Patents by Inventor Charles R. Key

Charles R. Key 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: 7087302
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a sizing composition for use on glass fibers which are used to reinforce plastic resins used in the formation of fiber-reinforced plastics (FRPs). The sizing composition comprises a copolymer formed from at least one functional monomer that is selected from the group consisting of hydroxy, phenyl and alkoxylated functional groups. The glass fibers sized with the sizing composition of the invention have excellent computability with resins used in forming FRPs, as seen by a low level of white glass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2006
    Assignee: Celanese International Corporation
    Inventors: Charles R. Key, Rajeev Farwaha
  • Publication number: 20040166313
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a sizing composition for use on glass fibers which are used to reinforce plastic resins used in the formation of fiber-reinforced plastics (FRPs). The sizing composition comprises a copolymer formed from at least one functional monomer that is selected from the group consisting of hydroxy, phenyl and alkoxylated functional groups. The glass fibers sized with the sizing composition of the invention have excellent computability with resins used in forming FRPs, as seen by a low level of white glass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2003
    Publication date: August 26, 2004
    Inventors: Charles R. Key, Rajeev Farwaha
  • Patent number: 5665470
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to sizing compositions for use on glass fibers which are used to reinforce lamination resins used in the formation of glass laminates. The sizing compositions contain a low molecular weight, polymer latex prepared by polymerizing at least one monomer(s) selected from the group consisting of acrylic acid, methacrylic acid, C.sub.1 -C.sub.18 alkyl esters of acrylic acid, C.sub.1 -C.sub.18 alkyl esters of methacrylic acid, glycidyl acrylate, glycidyl methacrylate, C.sub.1 -C.sub.4 hydroxyalkyl esters of acrylic acid, C.sub.1 -C.sub.4 hydroxyalkyl esters of methacrylic acid, vinyl esters of saturated aliphatic monocarboxylic acids containing up to 10 carbon atoms, (meth)acrylamide and their N-substituted derivatives, vinyl ethers, N-vinyl lactams, halogenated vinyl compounds, alkyl vinyl ketones, (meth)allyl ester of saturated aliphatic monocarboxylic acids, vinyl compounds such as vinyl pyrrole, olefins, diesters of itaconic, maleic and/or fumaric acid, and styrene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 9, 1997
    Assignee: National Starch and Chemical Investment Holding Corporation
    Inventors: Charles R. Key, Yen-Jer Shih
  • Patent number: 5491182
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to sizing compositions for use on glass fibers which are used to reinforce lamination resins used in the formation of glass laminates. The sizing compositions contain a low molecular weight, polymer latex prepared by polymerizing at least one monomer(s) selected from the group consisting of acrylic acid, methacrylic acid, C.sub.1 -C.sub.18 alkyl esters of acrylic acid, C.sub.1 -C.sub.18 alkyl esters of methacrylic acid, glycidyl acrylate, glycidyl methacrylate, C.sub.1 -C.sub.4 hydroxyalkyl esters of acrylic acid, C.sub.1 -C.sub.4 hydroxyalkyl esters of methacrylic acid, vinyl esters of saturated aliphatic monocarboxylic acids containing up to 10 carbon atoms, (meth)acrylamide and their N-substituted derivatives, vinyl ethers, N-vinyl lactams, halogenated vinyl compounds, alkyl vinyl ketones, (meth)allyl ester of saturated aliphatic monocarboxylic acids, vinyl compounds such as vinyl pyrrole, olefins, diesters of itaconic, maleic and/or fumaric acid, and styrene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 1994
    Date of Patent: February 13, 1996
    Assignee: National Starch and Chemical Investment Holding Corporation
    Inventors: Charles R. Key, Yen-Jer Shih