Patents by Inventor Barry Alan Morris

Barry Alan Morris 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: 20220308476
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to printing systems and methods that may include an ink composition including electrically charged ink particles dispersed in a hydrocarbon liquid and a multilayer film. The multilayer film may include a polymeric core layer; and one or more printing layers adjacent to the polymeric core layer. The one or more printing layers may include at least 50 wt. % of an ethylene vinyl acetate copolymer having acid and acrylate functional groups. The ethylene vinyl acetate copolymer having acid and acrylate functional groups may include from 0.5 wt. % to 4 wt. % methacrylic or acrylic acid; from 0.5 wt. % to 4 wt. % acrylate, from 7 wt. % to 40 wt. % vinyl acetate; and the balance ethylene, based on the total weight of the ethylene vinyl acetate copolymer having acid and acrylate functional groups.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2020
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Applicants: DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC, ROHM AND HAAS COMPANY
    Inventors: Juan Carlos Casarrubias, Nicolas Cardoso Mazzola, Barry Alan Morris, Jorge Caminero Gomes
  • Publication number: 20220275180
    Abstract: Polymer blends, films, and coated substrates that include the polymer blends. The polymer blends include at least 90% by weight low density polyethylene polymer and from 1 to 10% by weight ionomer. The LDPE polymer has a melt index (I2)from 2 g/10 mins to 6 g/10 mins, and a molecular weight distribution from 5 to 11 as determined by a conventional gel permeation chromatography method. The ionomer includes an ethylene acid copolymer, in which from 15% to 70% of acid groups are neutralized by sodium cation based on the total number of acid groups in the acid copolymer. The ethylene acid copolymer is the polymerized reaction product of: at least 50% by wt. ethylene, from 2 wt. % to 40 wt. % of monocarboxylic acid monomer, and from 0 to 20 wt. % of alkyl acrylate, based on the total wt. % of the monomers present in the ethylene acid copolymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2020
    Publication date: September 1, 2022
    Applicant: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Jong Young Lee, Yifan Dong, Barry Alan Morris, Teresa P. Karjala, Eva-Maria Kupsch
  • Publication number: 20220119630
    Abstract: An aqueous ionomer dispersion, and method of manufacturing thereof, comprising an ionomer composition and water, wherein the ionomer composition comprises: a) at least 20 wt. %, based on the total weight percent of the ionomer composition, of an ionomer; and b) up to 80 wt. %, based on the total weight percent of the ionomer composition, of a polyolefin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Inventors: Robert S. Moglia, Stacey A. Saba, Hari Katepalli, Matthew J. Crimmins, Jessica Ye Huang, James Richard De Garavilla, Richard Tien Hua Chou, Barry Alan Morris
  • Publication number: 20220080709
    Abstract: A multilayer structure includes an oriented polyethylene film and a barrier layer disposed on at least one surface of the oriented polyethylene film. The oriented polyethylene film comprises at least one layer having a polymer blend of at least one ethylene-based polymer and at least one ethylene acid copolymer. The ethylene-based polymer has a density of 0.910 to 0.960 g/cm3 and a melt index (I2) of 0.3 to 10 g/10 mins. The ethylene acid copolymer is the polymerized reaction product of ethylene monomer, monomer selected from the group consisting of monocarboxylic acids, dicarboxylic acids, anhydrides, and monoesters thereof, and optionally alkyl acrylate monomer. From 0 to 90 mol. % of total acid units of the ethylene acid copolymer may be neutralized with a neutralizing salt solution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Publication date: March 17, 2022
    Applicants: Dow Global Technologies LLC, Performance Materials NA, Inc.
