Patents by Inventor Clark H. Cummins

Clark H. Cummins 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: 20210078884
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a fluorescently-tagged (co)polymer useful as a scale inhibitor in industrial water systems. Said (co)polymer comprises a (i) reactive fluorescent compound selected from a diazole compound (ii) at least one monoethylenically unsaturated acid monomer, and (iii) optionally, at least one monoethylenically unsaturated acid-free monomer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Inventors: Kaylie L. Young, Clark H. Cummins, William C. Glover, Robert D. Grigg
  • Publication number: 20210009909
    Abstract: A method for marking a petroleum hydrocarbon or a liquid biologically derived fuel; said method comprising adding to said petroleum hydrocarbon or liquid biologically derived fuel at least one compound that is a R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6, R7 , R8, R9 and R10-substituted xanthene, wherein R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6, R7, R8, R9 and R10 independently are hydrogen, hydrocarbyl, hydrocarbyloxy, aryl or aryloxy; wherein each compound of formula (I) is present at a level from 0.01 ppm to 20 ppm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventors: Robert J. Wright, Brian A. Jazdzewski, Warren E. Smith, Jeremy Chris Reyes, Zahid Asif, Clark H. Cummins, William L. Winniford
  • Publication number: 20210009910
    Abstract: A method for marking a petroleum hydrocarbon or a liquid biologically derived fuel; said method comprising adding to said petroleum hydrocarbon or liquid biologically derived fuel at least one compound that is a R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6, R7, R8, R9 and R10-substituted diaryl ether, wherein R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6, R7, R8, R9 and R10 independently are hydrogen, hydrocarbyl or hydrocarbyloxy; wherein each compound having formula (I) is present at a level from 0.01 ppm to 20 ppm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventors: Robert J. Wright, Brian A. Jazdzewski, Warren E. Smith, Jeremy Chris Reyes, Zahid Asif, Clark H. Cummins, William L. Winniford
  • Publication number: 20210000153
    Abstract: A method for controlling foam comprising providing food composition comprising a foam control agent and a foodstuff, the foam control agent comprising a Mono glycidyl ether adduct or a Diglycidyl ether adduct. A composition useful for foam control comprising a mono glycidyl ether adduct, a diglycidyl ether adduct or combination thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Stephen W. King, Clark H. Cummins, Michael L. Tulchinsky, Xue Chen
  • Publication number: 20200165514
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a fluorescently-tagged (co)polymer useful as a scale inhibitor in industrial water systems. Said (co)polymer comprises a (i) reactive fluorescent compound selected from a diazole compound (ii) at least one monoethylenically unsaturated acid monomer, and (iii) optionally, at least one monoethylenically unsaturated acid-free monomer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Kaylie L. Young, Clark H. Cummins, William C. Glover, Robert D. Grigg
  • Publication number: 20200165513
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a fluorescently-tagged (co)polymer useful as a scale inhibitor in industrial water systems. Said (co)polymer comprises a (i) reactive fluorescent compound selected from a benzodiazole compound (ii) at least one monoethylenically unsaturated acid monomer, and (iii) optionally, at least one monoethylenically unsaturated acid-free monomer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Kaylie L. Young, Clark H. Cummins, William C. Glover, Robert D. Grigg
  • Publication number: 20200100531
    Abstract: Cyclic ketal compounds provide excellent foam protection when having at least one moiety of a threshold size (comprising 4 or more carbon atoms) pendant from a ketal carbon. The carbons in such moieties may be present in one or more chains. The cyclic ketal compounds of the present invention are compatible with foodstuff manufacturing. In particular, it has been discovered that the cyclic ketal compounds of the present invention exhibit excellent foam control performance in both potato and sugar beet processing systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Michael L. Tulchinsky, Xue Chen, Clark H. Cummins, Stephen W. King
  • Patent number: 9579641
    Abstract: An aryl phosphine with fused ring ortho-alkoxy substitution that includes an aryl monophosphine and an aryl bi-sphosphme.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Thomas P. Clark, Heather A. Spinney, Sarah E. House, John R. Briggs, Clark H. Cummins, Jessica L. Klinkenberg
  • Publication number: 20160184811
    Abstract: An aryl phosphine with fused ring ortho-alkoxy substitution that includes an aryl monophosphine and an aryl bi-sphosphme.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Applicant: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Thomas P. Clark, Heather A. Spinney, Sarah E. House, John R. Briggs, Clark H. Cummins, Jessica L. Klinkenberg
  • Patent number: 9174175
