Patents by Inventor Charles J. HARLAN

Charles J. HARLAN 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: 10927202
    Abstract: Polyethylene compositions including at least 65 wt % ethylene derived units and from 0 to 35 wt % of C3-C12 olefin comonomer derived units, based upon the total weight of the polyethylene composition are provided. The polyethylene compositions have a) an RCI,m of 100 kg/mol or greater and one or both of: b) a Tw1-Tw2 value of from ?16 to ?38° C.; and c) an Mw1/Mw2 value of at least 0.9. The polyethylene compositions may be used to manufacture articles such as films.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Ching-Tai Lue, Adriana S. Silva, Matthew W. Holtcamp, David F. Sanders, Ryan W. Impelman, Richard E. Pequeno, Charles J. Harlan, Xuan Ye, Dongming Li, Matthew S. Bedoya
  • Patent number: 10927203
    Abstract: Polyethylene compositions including at least 65 wt % ethylene derived units and from 0 to 35 wt % of C3-C12 olefin comonomer derived units, based upon the total weight of the polyethylene composition are provided. The polyethylene compositions have a) an RCI,m of 100 kg/mol or greater and one or both of: b) a Tw1-Tw2 value of from ?16 to ?38° C.; and c) an Mw1/Mw2 value of at least 0.9. The polyethylene compositions may be used to manufacture articles such as films.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Ching-Tai Lue, Adriana S. Silva, Matthew W. Holtcamp, David F. Sanders, Ryan W. Impelman, Richard E. Pequeno, Charles J. Harlan, Xuan Ye, Dongming Li, Rohan A. Hule, Matthew S. Bedoya
  • Patent number: 10913808
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a supported catalyst system and process for use thereof. In particular, the catalyst system includes an unbridged metallocene compound, an additional unbridged metallocene compound having a structure different than the first unbridged metallocene compound, a support material and an activator. The catalyst system may be used for preparing polyolefins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew W. Holtcamp, Laughlin G. McCullough, Matthew S. Bedoya, David F. Sanders, Charles J. Harlan, Ching-Tai Lue, Subramaniam Kuppuswamy
  • Patent number: 10899860
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides processes for polymerizing olefin(s). Methods can include contacting a first composition and a second composition in a line to form a third composition. The first composition can include a contact product of a first catalyst, a second catalyst, a support, a first activator, a mineral oil. The second composition can include a contact product of an activator, a diluent, and the first catalyst or the second catalyst. Methods can include introducing the third composition from the line into a gas-phase fluidized bed reactor, introducing a condensing agent to the line and/or the reactor, exposing the third composition to polymerization conditions, and/or obtaining a polyolefin. Polyethylene compositions including at least 65 wt % ethylene derived units, based upon the total weight of the polyethylene composition, are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Adriana S. Silva, Matthew W. Holtcamp, Ryan W. Impelman, Richard E. Pequeno, Kevin A. Stevens, Charles J. Harlan, Xuan Ye
  • Patent number: 10844150
    Abstract: The present invention provides a supported catalyst system comprising: a bridged group 4 metallocene compound, an iron compound, specifically a 2,6-bis(imino)pyridyl iron complex, a support material and an activator. The present invention further provides a process for polymerization of monomers (such as olefin monomers) comprising contacting one or more monomers with the above supported catalyst systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew W. Holtcamp, Xuan Ye, Charles J. Harlan, Michelle E. Titone, Matthew S. Bedoya, Subramaniam Kuppuswamy, Hasnain Rangwalla
  • Publication number: 20200270375
    Abstract: Provided herein are methods and systems for at least partially deactivating at least one component of a reactor effluent from gas phase polyolefin polymerization processes utilizing at least one glycol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Chi-I Kuo, Bruce J. Savatsky, Micah A. McClure, Kevin M. Ferreira, Charles J. Harlan, Valerie H. Markham
  • Publication number: 20200255561
    Abstract: This invention relates to supported catalyst compositions of transition metal complexes of a dianionic, tridentate ligand that features a central neutral heterocyclic Lewis base and two phenolate donors, where the tridentate ligand coordinates to the metal center to form two eight-membered rings. Preferably the bis(phenolate) complexes are represented by Formula (I): where M, L, X, m, n, E, E?, Q, R1, R2, R3, R4, R1?, R2?, R3?, R4?, A1, A1?, A3A2, and A2?A3? are as defined herein, where A1QA1? are part of a heterocyclic Lewis base containing 4 to 40 non-hydrogen atoms that links A2 to A2? via a 3-atom bridge with Q being the central atom of the 3-atom bridge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Charles J. Harlan, Nikola S. Lambic, John R. Hagadorn, Jo Ann M. Canich