    Inventors: Jianping Pan, Luis Duque, Karlheinz Hausmann, Barry Alan Morris, Thomas Galatik
  • Publication number: 20210395540
    Abstract: An aqueous ionomer dispersion, and method of manufacturing thereof, comprising an ionomer composition and water, wherein the ionomer composition comprises: a) at least 20 wt. %, based on the total weight percent of the ionomer composition, of an ionomer; and b) up to 80 wt. %, based on the total weight percent of the ionomer composition, of a polyolefin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Inventors: Robert S. Moglia, Stacey A. Saba, Hari Katepalli, Matthew J. Crimmins, Jessica Ye Huang, James Richard De Garavilla, Richard Tien Hua Chou, Barry Alan Morris, Daniel L. Dermody, Kyle Anderson
  • Patent number: 10597533
    Abstract: Disclosed is a polyamide-ionomer composition suitable for use in a backsheet in a photovoltaic module comprising a polymer component a polyamide and an anhydride ionomer comprising a copolymer of ethylene, an alpha, beta-unsaturated C3-C8 carboxylic acid and an ethylenically unsaturated dicarboxylic acid or derivative thereof selected from the group consisting of maleic acid, fumaric acid, itaconic acid, maleic anhydride, and a C1-C1 alkyl half ester of maleic acid, wherein the carboxylic acid functionalities present are at least partially neutralized to carboxylate salts of one or more alkali metal, transition metal, or alkaline earth metal cations; 0 to 20 weight % of pigment; and 0 to 40 weight % of filler; preferably wherein the combination of pigment and filler comprises 10 to 50 weight % of the composition; and 0 to 5 weight % of weatherability additives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Performance Materials NA, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard T. Chou, Timothy A. Libert, Barry Alan Morris, Benjamin Andrew Smillie, Jingjing Xu
  • Patent number: 9978898
    Abstract: Disclosed are multilayer structures comprising polyamide-ionomer compositions suitable for use in a backsheet in a photovoltaic module comprising a polymer component comprising a polyamide and an ionomer; 0 to 20 weight % of pigment; and 0 to 40 weight % of filler; preferably wherein the combination of pigment and filler comprises 8 to 50 weight % of the composition; and 0 to 5 weight % of weatherability additives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: E. I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Timothy A Libert, Jingjing Xu, Barry Alan Morris, Benjamin Andrew Smillie, Richard T Chou
  • Publication number: 20170290213
    Abstract: Disclosed is a polyamide-ionomer composition suitable for use in a backsheet in a photovoltaic module comprising a polymer component a polyamide and an anhydride ionomer comprising a copolymer of ethylene, an alpha, beta-unsaturated C3-C8 carboxylic acid and an ethylenically unsaturated dicarboxylic acid or derivative thereof selected from the group consisting of maleic acid, fumaric acid, itaconic acid, maleic anhydride, and a C1-C1 alkyl half ester of maleic acid, wherein the carboxylic acid functionalities present are at least partially neutralized to carboxylate salts of one or more alkali metal, transition metal, or alkaline earth metal cations; 0 to 20 weight % of pigment; and 0 to 40 weight % of filler; preferably wherein the combination of pigment and filler comprises 10 to 50 weight % of the composition; and 0 to 5 weight % of weatherability additives.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventors: RICHARD T. CHOU, TIMOTHY A. LIBERT, BARRY ALAN MORRIS, BENJAMIN ANDREW SMILLIE, JINGJING XU
  • Publication number: 20170282504
    Abstract: Disclosed is a polyamide-ionomer composition suitable for use in a backsheet in a photovoltaic module comprising a polymer component comprising a polyamide and an ionomer comprising a copolymer of ethylene, an alpha, beta-unsaturated C3-C8 carboxylic acid, wherein the carboxylic acid functionalities present are at least partially neutralized to carboxylate salts of one or more alkali metal, transition metal, or alkaline earth metal cations; 0 to 20 weight % of pigment; and 0 to 40 weight % of filler; wherein the combination of pigment and filler comprises 8 to 50 weight % of the composition; and 0 to 5 weight % of weatherability additives.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventors: RICHARD T. CHOU, TIMOTHY A. LIBERT, BARRY ALAN MORRIS, BENJAMIN ANDREW SMILLIE, JINGJING XU
  • Publication number: 20150311370
    Abstract: Disclosed is a polyamide-ionomer composition suitable for use in a backsheet in a photovoltaic module comprising a polymer component a polyamide and an anhydride ionomer comprising a copolymer of ethylene, an alpha, beta-unsaturated C3-C8 carboxylic acid and an ethylenically unsaturated dicarboxylic acid or derivative thereof selected from the group consisting of maleic acid, fumaric acid, itaconic acid, maleic anhydride, and a C1-C1 alkyl half ester of maleic acid, wherein the carboxylic acid functionalities present are at least partially neutralized to carboxylate salts of one or more alkali metal, transition metal, or alkaline earth metal cations; 0 to 20 weight % of pigment; and 0 to 40 weight % of filler; preferably wherein the combination of pigment and filler comprises 10 to 50 weight % of the composition; and 0 to 5 weight % of weatherability additives.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Inventors: RICHARD T CHOU, TIMOTHY A. LIBERT, BARRY ALAN MORRIS, BENJAMIN ANDREW SMILLIE, JINGJING XU
  • Publication number: 20150311368
    Abstract: Disclosed are multilayer structures comprising polyamide-ionomer compositions suitable for use in a backsheet in a photovoltaic module comprising a polymer component comprising a polyamide and an ionomer; 0 to 20 weight % of pigment; and 0 to 40 weight % of filler; preferably wherein the combination of pigment and filler comprises 8 to 50 weight % of the composition; and 0 to 5 weight % of weatherability additives.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Inventors: TIMOTHY A. LIBERT, JINGJING XU, BARRY ALAN MORRIS, BENJAMIN ANDREW SMILLIE, RICHARD T. CHOU
  • Publication number: 20150311369
