Patents by Inventor Charlie Carroll

Charlie Carroll 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: 20110020559
    Abstract: A refinish coating composition is provided comprising: a) at least one refinish coating resin; b) at least one solvent; c) at least one pigment; d) optionally, at least one crosslinking agent; e) at least one cellulose mixed ester having a weight average molecular weight (Mw) greater than 10,000 and f) at least one low molecular weight cellulose mixed ester. In addition, processes for coating the refinish coating composition on a substrate are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2010
    Publication date: January 27, 2011
    Applicant: EASTMAN CHEMICAL COMPANY
    Inventors: Deepanjan Bhattacharya, Roy Glenn Foulk, Hampton Loyd Chip Williams, III, Michael Charles Shelton, Jessica Dee Posey-Dowty, Luis Guillermo Rios Perdomo, Daniel Wayne Dixon, JR., Paul Lee Lucas, Alan Kent Wilson, Kenneth Raymond Walker, Jonathan Edward Lawniczak, Hieu Duy Phan, Charlie Carroll Freeman, JR., Lisa Perdomo
  • Publication number: 20100152336
    Abstract: A basecoat composition is provided comprising: a) at least one film-forming polymer selected from the group consisting of acrylic polyols and polyester polyols; b) at least one rheological modifier; c) at least one solvent; d) at least one pigment; e) optionally, at least one microgel; f) optionally, at least one crosslinking agent; and g) at least one cellulose mixed ester. A wet-on-wet-on wet process is also provided. The process for coating a substrate comprises: a) applying a primer to said substrate to produce a primed substrate; b) applying a basecoat composition to said primed substrate while said primer is wet to produce a basecoated substrate; and c) applying a clearcoat composition to said basecoated substrate while said basecoat composition is wet and optionally said primer is wet to produce a coated substrate. Coated articles are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2009
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Applicant: EASTMAN CHEMICAL COMPANY
    Inventors: Deepanjan Bhattacharya, Roy Glenn Foulk, Hampton Loyd Chip Williams, III, Michael Charles Shelton, Jessica Dee Posey-Dowty, Luis Guillermo Rios Perdomo, Daniel Wayne Dixon, JR., Paul Lee Lucas, Alan Kent Wilson, Kenneth Raymond Walker, Jonathan Edward Lawniczak, Hieu Duy Phan, Charlie Carroll Freeman, JR.
  • Publication number: 20090286095
    Abstract: Cellulose mixed esters are disclosed having low molecular weights and low degrees of polymerization. These new cellulose mixed esters include cellulose acetate propionate and cellulose acetate butyrate. The esters exhibit solubility in a wide range of organic solvents with minimal viscosity increase, are compatible with a wide variety of resins, and are useful in coatings and inks compositions as binder resins and rheology modifiers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2009
    Publication date: November 19, 2009
    Applicant: EASTMAN CHEMICAL COMPANY
    Inventors: Michael Charles Shelton, Jessica Dee Posey-Dowty, Luis Guillermo Rios Perdomo, Daniel Wayne Dixon, JR., Paul Lee Lucas, Alan Kent Wilson, Kenneth Raymond Walker, Jonathan Edward Lawniczak, Roy Glenn Foulk, Hieu Duy Phan, Charlie Carroll Freeman, JR.