    Abstract: The present invention appreciates that compounds comprising ester linkages and nitrogen-containing moieties that are at least divalent (e.g., urea, urethane, amide, etc.) can be crosslinked with azides to form membranes that are resistant to CO2 plasticization, that are selective for acid gases relative to nonpolar gases such as hydrocarbons, and that have high acid gas flux characteristics. The resultant membranes have stable structure and stable separation properties at higher temperatures and pressures. The membranes are compatible with many industrial processes in which polar gases are separated from nopolar gases. In an exemplary mode of practice, the membranes can be used to separate acid gases from the hydrocarbon gases in natural or non-acid gas components of flue gas mixtures (e.g., N2, O2, etc.).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Scott T. Matteucci, Clark H. Cummins, William J. Kruper, Harry Craig Silvis
  • Publication number: 20150025280
    Abstract: A catalytic system for reductive carbonylation of an alcohol that includes a rhodium complex, an iodide-containing catalyst promoter, and a supporting phosphorus-containing bidentate ligand for the rhodium complex containing at least one aromatic substituent covalently attached to at least one phosphorus of the supporting phosphorus-containing bidentate ligand in an ortho position with an alkoxy substituent or an aryloxy substituent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Thomas P. Clark, Heather A. Spinney, Jason MacDonald, Clark H. Cummins, Jerzy Klosin, John R. Briggs
  • Publication number: 20140360366
    Abstract: The present invention appreciates that compounds comprising ester linkages and nitrogen-containing moieties that are at least divalent (e.g., urea, urethane, amide, etc.) can be crosslinked with azides to form membranes that are resistant to C02 plasticization, that are selective for acid gases relative to nonpolar gases such as hydrocarbons, and that have high acid gas flux characteristics. The resultant membranes have stable structure and stable separation properties at higher temperatures and pressures. The membranes are compatible with many industrial processes in which polar gases are separated from nopolar gases. In an exemplary mode of practice, the membranes can be used to separate acid gases from the hydrocarbon gases in natural or non-acid gas components of flue gas mixtures (e.g., N2, O2, etc.).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2012
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Scott T. Matteucci, Clark H. Cummins, William J. Kruper, Harry Craig Silvis
  • Patent number: 8590505
    Abstract: A method of operating a combustion ignition engine comprises introducing an amount of a compressibly non-ignitable fuel into the air induction system of a compression ignition engine during the intake stroke of the engine and then injecting an amount of compressibly ignitable fuel (e.g., Diesel fuel) in the cylinder chamber at a crank angle sufficiently advanced during the compression stroke of the compression ignition engine such that the compressibly ignitable fuel and incompressible non-ignitable fuel ignite and combust such that substantially all of the fuel in the cylinder is combusted, where the amount of compressibly non-ignitable fuel introduced into the cylinder has an energy content that is at least about 50% to at most about 99% of the total energy content of the total amount of fuel introduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Brandon M. Simmons, David F. May, Cheng G. Li, Clark H. Cummins
  • Publication number: 20120122030
    Abstract: New photoresist compositions are provided that are useful for immersion lithography. Preferred photoresist compositions of the invention comprise one or more materials that comprise one or more base reactive groups and (i) one or more polar groups distinct from the base reactive groups, and/or (ii) at least one of the base reactive groups is a non-perfluorinated base reactive group. Particularly preferred photoresists of the invention can exhibit reduced leaching of resist materials into an immersion fluid contacting the resist layer during immersion lithography processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2011
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Applicants: Dow Global Technologies LLC, Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials LLC
    Inventors: Deyan WANG, Cong LIU, Mingqi LI, Joon Seok OH, Cheng-Bai XU, Doris H. KANG, Clark H. CUMMINS, Matthias S. OBER
  • Publication number: 20110088656
    Abstract: A method of operating a combustion ignition engine comprises introducing an amount of a compressibly non-ignitable fuel into the air induction system of a compression ignition engine during the intake stroke of the engine and then injecting an amount of compressibly ignitable fuel (e.g., Diesel fuel) in the cylinder chamber at a crank angle sufficiently advanced during the compression stroke of the compression ignition engine such that the compressibly ignitable fuel and incompressible non-ignitable fuel ignite and combust such that substantially all of the fuel in the cylinder is combusted, where the amount of compressibly non-ignitable fuel introduced into the cylinder has an energy content that is at least about 50% to at most about 99% of the total energy content of the total amount of fuel introduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2009