  • Publication number: 20200223953
    Abstract: A method for making a polymer, having the steps of (a) polymerizing one or more monomers in the presence of a solvent and a catalyst to form a reaction product; (b) removing an effluent from the reaction product, where the effluent comprises an active catalyst and one or more unreacted monomers; (c) combining a quench, comprising carbon dioxide, with the effluent to form a quenched polymer stream, having a carboxyl metal complex; and (d) recovering a polymer from the quenched polymer stream.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Aaron Sattler, George Rodriguez, Charles J. Harlan, Aakriti Jain, Florin Barsan, Danica L. Nguyen, Michael F. McDonald, Jo Ann M. Canlch
  • Patent number: 10647798
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are spray-dried catalyst compositions including one or more olefin polymerization catalysts and at least one support of an organosilica material, optionally, with at least one activator. The spray-dried catalyst compositions may be used in polymerization processes for the production of polyolefin polymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew W. Holtcamp, Quanchang Li, David C. Calabro, Gerardo J. Majano Sanchez, Machteld M. Mertens, Charles J. Harlan
  • Publication number: 20200087422
    Abstract: A process including contacting one or more monomers, at least one catalyst system, and a condensing agent including ?10 mol % tetramethylsilane under polymerizable conditions to produce a polyolefin polymer is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: John R. Hagadorn, Charles J. Harlan, Richard B. Pannell, Chi-I Kuo
  • Publication number: 20200071436
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides processes for polymerizing olefin(s). Methods can include contacting a first composition and a second composition in a line to form a third composition. The first composition can include a contact product of a first catalyst, a second catalyst, a support, a first activator, a mineral oil. The second composition can include a contact product of an activator, a diluent, and the first catalyst or the second catalyst. Methods can include introducing the third composition from the line into a gas-phase fluidized bed reactor, introducing a condensing agent to the line and/or the reactor, exposing the third composition to polymerization conditions, and/or obtaining a polyolefin. Polyethylene compositions including at least 65 wt % ethylene derived units, based upon the total weight of the polyethylene composition, are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Adriana S. Silva, Matthew W. Holtcamp, Ryan W. Impelman, Richard E. Pequeno, Kevin A. Stevens, Charles J. Harlan, Xuan Ye
  • Publication number: 20200071349
    Abstract: This invention relates to metallocene compounds represented by the formula: catalyst systems comprising said metallocene compound and an activator or a reaction product of the metallocene compound with the at least one activator, and polymerization processes using such metallocene compounds and activators, where Cpa and Cpb are optionally-substituted cyclopentadienyl rings; A is bridging group; q is zero or 1; Q is O, O(CR3R4)m, (CR3R4)mO, or (CR3R4)m; m is 0 to 18; Z is (CR3R4)2; LA is a Lewis acid; M is a transition metal; X1 and X2 are independently R5 or OR5; R1 and R2 are independently selected from optionally-substituted hydrocarbyl groups; R3 and R4 are independently selected from the group consisting of H, halogen, and an optionally-substituted hydrocarbyl group; and R5 is alkyl, aryl, perfluoroalkyl, or perfluoroaryl.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Matthew W. Holtcamp, Charles J. Harlan, Subramaniam Kuppuswamy, Matthew S. Bedoya, Kevin A. Stevens
  • Publication number: 20200048382
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a catalyst system including a first catalyst compound represented by Formula (I): and a second catalyst compound that is a bridged or unbridged metallocene. M is a group 4 metal. X1 and X2 are independently a univalent C1-C20 hydrocarbyl, C1-C20 substituted hydrocarbyl, a heteroatom or a heteroatom-containing group, or X1 and X2 join together to form a C4-C62 cyclic or polycyclic ring structure. R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6, R7, R8, R9, and R10 is independently hydrogen, C1-C40 hydrocarbyl, C1-C40 substituted hydrocarbyl, a heteroatom or a heteroatom-containing group, or two or more of R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6, R7, R8, R9, or R10 are joined together to form a C4-C62 cyclic or polycyclic ring structure, or a combination thereof. Q is a neutral donor group. Methods of polymerizing with the catalyst system to produce polyolefin polymers are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Matthew W. Holtcamp, Crisita Carmen H. Atienza, Charles J. Harlan, Xuan Ye, Matthew S. Bedoya, David F. Sanders, David A. Cano, Subramaniam Kuppuswamy, Michelle E. Titone, Ching-Tai Lue, Laughlin G. McCullough, Rohan A. Hule
  • Patent number: 10544244
