Patents by Inventor Christopher J. Tucker

Christopher J. Tucker 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: 20220135905
    Abstract: A composition comprising a surfactant blend, comprising: a polyethylene glycol, wherein the polyethylene glycol has an average molecular weight of from 5,000 g/mol to 9,000 g/mol; a first ethoxylated alcohol comprising the formula R—O(EO)n—H, where R is an alkyl, alkenyl, aryl, aralkyl, or heterocyclic group having 7-25 carbons, where (EO) is a polyoxyethylene chain and where n is from 3 to 9, wherein the first ethoxylated alcohol has a Pour Point below 23° C.; and a second ethoxylated alcohol comprising the formula R—O(EO)m—H, where R is an alkyl, alkenyl, aryl, aralkyl, or heterocyclic group having 7-25 carbons, where (EO) is a polyoxyethylene chain and where m is from 12 to 20, wherein the second ethoxylated alcohol has a Pour Point at or above 23° C., further wherein the first ethoxylated alcohol is from 20 wt % to 80 wt % of a total weight of the surfactant blend.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2020
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Inventors: Michael P. Tate, Jeffrey D. Michalowski, Christopher J. Tucker
  • Patent number: 11312789
    Abstract: Provided is a process for reducing the size of ethylcellulose polymer particles comprising (a) providing a slurry comprising (i) water (ii) said ethylcellulose particles, wherein said ethylcellulose polymer particles have D50 of 100 ?m or less; (iii) surfactant comprising 1.2% or more anionic surfactants by weight based on the solid weight of said slurry, with the proviso that if the amount of anionic surfactant is 2.5% or less by weight based on the solid weight of said slurry, then said surfactant further comprises 5% or more stabilizers by weight based on the solid weight of said slurry, wherein said stabilizer is selected from the group consisting of water-soluble polymers, water-soluble fatty alcohols, and mixtures thereof. (b) grinding said slurry in an agitated media mill having a collection of media particles having a median particle size of 550 ?m or smaller. Also provided is a dispersion made by such a process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: NUTRITION & BIOSCIENCES USA 1, LLC
    Inventors: Jorg Theuerkauf, Robert B. Appell, Peter E. Pierini, Christopher J. Tucker
  • Publication number: 20210112806
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides for an agrochemical emulsion with reduced spray drift that includes an emulsion pre-mix concentrate, an acrylate-based copolymer, and an aqueous based agrochemical composition. The agrochemical emulsion includes 0.05 to 5 weight percent (wt %) of the emulsion pre-mix concentrate, 0.05 to 5 wt. % of the acrylate-based copolymer and 90 to 99.9 wt. % of the aqueous based agrochemical composition. The emulsion pre-mix concentrate includes 40 to 70 wt. % of an alkylene glycol ether, 10 to 40 wt. % of a vegetable-oil, and a surfactant, where the wt. % of the surfactant is 0.5 to 2 times the wt. % of the vegetable-oil wt. %, where the wt. % values are based on the total weight of the emulsion pre-mix concentrate and the wt. % of the alkylene glycol ether, the vegetable-oil and the surfactant total 100 wt. % of the emulsion pre-mix concentrate. The acrylate-based copolymer has a weight average molecular weight of 0.5 to 1.5 million.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicants: Rohm and Haas Company, Dow Silicones Corporation, Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Adam L. Grzesiak, Matthew D. Reichert, Christopher J. Tucker, Stephen L. Wilson, Holger Tank, Sudhakar Balijepalli, Milton H. Repollet-Pedrosa
  • Publication number: 20210009923
    Abstract: An aqueous cleaning formulation is provided including a water; an essential oil, wherein the essential oil is selected from the group consisting of lavender oil, rosemary oil, thyme oil and mixtures thereof; a derivative of castor oil having a formula selected from formula I and formula II; an ethoxylated phenol having formula III; and a cleaning surfactant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventors: Daniel S. Miller, Andrea C. Keenan, Scott Backer, Edward D. Daugs, Christopher J. Tucker, Robert Butterick
  • Patent number: 10889675
    Abstract: A polymer resin comprising: (a) quantum dots, (b) a compound of formula (I) (I) wherein R1 is hydrogen or methyl and R2 is a C6-C20 aliphatic polycyclic substituent, and (c) a block or graft copolymer having Mn from 50,000 to 400,000 and comprising from 10 to 100 wt % polymerized units of styrene and from 0 to 90 wt % of a non-styrene block; wherein the non-styrene block has a van Krevelen solubility parameter from 15.0 to 17.5 (J/cm3)1/2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignees: Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials LLC, Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Zhifeng Bai, Jake Joo, James C. Taylor, Liang Chen, Valeriy V. Ginzburg, Jessica Ye Huang, Christopher J. Tucker