  • Patent number: 7585905
    Abstract: Cellulose mixed esters are disclosed having low molecular weights and low degrees of polymerization. These new cellulose mixed esters include cellulose acetate propionate and cellulose acetate butyrate. The esters exhibit solubility in a wide range of organic solvents with minimal viscosity increase, are compatible with a wide variety of resins, and are useful in coatings and inks compositions as binder resins and rheology modifiers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2009
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Michael Charles Shelton, Jessica Dee Posey-Dowty, Luis Guillermo Rios Perdomo, Daniel Wayne Dixon, Jr., Paul Lee Lucas, Alan Kent Wilson, Kenneth Raymond Walker, Jonathan Edward Lawniczak, Roy Glenn Foulk, Hieu Duy Phan, Charlie Carroll Freeman, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7388039
    Abstract: Modified polyolefins are produced by reacting a functionalized polyolefin with one or more ethylenically unsaturated compounds having a functional group reactive with the functional group on the polyolefin. These modified polyolefins may then polymerize in the presence of a photoinitiator upon exposure to ultraviolet radiation and also have the capability of copolymerizing in the presence of a photoinitiator with other ethylenically unsaturated crosslinking agents upon exposure to ultraviolet radiation. These modified polyolefins may also contain pendant carboxyl groups, which have the propensity to form hydrophilic salts with amines, and therefore may be rendered water-dispersible. The modified polyolefins of the present invention significantly improve the adhesion of paints, inks, and adhesives to various plastic and metal substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2008
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Kevin Alan Williams, Michael Bellas, Charlie Carroll Freeman, Jr., Lisa Kay Templeton
  • Patent number: 6831115
    Abstract: Modified polyolefins are produced by reacting a functionalized polyolefin with one or more ethylenically unsaturated compounds having a functional group reactive with the functional group on the polyolefin. These modified polyolefins may then polymerize in the presence of a photoinitiator upon exposure to ultraviolet radiation and also have the capability of copolymerizing in the presence of a photoinitiator with other ethylenically unsaturated crosslinking agents upon exposure to ultraviolet radiation. These modified polyolefins may also contain pendant carboxyl groups, which have the propensity to form hydrophilic salts with amines, and therefore may be rendered water-dispersible. The modified polyolefins of the present invention significantly improve the adhesion of paints, inks, and adhesives to various plastic and metal substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2004
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Kevin Alan Williams, Michael Bellas, Charlie Carroll Freeman, Jr., Lisa Kay Templeton
  • Publication number: 20040249014
    Abstract: Modified polyolefins are produced by reacting a functionalized polyolefin with one or more ethylenically unsaturated compounds having a functional group reactive with the functional group on the polyolefin. These modified polyolefins may then polymerize in the presence of a photoinitiator upon exposure to ultraviolet radiation and also have the capability of copolymerizing in the presence of a photoinitiator with other ethylenically unsaturated crosslinking agents upon exposure to ultraviolet radiation. These modified polyolefins may also contain pendant carboxyl groups, which have the propensity to form hydrophilic salts with amines, and therefore may be rendered water-dispersible. The modified polyolefins of the present invention significantly improve the adhesion of paints, inks, and adhesives to various plastic and metal substrates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2004
    Publication date: December 9, 2004
    Inventors: Kevin Alan Williams, Michael Bellas, Charlie Carroll Freeman, Lisa Kay Templeton
  • Publication number: 20040181009
    Abstract: Cellulose mixed esters are disclosed having low molecular weights and low degrees of polymerization. These new cellulose mixed esters include cellulose acetate propionate and cellulose acetate butyrate. The esters exhibit solubility in a wide range of organic solvents with minimal viscosity increase, are compatible with a wide variety of resins, and are useful in coatings and inks compositions as binder resins and rheology modifiers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2004
    Publication date: September 16, 2004
    Inventors: Michael Charles Shelton, Jessica Dee Posey-Dowty, Luis Guillermo Rios Perdomo, Daniel Wayne Dixon, Paul Lee Lucas, Alan Kent Wilson, Kenneth Raymond Walker, Jonathan Edward Lawniczak, Roy Glenn Foulk, Hieu Duy Phan, Charlie Carroll Freeman
  • Publication number: 20020183413
    Abstract: Modified polyolefins are produced by reacting a functionalized polyolefin with one or more ethylenically unsaturated compounds having a functional group reactive with the functional group on the polyolefin. These modified polyolefins may then polymerize in the presence of a photoinitiator upon exposure to ultraviolet radiation and also have the capability of copolymerizing in the presence of a photoinitiator with other ethylenically unsaturated crosslinking agents upon exposure to ultraviolet radiation. These modified polyolefins may also contain pendant carboxyl groups, which have the propensity to form hydrophilic salts with amines, and therefore may be rendered water-dispersible. The modified polyolefins of the present invention significantly improve the adhesion of paints, inks, and adhesives to various plastic and metal substrates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2002
    Publication date: December 5, 2002
    Inventors: Kevin Alan Williams, Michael Bellas, Charlie Carroll Freeman, Lisa Kay Templeton
  • Publication number: 20020156144
    Abstract: Modified polyolefins are produced by reacting a functionalized polyolefin with one or more ethylenically unsaturated compounds having a functional group reactive with the functional group on the polyolefin. These modified polyolefins may then polymerize in the presence of a photoinitiator upon exposure to ultraviolet radiation and also have the capability of copolymerizing in the presence of a photoinitiator with other ethylenically unsaturated crosslinking agents upon exposure to ultraviolet radiation. These modified polyolefins may also contain pendant carboxyl groups, which have the propensity to form hydrophilic salts with amines, and therefore may be rendered water-dispersible.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2001
    Publication date: October 24, 2002
    Inventors: Kevin Alan Williams, Michael Bellas, Charlie Carroll Freeman, Lisa Kay Templeton