    Abstract: Disclosed is a polyamide-ionomer composition suitable for use in a backsheet in a photovoltaic module comprising a polymer component comprising a polyamide and an ionomer comprising a copolymer of ethylene, an alpha, beta-unsaturated C3-C8 carboxylic acid, wherein the carboxylic acid functionalities present are at least partially neutralized to carboxylate salts of one or more alkali metal, transition metal, or alkaline earth metal cations; 0 to 20 weight % of pigment; and 0 to 40 weight % of filler; wherein the combination of pigment and filler comprises 8 to 50 weight % of the composition; and 0 to 5 weight % of weatherability additives.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Inventors: RICHARD T. CHOU, TIMOTHY A. LIBERT, BARRY ALAN MORRIS, BENJAMIN ANDREW SMILLIE, JINGJING XU
  • Patent number: 8415021
    Abstract: Disclosed is a composition comprising an aliphatic-aromatic copolyester consisting essentially of a dicarboxylic acid component that includes a terephthalic acid component and a linear aliphatic dicarboxylic acid component; and a glycol component consisting essentially of a linear aliphatic glycol component and 0 to 4 mole percent based on 100 mole percent total glycol component of a dialkylene glycol component; starch; optionally water; and polyol plasticizer. Also disclosed are shaped articles such as films which exhibit greater than expected tear strength and methods for preparing the films.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: E I du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Barry Alan Morris, Edward J. Stancik, Mark F. Teasley
  • Patent number: 8409677
    Abstract: Disclosed is a composition comprising an aliphatic-aromatic copolyester consisting essentially of a dicarboxylic acid component that includes a terephthalic acid component and a linear aliphatic dicarboxylic acid component, a glycol component consisting essentially of a linear aliphatic glycol component and 0 to 4 mole percent based on 100 mole percent total glycol component of a dialkylene glycol component and at least one additional component; starch; water; and polyol plasticizer. Also described are shaped articles such as films which exhibit greater than expected tear strength and methods for preparing the films.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: E I du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Barry Alan Morris, Edward J Stancik, Mark F Teasley
  • Patent number: 8137776
    Abstract: Disclosed is a multilayer structure, which comprises or is produced from a foil laminated to thermoplastic compositions using ethylene/butyl acrylate copolymer compositions as a tie layer. The multilayer structures can be useful as packaging films and industrial films. Also disclosed is a lamination process for producing the structure. Further disclosed are packages comprising the structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Barry Alan Morris, Yves M. Trouilhet
  • Patent number: 8129009
    Abstract: Disclosed are lamination processes using an ethylene copolymer to provide improved adhesion of foil to thermoplastic compositions (for example, polyester or polyolefins such as polyethylene and polypropylene). Also disclosed are multilayer structures comprising foil laminated to thermoplastic compositions using ethylene copolymer composition as a tie layer. These multilayer structures are useful as packaging films and industrial films. Also disclosed are packages that comprise these multilayer structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventor: Barry Alan Morris
  • Publication number: 20110177269
    Abstract: Disclosed is a composition comprising an aliphatic-aromatic copolyester consisting essentially of a dicarboxylic acid component that includes a terephthalic acid component and a linear aliphatic dicarboxylic acid component; and a glycol component consisting essentially of a linear aliphatic glycol component and 0 to 4 mole percent based on 100 mole percent total glycol component of a dialkylene glycol component; starch; optionally water; and polyol plasticizer. Also disclosed are shaped articles such as films which exhibit greater than expected tear strength and methods for preparing the films.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2011
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Applicant: E. I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventor: Barry Alan Morris
  • Publication number: 20110177275
    Abstract: Disclosed is a composition comprising an aliphatic-aromatic copolyester consisting essentially of a dicarboxylic acid component that includes a terephthalic acid component and a linear aliphatic dicarboxylic acid component, a glycol component consisting essentially of a linear aliphatic glycol component and 0 to 4 mole percent based on 100 mole percent total glycol component of a dialkylene glycol component and at least one additional component; starch; water; and polyol plasticizer. Also described are shaped articles such as films which exhibit greater than expected tear strength and methods for preparing the films.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2011
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Applicant: E. I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventor: Barry Alan Morris
  • Patent number: 7825191
    Abstract: A composition and an article comprising or produced from the composition are disclosed. The composition comprises an ionomer and a reducing static charge-buildup amount of potassium ion wherein the ionomer is neutralized with sodium, zinc, or magnesium ions. The article can be a film including a multilayer film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Barry Alan Morris, Karlheinz Hausmann, Matthew Scott Hall, John Chu Chen
  • Publication number: 20090123613
    Abstract: A multilayer packaging film or sheet is disclosed. The film comprises at least one layer comprising or produced from an olefin copolymer, a composition, or combinations thereof in which the composition comprises the olefin copolymer and a polyamide, a barrier resin, a polyolefin, a vinyl ester copolymer, a carboxylate ester copolymer, or combinations of two or more thereof and the olefin copolymer is a magnesium-neutralized ionomer and comprises repeat units derived from an ?-olefin and a comonomer including one or more ?-, ?-ethylenically unsaturated carboxylic acids. Further disclosed is a shaped article comprising or produced from the packaging film or sheet and packaged food.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2008
    Publication date: May 14, 2009
    Applicant: E.I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Richard Allen Hayes, Barry Alan Morris, Matthew Scott Hall