nikola S. Lambic