  • Patent number: 10836665
    Abstract: A method of scale inhibition treatment of a water system comprising introducing an aqueous scale inhibiting composition into the water system wherein the aqueous scale inhibiting composition comprises a carboxylated hyperbranched polyglycerol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignees: Dow Global Technologies LLC, Rohm and Haas Company, The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinoi
    Inventors: Larisa Mae Q. Reyes, J. Keith Harris, Joshua S. Katz, Christopher J. Tucker, Steven C. Zimmerman, Brittany A. Walker
  • Publication number: 20200288704
    Abstract: Stable dispersions of pesticides in agricultural oil are provided. In particular, the dispersions include a particulate pesticide, agricultural oil, and an agricultural oil-soluble polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicants: Dow Global Technologies LLC, Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Selvanathan Arumugam, Suraj S. Deshmukh, Hui Shao, Dan Wu, Ralph C. Even, Christopher J. Tucker
  • Publication number: 20190233777
    Abstract: The present invention provides a microemulsion remover comprising, based on the total weight of the microemulsion remover, 1) from 10% to 60%, at least one organic solvent, ii) from 10% to 50%, at least one co-solvent, iii) from 0.1% to 10%, at least one base, iv) from 0.1% to 10%, at least one oxidizer, v) from 0.1% to 10%, at least one surfactant, and vi) water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Adam K. Schmitt, Carol E. Mohler, Kathleen M. O'Connell, Christopher J. Tucker, Zhijian Lu, Shintaro Yamada
  • Patent number: 10336935
    Abstract: This invention relates to a foam-forming composition having good low temperature stability and method of use thereof for enhanced oil recovery. Said foam-forming composition comprises an anionic sulfonate surfactant, preferably an alpha-olefin sulfonate, a alkyl ether solvent, and water and is preferably stable to at least ?5 C. A preferred alkyl ether solvent has the formula C8H18O3, C8H16O3, or mixtures thereof. Preferred alpha-olefin sulfonate have 10 to 18 carbons, preferably 12 carbons. A preferred method for recovering oil from a reservoir comprises the periodic injection of gas and said foam-forming composition into the reservoir and contacting the oil in the reservoir with the foam so as to assist in the recovery of oil from the reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: David L. Frattarelli, Sayeed Abbas, Troy E. Knight, Aaron W. Sanders, Christopher J. Tucker, Caroline Woelfle-Gupta
  • Publication number: 20190085112
    Abstract: A polymer resin comprising: (a) quantum dots, (b) a compound of formula (I) (I) wherein R1 is hydrogen or methyl and R2 is a C6-C20 aliphatic polycyclic substituent, and (c) a block or graft copolymer having Mn from 50,000 to 400,000 and comprising from 10 to 100 wt % polymerized units of styrene and from 0 to 90 wt % of a non-styrene block; wherein the non-styrene block has a van Krevelen solubility parameter from 15.0 to 17.5 (J/cm3)1/2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventors: Zhifeng Bai, Jake Joo, James C. Taylor, Liang Chen, Valerity V. Ginzburg, Jessica Ye Huang, Christopher J. Tucker
  • Publication number: 20180244552
    Abstract: A method of scale inhibition treatment of a water system comprising introducing an aqueous scale inhibiting composition into the water system wherein the aqueous scale inhibiting composition comprises a carboxylated hyperbranched polyglycerol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Inventors: Larisa Mae Q. Reyes, J. Keith Harris, Joshua S. Katz, Christopher J. Tucker, Steven C. Zimmerman, Brittany A. Walker
  • Patent number: 9909040
    Abstract: Compositions containing an adhesive material, a release additive and a compatibilizer are suitable for temporarily bonding two surfaces, such as a wafer active side and a substrate. These compositions are useful in the manufacture of electronic devices where a temporary bonding of a component to a substrate is desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignees: Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials LLC, Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Zhifeng Bai, Mark S. Oliver, Michael K. Gallagher, Christopher J. Tucker, Karen R. Brantl, Elissei Iagodkine, Zidong Wang
  • Patent number: 9890047
    Abstract: A process comprising: A) contacting one or more of sources of silicon oxide, selected from water soluble.silica sources arid alkali metal silicates, with an aqueous reaction medium, comprising one or more nonionic surfactants and thereby forming mesoporous structures comprising crosslinked silicon oxide units, wherein said crosslinked silicon oxide units have pores of about 1 to about 100 nanometers and wherein the aqueous reaction medium exhibits a pH of about 0 to about 4.0; B) exposing the aqueous reaction medium containing the mesoporous structures to elevated temperatures for a time sufficient to achieve the desired structure and pore size. Preferred water soluble silica sources comprise silicic acid, or polysilicic acids, The aqueous reaction, medium is prepared by combining one or more nonionic surfactants and water, theteby forming an aqueous, reaction medium, comprising micelles. Preferably, the aqueous reaction medium further comprises, a.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Beata A Kilos, Cathy L Tway, Scott T Matteucci, Christopher J Tucker, Anne M Kelly-Rowley