    Publication date: April 21, 2011
    Applicant: Dow Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Brandon M. Simmons, David F. May, Cheng G. Li, Clark H. Cummins
  • Patent number: 7745652
    Abstract: Integrated processes of preparing industrial chemicals starting from seed oil feedstock compositions containing one or more unsaturated fatty acids or unsaturated fatty acid esters, which are essentially free of metathesis catalyst poisons, particularly hydroperoxides; metathesis of the feedstock composition with a lower olefin, such as ethylene, to form a reduced chain olefin, preferably, a reduced chain ?-olefin, and a reduced chain unsaturated acid or ester, preferably, a reduced chain ?,?-unsaturated acid or ester. The reduced chain unsaturated acid or ester may be (trans)esterified to form a polyester polyolefin, which may be epoxidized to form a polyester polyepoxide. The reduced chain unsaturated acid or ester may be hydroformylated with reduction to produce an ?,?-hydroxy acid or ?,?-hydroxy ester, which may be (trans)esterified with a polyol to form an ?,?-polyester polyol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Zenon Lysenko, Bob R. Maughon, Jozef Bicerano, Kenneth A. Burdett, Christopher P. Christenson, Clark H. Cummins, Marvin L. Dettloff, Alan K. Schrock, P. J. Thomas, Richard D. Varjian, Jerry E. White, John Michael Maher
  • Patent number: 7576227
    Abstract: Integrated processes of preparing industrial chemicals starting from seed oil feedstock compositions containing one or more unsaturated fatty acids or unsaturated fatty acid esters, which are essentially free of metathesis catalyst poisons, particularly hydroperoxides; metathesis of the feedstock composition with a lower olefin, such as ethylene, to form a reduced chain olefin, preferably, a reduced chain ?-olefin, and a reduced chain unsaturated acid or ester, preferably, a reduced chain ?,?-unsaturated acid or ester. The reduced chain unsaturated acid or ester may be (trans)esterified to form a polyester polyolefin, which may be epoxidized to form a polyester polyepoxide. The reduced chain unsaturated acid or ester may be hydroformylated with reduction to produce an ?,?-hydroxy acid or ?,?-hydroxy ester, which may be (trans)esterified with a polyol to form an ?,?polyester polyol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2009
    Assignee: Union Carbide Chemicals & Plastics Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Zenon Lysenko, Bob R. Maughon, Josef Bicerano, Christopher P. Christenson, Clark H. Cummins, Marvin L. Dettlof, Jerry E. White
  • Publication number: 20090143544
    Abstract: Integrated processes of preparing industrial chemicals starting from seed oil feedstock compositions containing one or more unsaturated fatty acids or unsaturated fatty acid esters, which are essentially free of metathesis catalyst poisons, particularly hydroperoxides; metathesis of the feedstock composition with a lower olefin, such as ethylene, to form a reduced chain olefin, preferably, a reduced chain ?-olefin, and a reduced chain unsaturated acid or ester, preferably, a reduced chain ?,?-unsaturated acid or ester. The reduced chain unsaturated acid or ester may be (trans)esterified to form a polyester polyolefin, which may be epoxidized to form a polyester polyepoxide. The reduced chain unsaturated acid or ester may be hydroformylated with reduction to produce an ?,?-hydroxy acid or ?,?-hydroxy ester, which may be (trans)esterified with a polyol to form an ?,?polyester polyol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2008
    Publication date: June 4, 2009
    Applicant: Dow Global Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Zenon Lysenko, Bob R. Maughon, Jozef Bicerano, Kenneth A. Burdett, Christopher P. Christenson, Clark H. Cummins, Marvin L. Dettloff, Alan K. Schrock, P. J. Thomas, Richard D. Varjian, Jerry E. White, John Michael Maher
  • Patent number: 7399808
    Abstract: The present invention includes a molecular melt composition comprising an antioxidant and a coupling agent. The molecular melt is partially amorphous in nature. The invention also includes a method for making the molecular melt composition and a method for using the molecular melt to produce coupled polymers. The invention further includes a method for using an antioxidant to phlagmatize a coupling agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2008
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Marlin E. Walters, Marius W. Sorenson, Malcolm F. Finlayson, Robin J. Lee, Clark H. Cummins
  • Patent number: 7326361
    Abstract: The present invention includes a molecular melt composition comprising an antioxidant and a coupling agent. The molecular melt is partially amorphous in nature. The invention also includes a method for making the molecular melt composition and a method for using the molecular melt to produce coupled polymers. The invention further includes a method for using an antioxidant to phlagmatize a coupling agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2008
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Marlin E. Walters, Marius W. Sorenson, Malcolm F. Finlayson, Robin J. Lee, Clark H. Cummins