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides catalysts having a homoallylic bridge (and/or naphthyl moieties) located at a certain position on the catalysts which provides catalyst productivity values of 10,000 gPgcat?1hr?1 or greater and polyolefins, such as polyethylene, having an Mn of 100,000 g/mol or greater, Mw of 500,000 g/mol or greater, and an Mw/Mn value of about 1.5 to about 5. Catalyst systems including the catalysts, polymerization processes using the catalysts, and polymers made using the catalysts are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Catherine A. Faler, Charles J. Harlan
  • Publication number: 20190144575
    Abstract: Polyethylene compositions including at least 65 wt % ethylene derived units, based upon the total weight of the polyethylene composition, are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Ching-Tai Lue, Adriana S. Silva, Matthew W. Holtcamp, David F. Sanders, Ryan W. Impelman, Richard E. Pequeno, Charles J. Harlan, Xuan Ye, Dongming Li, Matthew S. Bedoya
  • Publication number: 20190144576
    Abstract: Polyethylene compositions including at least 65 wt % ethylene derived units, based upon the total weight of the polyethylene composition, are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Ching-Tai Lue, Adriana S. Silva, Matthew W. Holtcamp, David F. Sanders, Ryan W. Impelman, Richard E. Pequeno, Charles J. Harlan, Xuan Ye, Dongming Li, Rohan A. Hule, Matthew S. Bedoya
  • Publication number: 20190127499
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides methods for preparing a catalyst system comprising contacting in an aliphatic solvent at least one support material, at least one hydrocarbyl aluminum compound and at least one non-hydrolytic active oxygen-containing compound to form a supported alumoxane (catalyst precursor) and contacting the supported alumoxane with at least one catalyst compound having a Group 3 through Group 12 metal atom or lanthanide metal atom. The supported alumoxane may be heated prior to contact with the catalyst compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Inventors: Charles J. Harlan, Steven C. Haas, Lubin Luo, Francis C. Rix, Xuan Ye
  • Publication number: 20190127497
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method for preparing a catalyst system comprising contacting in an aliphatic solvent at a temperature of from less than 0° C. to ?60° C. at least one support material having absorbed water and at least one hydrocarbyl aluminum compound to form a supported alumoxane (catalyst precursor) and contacting the supported alumoxane with at least one catalyst compound having a Group 3 through Group 12 metal atom or lanthanide metal atom. The supported alumoxane may be heated prior to contact with the catalyst compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Inventors: Lubin Luo, Anupriya Jain, Charles J. Harlan
  • Patent number: 10266622
    Abstract: A catalyst system comprising a combination of: 1) one or more catalyst compounds having at least one nitrogen linkage and at least one oxygen linkage to a transition metal; 2) a support comprising an organosilica material, which is a mesoporous organosilica material; and 3) an optional activator. Useful catalysts include ONNO-type transition metal catalysts, ONYO-Type transition metal catalysts, and/or oxadiazole transition metal catalysts. The organosilica material is a polymer of at least one monomer of Formula [z?OZ2 SiCH2]3(l), where Z1 represents a hydrogen atom, a C1-C4alkyl group, or a bond to a silicon atom of another monomer and Z2 represents a hydroxyl group, a C1-C4alkoxy group, a C1-C6alkyl group, or an oxygen atom bonded to a silicon atom of another monomer. This invention further relates to processes to polymerize olefins comprising contacting one or more olefins with the above catalyst system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: EXXONMOBIL RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING COMPANY
    Inventors: Matthew W. Holtcamp, Matthew S. Bedoya, Charles J. Harlan, Quanchang Li, Machteld M. W. Mertens
  • Patent number: 10239967
    Abstract: A catalyst system comprising a combination of: 1) one or more catalyst compounds comprising at least one nitrogen linkage; 2) a support comprising an organosilica material, which is a mesoporous organosilica material; and 3) an optional activator. Useful catalysts include pyridyldiamido transition metal complexes, HN5 compounds, and bis(imino)pyridyl complexes. The organosilica material is a polymer of at least one monomer of Formula [Z1OZ2SiCH2]3(1), where Z1 represents a hydrogen atom, a C1-C4alkyl group, or a bond to a silicon atom of another monomer and Z2 represents a hydroxyl group, a C1-C4alkoxy group, a C1-C6 alkyl group, or an oxygen atom bonded to a silicon atom of another monomer. This invention further relates to processes to polymerize olefins comprising contacting one or more olefins with the above catalyst system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: EXXONMOBIL RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING COMPANY
    Inventors: Matthew W. Holtcamp, Matthew S. Bedoya, Charles J. Harlan, Quanchang Li, Machteld M. W. Mertens