  • Publication number: 20170369596
    Abstract: Provided is a process for reducing the size of ethylcellulose polymer particles comprising (a) providing a slurry comprising (i) water (ii) said ethylcellulose particles, wherein said ethylcellulose polymer particles have D50 of 100 ?m or less; (iii) surfactant comprising 1.2% or more anionic surfactants by weight based on the solid weight of said slurry, with the proviso that if the amount of anionic surfactant is 2.5% or less by weight based on the solid weight of said slurry, then said surfactant further comprises 5% or more stabilizers by weight based on the solid weight of said slurry, wherein said stabilizer is selected from the group consisting of water-soluble polymers, water-soluble fatty alcohols, and mixtures thereof. (b) grinding said slurry in an agitated media mill having a collection of media particles having a median particle size of 550 ?m or smaller. Also provided is a dispersion made by such a process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Inventors: Jorg Theuerkauf, Robert B. Appell, Peter E. Pierini, Christopher J. Tucker
  • Publication number: 20170306260
    Abstract: A stabilized antifoaming composition having at least three components. The first component is an antifoaming agent. The second component is an ethylene-(meth)acrylic acid copolymer. The third component is a salt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Inventors: Patrick E. Brutto, Afua Sarpong Karikari, William C. Miles, Christopher J. Tucker
  • Patent number: 9724344
    Abstract: Inhalable compositions are described. The inhalable compositions comprise one or more respirable aggregates, the respirable aggregates comprising one or more poorly water soluble active agents, wherein at least one of the active agents reaches a maximum lung concentration (Cmax) of at least about 0.25 ?g/gram of lung tissue and remains at such concentration for a period of at least one hour after being delivered to the lung. Methods for making such compositions and methods for using such compositions are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: BOARD OF REGENTS, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM
    Inventors: James E. Hitt, True L. Rogers, Brian D. Scherzer, Ian B. Gillespie, Paula C. Garcia, Nicholas S. Beck, Christopher J. Tucker, Timothy J. Young, David A. Hayes, Robert O. Williams, III, Keith P. Johnston, Jason T. McConville, Jay I. Peters, Robert Talbert, David S. Burgess
  • Patent number: 9518194
    Abstract: Arylcyclobutene polymers having improved toughness are provided. Compositions and methods for coating arylcyclobutene polymers having improved toughness are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignees: Dow Global Technologies LLC, Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials LLC
    Inventors: Zhifeng Bai, Michael K. Gallagher, Zidong Wang, Christopher J. Tucker, Matthew T. Bishop, Elissei Iagodkine, Mark S. Oliver
  • Publication number: 20160297985
    Abstract: Arylcyclobutene polymers having improved toughness are provided. Compositions and methods for coating arylcyclobutene polymers having improved toughness are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Inventors: Zhifeng BAI, Michael K. GALLAGHER, Zidong WANG, Christopher J. TUCKER, Matthew T. BISHOP, Elissei IAGODKINE, Mark S. OLIVER
  • Publication number: 20160122601
    Abstract: Compositions containing an adhesive material, a release additive and a compatibilizer are suitable for temporarily bonding two surfaces, such as a wafer active side and a substrate. These compositions are useful in the manufacture of electronic devices where a temporary bonding of a component to a substrate is desired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Inventors: Zhifeng BAI, Mark S. OLIVER, Michael K. GALLAGHER, Christopher J. TUCKER, Karen R. BRANTL, Elissei IAGODKINE, Zidong WANG
  • Patent number: 9315696
    Abstract: Compositions containing an adhesive material, a release additive and a compatibilizer are suitable for temporarily bonding two surfaces, such as a wafer active side and a substrate. These compositions are useful in the manufacture of electronic devices where a temporary bonding of a component to a substrate is desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignees: Dow Global Technologies LLC, Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials LLC
    Inventors: Zhifeng Bai, Mark S. Oliver, Michael K. Gallagher, Christopher J. Tucker, Karen R. Brantl, Elissei Iagodkine, Zidong Wang